Deep in the suburbs of Caledonia lies a backyard paradise complete with swimming pond!
A pond, a pool… or both?
This family wanted a sanctuary in their backyard — a place to unwind, but also to play the days away. For these outdoorsy folks, a conventional swimming pool wasn’t really what they were looking for. But they always had wanted a pond.
Enter... the swimming pond!
Taking the plunge!
The homeowners came to us with a local landscaper’s drawings in hand — and we helped with the water part. Swimming ponds are always a blast to design. This one is a “plunge” pond — three feet deep, with friendly koi fish, flagstone steps & floor and a waterfall that you can sit in!
Our favourite part? What we call “sitting spots,” which are basically a natural take on the Baja shelf. These little nooks are shallower spots on the edges of the pond where one can sit in the water while basking in the sun.
Key Design Features
Cooling off has never been so fun.
Today, the swimming pond is the focal point of the backyard, with a firepit built right next to it. Our clients’ two kids can be found swimming and exploring the ecosystem with their dog on hot summer days.