Watermania, S.A., Master Pools Guild member headquartered in Guatemala, has been recognized by Pool & Spa News with a 2013 Masters of Design Award for this striking and unique swimming pool design.
The article in Pool & Spa News is captioned “Lush Life” and explains that the architect, Juan Lacape, & Watermania, S.A. president, Jorge Martinez, worked together to design the pool to frame the homeowners view of Guatemala’s San Pedro Sula City. A limited amount of available space kept the vanishing edge pool design to approximately 30 feet of swimming area. A shallow-water sun shelf is an additional design feature that compliments the clean lines of the pool while increasing usability.
The design team incorporated dark colors for the pool using black tile for the sunbathing areas and blue for the pool. The effect gives an added sense of depth when looking out from the windows. The unique use and placement of wood in the design gives the steps the illusion of floating and blends seamlessly with the home’s modern architectural style. “The wooden areas are not aligned, so they look as if they are floating…inside the pool.” stated Martinez.
In 2011, this pool was awarded the 2011 Master Pools Grand International Award of Excellence. That award is bestowed on one pool design each year by the members of the Master Pools Guild. Watermania, S.A. is the only member of the Master Pools Guild to win that award in two consecutive years, 2010 & 2011.