ur clients contacted us to transform their dated pool into an aesthetically pleasing water feature they could enjoy with friends and take pleasure in seeing when they arrived home. The existing pool and spa are prominently featured in the front yard and are a focal point for everyone to appreciate as they arrive at the estate. One of the goals for the remodel was to create a synergetic relationship between the native oak trees, rock outcroppings and man-made swimming pool. The original design did not have a fluid continuity between the materials used, creating awkward transitions. The pools vanishing edge wall leaked through cracks in the gunite down into an undersized catch basin and a traditional pool sweep detracted from the sense of a natural body of water flowing down stream. After removing the original plaster finish from the gunite shell, we found several areas of soft gunite that needed to be removed. An additional 6 of water depth was added to the existing catch basin to gain the correct holding capacity. One section of the pool wall was extended up to create a new seat wall at the edge of the patio. The floor of the existing pool and catch basin were cut out and a new Paramount in-floor cleaning system was installed. The entire pool was re-plumbed, the skimmer was replaced and a new equipment pad was constructed. Throughout the construction process we did our best to minimize the impact our construction work had on the mature landscaping and oak trees that surround the pool. To evoke life along a waterway, we converted the attached spa into a patio area wrapped by a waterfall flowing into the pool. The new waterfall provides a source of flowing water into the pool before streaming over the weir wall. A reduced water flow over the vanishing edge wall creates an enjoyable sound of water movement. Sierra Boulders from the surrounding foothills create the waterfalls and are notched into the pools water line to elevate the sense of a natural body of water.