If You Can Dream It, They Can Build It!
Paul and Brian, the Pool Kings, create a mountaintop luxury lagoon for the Leasure family. The Leasure family has a beautiful log cabin on 40 acres of property with a spectacular view of Folsom lake and the valley.
The Prefect Spot for a Pool
While Paul and Brian are headed to the Leasure family’s home, they talk about the design they have come up with for a mountaintop luxury lagoon. Brian expresses how the Leasure family’s backyard is the perfect place to build a swimming pool. Paul adds into the conversation by noting a real feature in their swimming pool design, which is a 40 ft long infinity edge. This is the longest infinity edge that Premier Pools & Spas has ever built.
Paul tells the Leasure family that this mountaintop luxury lagoon design is made to capitalize on the view they have in their backyard. This swimming pool will be about 1700 sq ft, which is four times the size of a normal pool. At the back of the swimming pool there will be an infinity edge. In one corner of the swimming pool there will be a raised spa. The raised spa is a personal sanctuary for the parents. For the kids, Paul and Brian designed a giant grotto waterfall that will be 8ft tall. The swimming pool will also be 8 ft deep, which will allow for surrounding jumping points around the grotto. The Pool Kings wanted to think of a special way to look over the view of Folsom lake. They came up with a bridge leading to their own personal island.
Difference in Opinion
Paul and Brian drift apart with some of the mountaintop luxury lagoon design options when designing swimming pools for families. In this particular situation, Paul wants to put a trellis and additional seating area on the island. However, Brian proposes to the Leasure family that they add a sunken fire pit in the middle of their island. The only difference with the sunken fire pit, is that upon completion, the Leasure family would be level with the water when they sit there. “Just because you say it louder doesn’t make it cooler.” Paul says to Brian. The Leasure family decides on the sunken fire pit.
Day 1; Excavation/ Dig Day
Grass is rolled up, and the excavation process starts. The digging process runs smoothly, which means re-barb and form boards go up. Halfway through the digging process, Brian and Zack, the Project Manager at Premier Pools & Spas of Sacramento, notice that the dirt is mostly fill dirt. Fill dirt is used to compact holes or raise elevation of a property. This type of dirt doesn’t provide support, so the Pool Kings add more steal to the outline of the island. This will ensure that the Island doesn’t move anywhere.
The next thing that the Pool Kings work on is breaking up the exisitng concrete slab that Leasures have in their backyard. “We want to break up this concrete slab, so that when we put down the new concrete decking everything is level.” Paul says. Going into week 3 of the pool building process, and the gunite goes into the pool. However, Brian gets an unexpected call informing him that one of the main pipes broke. Once Brian arrives at the scene, the crew quickly identifies a crack in one of the pipes. Gunite is put on hold until the pipe is replaced. Next thing you know gunite is finishing and the crew is putting 800 porcelain tiles on infinity edge wall. Paul and Brian put flagstone rocks up on the inside of the Leasures new grotto. Plaster goes in the swimming pool, and then it fills with water to cure.
Now for the Reveal
Paul and Brian reveal the mountaintop luxury lagoon to the Leasure family. “omg, are you kidding me?” Salena says. “This is unbelievable.” Roger says. Paul reminds them that they have the longest infinity edge the Premier has ever built in their swimming pool, and that the Pool Kings decided to stick with a mostly natural theme through their backyard oasis.