This West Harrison Home’s Pool Is a Rocky Retreat

Courtesy of Coral Sea Pools

Coral Sea Pools transforms a West Harrison backyard into an outdoor sanctuary with a pool design inspired by nature.

A deviation from the customary pool design, this aquatic oasis, with its impressive rock formation, allows for a feeling of being integrated with nature. Anthony Torchia of Coral Sea Pools explains the retreat’s look was inspired by the environment itself: A large rock existed in the middle of the West Harrison backyard. Instead of chopping it out and installing a traditional rectangular pool, the homeowner and Torchia decided to retain it and ingeniously fashion a seasonal sanctuary wholly incorporated into its surroundings.

“The inspiration was to use the natural cropping of the rock to build a pool around it and use the rock as a background for the free-form pool,” Torchia says. “The pool wrapped around the rock, which we created the grotto and waterfall out of.” The area is partly natural outcrop; the rest is handpicked stone.

The 800-square-foot pool, adjacent to the 64-square-foot spa, has a Blue Opal by River Rok finish and Aquabella pool tile. The Cascade stone deck, with bluestone coping, is balanced by the pops of greenery in the landscaping.

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Courtesy of Coral Sea Pools

The sleek lounge chairs and end table already owned by the homeowner lay within the pool itself and provide a relaxing area to lounge while enjoying a scenic view. The homeowners now enjoy the alfresco space during multiple seasons, with the pair of Bobe fire bowls as a welcome addition.

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