Fort Worth Extreme Hillside

Pool, Spa and Cabana

2018 - PebbleTec's "The World's Greatest Pool Award

2018 - APSP International GOLD Award

2018 - APSP Region 3 GOLD Award

for Engineering

Project Designed by Mike Farley

Constructed by Claffey Pools

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Before & After
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Project Details - For years the backyard was unusable.

A corner lot with over 30' of drop it was only the dogs playground. The

trees provided the only privacy and had to stay. The

power to the home was rerouted below grade and part of the driveway removed to

place the cabana on the upper terrace centered on the kitchen door. It was large

enough for a dining table and chairs and a couch by the fireplace. Curtains were

used to create additional shade and privacy. The kitchen was located under the

large roof overhang between the house and the cabana. Terraces connected the

outdoor living area and the existing family room wood raised deck. The pool was

set down 10 feet below to be level with the existing patio off the walkout basement

and so no piers were needed per the engineer. The spa was located on the middle

terrace above the pool, one of the six different levels. The pool was for activity and

exercise so long and narrow worked between the house and tree. Artificial turf was

used instead of paving to give a garden feel and still provide function to sitting areas

on 3 terraces. Stucco and Spanish tile were incorporated to tie in with the Spanish

style interior.  PebbleSheen is Blue Granite. The rainfalls gave a great sound

and are less effected by the wind above the pool.  The greatest 

surprise was the water from the front yard was draining under the house and the

pool walls would dam the flow so a drain system had to be 

added to deal with the water. The other surprise is this backyard

is a total awesome place for gatherings and activities now.