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March 1999
Dive Into These A/V Pool Parties
By Lisa Montgomery
If you're going to install an indoor pool, why not add in some A/V, cool lighting and control options?

There’s more to do in a pool house than swim. The owners of these two all-season structures can watch movies, listen to music, or just float around the fountains and waterfalls that spill into their heated pools.

There’s no need to carry in a disc or boombox. Each pool house is tied to an audio and video distribution system, which can be accessed and controlled from a single Control4 touchpanel. The panel also lets the owners operate the lights, water features, heating and cooling and security.

For the project pictured most prominently, the custom electronics pros (CE pros) at simpleHome in Westborough, Mass., designed a separate control page for each system. From the main menu on the natatorium screen, the family simply picks a page, like POOL AND SPA, and the appropriate control options appear.

Other pages provide access to two Sony ES 400-disc DVD changers located in the main house and a local iPod docking station. The family can choose a different movie for each of the pool house’s 50-inch plasma TVs or have the same show play on both. Each TV is attached to an articulating wall mount at opposite ends of the building, and is viewable from either the pool or the sitting area.

TV View
Custom electronics pro simpleHome outfitted this indoor pool with video options, lighting controls, music and more. Who wouldn’t want to float around and be able to watch TV from a plasma screen while in the pool?

Well Lit
Among the operations these homeowners can engage via the Control4 automation system are the different colored lights to make the pool environment even cooler.

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