Howard RobertsMediterranean Pool, New York

New pool and landscape environment, with travertine pool deck, pavilion and gardens.

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tanniemps wrote:Aug 10, 2014
  • Ralph Hurlbutt

    What color are the tiles?

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    It is a medium gray plaster Ralph, just the light twinkling.

Kate Thibodeaux wrote:Aug 19, 2012
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    You are very welcome. We can do a design for you, that's no problem, we have worked for clients all over. A pool also might be a possibility, because it is a very controllable and presis component in what we do. Beyond that, I would suggest creating a team around the rest of your project locally.

    I'm working for a friend in Michigan soon after the summer ends.

    H
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    Bella Aqua Pools and Spas, LLC
    Kate - I love the pool as well and I do work in Louisiana! My family owns a pool company :) Please feel free to contact me 504-390-5092
sagelevi wrote:Apr 29, 2012
  • lafleming
    incredible project! And it's so nice to see how responsive you are to everyone's questions. No questions from me, just a sincere complement to your amazing design capabilities. The colors, scale, layout is superb!
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    Thank you for your kind words.
David Ibañez wrote:May 6, 2015
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    We purchased this travertine directly from a quarry in Turkey. We used to be distributors and this travertine was called "Gold". It was very dense, 14,000 PSI, marbleized and slightly pitted. Make sure to seal the travertine on all sides, some distributors will dip/seal if for you, for an added cost ($.75 SF).

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    Marmiro Stones
    This product is Marmiro Stones. We do have a US headquarter in Carlstadt NJ
swampfox122 wrote:Mar 16, 2014
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    No, but make sure the bond beam of your pool is wide enough below to support the width of the pool coping above. I can't tell you how many times I have see the pool coping crack, because there wasn't enough support below. Meaning in this application, if the ground settled under the stone, it could crack if the bond bean wasn't wide enough.

    A pool shell should typically be 10"-12" thick to protect the interior steel, which is in the center of the shell wall, from moisture and rusting out.

    This entire shell was backfilled with 3/4" clean stone, so the pool deck wouldn't settle. The pool was out of grade when built.
  • swampfox122
    Thank you. I appreciate the info.
Natalia Nikolova wrote:Mar 12, 2013
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    In Morris County New Jersey. Anything else I can help you with, let me know.
  • amadoucolla
    Very beautifull
mccannmatthew03 wrote:Jul 7, 2013
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    Yes, many images ( during and after). I sent you a previous message on Houzz.
mccannmatthew03 wrote:Jul 7, 2013
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    Can I reach you by phone tomorrow to go over specifics with you? My cell is 908-752-9645. Howard
lak1113 wrote:Apr 17, 2013
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    The pool at its furthest points is 20' wide and 40' deep. The deep end is closest to you in this image on the radius. The shallow end and stairs stair by the spa and pool deck and then you have two side entry and exit stairways.

    The image is slightly distorted due to a wide angle lens to capture the entire space.
jmosseri wrote:Apr 9, 2013
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    Unfortunately no, this project was done several years ago and I no longer have record of it, sorry!!
jmosseri wrote:Apr 9, 2013
Tom M. wrote:Jan 27, 2013
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    Inside dimensions are 12' x 12', not including the roof overhang, I believe. I do not have the drawing currently, I'm on vacation! The design was driven by the architectural lines of this home, so I am not sure if it relates completely to your application. Send me an image of what you are trying to create at your home. Thank you.
mkb3245 wrote:Oct 20, 2012
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    It is a plaster finish in a mid range gray tone. Remember, the light of the day, depth of the water and pool chemistry play a role in the color as well. So don't get hug up on the various ranges/tones of the plaster color. Example, the shades of gray, from light to dark, aren't that different in dictating the color (because of the other factors I mentioned above). Go look at pools already built, so you can see and determine the color you desire.
sagelevi wrote:May 1, 2012
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    True Travertine is more expensive typically that bluestone,clay brick or concrete pavers. Make sure you are actually getting true Travertine and not something like Jerusalem Limestone for example (which is a softer stone). Also, you can't use the same thickness outside as you would use and pay for inside. Typically, the material you would use inside in 1/2" or less in thickness, outside that would crack/break if something fell on it, if you used it as a tread for example, a person over 200 pounds may break the edge off. Also, may fracture from freeze thaw.

    The Travertine we used on this project was around 14,000 PSI (pounds per square inch), very dense/heavy stone and 4" thick on a dry base for the pool deck. All the Travertine comes in square pieces and to make it irregular would be a very expensive and time intensive process, along with a great deal of waste and potential of not breaking the way you want.

    It is tolerant to freeze thaw with greater thicknesses, but we have found that when you use this stone in thinner and smaller pieces it can break from crystallization. The stone wicks the salts from base stones and or concrete underneath and the crystals are sometimes denser that the stone itself (and can fracture).

    I'm not a big fan of stamped concrete, looks commercial to me and I am a bit of a purists. I just like natural materials over man made protects, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't consider it. The main reason we went with Travertine here is that it doesn't get hot (we had no shade from the sun).

    I hope this helps!

    Howard

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jatkinson
Josh Atkinson - Atkinson Pools and Spas added this to Pool Design Flows From Home LinesJul 30, 2012

Throw a curve. A large radius end on this pool and circular spa echoes the curved roofline of the house.

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Bryn added this to poolsOct 18, 2018

pavilion w/stone bases (but too big/bold)

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