Swimming Pool, Tropical Design and Pool Deck in Pensacola, FL

Gunite Pool Installation

Beautiful Tropical Design Gunite Swimming Pool with Concrete Paver Pool Decking & Coping.

Six feet of access and tidal hydraulic pressures. The architect’s rendering was great, the reality was going to take some work. This small gunite pool project was installed in a 6 week time frame in Pensacola, FL. The architect correctly called for gunite pool construction and then let Southern Poolscapes do the rest. This Pensacola, FL client wanted a tropical oasis to end their work days. The clients made material selections at the supply house and then told the designer and architect to handle the rest. The custom gunite pool that resulted was simply fantastic.

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We service Gulfport & Hattiesburg MS, Daphne, Spanish Fort, Fairhope & Orange Beach AL, and Gulf Breeze & Navarre FL and neighboring cities.

Building a Pool Deck with Concrete Paver Pool Decking & Coping

The concrete paver pool decking on the pool was done in a simple 12x12 pattern on a 45 degree. The concrete paver pattern was bordered by the concrete paver coping that contrasted nicely against the concrete pavers. While this style is traditionally from the Florida area, it is becoming more and more prevalent on the Gulf Coast from Navarre, FL to Gulf Port, MS. The planters were another nice touch offering an area to plant low maintenance palm trees and tropical plants to further solidify the tropical theme.

Freeform Gunite Pool adds Flare to the Tropical Design

The client wanted to incorporate planters into the pool which is a unique feature in gunite construction. While fiberglass or vinyl installations can have planters abutting the pool, the only way to truly incorporate a planter is with a gunite installation. Cameron Rhodes, Southern Poolscapes lead designer, saw gunite pool installation as a means to create everything that the client wanted and more. Cameron suggested adding a tanning ledge and using a River Rok pebble beach color to mimic the transition of a beach. Needless to say, the client was thrilled and as you can see, agreed to include it in her gunite pool installation.

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Pool Design and Construction Creating a Tropical Oasis

The deck materials were custom ordered so it took six weeks to have them delivered. This gave us enough time to work in the tight confines of the yard and get the gunite shell installed. The spoils were stockpiled in the front yard until we were able to backfill the shell. River Rok pool plaster was utilized for a longer lasting finish and a more natural look. A bubbler was placed in the tanning ledge to help circulate the shallow water. The project was finished out with Hayward’s Omni Logic controller, including a variable speed pump, cartridge filter, salt system. The clients favorite part from the get go was the multicolor LED lights, and the ability to control everything from their iPhone.

Pool Installations Done Right by Southern Poolscapes

Working with architects and other designers is just one facet in the production of great swimming pool projects. We executed the provided specification and most importantly, we had ecstatic clients. 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.