April William Backyard November 07th, 2018 - 03:53:59
The placement of the pool and spa in the yard. I chose this back corner, so I could get us tucked up into the slope and give us a height to create a nice slide coming down the hillside and natural-looking waterfalls, it's hard to make waterfalls, look natural and they just come out of the middle of nowhere. Coming down off of a slope looks great. I, this pool and spa have flagstone coping combined with faux rock coping that rock just goes right down into the water use it a real natural look now to create a lagoon. Like look like this, we use the pebble finish, but not just a regular pebble finish on the inside this one's also mixed with glass beads and gives us the nice reflection from the sunlight each morning and enhances the look of the pool.
This pool also has some whimsical tiles in it. We've got some manta rays and some lemon sharks in the back. A couple lobsters and some clownfish swimming around the walls make us pull a lot of fun for the kids that live here at the house when interviewing clients about how they like to swim in the pool some clients tell me they want to swim, laps and A lot of people are just loungers they want to hang out and relax in the pool. What we found is that people really like to hang out on that second step. What we do now is, what's called a Sun shelf or a Baja shelf, where we have a single step that comes down to a very large second step.
This step is large enough to set lounge chairs right into the water, kick back with your favorite book, and we found people really enjoy having that little kid like it because the water stays warmer there and it's really shallow and they feel comfortable. We also find that seniors enjoy it because the water stays still and it's also warmer in those shallow locations. You know to keep a pool this size comfortable year-round. It's really helpful to have solar panels now we're doing more and more with solar panels on the top of roofs, and these are passive systems where the water goes from one side to the other through black hose across a dark roof, as it does that it heats. The water and it can take that spa temperature up to 102, so it does a nice job. Solar panels like this can add 10 to 15 degrees over the ambient temperature help keep your heating bills down.
You know this is an over-the-top entertaining backyard. Lots of fun for the whole family, I'm sitting on the top of a raised bond beam on the back edge of this swimming pool. Now we touch this swimming pool into the back edge of this slope and it's got a five to six foot tall raised bond beam on it. Now, we've hand-carved this concrete to look like rock, and it's been stained and painted to mimic the stones that look natural in this area, where I'm sitting here right now, there's a jump rock where the kids can actually jump six and a half feet over the water line into the pool, which is a lot of fun behind me, still is a 65 foot waterpark slide. That goes all the way down the slope and shoots through this waterfall into the pool. There are three separate waterfalls on this back edge make this backyard a tropical paradise. I am garden artisan Scott Cohen here for landscaping network calm.