Cocktail pool and spa
Here is another project we completed in 2015. It was uptown New Orleans and had a small yard that he wanted parking in the rear behind the pool. He had an architect design it so that there would be a raised brick wall/fence with a water feature built in so that the car would be blocked. Also, off the rear of the home he had an attached porch built. We built a level spa on the front of the pool and the pool was on the other side.
The pool had a long bench and the brick wall had a pedestal that we were to put and plumb in an old trough they found in a cow field. He wanted to incorporate it so that it gave the look of being there for a long time. We would have 1 spitter that would spit water into the trough and then the trough would spill to the pool. The pedestal would have the brick continue into the pool water all the way to the pool floor. We had to waterproof the brick and behind the brick to make this happen. We installed a black slate tile on the spa overflow and both vertical walls of the pool and hot tub. The pool deck was a flagstone and we did the same for his pool tile. Lastly, we did a dark charcoal gray plaster color. Take a look at the process photos: