Showcasing a harmonious arrangement of backyard features
Project by Solda Pools Ltd.
This pool and landscape installation in Vaughan, Ont., was not only built to be a functional feature of the backyard, but was also designed to be a formal space with many different areas—depending on the mood—where the homeowner can entertain, or simply unwind, with family and guests.
The multi-purpose gunite pool, which is 4.8 x 16.7 m (16 x 55 ft), is the perfect size for the homeowner to swim laps and exercise freely without compromising the visual intent of the space. The inclusion of custom-concrete steps and benches appeals to the recreational aspect of the pool and allows bathers to relax and lounge in the water.
Finished with an interior plaster material (Quartzscape) in a colour known as ‘Barbados Blue,’ the pool has a deep, rich-blue tone which heightens the reflection properties of the water, allowing the unique architecture of the pool house to bounce back to observers, creating a serene, symmetrical appearance.
The surrounding landscape was designed to maintain a clean, conservative, and symmetrical esthetic which exquisitely frames the pool, allowing it to stand out as the centrepiece of the backyard. Plenty of space is provided on either side of the pool for chaise loungers, while retaining walls, flanking both sides of the pool, house pocket gardens, landscape lighting, and a fire feature. The design of the pool house complements the home’s architecture and is intended to be a formal space for outdoor entertaining purposes.
The pool is equipped with an automatic cover which helps to keep the pool clean, as well as reduce heat loss. A pool automation system was also installed to allow the homeowner to easily control everything from the circulation equipment to lighting options.
The home builder constructed the pool house and a separate landscaping consultant was hired by the homeowner to achieve the surrounding landscaping. Solda Pools Ltd., was responsible for all pool components of this project.
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