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Balinese Pool

1 The pool's construction document, drawn in CAD. It is required to permit and build the pool, but it doesn't begin to represent how the pool will look in real life.

  1. 1 The pool's construction document, drawn in CAD. It is required to permit and build the pool, but it doesn't begin to represent how the pool will look in real life.
  2. 2 The overall pool model with the house for context.
  3. 3 The finished pool; surrounding the pool with lush tropical planting is the secret to its success. The plants soften the pool's height and corners, and create the sense that the pool and garden are one, rather than the pool looking like it was just stuck into the backyard.
  4. 4 A good view of the future "Bale" seen from across the pool.
  5. 5 The Ipe wood deck and the posts are installed.
  6. 6 SketchUp helped with decisions on how to frame the Bale and how it would look in context with the rest of the garden and pool.
  7. 7 The pool sits 16" above the ground, and that allowed us to create a water spill-over effect that is the focal point when viewed from the living room. The catch trough into which the water falls is lit with 4 underwater lights that cast shimmering shadows at night.
  8. 8 The spillover in action
  9. 9 A view looking over the spa back toward the house, with the Bale in the mid ground.
  10. 10 Bougainvillea draping over the pool with the spa in the foreground.
  11. 11 The pool as seen from the living room. This view helped determine the location of the spillway and decide how long it needed to be.
  12. 12 The spa, seen from the deep end

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