Inspiration for a mid-sized tropical backyard stamped concrete and custom-shaped natural hot tub remodel in San Diego

Faux rock waterfall & retaining wall

Tropical Pool, San Diego

GFRC panels were cast from real rock cliffs in order to cast the faux rock panels. The panels faced a retaining wall, to create a waterfall into a spa... creating a tropical waterfall in a small backyard.
Inspiration for a mid-sized tropical backyard stamped concrete and custom-shaped natural hot tub remodel in San Diego - Houzz

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brendaw34 wrote:July 13, 2013
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    Aquatic Technology Pool and Spa
    7 years ago
    These are custom casted GFRC panels, only available by full truckloads. The profiles extend from the underlying surface 12-24 inches. Unless you have a WIDE hallway, they would cause it to become too narrow. Because of their weight, they require a substantial surface upon which to bolt the panels. They are not really suitable for wood framed structures. If your structure is steel framed or concrete (cast or cmu), then these could be used. There is definitely a learning curve and a substantial investment in equipment required to be successful & realistic.
    Check with the staff at Rock and Water Creations ( http://www.rock-n-water.com/). Tell them that I sent you.
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Tracie Giargiari added this to LandscapingOctober 24, 2020

Another retaining wall/water combo. Is faux rock cheaper to work with?