What instantly catches the eye as one enters this luxurious backyard, located in Richmond Hill, Ont., are the clean, sharp lines of the large 5.5- x 11-m (18- x 36-ft) rectangular pool and the sheer water feature, with the latter creating a serene, relaxing environment, thanks to the sounds of moving water.
This gorgeous backyard retreat in Kleinburg, Ont., comprising a luxe four-season house, a massive pool complete with elegant water features, and a fully-furnished cabana, is nothing short of a masterpiece and evokes the ‘wow’ factor the client had intended.
This classic home located on a ravine in Hamilton underwent a renovation, which included the addition of a large two-storey structure at the back of the lot. As a result, the backyard area was significantly reduced. When presented with the challenge, the Betz Pool’s design team created a plan that could accommodate a pool as well as entertaining areas in the available space.
Rico Rock now offers a new water fountain composed of eight modular pieces to create an esthetically pleasing poolside rock waterfall. Unlike natural stone, which can be heavy, cumbersome, and hard to manipulate, this modular fountain package is designed to look great in the backyard.
Today’s backyards are a far cry from the kidney-shaped pools and concrete patios of our parents’ era. Advances in technology are bringing amazing new changes to swimming pool products and design, opening up a whole new spectrum of possibilities for backyard fun.
A number of design options are also available to add various water features to your backyard retreat. Large cascading rock waterfalls, which have dominated the pool area for decades, are declining in popularity.