Balfoort Architecture, Inc.
Architects & Designers
Balfoort Architecture, Inc. modern pool
 

Balfoort Architecture, Inc.

Photographer Rosky & Associates, Inc.
Contractor Balfoort Contracting, Inc.
www.balfoort.co
URL
http://www.balfoort.co

This photo has 9 questions

drcarol56 wrote:
what is the dimension of this spa/pool combination? - Please!
   Comment   January 26, 2014
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Balfoort Architecture, Inc.
12' wide, 36'6" long. Spa is about 6' deep and sun shelf at the opposite end is 6ft as well
January 28, 2014 at 7:38am     
Sign Up to comment
hdweck wrote:
Pool Finish and Tile? - What pool finish and tile was used? Also, is there pool tile on top of the wall (under the pavers)?
   Comment   January 3, 2014
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Balfoort Architecture, Inc.
The pool tile was something we got from our individual pool contractor. 1x1 mosaics. Yes, there is tile on top of the wall in between the steps.
January 3, 2014 at 12:44pm      Thanked by hdweck
Sign Up to comment
Jason Carter wrote:
The are no compliments I can add to what's already said. - It's a great space and the entire home is gorgeous. It's truly inspiring for our new home in Florida. Our dilemma with designing a new home with a courtyard is insect control. With so much access to the pool and all the ground cover near the doors, how often can the home be opened up? I know many have opinions regarding swimming at night, but we like it. Plus we'd love to leave our house open during dusk in the fall and spring. So many of these gorgeous homes don't have screens which would certainly degrade the style. As an architect do you provide solutions to the insect dilemma often?
     Comment   December 2, 2013
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Jason Carter
Thank you for your response. I think recessed screens are a good idea for some of the transitional months. We live in Gainesville, FL and our temps are fantastic at the moment, but a mosquito will always find a way in during the evenings if the doors are open. After a hard freeze, they'll disappear until spring. The don't call it the Swamp for nothing, but we're planning to build in St Pete and I hope proximity to the Gulf will improve the insect issue. Thanks again. Nice work.
December 2, 2013 at 5:03pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Balfoort Architecture, Inc.
I went to school in Gainesville. I totally agree. St. Pete will be nice. Retractable screens will impact design but can be a seamless element once figured out. Best of luck. Let me know I can help. My email michelle@balfoort.co
December 3, 2013 at 5:19am   
Sign Up to comment
mlitu wrote:
Pool edging - Do you know if the Tabby finish paver is available in Australia? It's stunning.
   Comment   September 19, 2013
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Balfoort Architecture, Inc.
It is poured in place concrete by a local contractor. The sea shells are added at the last minute and then finished smooth. They came back next day and pressure washed surface to expose shell aggregate.
September 20, 2013 at 5:39am   
Sign Up to comment
Erica Gallias wrote:
Pool edging - Please could you tell us what material is used around the pool. Concrete or granite or ??? Many thanks.
   Comment   June 22, 2013
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Balfoort Architecture, Inc.
It is concrete finished with seashells. Called a Tabby Finish.
June 23, 2013 at 2:00pm     
Sign Up to comment
sophath wrote:
how thick are the floating slab steppers? - how much do they overhang the footing?
   Comment   February 21, 2013
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Balfoort Architecture, Inc.
16in wide. No overhang. The dividing wall below is also 16".
March 2, 2013 at 11:35am     
Sign Up to comment
kbristol wrote:
Beautiful pool - This pool looks to be the size that I will be putting in. Love the way the hot tub is within the pool but separate. I am curious as to the pool dimensions as I'm wondering if I could fit this design within the space. Thanks
   Comment   November 27, 2012
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Balfoort Architecture, Inc.
Yes, photo exaggerates the length. There is also a swim shelf at other end. It's not a huge pool all said and done but scale works for us and within context.
November 27, 2012 at 5:36pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
78407840
What size is this pool , its fab
September 22, 2013 at 8:02am   
Sign Up to comment
Acrh idea Architecture Studio wrote:
HOW CAN THE HOT AND THE COLD WATER BE SEPERATED IN THIS WAY?
   Comment   September 23, 2012
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Balfoort Architecture, Inc.
Below the steps there is a diving wall between the spa and pool. Water just barely flows thru. To reduce the time it takes to heat the spa in the winter, we let the water level fall low so that no water "escapes" to the pool.
September 23, 2012 at 5:05pm     
Sign Up to comment
Melissa wrote:
No question, love the pool! How perfect! Well done. - Great pool!
     Comment   March 2, 2014

What Houzz contributors are saying:

This pool in Florida is logically placed in the courtyard of a U-shape plan. This makes the pool the focus of the outdoor space, but also an impediment. The stepping stones deal with the latter.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Katy Koonce added this to pools
7 hours ago
love this in general
taltlg added this to Outdoor/Plants/Planters
on Monday
pool
Ingrid Woge added this to ingrid_woge's ideas
on Monday
pool
ermolinieves added this to ermolinieves's Ideas
on Monday
Jacuzzi Chela
valerievandever added this to valerievandever's Ideas
on Monday
Pool
katyskelton added this to finlay
on Monday
good
fzwenig added this to fzwenig's Ideas
on Monday
Steps separating
Evelyn Smyth added this to House
on Sunday
Pool
ddubp23 added this to ddubp23's Ideas
on Sunday
Steps in water separating spa/pool
wisdom1456 added this to Athena2pearls ideas
on Sunday
Pool and jacuzzi
milaaa added this to pools
on Sunday
Bridge
granbahia added this to granbahia's ideas
on Sunday
walk way /division pool /jacuzzi
rdavids1 added this to show jason
last Saturday
Spa separation
carla907 added this to Outside
last Saturday
Pool
gomezdecelis added this to gomezdecelis's Ideas
last Friday
Pasillo separador
jeanloo added this to Sonoma
last Thursday
pool courtyard
gfunkster added this to gfunkster's ideas
last Wednesday
Steps in pool
july_e added this to july_e's Ideas
April 15, 2014
Alberca6
mayoamado added this to pochi
April 14, 2014
Piscina coronado
jhi9138 added this to jhi9138's ideas
April 14, 2014
walk across and seperation from pool to hot tub
buckeyejason added this to buckeyejason's Ideas
April 14, 2014
Walkway
obsessmuch91505 added this to Pool
April 13, 2014
Courtyard pool
77evanl2 added this to 77evanl2's Ideas
April 13, 2014
Hot tub pool combo
beuti added this to beuti's Ideas
April 11, 2014
pool with path
Diana Pontius Shevlin added this to Landscape Ideas
April 11, 2014
decking and stepping stones separting pool and hot tub.
migati added this to migati's Ideas
April 10, 2014
Piscine
tkiel added this to tkiel's Ideas
April 9, 2014
Love the stepping stones
jessicajeffers added this to jessicajeffers's ideas
April 9, 2014
simple
averyaddison added this to bayswater pool
April 9, 2014
Love steps that separate spa from pool and down to dock
Mara Linsangan added this to mara_linsangan's Ideas
April 8, 2014
Jacuzzi
Laura Bennack added this to laura_bennack's ideas
April 7, 2014
pool
loco29 added this to pools
April 7, 2014
shape
nhood added this to pool
April 6, 2014
Stepping stones
bertacruz1 added this to outdoors
April 4, 2014
Pool path
jamileabdou added this to jamileabdou's ideas
April 4, 2014
piscine
Parisa Key added this to parisa_key's ideas
April 2, 2014
swimming pool and hot tub
becsbennett added this to Landscape Ideas
April 2, 2014
Palms alongside the pool
manthony1026 added this to manthony1026's Ideas
April 2, 2014
Pool
Jana Jaeger added this to jana_jaeger's Ideas
April 2, 2014
pool
jarnoder added this to Zwembad
April 1, 2014
tegels voor lopen
moomoo14 added this to moomoo14's Ideas
April 1, 2014
Pool
joaomira added this to Piscinas
March 31, 2014
Piscina com ponte e area verde
aplainhouse added this to aplainhouse's Ideas
March 30, 2014
Hot tub, reef, pool, aligned
jeffmcintyre added this to jeffmcintyre's ideas
March 30, 2014
Covered hot tub
fas2787 added this to fas2787's ideas
March 30, 2014
Pool with spa
aussietx added this to aussietx's ideas
March 29, 2014
love this look
azouhri added this to Epic Backyard(s)
March 28, 2014
love the stepping stones
dfonti82 added this to dfonti82's Ideas
March 27, 2014
Piscina
lotsacrumpets added this to Pool and Landscape
March 27, 2014
Shape of Pool but need one shorter and a little wider. spa in pool and sun shelf at one end
averleen added this to averleen's Ideas
March 25, 2014
Steps across
kdfarr273 added this to NewPool
March 25, 2014
I like the stepping stones and plantings on far (long) side of pool
sandrabaalbaki added this to sandrabaalbaki's Ideas
March 25, 2014
Spa
pgiffard added this to pgiffard's Ideas
March 24, 2014
Rocks in pool
mejiazurek added this to mejiazurek's Ideas
March 24, 2014
The pool and setting
billfish1177 added this to billfish1177's Ideas
March 23, 2014
Water feature. Pool
leilanodarse added this to leilanodarse's Ideas
March 23, 2014
Steps
sylviaenid added this to sylviaenid's Favorites
March 22, 2014
Henry
richardafman added this to richardafman's ideas
March 21, 2014
Pool for under deck
alexcastro added this to ?
March 21, 2014
Small. Pool
mbelsky added this to mbelsky's ideas
March 21, 2014
Another idea of pool in a pool, in this case at the end....
bellonjc added this to bellonjc's Ideas
March 21, 2014
Separation in pool
Damarys Galicia added this to casa
March 20, 2014
Pool
aden0917 added this to aden0917's Ideas
March 20, 2014
Like the house
Sonia Mahfouz added this to sonia_mahfouz's Ideas
March 20, 2014
Shallow end separate
barao708401 added this to Piscina
March 19, 2014
piscina iniciando embaixo da varanda
Amisha Patel added this to Pool
March 17, 2014
i like the pool
erinwright5147 added this to erinwright5147's Ideas
March 17, 2014
Pool
apeterson825 added this to bathroom
March 17, 2014
If a pool in ground jazzy I is ever added
casapark added this to pool ides
March 12, 2014
I like the simplicity of hot tub integration doing steps to cross on the other side
tenifor added this to outdoors
March 12, 2014
shallow above ground pools
larchie added this to Pools/backyard
March 9, 2014
pool coping
olya711 added this to Outdoor
March 8, 2014
Pool
lacy113 added this to ThE bAcK
March 7, 2014
Palm trees!!!!
Laura Clark added this to Jim Stewart
March 6, 2014
pool and spa!
Curt Bodkyn added this to curt_bodkyn's ideas
March 6, 2014
pool
sannu added this to Designs for the new house
March 6, 2014
Water body on terrace
sliner added this to foothill
March 6, 2014
pool
audwinslow added this to pool
March 5, 2014
Landscaping
kronobergsresor added this to Landscape Ideas
March 5, 2014
Pool
r0byjac0by added this to r0byjac0by's Ideas
March 4, 2014
Love jacuzzi and pool together
designercher added this to designercher's Ideas
March 4, 2014
Love this outdoor space. Looks relaxing and inviting.
nscott1982 added this to Outdoor
March 3, 2014
Pool 12 X 36'6 long - 6 feet deep
Sofia Saavedra added this to sofia_saavedra's Ideas
March 3, 2014
Pool
Melissa added this to outside
March 2, 2014
Perfect pool!
corinne24 added this to corinne24's Ideas
March 1, 2014
Madoline
Maradith Boone added this to maradith_boone's Favorites
February 28, 2014
Pool
dukie643 added this to dukie643's Favorites
February 28, 2014
Pool
Rebecca Hite Real Estate, Huntington Properties added this to Pools to Admire
February 28, 2014
Awesome.
kevinshep added this to kevinshep's ideas
February 22, 2014
Pool spa divided by steps
lee97034 added this to 2014 Pool Project
February 22, 2014
Lee - stepping path between pool/spa or through pool? (Karen doesn't want anything in the pool that would prevent swimming)
nole409 added this to Exterior Ideas
February 20, 2014
Pool
nancismed added this to Indian Wells Pool
February 19, 2014
Walkway across pool
sandranat added this to sandranat's ideas
February 18, 2014
separation between pool and hot tub
liliana976 added this to liliana976's Ideas
February 17, 2014
Pool
djmyrick added this to Landscape
February 17, 2014
The look
rudysenekal added this to rudysenekal's Ideas
February 16, 2014
Pool
landonsean03 added this to landonsean03's Ideas
February 16, 2014
Raised pool. :)
Nthabeleng Nkomo Nhlapo added this to nthabeleng_nkomonhlapo's Ideas
February 16, 2014
Stepping stones
madlambs added this to 50 Stone Crescent
February 15, 2014
like the size and the stepping stones
sandyscott25 added this to sandyscott25's Ideas
February 15, 2014
I am thinking that the house can be split into several units. All garage, cinema, bathroom , washroom type rooms face the neighbors at north and east.
hollygatling added this to hollygatling's Ideas
February 15, 2014
Hot tub pool
designgalpam added this to Pools
February 14, 2014
Concrete stepping stones
pocket added this to pocket's Ideas
February 13, 2014
Pool jacuzzi mixed.
michelerankin added this to michelerankin's Ideas
February 13, 2014
Spa and pool connected Walk way across pool
jacciruss22 added this to jacciruss22's ideas
February 12, 2014
Spa
Stacie Stricker added this to stacie_stricker's Ideas
February 12, 2014
Walk thru pool
Gretchen Bilbro added this to Outdoor patio/pool
February 12, 2014
Integrated spa
haleybadger added this to haleybadger's Ideas
February 9, 2014
Pool
natesandyhook added this to fstocmnan
February 9, 2014
Palm dreams lining the pool sides and keeping the straight linear lines of the pool and house.
kasad added this to kasad's Ideas
February 8, 2014
Walking path
abebema added this to abebema's Ideas
February 8, 2014
Spa
robinjody added this to Landscape
February 6, 2014
concrete/shell finish
chesu added this to chesu's Ideas
February 6, 2014
Piscina
luxemayaluxe added this to luxemayaluxe's Ideas
February 4, 2014
Yes Bron Bron yes
marek140 added this to marek140's Ideas
February 4, 2014
Eaves Windows
Kerry Munns added this to Pools
February 4, 2014
spa connected
rocketon added this to rocketon's ideas
February 3, 2014
pileta
CLC Landscape Design added this to Swimming Pools
February 3, 2014
Another view of the pool with the cool stepping stone path.
6mary3 added this to 6mary3's ideas
February 2, 2014
Extent roof over hot tub
brookelkcotchin added this to brookelkcotchin's ideas
February 2, 2014
pool & spa
la8410s added this to jodyschoen's ideas
February 1, 2014
long and narrow with jacuzzi at end.
4markfelix added this to 4markfelix's Ideas
February 1, 2014
I love everything, especially the pool!
lynnsdecor added this to lynnsdecor's ideas
January 26, 2014
Pool / hot tub
lucietetreault added this to lucietetreault's Ideas
January 26, 2014
Trou eau
selmamorales added this to selmamorales's ideas
January 26, 2014
Pools
Emilee Yockey-Stein added this to webuser_5146244's ideas
January 25, 2014
pool
shivani79 added this to Exterior Ideas
January 25, 2014
pool Jacuzzi
jenassel added this to Future House
January 24, 2014
perfect! hotub and pool
326monique added this to 326monique's Ideas
January 24, 2014
Pool
joldfather01 added this to dream houses
January 24, 2014
"courtyard" lap pool
ashwander added this to swimming pool
January 23, 2014
walkway between pool and spa
bcannon1 added this to pool area
January 18, 2014
Pool & hot tub Like the walk way
sonssuds added this to sonssuds's Ideas
January 16, 2014
Interesting
mara_kie added this to mara_kie's Ideas
January 14, 2014
Pool/spa
ahadarik added this to pools
January 12, 2014
I like steps across pool
jennywhtsai added this to Outdoor
January 10, 2014
Tabby finish
Emily Dixon added this to Dream Pools!
January 9, 2014
Stepping stones!
Jennifer Norris added this to jennyrosenorris's ideas
January 8, 2014
Bridge!
fadwa7 added this to fadwa7's Ideas
January 7, 2014
Stepping stones and tanning ledge potential
maconstain added this to maconstain's Favorites
January 5, 2014
Piscina
Xim Neri added this to xim_neri's Ideas
January 3, 2014
Loving the consistency, colour balance and symetry
shiecita added this to shiecita's Ideas
January 3, 2014
Pool-spa
Emerald Ventures, Inc. added this to Pools
December 29, 2013
Stepping stones
kashtyn added this to kashtyn's Ideas
December 29, 2013
Stepping stones
debvorp added this to debvorp's Ideas
December 28, 2013
Pool house on Hugh's side?
stylist14 added this to stylist14's ideas
December 25, 2013
pool
wrabin added this to pool
December 25, 2013
the pool
heidibedard added this to jf
December 21, 2013
LIKE SEPERATION
iantuckey added this to iantuckey's Ideas
December 18, 2013
Spa seperation
mgillala added this to GUNDLAPALLI DREAM HOME
December 15, 2013
pool and hottub
rogeriomarrana added this to rogeriomarrana's ideas
December 9, 2013
great "espelho de agua"
pssbrand added this to PSSbrand's Modern Water Features Ideabook
December 8, 2013
I like the way the floating pavers separate the pool from the jacuzzi.
drmuels added this to drmuels's ideas
December 7, 2013
Home around a pool
henriete added this to henriete's ideas
December 7, 2013
coping
natradamus added this to Hot tubs
December 4, 2013
lauderdale!!!
jbwebb2nd added this to Backyard/Deck
December 4, 2013
Steps
nathalielevis added this to nathalielevis's pool ideas
December 2, 2013
florida style
B & B Pool & Spa Center added this to bbpoolandspacenter's ideas
December 2, 2013
Making the separation between pool and spa useful
ashenlm added this to Landscape/Pool Ideas
December 1, 2013
Not for us.
Maishe Modiba added this to itc
November 27, 2013
love
mindi84 added this to mindi84's ideas
November 24, 2013
Pool
Melanie Lauder added this to melanie_lauder's ideas
November 20, 2013
Concrete pool edging
bekah35 added this to bekah35's ideas
November 19, 2013
pool and hot tub
sdye5306 added this to sdye5306's Ideas
November 19, 2013
Pool and jacuzzi
dharamchudasama added this to Patio Ideas
November 19, 2013
look from dinig
suranyikata added this to suranyikata's Ideas
November 17, 2013
Kert
jenningsaf added this to Pool
November 17, 2013
Like the steps down to pool
Laurie Ruggiero added this to Pool
November 13, 2013
"pavers" across as a pathway, but it's also the separator for the spa... really clever idea, like a functional water feature and you could still run a pool cover over since they are flat.
elf847 added this to Foley exterior
November 13, 2013
pool
ernhowe added this to ernhowe's Ideas
November 12, 2013
Pool
coriaphx added this to Water Features
November 11, 2013
Steps across!!!
artieram added this to artieram's Ideas
November 10, 2013
Gavin's
vviviane2388viviane added this to vviviane2388viviane's ideas
November 9, 2013
plants
pbellette added this to pbellette's Ideas
November 9, 2013
Join 2 houses
Rosemary Murugi added this to rosemary_murugi's ideas
November 6, 2013
The way rooms open up to water..
bigdhlwd added this to bigdhlwd's Ideas
November 6, 2013
Porch overhang right porch
sergey55 added this to sergey55's Ideas
November 6, 2013
Ok
Simon Meagher added this to Idées pour projet 1ere Avenue
November 1, 2013
Pool/Spa all in one
kezzzy added this to kezzzy's ideas
October 30, 2013
pool & spa
averagejonas added this to Project 1 Pool
October 29, 2013
Hot Tub and Pool Separation
edvillland added this to edvillland's ideas
October 27, 2013
hot tub
hcronister added this to pool/outdoor
October 23, 2013
Another good example of spa to pool idea...
gregandlisa added this to gregandlisa's ideas
October 22, 2013
Love the steps
sabrina1111 added this to sabrina1111's Ideas
October 21, 2013
��
lgodro4 added this to lgodro4's Ideas
October 21, 2013
Everything!
kfaver added this to kfaver's Ideas
October 20, 2013
Pool
kimbfox added this to Pool ideas
October 19, 2013
Pool
christalgolston added this to outdoor space
October 19, 2013
have the hot tub separated by walking stones
anachtomi added this to NEW POOL PICS
October 16, 2013
steppingstones
mayibarrios added this to mayibarrios's Ideas
October 16, 2013
Pool
Redmon Design Company added this to Cool Pools
October 16, 2013
Flooded Spa Dam Wall with Stepping Pads
jaco1977 added this to Exterior Ideas
October 14, 2013
Excellent idea!!
phi11 added this to Pools
October 13, 2013
really like the steps - wonder if this would make a good low border for a spa - and use it for two things - walkway and wall....
© 2014 Houzz Inc.
Houzz® The new way to design your home™