By Mark Bates
We went through a phase of creating public pools in black boxes in New Zealand. Imported from Canada, the black box idea was a kind of shed, meets pool, meets theme-park fantasy. How did they work out? Not so well. Turns out, we want to connect to the outside. Disney-like ornamentation created safety issues like keeping the kids in our line of sight. And cleaning was a hassle.
A pool can be an expensive mistake. Don’t let it be yours.