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Nothing But Net

By Jim McCloskey In summers long past, I’d come home from work, get into my swimming trunks, grab the newspaper and a cooling beverage and head for the pool. On some days, I was left on my own for an … Continue reading

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A Path Not Taken

By Jim McCloskey As I read Robert Nonemaker’s article on the recommissioning of the Main Fountain Garden at Longwood Gardens while uploading it to the WaterShapes web site, one comment he made stuck in my mind:  Seeing that fountain as … Continue reading

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Watching the Water

By Jim McCloskey I’ve witnessed and participated in discussions of water safety on a professional level for more than 30 years now, and I can remember a time when watershapers in just about every sector were unhappy about raising the … Continue reading

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Boundless Potential

By Jim McCloskey As you’re probably aware, I live in southern California in the southwestern corner of the San Fernando Valley.  You may also know that it gets wicked hot here, which is why this slice of the globe boasts … Continue reading

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Spring is Here!

By Jim McCloskey Although fall in southern California is my favorite time of year for its raw beauty, spring is a close runner-up because it is so busy. In fact, some of the heavy lifting is already done by the … Continue reading

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Adding Up

By Jim McCloskey It was entirely coincidental, but the last edition of the WaterShapes digital newsletter included two of the most popular of all articles ever to appear on our Web site:  Tommy T. Cook’s “Casting Nature,” which originally appeared … Continue reading

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Pee’s in the Air

By Jim McCloskey All of a sudden three weeks ago, the Internet caught fire with what seems to be its annual round of stories about urine in swimming pools.  As best I can tell, the story’s current incarnation began with … Continue reading

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