Whether a pool builder is asked to plan a full outdoor renovation or the homeowner is just looking to install a new element or two, selecting the right mix of hardscaping can turn their backyard into a visual masterpiece.
When this author’s company (Pool Craft) was initially contacted by a homeowner in King City, Ont., for a pool and landscape project, it seemed as though it was going to be a typical installation; however, it was quickly discovered the project was going to be quite different from others.
So many options can be added to a pool these days that it can sometimes be overwhelming when deciding which ones to offer a customer. To this end, it is important to design a project that can accommodate a number of different options to achieve the client’s idea of their ‘dream pool.’
With a backyard located along the shores of the Ottawa/Gatineau River east of Ottawa, this homeowner was looking to update their vinyl-lined pool to take advantage of their property’s incredible vista, which overlooks the river and adjacent protected wetlands.
When most homeowners think of adding a backyard pool, they picture pristine, blue water and expertly installed tile in a myriad of stunning colours. Few people jump to pond waters replete with frogs and wildflowers, but a growing trend in the pool and spa industry looks to change this.