Woodland Waterfall Serenity

Woodland Waterfall Serenity

Woodland Waterfall Serenity

The Project: Design and build a space where family can play, adults can reset, and time can disappear. Accommodate busy work schedules and create a low maintenance place that can be muli-use.

The Escape: The result is our outdoor escape, hidden in Fairport, NY.  For relaxation, this is the swiss army knife of designs, offering features that most people don’t spot from first glance. Hot days can be reset in the pool, cold days can be enjoyed from the spa, cool evening spent by the fire and the sound of waterfalls blocking out the world.  The backdrop of a perfect woodland scene, we had nothing to do with, but we made sure to preserve.

Custom Designed Gunite Pool/Spa Combo

Landscaping: Bricks Landscape

The Details

Pentair Automatic Fill Canister
Pentair TR100 Filter
Pentair MasterTemp 250k BTU heater
Pentair Automatic Fill Canister
Pentair TR100 Filter
Pentair Intellibrite 5G underwater LED color changing lights
Paramount Eco-friendly Ultra UV
Pentair Rainbow 300 Chlorinator
Paramount Cyclean in-floor cleaning system
Pebble Pearl Matrix finish
Pentair Easy touch dual body panel with iphone/android control

Design Features


The addition of waterfall isn’t just aesthetically pleasing. In the world of suburban neighbors and busy lives surrounding the house, the waterfall can buffer can create an ambient sound that allows you to help push the outside world out.

Two waterfalls mark the far side of the pool with integrated lighting. Under the water there are built in ledges to sit and let the water relieve some tired shoulders after a long day.  We utilized an overflow of the spa into the pool to create another waterfall next to the baja lounge.  

Baja Shelf / Swimout

Not quite in the water, not quite out of the water, the baja shelf is the perfect spot to watch a day disappear and work on a tan.  A few inches of water allows you to sit cool, while soaking the sun. Get a pair of Ledge Lounger chairs and your tropical escape just came home.  It’s also an easy way to transition into the water.

Pool Spa Combo

Add the comfortable, therapeutic effect of a spa to your pool area and life will never be the same. Whether you use it to relax daily, buffer the cooler swim seasons, or escape there in the middle of winter, this is a lifestyle changer. Adding a spa in upstate New York makes your home feel like a luxury resort. 


Adding a fire feature next to the pool is an perfect upgrade to any poolscape.  The fire can help detract insects, and gives you a place to gather after swimming on a cool night.  We recommend having s’mores on hand at all times.

In Water Lighting

LED lighting has really changed the scope of what we can do to make a pool transform at night. Everything from controlling colors remotely to smaller, low maintenance lights are making it really fun to design the right lighting layout. For this pool, we added lights near the features and the entry points, giving us clean accents and safe transitions at night.

Pool Equipment Features

Automatic Fill Canister

Utilizing an automatic fill canister, you never have to refill your own pool water again. The system is buried parallel to the pool surface and incorporates a float system that matched the level of your pool. When your water drops low, the connected water line is opened from a valve and water enters the pool.  It is a mechanical system with no electronics without incurring costs to maintain a perfect water level.

In-Floor Cleaning

The problem with pools is that sediment and debris can settle in areas and collect around the floor of the pool. An in-floor cleaning system changes that entire concept. By spacing out retractable water jets around the floor and stairs of the pool, water can be diverted to flow in different directions, preventing any dirt from settling. You can adjust the schedule of when it runs, and change the patterns of flow to truly optimize your pool cleaning, without any effort.

Ultraviolet Water Sanitizer

While your pool filter works to keep your water visibly clear, an ultraviolet water sanitizer takes care of all the things you can’t see. As water circulates through the sanitizer chamber the UV light immediately inactivates 99.9% of micro-organisms and algae which are resistant to chlorine.

Pool Heater

A pool heater can dramatically increase and extend your swimming season. For an outdoor pool it means extra months of fun, for an indoor pool it means perfect water year round. With a titanium immersed heating element, these heaters have reached an incredible 96% thermal efficiency.

Where we Started

It wouldn’t be the same without the “Before” picture. Sometimes it helps to see where we started to see how far we have come.