Spa Overflowing into Large Swimming Pool with Concrete Pavers and Coping, Orange Beach, AL

Gunite Pool Installation

A large scale geometric gunite pool installation complete with spa in backyard of very large beautiful home.

Cameron Rhodes, lead designer at Southern Poolscapes was selected to do a large scale geometric gunite pool installation complete with spa, concrete pavers, and coping installation for the backyard area lacking a pool, in Orange Beach, AL. This was quite a large project for the client's new home construction. However, they wanted to encompass an area large enough to entertain guests, family, and corporate functions. He worked with the clients to incorporate features, colors, textures, and tones that embodied both their personalities and the architecture of their home. The clients decided to go with a gunite pool instead of a fiberglass pool or vinyl pool due to the flexibility of design when building with gunite.

We service Gulfport & Hattiesburg MS, Daphne, Spanish Fort, Fairhope & Orange Beach AL, and Gulf Breeze & Navarre FL Schedule a consultation or CALL (251) 929-8990.

Gunite Spa Overflowing into the Swimming Pool

The clients wanted to have a place to unwind at the end of the day and enjoy the scenery of the sunsets and passing boats. So we set out to design a gunite pool with a spa complete with a gas heater, jets, and LED lighting that would fit their needs. We designed the spa to accommodate 8 people and created an overflow into the pool to also serve as a water feature for ambience and aesthetics.

Building a Pool Deck out of Concrete Pavers and Coping

Instead of installing the typical concrete or decorative concrete pool patio, this client opted for something with a bit more elegance that would endure the harsh salt water and elements common to the Gulf Coast. Concrete pavers and coping were the final selection due to the minimal increase in cost per square foot and the amazing look which contrasted their home. Once the clients viewed examples of other concrete paver pool decks on other pool installations, they looked no further! We also sealed the concrete pool pavers and coping with a matte finish sealer to ward off any unwanted marking from foot traffic and the weather. We highly recommend all our clients seal their pavers whether they are concrete pavers in driveways and patios or in this case, pavers installed for the pool deck.

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A Pool Design with Decking and a Masonry Retaining Wall

The pool design was a combination of working with the available space on the property, with regard to setbacks and bulkheads, and the architecture of the home. Working with a few general parameters, primarily materials and colors, Cameron was able to make his recommendations. This pool installation had to both look great and overcome an elevation issue which is common on the water in Orange Beach. Utilizing a masonry retaining wall to raise the decking to the same elevation of the gunite pool. French Gray Diamond Brite plaster was complimented with a mosaic tile that tied the concrete pavers and coping together. Multicolor LED lighting, a heat pump for energy efficient heating, a variable speed pump, cartridge filter and salt water system all tied into a control panel that allowed the client to monitor and run the entire system from their Android and Apple smart phones. This was a simple yet elegant design that flowed with the architecture of the home and offered breathtaking views from waterfront property.

Swimming Pools Done Right by Southern Poolscapes

The final result was a truly beautiful custom project composed of a custom gunite pool, custom gunite spa, stunning concrete paver deck and coping, along with a masonry retaining wall. The clients’ favorite feature was the ability to control all the pool and spa functions from their iPhone so the spa could be steaming hot when they walked through the door, meaning that wine and relaxation were moments away!

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.