If to see is to believe, then to experience is to understand. Only when you step into the waters of experience do you truly know what it is to be immersed in the perfect pool water experience. Only then can you fully know the complex feelings and presence of temperature, buoyancy, texture, current, clarity and cleanliness.
While that may sound rather philosophical, in the world of aquatic environments, i.e., swimming pools, the power of taking a dip is as tactile and literal as it gets. That’s why in 2015, I decided to build what I consider a perfect example of a swimming pool in my own backyard. After all, as my kids kept telling me, it only makes sense that I “experience the experience” I’m creating for others.
Naturally, I wanted a pool for all the same reasons as most anyone, to have a place to enjoy the water with family and friends, but there was more to it than that. I also needed a place where I could share the experience of owning a pool I created with potential clients, a personal showroom of sorts. Additionally, I wanted to use my pool as a working laboratory for testing and perfecting pool water-treatment technologies and heating systems.
More than anything, I wanted to demonstrate how different the aquatic experience can be when pools and pool systems are taken to the level of high craft and art – and it worked.
Now, when someone takes a swim in my pool, words are no longer necessary. It’s the difference between driving an economy car and a Ferrari. There are countless technical measures and design specifics that go into creating the best pool experience, volumes of science and engineering, but ultimately, it all comes down to the way sitting in the driver’s seat, or stepping into the water, makes you feel.