Samuel H. Williamson Associates
Landscape Architects & 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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Susan Kearns wrote:
do you have a problem with grass getting in the pool
   Comment   May 20, 2012
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Ana Gonzalez
Is that artificial grass?
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.
March 18, 2014 at 1:58pm   
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shanbs wrote:
Can you tell me the name and color of the pool finish? Thanks.
   Comment   March 9, 2012
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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
March 9, 2012 at 4:01pm     
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Thank you very much! I agree on trying to achieve a natural color.
March 10, 2012 at 10:54am   
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akhawkes wrote:
What kind of stone is used on the house? - Can you tell me the type and color of stone on the house?
   Comment   April 21, 2013
Pool Docs wrote:
What is the coping material - Coping
   Comment   March 4, 2013
lizmck wrote:
Grass - What kind of grass it that and would it grow in NewEngland?
     Comment   February 15, 2013

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The repetition of rectangular pavers lead your eye along the pool toward the house.

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Stone pathway
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Interesting pool deck
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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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narrow coping, pavers in grass
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Like the elevation change from patio to pool
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Raised platform at end of pool, possibility for exit from yoga studio
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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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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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out the side, nice charm
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position of jacuzzi/steps
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same comment on pool terrace
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sweet pool
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pavers for pool
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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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Want my pool walkway sod like this
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This is kind of like is was thinking...
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spa is the dive platform
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eyebrow dormer window (second choice to transom)
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Jacuzzi height if pool need to be sunk
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Hate!!!!! Grass between the blocks!!!
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upstairs design.
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love this pool
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Swimming Pool
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Favorite. Entry. Perhaps incorporate an infinity style to the hot tub so when one looks out of the house or patio, offers an infinity view into the pool?
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Stairs beyond pool...
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bluestone set into the lawn,
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pool shape, location of hot tub.
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Pool tiles
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Blue stone, with grass in between, for walkway.
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