By Jason Cramp
The Pool Craft Company Ltd., a full service pool and spa design/build firm in Richmond Hill, Ont., was practically given a blank canvas from which to create this project as the client’s backyard had never been landscaped.
For this homeowner in Aurora, Ont., landscaping the backyard and owning a swimming pool was as much about creating a place for entertaining as it was about satisfying their children’s need for fun. In creating this backyard escape, Pool Craft put just as much emphasis on the swimming pool and its features as it did the surrounding amenities.
In doing so, a 5.5- x 11-m (18- x 36-ft) kidney-shaped pool was installed, featuring two, 2.4-m (8-ft) Roman steps—one in the shallow end and the other in the deep end—and an attached spill-over spa. A diving rock was also integrated into the waterfall feature, opposite the spa, where the kids can spend hours jumping into the pool. To facilitate this, the deep-end step was conveniently located directly beside the waterfall to provide easy access for the next ‘jump.’
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