American Pools & Fountains is recognized for creating the finest inoutdoor construction. We are proud to introduce a few of our latest works of art performed throughout the season on this page.
Moreland Hills, Ohio
Designer William H Foster met with the client as is typical to interview them and identify what was most important to their families outdoor environment. The interior of the home and furnishings has a Tuscan influence which we would carry into theentertaining areas. We designed the pool with soft curves to capture the natural elevations of the existing property.
The pool area would be nestled below a 55 ft waterfall as the heated 90 degree water flows rapidly into the pool. The pool is approximately 1200 sq ft with swimout bench projections, a 400 sq ft tanning ledge with 8” of water at the surface allowing foaming bubbling water to project 16” of the surface of the pool water.
William Foster created a night scene for all to enjoy with roman fountains projecting from the custom sandstone pool coping and lit by the reflection of the State of the Art Led lighting technology used in this pool illuminates the Cobalt Blue pool water. The pool is highlight by a 36” flame that penetrates the waters surface that mesmerizes most guests. Our clients wanted a natural waterslide effect that would use certain design elements of the Tuscan theme we initiated. The water slide is tucked in amongst the waterfall and has an 8’ft elevation to Careen down a 32 ft custom fiberglass slide for use by all ages. Exiting the slide you will be rained upon with water from the bottom of the Tuscan column with stucco arched opening. These two features significantly landscaped and illuminated beautifully anchor the background of the Watershape.
The custom covered pool terrace was raised to create the perfect elevation to capture the views of the environment from all angles. The focus of the design was the custom masonry Fireplace with hand carved Sandstone mantel, corbels and granite veneer as one surely would appreciate the olde world craftsmanship and attentionto details. The serving buffets adjacent the fireplace are complete with refrigeration, ice maker, wet bar and custom stone arched wood storage cavities. Look around the 14 ft vaulted ceiling and you will see amazing ceiling details with custom soffit detail hiding the state of the art LED lighting by GE around the entire inside perimeter that sets the mood. Complimented by hand blown glass lighting co Erwin all interior chandeliers as well as artistic crafted glass art above the lighted sandstone mantel.
The perimeter of the Covered Terrace has heavy cedar arbors with unique trim details to match the custom crafted carpentry. Heavy rain falls from beneath the arbor into reflection ponds to create the tranquil sound of falling water. Step across the water stepping stones suspended at the waters surface to the changing room to suit up for a swim. The covered cabana boasts a bath/shower room that rivals most 5 star spas complete with custom steam shower with 8 body sprays and falling rain shower. The flooring surfaces were researched to find the right tones of color in the marbleized Travertine. We found carmel and mocha colorings to create a dramatic flooring throughout. The perimeter natural stone garden walls, exquisite outdoor kitchen and bar, amazing copper evening flames and night lighting make everyday special for our clients and there family and friends.
The custom project located in NE Ohio includes many of the unique features that make us unparalleled in the industry. The design creates a functional & entertaining atmosphere while complimenting the characteristic of the home.
The pool is designed for optimum entertainment inclusive of a sun deck with fountain bubblers & swimout benches. The pool & spa are complimented with a custom color plaster surface & sandstone border detail featuring glass mosaic tile & masonry accents.
The raised spa offers tranquil relaxation with strategic jet locations & custom seating & lounger positions. A soothing water scene is produced by the custom made shear rain fountain which wraps the perimeter of the spa to create an amazing sheet of water cascading to the pool below.
The setting is enhanced by a Rumford fireplace complimented with hand carving sandstone logos & custom made andirons & log rack.
Enjoy the aroma of fresh baked pizza from the custom old world pizza oven adding a desirable taste to any event.
The hardscape surface includes decorative concrete with custom sandstone logo in-lays. The surface provides a decorative low maintenance stage for all occasions. The night is illuminated with accent lighting to enhance the pool, spa, & masonry structures tocreate multiple scenes.
Pictures only begin to illustrate the evolution of creating a distinctive outdoor setting. We look forward to the opportunity to present additional samples of our work & on-site tours.