Pool Installation, Tropical Design and Stamped Concrete Pool Deck in Gulf Breeze, FL

Gunite Pool Installation

Tropical design swimming pool backed by rich tropical foliage and a beautiful stamped concrete  pool deck before it matching the pavers on the home.

Limited access, high water tables, postage stamped sized backyard. This just means opportunity for Cameron Rhodes, lead design for Southern Poolscapes. This small gunite patio pool project drove several other contractors away. Undaunted by the obstacles a great amalgam of material and design led to this stunning gunite pool construction in Gulf Breeze, FL. The clients selected gunite pool construction since this gave them more layout and shape options over fiberglass pools and vinyl pool construction. With an older residence in Gulf Breeze proper the clients wanted a tropical escape from their busy work schedules. The clients made material selections in their initial meeting and told the designer to run with it. The custom gunite pool that resulted was something special.

We service Gulfport & Hattiesburg MS, Daphne, Spanish Fort, Fairhope & Orange Beach AL, and Gulf Breeze & Navarre FL and neighboring cities.
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Minimal Pool Decking to Enhance the Tropical Design

The stamped concrete decking on the far side of the pool was done in a simple coping ribbon in order to bring the landscaping nearly into the pool, ideal for a tropical layout. While this style is traditionally found in Europe, it is becoming more and more prevalent on the Gulf Coast from Navarre, FL to Gulf Port, MS. The philodendron hang into the pool as part of the design.

Building a Pool Deck with Stamped Concrete

Concerned with the inherent issues of flagstone with a salt system the homeowner decided on a stamped deck to simulate the look of natural stone without the cost of and care of properly installed flagstone decking. This selection also married up to the existing decorative concrete that was already attached to the home. Unlike travertine pavers, the deck needed to be sealed with a fine silica additive to insure a non-slick surface.

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Pool Design and Construction Creating a Backyard Oasis

The gunite pool design was a combination of finding the right equipment to access the yard, layouts with regard to setbacks, and the oasis the homeowner wanted to create. Working with the provided material parameters, the design came together over the next week. Getting the pool excavated was not the problem, it was figuring out how to hold the material for the backfill within the confines of the limited backyard and side yards as is common in Gulf Breeze, FL. Onyx Diamond Brite pool plaster was installed to create the best reflection and a natural feel. A bubbler was placed in the “California” step to create visual interest and add to the ambient sound. The project was finished out with Pentair’s EcoSelect equipment, including a variable speed pump, cartridge filter, salt system with digital controller and LED lights. The backyard oasis met all the aesthetics the clients desired along with the lowest maintenance for their busy schedules.

Pool Installations Done Right by Southern Poolscapes

Limited access: Check. High water table: Check. Postage stamped sized backyard: Check. Phenomenal custom gunite pool design and installation: Check! Satisfied clients that love their weekend oasis with minimal maintenance: Check, Check, Check!

Our goal are excited clients through impeccable design and execution. Have you spoken to the Gulf Coast’s #1 pool designer yet?

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We Provide Services to the Following Cities and Towns in AL:

  • Fort Morgan
  • Elberta
  • Loxley
  • Saraland
  • Semmes
  • Silverhill

The following towns in Florida: Pensacola, Perdido Key, Navarre, Gulf Breeze, Cantonment, Pace, Milton, Pensacola Beach and Innerarity Shores.

The following towns in Mississippi: Hattiesburg, Pascagoula, Ocean Springs, Biloxi, Gulfport, Long Beach, Pass Christian, Bay St. Louis, and Diamondhead.