Samuel H. Williamson Associates
Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers
shwa traditional-pool


A hot tub and poolhouse anchor the far end of the swimming pool while the main house is on the opposite side. Widely-spaced slabs of bluestone surround the pool and are set into the lawn.

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May 20, 2012
Susan Kearns wrote:
do you have a problem with grass getting in the pool
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Ana Gonzalez
Is that artificial grass?
    Bookmark   July 7, 2013 at 7:02PM
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Rolando Sosa
this is a great look, some maintenance but I am sure that its worth it.
    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 1:58PM
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March 9, 2012
shanbs wrote:
Can you tell me the name and color of the pool finish? Thanks.
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Samuel H. Williamson Associates
No, but the material is "Pebbletec" ("Pebbletek"? "Pebbletech"?, something like that.) Anyway, it's a 3M product installed by some pool companies. The material is stucco with imbedded glass beads for texture and color. Both the glass beads and the stucco can be colored. For this project I think we went with a pretty dark charcoal grey (not blue) in the stucco and, I think green glass beads. We knew that the blue would come from the refraction of the sunlight and reflection of the sky - just like in a pond. My kneejerk preference is for water to be colored the same as natural water bodies near the project ...and my next impulse is to throw a wrench into that expectation. -Sam Williamson
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Thank you very much! I agree on trying to achieve a natural color.
    Bookmark   March 10, 2012 at 10:54AM
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April 21, 2013
akhawkes wrote:
What kind of stone is used on the house? - Can you tell me the type and color of stone on the house?
March 4, 2013
Pool Docs wrote:
What is the coping material - Coping
February 15, 2013
lizmck wrote:

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Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab added this to The Perfect Poolside Landscape
The repetition of rectangular pavers lead your eye along the pool toward the house.

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love the transom windows
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LIke the eyebrow dormer
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eyebrow window
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I want some kind of dormer in main part of roofline....shed, eyebrow, or other.
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Side of pool with the rocks over grass
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eyebrow window
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Clean lines -quadratic. Regenerationpool between 2setsof stairs.
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fence, grass, formality
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December 26, 2014
Arched dormer: want something like this but not as wide on the front of the house.
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LOVE the dormer!
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slasto and grass - to incorporate the front door concept
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eyebrow window
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might be a good look for our back
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pool color
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Pool and hot tub set up
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Step stones
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Spa centered on narrow end by house
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stones in grass
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Window on roof
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stone on the house
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stepping stones
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Jacuzzi in patio?
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stones with grass
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Pebbletech 3 M? stucco w/imbedded glass beads for texture and color . this one darker charcoal grey (not blue) in the sutcco and greenglass beads. for reflection of the sky just like a pond
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Hot tub
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steps leaving pool
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Long roof
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Pool and hot tub idea
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Hot tub
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hot tub and steps on either side into pool
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Stone house, lap pool, pavers
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don't like the style but like how the spa is incorporated into the pool
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tiled spa
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Looks homy.
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Bluestone & grass
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Steps on sides of jacuzzi
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eyebrow window
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Eyebrow window
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hot tub
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Easy access.
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Pool grass and steps
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Pool and hot tub
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Using stone pavers set in grass.
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Pool House
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Flagstone in grass.
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front dormer
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rectangle pool
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narrow coping, pavers in grass
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Pool with grass
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pool of course and cement stones in the grass
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eyebrow dormer....don't usually like arches but really like this one???
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landscape around pools
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Pool color
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No pool deck on sides
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Stone exterior.
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random stones across c]grass - good transition
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Pool design with stepping stones
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Grass and stones
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interesting dormer shape
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grass and steps to garage
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out the side, nice charm
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position of jacuzzi/steps
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Amazing backyard but lots of maintenance.
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sweet pool
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Grass with brick spacing
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Love it. Simple and cozy.
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What do you like about this photo?stone/grass
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pavers for pool
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Pool chairs, grass, stones
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Pool area
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My Back-up Summer Home ;)
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Love this pool house!
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Den exterior? Redo doors and add window pop up?
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Hot tub
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Grass not concrete around pool
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