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Views That Are Worth Sitting For

Posted by Krista Payne on May 2, 2013 2:29:32 PM

We have all seen the trends as of late with the gorgeous custom high end hot tub or the handcrafted copper bath tub that stands alone in front of the floor to ceiling windows with views to die for. You know the ones..Those images that take you away for even a minute. Just when I think I have seen every unique bath with every great view, someone decided that they should also include the commode.. yes, a toilet with a view. Yes, that's right. You think, geez I wish I could go the bathroom and sit here for hours looking at all the sites. Well that's what these architects and designers did. They designed a PUBLIC toilet around the beautiful views of their great cities. Some of these toilets have become so popular that they have made it on to travel sites of places you must visit. When we we were in Vienna this summer our tour guide pointed out their famous "Most Beautiful Public Bathroom". Thank you!

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Best Bath Winners Announced at KBIS 2013

Posted by Krista Payne on Apr 23, 2013 10:25:25 AM

NKBA 2013 Best Bath Winner

 

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Bathroom Remodeling Tips: For Starters, Don't Skimp

Posted by Krista Payne on Mar 25, 2013 3:16:01 PM

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Intelligent Luxury Swimming Pool Controller

Posted by Krista Payne on Mar 14, 2013 1:21:10 PM

You've been on the road for the past 8 days and want to take a dip in your custom spa but you'll have to wait because you turned down the heat before you left for that long trip..The kids called you at work this morning and asked if they can have some friends come over for a pool party later in the evening but your luxury swimming pool needs to be warmed up because at the current temperature they would freeze... Friends have just called saying they are coming in town and asked if they could stay the night and you are out for breakfast but you want to start warming up the plunge pool for your guests to enjoy..

If you have a hot tub or swimming pool, no doubt you have had to deal with one of these scenarios or something quite like it. When not in use, it is smart to turn down the heat on the pool or hot tub, but when someone comes unexpected or a last minute party comes about, it is nice to be able to program these pools or spas from the convenience of your smart phone or web-connected device.

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Remember When We Called Them A JACUZZI?

Posted by Krista Payne on Nov 8, 2012 2:50:05 PM

You can usually tell how old a person is or where they are from by the names they give certain items. For example, my midwestern family calls Coke, "pop", where the East and West Coasters call it "Soda". I continue to call my I-pod my walkman.. and say junior high as my kids roll their eyes at me and say "ugh , you mean middle school?" Same goes for JACUZZI. Someone called the shop the other day asking about our JACUZZI and our young employee had never heard the term. We had to explain that this term was something that was used back in the olden no cell phone days of the 70's and 80's, and it meant the same thing as hot tub or home spa. It got me to thinking. Who was this Jacuzzi and where are they today?

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Remaking Your Bathroom

Posted by Krista Payne on Jul 2, 2012 10:26:43 PM

The most remodeled room is the the US house is the bathroom. More than 6% of households remodeled a bathroom in 2010. That's double the number of the runner up-the kitchen according to the data released by the US Census board. The costs are lower to remodel the bathroom compared to that of the kitchen mostly because of the expense of the high priced appliances. When it comes to remodeling a bathroom, the large priced items that are worth putting money into is the soaking tub, the shower and enclosure, and the plumbing fixtures .A complete bathroom remodel ranges from $17,000 to $50,000 for the high end bathroom look according to a 2011 study by Remodeling Magazine. The good news is that 60% of those costs are recouped at when selling the home the study found.Don't skimp on quality. Quality products not only look good but will outlast a cheap product.

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Memorial Weekend=Pools Open

Posted by Krista Payne on May 25, 2012 11:05:41 AM

With Memorial weekend upon us, I thought about how the pools will be opening this weekend to all the anxious kids. I found this this lovely little film clip of young adults in the late 1920's enjoying the community swimming pool and slides. When you look at these images, you realize they were no different than we are today-wanting to get out and enjoy life and their love of water. It is so fun to see the girls giggle and enjoy simple pleasures. While some thing haven't changed, check out those swim suits and swim caps. The suits are more like dresses and the men are wearing full suits as well-the good ole' days.. Enjoy and Happy Memorial Weekend!

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200 Year old Sunken Ship Protected by Copper

Posted by Krista Payne on May 24, 2012 1:12:10 PM

As See on CNN

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Save Money with this Pool Water Saving App

Posted by Krista Payne on Apr 10, 2012 12:41:29 PM

Pool Cover Specialists have just come out with a swimming pool energy and water savings calculator app for your i-phone with an easy to use calculator which shows the cost of energy, water and chemicals your heated swimming pool or swim spa currently uses, and the significant major savings you could realize (potentially thousands of dollars per year) from using a pool cover.
This patent pending calculator uses the temperature you prefer to keep your pool, what state you live in, the size of your pool and other data you input, along with data from sources such as the Department of Energy’s study on residential swimming pools, and produces the following:
Average cost of Energy your pool currently consumes per year, and the potential Savings you could achieve.
-Average cost of Water from replacing the evaporated pool water from your pool per year, and the potential savings you could achieve.
-Average cost of Chemicals you use per year, and the potential savings you could achieve.
- Average gallons of Water your pool loses through evaporation per year, in thousands of gallons, and the potential savings you could achieve.
- Average CO2, in tons, put into the atmosphere from heating your pool, per year, and the potential reduction you could achieve.

If you are looking for ways to reduce your swimming pools energy bills, save water, keep your pool safer or simply reduce your carbon footprint and turn your swimming pool and back yard environment into more of a “Green” environment, then this app can help put you in the right direction.
Other Features of this app:
- Ability to save the calculated results from multiple scenarios or multiple clients.
- Photo Gallery showing examples of existing pools with covers and new construction
- Sources and contact information for swimming pool safety organizations

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Pool has Largest Waterslide West of Mississippi

Posted by Krista Payne on Mar 13, 2012 10:41:22 AM

A mansion in one of the most affluent neigborhoods of the Bay Area, Hillsborough, is currently up for sale for a mere $16,500,000. The 15,000 square foot home could be its own little lodge with its spacious 11 bedrooms, 8 baths and 3 half baths. More like a resort than a home the grounds include a regulation size lighted tennis court, a luxury swimming pool, a catering kitchen, a separate outdoor kitchen and beautifully manicured gardens with custom water features.

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