Job Evolutions: Pool Rehabilitation Case Study

View 1: I started with an existing swimming pool on a down slope with very limited access and undersized patio and seating areas. The new design includes increased pool size as well as a new pool cover, equipment, and electrical. Additional seating areas were added by cutting into the slope and adding a deck. New decorative finishes were added — Ashlar cut flagstone for the patio surface and a stucco wall with integral color.

View 2: The new wall is slightly curved and tapered at the far end to accommodate the grade of the slope. The natural slope provided a great opportunity to design a waterfall with a seat wall basin facing the pool. Additionally the access stairs wrap around the other side of the water feature making it a central focal point of the landscape.

View 3: The more expansive deck and patio open up the livable space and provide for either sun or shade. The earth toned colors blend well and make for a more inviting space.

View 4: The entry experience to the pool utilized a timber stair access path with handrails, placement boulders and native plant groupings.

As with this pool there is a true evolution to every project. The progression is a blended sequence of activities: excavation and grading, drainage, wall construction, waterproofing, backfilling and so much more. The progression also blends a number of trades including architects, engineers, general contractors, pool contractors, and landscape contractors, with whom Catlin Landscape Design maintains strong professional relationships.