Freeform Pool Design
This image shows the Vickery job from the end of the raised grotto waterfall. You can see its freeform design, curved scabos travertine and natural stone along the raised weeping wall (located on right).
Natural Hues are Fun and Vibrant
Who can contain the beauty of nature in a single image? Nature is all around us and its beauty is present in all the environments of the Earth. The Vickery job is no exception. It naturally draws out a wide array of colors from the Scabos Travertine Pavers and vibrant blue waters of this freeform pool design. This swimming pool is riveting and fills the eyes with so many colors and hues that it takes a while to process.
As we covered in previous articles, we believe that every backyard possesses its own natural beauty and we at Summerhill Pools love to bring it out. We assessed this backyard during our design phase and determined that natural was the way to go! Just look at the natural flow of stone and brick from house to pool.
Free Form Design
In order to make this backyard look as natural as possible, we stuck with a Freeform Design. This gives the backyard a lagoon-like feeling and presents an oasis to escape from the simmering summer heat.
It may appear simple to create a freeform layout, but we assure you it is not. The natural travertine coping sections that form our perimeter naturally come in 12″x24″ straight sections. Our incredible mason had to cut each piece of coping to form the smooth lines around the pool and spa. Once each piece is cut and laid, they must be chiseled to create the tough edging (as seen on the outer perimeter of the spa). This is a complex process and is generally costly and time-consuming.
To complement our look even further, we added in raised sections for the spa, weeping wall & grotto waterfall. Most attached spas are raised to create an overflow into the pool when ran on spa mode. For those tech lovers out there, our automation systems give us complete control over the programming. This allows us to activate various flow features and multiple effects.
The weeping wall is an interesting component of this swimming pool. The back wall (located next to the fence line) provides a unique space for our landscaping. It is also plumbed with 3/4″ PVC and multiple points of entry into the swimming pool area. This creates a large, curved and fully custom water feature for any time of day. It’s also extremely relaxing to listen to when escaping from the haste of daily life.
Lastly, the raised grotto waterfall is a fun feature for the kids. The ledge extends over the surface of the water to create a rainfall effect and the swimmer can rest beneath the falls for a little privacy. Grotto by definition is a cave or dwelling place created by exposed rocks and waterfalls. We brought that definition to life in a small way for the Vickery Job.
Lively Entry Pad
“Would you like a little bubbly with that drink sir?” In the case of Vickery, we provide the bubblers in our custom curved splash pad. This pad also serves as a large entry area – perfect for relaxing and entering/exiting the swimming pool. It’s also a perfect area for small kids and pets to play safely and within reach of mom and dad! Definitely a nice touch!
These bubblers are activated by the Automation System that is controlled from a Smart Phone: Android or iPhone compatible. These bubblers are also upgradeable to a LED lit option as well – perfect for entertaining large parties!
Give Us a Call!
If you like the look of this pool and are interested in what Summerhill Pools can do for you, we invite you to give us a call! We also have lots of other work for you to read and review. Check out our other articles listed below for further ideas and inspiration!