Inspired by the natural setting in this yard, this pool has an almost ‘pond’ like quality. The dark liner in conjunction with the natural stone contributes to the ‘earthy’ feel. Vinyl over steel steps was used to help hide the stairs, again, giving the feel of a natural pond rather than a pool. A natural stone veneer wall was constructed along the back wall at the pool to help mitigate the slope of the yard. Instead of trying to hide the grade issue with plants and berms, the design for this yard accentuates the grade using it as a design feature for the lower patio. The entire patio was done in flagstone instead of concrete creating a natural blend with the residence and pool house.