This family near Stouffville, Ont., sold their cottage in Muskoka and created this backyard retreat, which features a 5.5- x 14-m (18- x 46-ft) dry-gunite pool equipped with almost every feature and convenience imaginable.
In renovating this seven-year-old pool and landscape in Toronto, it was important to the family that more space be created in this small backyard for outdoor entertaining while the various new and old features remained consistent to generate a cohesive look.
Drawing inspiration from the cottage lifestyle, this outdoor living space designed and built by Solda Pools Ltd., effectively recreates this atmosphere thanks to the careful selection and incorporation of various components.
The clean, minimalist look of this custom-rectangular 6.1- x 11.2-m (20- x 37-ft) dry-gunite pool provides the perfect complement to the elegant, traditional design of this contemporary-style home in Markham, Ont. Built by Betz Pools Ltd., of Stouffville, Ont., the classic finishes used in this stately home’s backyard retreat includes black tiles, dark-coloured stone, glass, bamboo, and decorative grasses, which all serve to create a sleek modern design.
To provide this upper mid-town Toronto homeowner with all of the luxuries of modern living, without forgoing the convenience of their central urban location, Betz Pools Ltd., of Stouffville, Ont., designed and built this project by starting from the house and working outwards.
This Burlington, Ont., homeowner was looking to create a backyard environment that would lend itself to entertaining. Despite the yard being somewhat limited in size, they turned to Burlington-based Oasis Pools Ltd., to incorporate several features to create a balanced outdoor oasis. Immediately it was determined that a full-size swimming pool would dominate the yard; therefore, a 3- x 5.2-m (10- x 17-ft) hybrid saltwater pool/spa combination was installed using gunite concrete.
Surrounding a completely renovated prestige home on a ravine lot in an upscale Toronto neighbourhood, no luxury was spared on this elegant project, designed and built entirely by Betz Pools.
The homeowners, looking to follow-up the extensive work completed on their home with a full outdoor renovation, had a 4.8- x 9.7-m (16- x 32-ft) custom rectangular gunite pool installed in the heart of their backyard, which complements the home’s … Continue reading Project Spotlight: Betz Pools Ltd. (2013)
One of the most important steps in gunite or concrete swimming pool construction is selecting the right type of waterproofing. Concrete is a porous substrate prone to water penetration; therefore, it has to be sealed to keep water in the pool, in addition to keeping…