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Rue Group,Inc.

The dream for this family was somehow fitting a custom pool, spa, fireplace, larger patio areas, an outdoor kitchen, a large serving bar, formal gardens, and also some grass for the kids to play on all in a very small back yard! It was a challenge but all was accomplished with beautiful results. In fact, this project is featured in the 2009 Fall issue of Luxury Pools Magazine
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June 17, 2014
Carrie Hilliard wrote:
Can you use the hot tub in the winter w a design like that?
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Rue Group, Inc. / Kathryn Rue, Landscape Architect
Hi Carrie, Thank you for your interest in one of our projects! We are very fortunate here in Southern California with our mild winter temperatures and abundant sunshine so yes this type of spa/hot tub is used year round by our clients.
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September 17, 2013
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Hi Sarah, so sorry I didn't see your original question two weeks ago! The coping is a stone called Dakota. We used this tumbled flagstone to minimize any sharp edges. The stacked stone on the raised bond beam and the spa face is also Dakota but a different cut called EZ Ledge. Hope that info helps you. K.
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Sarah Walters
thank you!!
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July 29, 2013
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Rue Group, Inc. / Kathryn Rue, Landscape Architect
The pool builder who did this project is the only pool builder I highly recommend to my clients. He and his subcontractors stand heads above the majority of others in their industry. Contact Dave Penton at Fluid Dynamics Pool/Spa in Fullerton. www.fluiddynamicspools.com
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apchasin
Thank you very much.. I'll save this info.
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July 1, 2013
Gabe Davis wrote:
how much did that cost
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Rue Group, Inc. / Kathryn Rue, Landscape Architect
I am not exactly sure if you are asking about a specific cost for only what is shown is this photo or not but a custom outdoor fireplace such as this one, that is also part of a retaining wall system with custom masonry stone sofas as well usually run in a $12,000 up budget. This custom spa was part of the pool design. These types of custom pool/spas run in a $60,000 up budget range plus masonry costs. I hope that answers your question.
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June 20, 2013
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Rue Group, Inc. / Kathryn Rue, Landscape Architect
It is always best to check with your local building or planning department to obtain that type of information for your particular area and type of project you are planning.
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May 29, 2013
hannahdefler wrote:
Beautiful pool - Can u tell me how much it is
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Tina Martin
What is the pool flooring?
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Rue Group, Inc. / Kathryn Rue, Landscape Architect
A custom plaster. Thank you for your interest in one of our projects.
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May 6, 2013
Watkins & Williams Contractors Inc wrote:
Beautiful pool - can you tell me the plaster manufacturer and color? We are trying to decide on one now.
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Rue Group, Inc. / Kathryn Rue, Landscape Architect
Sorry for the time delay in getting this information for you but it's been a few years and I had to check with the pool builder to verify the answer to your question which is as follows. The plaster was a Custom Blend based on NPTG Tahoe Blue – StoneScapes Mini. Hope that helps. Thank you for your compliment and interest in this project. K.
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April 26, 2013
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If you are already in the build phases of your project than you should have already gone through the plan review and permitting phases with your City or County offices so code issues should have already been addressed for your particular situation. You can always ask the City or County inspector who is inspecting your project if anything is going to be required but in my experience, in Southern California, railings are not required for the conditions you are describing around a pool but that doesn't mean that you can't install one if you have personal concerns for anyone's safety or for your peace of mind.
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April 21, 2013
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Those chairs look like ones I saw from Hanamint. Pretty sure they are Grand Tuscany.
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Hi Lisa Burden, please check out our outdoor furniture collection from furnishedup.com
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March 23, 2013
Janeen Traylor wrote:
Did you do any kind of lighting on the waterfall? We are looking for lighting to highlight ours.
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Rue Group, Inc. / Kathryn Rue, Landscape Architect
We discussed lighting options with this client during the design phases but in the long run they decided on having only the subtle wash of light that naturally occurs from the underwater pool light which is positioned directly across from the spa. Please let me know how your project turns out. I would be interested in the lighting option you decide on.
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November 2, 2012
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Thank you for your inquiry. I love designing with natural stone and finding ways to pull aspects of nature into hardscape features when possible. I also look for ways to turn a pool/spa into a water feature so that investment my clients make can be enjoyed year round whether someone is in the poo/spa or not.

The waterfall effect above was achieved by stepping and staggering the different levels of natural stone from the spa's water line elevation down to the stone edge above the pool's tile line. The pump that controls the spa activates and raises the water to overflow from the spa, down the rock levels, and into the pool thus giving a natural waterfall effect. The pool/spa's plumbing system recyles the water for this consistent and constant effect as long as the pump is activated. A varible speed pump separately designated just for this waterfall feature allows for different white water and sound effects and also allows for the the heating of the spa to be by-passed when only the waterfall effect is desired.

I hope that answers your question and that you can incorporate something similiar into your project's design. Have fun in the garden! K.
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September 18, 2012
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Thank you for your interest in this project! This type of project from beginning to end runs in the $125,000.00 Plus range. Depending on the size of your space, the type of materials you choose, and the extent of custom features incorporated into the design you could expect a low end of the range to still be around $100,000.00 as the pool and spa easily take up over half of that number.

The best way not to worry about the decisions at hand is to work with a qualified designer that can guide you through the entire process. It will be the best investment you can make. Good luck on your project.
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Thanks so much for responding so quickly. We are hoping to start a pool project fairly soon. So many beautiful ideas to think about. Thank You again!
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