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.
Education and training are integral components for those in the pool industry who strive to be the best. For far too long, the approach most builders took was the in-house, transfer-of-knowledge style of teaching. While this may be an easy and effective method, it rarely explores new practices and methods.
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.’
A complete transformation was required to revitalize this backyard. This included the installation of a pool that provided an area for adults to entertain and socialize, but also a place for children to play and have fun.
The focal point of this backyard is a 5.5- x 12-m (18- x 40-ft) custom concrete zero-edge infinity pool built by Betz Pools Ltd., of Stouffville, Ont. The property’s natural drop in elevation allowed for the pool’s full-width spill wall, built of 76-mm (3-in.) tempered glass, to be exposed.