To celebrate the season of swimming—and sunbathing—by the pool, here are some great finds aimed at the homeowner and houseguest, those prepping the pool for daily use or just those dreaming of being in the cool blue water.
Someone Who Inspired Us
American photographer Slim Aarons was known for his lush photographic portraits of socialites, jet-setters and mid-century celebs. His career took him around the world and to some of the world’s most beautiful pools. The Slim Aarons Collection, made available by Getty Images, means you can add a pool to your own home with the click of a button. “Penthouse Pool,” just above, and “Poolside Glamour,” below, are among his most iconic images.
Add It to Your WishList
As anyone with a pool knows, when summer rolls around, there never seems to be enough towels. A Design Within Reach exclusive, these colorful Dusen Dusen towels would be perfect by your own pool or for a host/hostess gift for your next weekend in the Hamptons.
Check It Out
Dream Machine, a ticketed, interactive art experience running the end of July in Brooklyn, features a ball pit with 38,000 blue orbs meant to feel something like a real pool.
Know Your Stuff
For homeowners with chlorine pools, the major challenge is trying to keep the water clean without using too many chemicals. Clear Comfort now offers a chlorine-free advanced oxidation processpool cleaning system that’s eco friendly, easy to install, and has a successful track record in public and residential pools.
Located in one of the best kept secrets of the Hamptons, Quogue, is this 7-bedroom, 8.5-bathroom estate. A highlight feature of the home is the 20×40 heated gunite poole surrounded by lush hedges for ultimate privacy. Summer days can be spent lounging in the poolside cabana or entertaining guests in the pool house with full bath and kitchenette.