Although this is a large backyard, the space for the homeowners’ resort dreams was limited due to wetland and drainage setbacks. The design challenge – deliver a plan for a swimming pool and a new deck. From there, the design flourished into a full backyard resort.

Before: Empty backyard

After: Private resort

The new backyard features:

  • A fiberglass swimming pool with an integrated hot tub
  • Pergola with a remote-control louvered roof
  • Fire patio
  • Outdoor kitchen
  • And easy care plantings!
Construction crane installing a preformed fiberglass swimming pool in the ground.

Flying in the Fiberglass Swimming Pool

Equipment access presented a significant challenge for the construction crews. The pre-assembled Latham fiberglass swimming pool needed to be craned in from the street! Neighbors and crews watched in anticipation as the homeowners' new swimming pool soared over their rooftops.

WATCH: Craning in the swimming pool

Custom fiberglass swimming pool in a backyard overlooking a natural wetland.

With the fiberglass swimming pool in place, the homeowners opted for a stamped concrete pool deck and patio with a dark gray border to help define the space. Four Pentair magic bowl fountains add aesthetic appeal and calming sounds to the atmosphere. The pergola roof has automated louvers that open and close for more sun or shade. Beyond the pergola, there is plenty of green space for the kids to run around.

Outdoor kitchen and living room.

Plenty of space to relax and unwind outside

Between the swimming pool, outdoor living room, fully appointed kitchen, and fire patio there's no shortage of places to relax and have fun with family or friends.

Suburban backyard with fire circle, patio, and swimming pool.

After overcoming the challenge of accessing the backyard, the overall implementation of this resort-style backyard landscape was a huge success.

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