WellesleyWeston Magazine

SUMMER 2013

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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S H E L LY H A R R I S O N P H OTO G R A P H Y; COURTESY OF GREGORY LOMBARDI DESIGN, INCORPORATED Take the Plunge always want to take the plunge. "There are different ways to explore natural predators like snakes, frogs, and turtles, deters mosquitoes. being in water," he says. Often grownups like to come home from However, the presence of natural predators can also deter humans. work, fire up the grill, and relax in the water with a beer or a glass of wine. The pool can get chilly. Install a smaller, warmer, steeping pool Filtration for unwinding. It costs much less to heat one than the thousands of While there is always the old standby chlorine, many people are gallons of water in a pool, and some people might choose to enjoy the embracing the idea of saltwater filtration systems. Nickerson is a fan bubbly warmth year-round. and says that "the vast majority of our pools use salt for sanitation." There are less chemicals (though a saltwater system does use some Shape of Things to Come chlorine), less environmental impact, and less maintenance. No Made of either gunite, vinyl, or fiberglass, pools are can be custom dreaded eye sting either. Will you feel like you're swimming in the designed to fit your space. A rectangular pool can be easily fitted with ocean? Probably not. The salt concentration is roughly one-tenth of an automatic, retractable pool cover, which provides additional safety. what you'd find in the Atlantic. "Do you want something more formal," asks Gleysteen, "or do you want something kind of natural?" Color Me In addition to style, size, and material, think about colors. "Turquoise pond. The not-faint-of heart might enjoy eco-pools. Popular in just doesn't work in New England because it's not a color that happens Germany, the eco-pool doesn't use chlorine or salt to keep it clean, but here," says Lombardi. Unless you're going after a particular design a filtration system composed of plants. You have an organic, chemical effect, stick with darker blues, grays, or even blue/blacks. Typically, free, man-made body of water that can sustain life. The presence of We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 3 Think of a range between clean modern lines and the enchanted darker pools are more serene and reflective. …the most common residential pool size is about 20 feet by 40 feet. – Jan Gleysteen, Jan Gleysteen Architects 50

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