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Wednesday
Jul252012

Jenn Hannotte on Cool Pools

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Is it just me, or when you're flying over a city like Toronto or Montreal, does it seem like every house has a pool in their backyards? A beautiful hit of blue amongst a sea of dark roof tops that sort of mocks your pitiful existence as a pool-less hack.

Ok, that last part is probably just me. But, when it's as hot as it has been this summer having a pool is always on my mind. The idea of leisurely floating in my own few feet of water seems incredibly decadent and far beyond what my lifestyle affords. Luckily, some folks have re-imagined the pool and found super affordable ways of getting wet without soaking up their savings.

The stock tank pool has become popular in the last couple of years as a chic industrial alternative to expensive in-ground pools, and ugly above-ground pools. 

Above, a simple deck wrapped around a stock tank finishes off the perfect pool effect.

[image, Tracy Shumate]

Covet Garden Issue 12 features this adorable tank big enough for two.

A 5-foot galvanized cattle trough connected to a heat lamp and a water pump that can be transformed into a wood-fired hot tub.
Modern simplicity at the home of Morgan Satterfield.
What do you think of these DIY dippers?

Covet Garden is happy to bring another refreshing post by interior stylist Jenn Hannotte of Russet and Empire Interiors. Jenn believes in accessible and collaborative design that stems from narratives we create with objects we love. Her work has been featured in Design Lines Remodelista, Apartment Therapy and the Marion House Book to name a few. She lives with her two daughters in the West End of Toronto.

Reader Comments (1)

In London I remember an inspired bathtub outside, with hot and cold water, perfect for children to play in (and didn't require constant supervision as it was filled only when used). So simple. My friend in Aups has an old bathtub in her olive grove (cold water only) for times the heat is oppressive. With both the water can be recycled to the garden.

July 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTricia Rose

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