Ask the Pros Landscape What popular features give residential pools a luxurious, resort-like feel?
Today’s residential pools offer endless possibilities in terms of design, function, and materials. When a site’s elevation has enough fall to accommodate a vanishing-edge pool, swimmers can enjoy the magical illusion of being connected to a vista beyond. The backside of a pool’s vanishing edge might be a roaring waterfall or a slow, gentle cascade driven by remote control. In combination with well-designed patios, walkways, architectural structures and a plant palette rich in the floral display, natural habitat, and year-round interest, a residential pool and landscape can be as luxurious as a world-class resort.
—Jennifer Connoley, Jennifer Connoley Landscape Design, Easton, Maryland