Ono Island Swimming Pool at Vacation Home in Orange Beach, AL

Getting to the Perfect Swimming Pool Design

Pool photo not of this property due to privacy request by owner.
Pool photo not of this property due to privacy request by owner.

Jim and Martina had recently purchased a home on Ono Island in Orange Beach, AL. They were planning a complete renovation of the existing residence which would change both the exterior and interior. Their architect arranged a meeting with Jim, Martina, the interior designer and brought us in to consult and game plan the overall objectives and order of the trades (contractors) involved for the swimming pool and hardscape for the front yard. We covered colors, patterns and finishes while we had all parties engaged.  After setting the direction for the project, our in-house design team produced a 3D rendering of the swimming pool area and sent it to the client and their designers to review. With a few minor modifications, a final design that everyone loved was produced and transformed into a proposal for the new gunite swimming pool project.

We service Gulfport & Hattiesburg MS, Daphne, Spanish Fort, Fairhope & Orange Beach AL, and Gulf Breeze & Navarre FL and neighboring cities.
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Clever Sequence Installing the Gunite Pool

Access to the front yard was limited and we determined that the gunite shell portion of the pool would be installed before the exterior remodel was complete to aid in access and assure a smooth chain of events for the full renovation. Southern Poolscapes diligently installed the gunite pool’s shell and all but the finish plumbing during the first 10 days of the Ono Island renovation. Three months later the exterior modifications had been completed and we were back on the job starting with tile and coping installation.

Glass Mosaic Tile, Ivory Travertine Pavers and Coping to Extend the Pool Deck

The overall design of this Ono Island home has a traditional coastal and beachy feel with light tones and intertwined shades of blue, similar to the very water that surrounded the property. As a complement to the space, a glass mosaic tile was selected that embraced the blue pallet along with an Ivory travertine coping for contrast. Ivory travertine pavers extended the decking material back to the house, due to the existing nearly white appearance and the cool to the feet functionality. A Bahama blue plaster color gave the swimming pool the exact “pop” it needed to contrast the surroundings.   

Ono Island Vacation Home Swimming Pool with Low Maintenance, High Technology Equipment

Jim and Martina do not live in this residence full time as their primary residence is in Fairhope, Alabama. This is definitely where Southern Poolscapes was able to shine due to the high tech, low maintenance equipment that comes standard on any of our pools. A standard variable speed Pentair IntelliFlo pump, coupled with an EcoSelect Cartridge filter and IntelliChlor salt chlorinator were all controlled by an EasyTouch “smart” control panel. With the ability to control the many functions and settings of the pool and to know the status of the water and equipment, they feel more comfortable about having the pool take care of many functions on its own coupled with the Southern Poolscapes service package to test the water, brush down the pool, and ensure everything was operating properly.

Gunite Pool Featuring Paramount’s Popular PV3 In-Floor Cleaner

This particular Gunite pool project included Paramount’s popular PV3 in-floor cleaner that guarantees 99% cleaning in the pool by utilizing pop-up heads in an engineered pattern to move debris to an oversized MDX-R3 collection drain by moving it to a canister located by the pool equipment.

Happy Fairhope Clients with a New Gunite Pool

David & May were extremely happy with their final product and are currently enjoying their hot days cooling off in their backyard oasis. The entire Southern Poolscapes family would like to thank David and May for being some of the most considerate and genuine folks who took the best care of our guys that we have experienced. Thank you for being such great customers. Happy clients and innovative pool design/build is who we are, have you spoken with the Gulf Coast’s #1 Pool Builder yet?

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We service Gulfport & Hattiesburg MS (CALL 228-263-4525).

Daphne, Spanish Fort, Fairhope & Orange Beach AL (CALL 251-929-8990).

Gulf Breeze & Navarre FL (CALL 850-530-4085).



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.