Project Details

This pool project was an exciting one for us to work on. The customer challenged our company to truly create an outdoor oasis. He wanted us to bring a hint of resort relaxation to his home; a place that he and his family could enjoy day and night. The result was a beautiful extension of his house with graceful transitions from existing to new. The essential element at every resort: the extravagant pool complete with waterfalls, tanning shelf, and arching water jets. The tanning shelf on the raised patio gives an elevated view of the entire pool, while allowing the client to sunbathe in the cool, shallow water. The fire pit glows in the evenings for roasting marshmallows and ultimately a pool house like none other. The pool house contains a built in grill, cabinets, outdoor dining with arbor above, restrooms and an outdoor movie screen with surround sound speakers strategically located throughout the backyard. All of these elements are threaded together by fieldstone walls capped in sandstone and plantings that soften the hard edges. This is certainly a project that you want to dip your toes into to fully appreciate.

Initial access to the project was difficult and a gravel road was constructed to enable equipment and materials that were necessary for installation. Over the duration of the project an excessive amount of rainfall was received which required periods of drying out and re-compaction. Once excavation started on the right side of the backyard, we encountered a massive amount of bedrock which resulted in several days of jack-hammering to remove. The pre-existing site had a downhill slope that required leveling for the installation of the pool and patio. Once this was accomplished, catch basins and swales were strategically placed to direct water flow. French drains were also used along stone retaining walls.

Pool was last modified: May 22nd, 2015 by Daniel John