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Northbrook, IL Indoor Swimming Pooland Hot Tub with modern flair

Measuring 20’0’ x 40’0”, this unique indoor pool certainly catches the eye!  The hot tub measures 7’0” x 8’0”, and both the hot tub and swimming pool have independent automatic safety covers with custom vanishing stone lid systems.  The coping for both the swimming pool and hot tub is Valder’s Wisconsin Limestone, and the tile accents on the steps and hot tub bench pick up the unique “Rainforest” pattern present on the perimeter.  The diving board and deep end provide some additional recreation for the homeowners and guests.  Perhaps the most eye-catching aspect of this project is the waterproof carpet decking, giving the space a truly modern appeal.

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Tuesday, 25 February 2014 16:39

New Lenox, IL Swimming Pool and Raised Wall

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New Lenox, IL Swimming Pool and Raised Wall

This swimming pool measures 20'0" x 40'0, and has a maximum depth of 8'0". The vertical elements of this project are what make it interesting, however. There are 4 deck spray fountain features, coupled with LED lighted Laminar Flow water jets. This contrast between the aerated deck sprays and the smooth stream of laminar flow jets is quite unique. The 3'0" high x 10'0" long water feature with bronze fusion tile and precast coping draws the eye immediately. Situated on the face of the tiled wall are three sheer water features set and varying heights. Stamped concrete decking surrounds the pool and feature and provides ample space for traffic and lounging. The slide and a professional basketball system gives kids a fun activities, and the smart phone interface on the automation system provides the parents easy access to the features remotely.

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Thursday, 20 February 2014 17:56

Park Ridge Swimming Pool and Separate Hot Tub

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Park Ridge Swimming Pool and Separate Hot Tub

This swimming pool measures 16'0" x 38'0", and has a separate Hot Tub measuring 8'0" x 10'0". Both swimming pool and hot tub have automatic pool safety covers with a custom vanishing stone lid system. Both swimming pool and spa have LED colored lights, Limestone Coping, and Bluestone decking. Colored laminar jet fountain features provide a dramatic vertical element to the space, and the in-floor cleaning system keeps the pools clean and tidy. The pool and hot tub surface color is Cobalt.

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Wednesday, 19 February 2014 15:30

West Chicago, IL Custom Raised Hot Tub

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West Chicago, IL Custom Raised Hot Tub

This custom raised hot tub is the perfect antidote to the winter blues! Measuring 8'0" in diameter, it is raised 18" to provide easy ingress and egress for the whole family. Capped with Indiana Limesone coping, and clad with an irregular oakfield flagstone fascia, the spa emanates subdued elegance. Surrounded by ample Yorkstone manufactured paver decking, and collared by a Yorkstone paver block seating wall, this space provides the perfect safe haven for rest and relaxation.

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Winnetka Sport Pool with Swim Resistance System packs a punch into small footprint

Don't let the size of this swimming pool fool you: It is as useable as it is space friendly. Measuring 10'0" x 20'0", the pool accommodates bathing, lounging, quiescent viewing, and "lap" swimming. Outfitted with an ample bench for seating, and LED lighting for viewing, the visual show is provided with the 4 deck spray fountain features. The key to this design is the swim resistance system, allowing users to effectively swim against a current to get their exercise in a small space, and without having to initiate a flip turn. The pool is equipped with an automatic safety cover with custom vanishing stone lid system and a hidden leading edge feature, which completely conceals the fact that there is a cover. Limestone coping subtly contrasts with the travertine decking to provide a subdued and understated elegance.

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Highland Park, IL Swimming Pool with Automatic Cover and Interior Hot Tub

Measuring 18'0" by 36'0", this rectangular swimming pool has a lot of usability packed into a nondescript frame. The integrated spa measuring 8'0" x 8'0" fits nicely under the automatic safety cover with custom vanishing stone lid system and hidden leading edge feature. Connected to the spa at the shallow end of the pool, is a large thermal shelf, measuring 6'0" x 9'0", providing ample space for chaise loungers, or for kids to frolic. Modern efficiency amenities include an in-floor automatic cleaning system, and a variable speed pump and filtration motor. Valder's Wisconsin Limestone in Dovewhite color collars the pool as its coping, and is accented by a soldier course of brick. Yorkstone concrete paver decking completes the look and provides the traffic patterns and lounging areas. The Oakfield outcropping accents scattered throughout the landscape give it a rustic look, and match the fascia stone on the retaining wall.

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Monday, 17 February 2014 15:42

Naperville, IL Freeform Pool with raised spa

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Naperville, IL Freeform Pool with raised spa

This freeform pool in Naperville, IL has approximately 800 square feet of water surface area. The raised round spa measures 7'0" in diameter and has a 2'0" waterfall feature into the swimming pool. Both swimming pool and spa have LED color changing lights. The spa is faced with Chilton stone, and both swimming pool and spa are capped with Indiana Limestone coping. Unilock Yorkstone decking completes the ample traffic and leisure areas of the patio.

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Hinsdale, IL Swimming Pool, Spa and Grotto with Fire Features

This 20'0" x 45'0" swimming pool has ample room for play and for diving. The separate 7'0" x 10'0" spa is raised 18" and crowned by a pergola and seating area behind it. 7'0" x 10'" planters are integrated into the hot tub and provide a lush green element to the relaxing hot tub. Travertine coping and Travertine decking provide ample traffic and living spaces. Inside the pool, a total of 20'0" lineal feet of bench provide seating and rest areas in both ends of the pool. Both swimming pool and hot tub have automatic safety covers with custom stone vanishing hidden leading edge systems, which completely conceal the cover and mechanism from view. Laminar flow fountain jets at one end of the pool in front of the hot tub provide a unique vertical element to the waterscape. At the opposite end, grotto with stacked stone and boulders and rain curtain provide a hideaway for the bathers, and gives the space a rustic, almost jungle –like environment. Framing the view from the hot tub are two dramatic fire bowl features set on stone pedestals, giving the space warmth, as well as the "wow" factor.

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Lake Forest, IL Swimming Pool with Massive Thermal Shelf

At one time, the sun shelf, (also referred to as a thermal shelf, tanning ledge, or Baja ledge) was only encountered at exotic tropical resorts. Travelers that were able to put a chaise lounge right in the water discovered the ultimate way to soak up the tropical sun. This feature is prominently displayed in this residential swimming pool in Lake Forest, IL. The swimming pool measures 22'0" x 48'0", and has a sun shelf that extends 8'0" into the swimming pool. This feature, while out of the water, is the hidden gem in this project. Indiana Limestone coping abuts the Limestone deck with brick inlays. An automatic pool safety cover is completely hidden utilizing a custom walk-on, vanishing lid system with a hidden leading edge design. It is a simple, traditional design, but provides the perfect recreation space for lounging adults and frolicking kids alike.

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Thursday, 06 February 2014 16:57

Northfield, IL Indoor Swimming Pool and Hot Tub

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Northfield, IL Indoor Swimming Pool and Hot Tub

What better cure could there be for the harsh Chicago winters than an Indoor Swimming Pool and Hot Tub? This 16'0" x 40'0" swimming pool has a 9'0" diving well. The raised hot tub attached to the pool measures 7'0" x 9'0" and has a 2'0" waterfall feature spilling into the pool. An automatic safety cover for both the swimming pool and for the raised spa, both with custom vanishing stone lid systems, keep the moisture out of the environment and in the pool. The deck, coping, and spa capstones are all custom fabricated granite.

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