These days, automatic pool covers are being installed on everyday pools, especially vinyl-lined models. This emerging trend is facilitated by new automatic cover systems, which are being created specifically for package pools.
The heart of this fully landscaped backyard in Waterloo, Ont., is a 6- x 12-m (20- x 40-ft) rectangular vinyl-lined pool, which was designed and installed by Precision Pools to correlate with the home’s architecture.
When this author first visited this project site in Richmond Hill, Ont., he was perplexed with respect to where exactly the pool would be installed. The estate was quite wide; however, it was not very deep and the property lines were irregular. Further, there were significant elevation changes throughout and the homeowner had already hired a landscaping firm to design the backyard which originally did not include a pool.
While this homeowner in Woodbridge, Ont., certainly loved their pool and backyard, they knew renovation work was needed to rejuvenate their outdoor living space. For instance, the existing fibreglass steps were inappropriately sized and the acrylic was chipping, the pool’s shallow end was too small and did not provide bathers the luxury of just lounging in the water as opposed to swimming in the 2.7-m (9-ft) deep end. Finally, the existing landscape was overgrown and outdated.
This project was built for a family living in the small community of Queensville, located northeast of Toronto. The homeowner had no immediate neighbours and the property provided a picturesque view of the sprawling countryside. This made the setting ideal for Pool Craft, a pool design/build firm based in Richmond Hill, Ont., to create a backyard oasis that would appeal to all of the homeowner’s recreational and professional needs.
Located on the Niagara Escarpment in Burlington, Ont., it was important for the new landscape of this country property to provide a contemporary atmosphere without losing the charm of its rural characteristics.
The vision this Thornbury, Ont., homeowner had in mind for their backyard was to capture the natural feel of the surroundings, but also create the illusion of a larger, more open landscape. To make this happen, Thornbury Clear Choice Pool & Spa was called in to propose a backyard pool and landscape oasis for this homeowner in one of the area’s newer residential developments in the picturesque town of The Blue Mountains.