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Laps of Luxury

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View of Mel and Paulette Blumenthal’s pool in the courtyard of their Newport Beach home. The home is in the Peninsula Point neighborhood of the Balboa Peninsula. The pool features a saltwater aquarium wall, visible below the cabana room and guest house above. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
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View of Mel and Paulette Blumenthal’s pool in the courtyard of their Newport Beach home. The home is in the Peninsula Point neighborhood of the Balboa Peninsula. The pool features a saltwater aquarium wall, and an extensive art collection. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
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View of Mel and Paulette Blumenthal’s aquarium room, with pool visible through the tank, in their Newport Beach home. The pool features a saltwater aquarium wall. Visible in the pool, and from a den (pictured). (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
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View of Mel and Paulette Blumenthal’s aquarium, with pool visible beyond in the courtyard of their Newport Beach home. The pool features a saltwater aquarium wall. Visible in the pool, Randy Beard, owner of a Newport beach pool company, Pure Water Pools which helped construct the unique water feature for the Blumenthal family. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
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This is a unique pool at the Del Mar home of Kim Peterson. A perimeter overflow pool on top of a carport. This is a good example of adhering to lot restrictions while also doing something interesting. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
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This is a unique pool at the Del Mar home of Kim Peterson. A perimeter overflow pool on top of a carport. This is a good example of adhering to lot restrictions while also doing something interesting. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
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Steven James’ sleek pool is shaped like a pentagon. Two sides have water spilling over it so it look as if the water is going into the golf course below. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
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Steve Duff of Carlsbad in his family pool with his tripletts, Delaney, Brennan and Colin Duff,9. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
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From left, triplets, Delaney, Brennan and Colin Duff, 9, in their Carlsbad family pool. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
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View of Matt and Rebecca Parsons pool in Newport Coast. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
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View of Matt and Rebecca Parsons pool and elegant sitting area. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
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Detail of stonework and flowing water at Matt and Rebecca Parsons pool in Newport Coast. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
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