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Water gives me a sense of peace and I know I must be near it. I have lived in Florida my whole life and when I am in a place that is landlocked I get a feeling of claustrophobia. I’m fine for short periods of time but, if I am there for too long I just wilt. The great thing about pools is that no matter where you live a pool could be the answer to unlocking you.

When my husband and I purchased our home in 2006 on the water I was thrilled. Not only did it have a pool, it also had Manatees swimming in the waterway.  During the remodeling phase, I insisted that the old kidney shaped swimming pool not to have a screen enclosure. Anytime I see a pool with a screen enclosure I cringe. A pool to me should be designed in the most natural of environments and opened to the sky.

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Pool Designs - Pool with mosaic stepping stones

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The mosaic abstract stepping stones entwined with grass, compliment and give this pool design a natural organic style. The fountains offer the sound of running water which is also soothing and peaceful. When you are designing an outdoor space with a pool you should think of it as creating an outdoor experience.

Pool Design - wrap around pool

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The wrap around pool design gives an island feel to this home. Being surrounded by water would be amazing!

Pool Designs - Yin and Yang design

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To me this pool should be named, the yin yang design. The palm tree island in the middle is the exclamation point to this design.

Pool Design - Pool patio in California

Butterfly Beach by Maienza-Wilson Interior Design + Architecture

 This zen-like home was one of the first residences to receive LEED certification at the Platinum level. I love it that all the materials surrounding the pool and patio space are all natural. I like to specify natural materials anytime I am designing an outdoor space, it is an absolute necessity to me as a designer.

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