natural southlake party pool
2019 APSP Region 3 "award of merit" award
Designed by Mike Farley
For 5 years the drawing was pulled out, studied and put back in the drawer; however, they could not get rid of the idea of their pool. When they called it was a surprise and when asked what they wanted to change on the design after so long they said "nothing". They laughed when I told them I would have to change the price. They wanted to keep all the trees and create a symmetrical pool. He wanted symmetry but not a boring rectangle and she wanted pretty. The curved back wall was to flow with the trees, help avoid trees and maximize the space. All materials were chosen to blend with existing materials on the home although built almost ten years after the house. We searched several stone yards before finding right range of color in the stone coping and veneer. The Black Pebble and dark tile were chosen to be more reflective and organic. The spa was round to provide better access off the porch. The vanishing edge effect also brought the reflection of the trees into the home, raised 18" gave great access and a wonderful focal point. Minimal planting screened the house foundation and the trees and grass provide the rest of the serene setting. The yard grade could not be modified with the trees so the pool drop beam minimized the wall requirements and provided an excellent seat to watch the golf course. A second wall kept the grade to a maximum of 24" drop and connected to the existing wall that we kept. Flanking both sides of the spa were tanning ledges for many to relax, accented by LED gushers. Copper fire bowls and spill edges framed the view.
The wait was worth it and was said to be "priceless" ~ Mike Farley