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Los Gatos Hillside Swimming Hole

Dynamic views and a very steep hillside are the prominent site features that influenced the design of this naturalistic swimming hole. Our challenge was to transform a severe slope into a useable space. The resulting design includes a swimming pool with waterfalls, diving rocks, a waterslide, and a patio for intimate casual entertaining. The hardscape elements are created with poured concrete sculpted and stained to mimic natural rock, resulting in a natural looking feature that blends well with the existing oak woodland. Our selection of drought-tolerant, oak-compatible planting furthers the feeling of being nestled into a natural hillside.

 
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HLD Group, 555 N. Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos CA 95030 Phone 408-354.9509 Fax 408.354.9040
Overview of swimming hole and waterfall BEFORE  - sloping terraces and not enough usable space During Construction - pouring and sculpting the concrete AFTER - Spa and swimming hole create a relaxing retreat Views are highlighted from the hillside steps Natural poured and sculpted concrete steps Close up of the water slide View of pocket planter and niche lighting along steps