The time to enjoy outdoor spaces is short in Ontario, which meant two things for these Mississauga homeowners. First, time-consuming maintenance was unappealing — especially because of their young children. And second, they wanted a space that they could enjoy throughout the year.
Because of this, firepits and a four-season spa were a must for outdoor relaxation on the chillier nights. And to keep the maintenance simple, full backyard automation was crucial.
The narrow shape of the property posed challenges. A pie-shaped lot on a cul-de-sac, the width shrinks as the property gets further from the house. With an overwhelming array of pool styles available, they chose an irregular shape custom-designed by Pool Doctors to fit the property.
Achieving order and symmetry isn’t easy when working with an irregularly shaped yard. But in this case, the landscape delivers a modern zen-like aesthetic that’s easy to look after.
The clients now have complete control over pool and spa functionality from an app on their phone or computer. They can monitor and adjust water temperatures, activate the infinity-edge spa and control landscape lighting from a simple, user-friendly interface — even when they’re not at home.
We built the four-season spa close to the house, so the family can use it even when the snow falls. We padded the steps into the pool and the hot tub bench seating for maximum comfort, and textured step treads create a non-slip surface.
One of the elements that gives this backyard its resort feel is the vinyl pool’s infinity edge. Five sheer-descent waterfalls deliver wide, clear arcs of water that extend from a modern, natural-stone-capped water feature that runs the length of the pool. Colour-changing LED bubblers produce water plumes that extend 18 inches above the water surface. A large rain shower is positioned high over the spa for a sparkling, moving water accent by day and a dramatic changing LED light show at night.
The hardscape on the patio is armour stone, and the coping on pool sides is a combination of staggered natural stone and black-and-white granite. Low-maintenance grasses spill onto the walkway, softening hard edges. Shiny black river rock in the lounge area conceals a clever hydroponic irrigation system that allows plants to thrive without the traditional weekly watering. Each plant, including the large Japanese maples, has its own drip-line irrigation.
These homeowners now spend their days decompressing in a backyard oasis that’s low on maintenance and high on pleasure.
"We had an absolutely terrific experience with Pool Doctors. This started from the initial consultation and continued through to completion. The team is courteous, hardworking and respectful. From the dig crew led by Mike, the landscape crew led by Wil and the finishing crew led by Jon, you will find their main goal is that you are serviced above and beyond. They have truly transformed our backyard into what we had envisioned. "
– Pat & Mike, Oakville
"We've used Pool Doctors for our pool opening and closing for a couple of years now. The service they provide is exceptional and they are in a different league compared to other companies we've used. They are so thorough in their work and we'll be sticking to these guys from now on. Thanks Terence, Brandon and team!"
"These guys did an amazing job with our pool & patio we are very happy we went with them!"
– Paul, Milton, ON
"Pool Doctors did an incredible job! They were fast, professional and a joy to work with. If you are looking for a pool company that does what they say they are going to and will give you exactly what you asked for, call the Pool Doctors. Thank you for the great experience!"
– Anthony, Hamilton, ON
"Brandon, Terry, Tony & team are rock stars! Their customer service is nothing short of spectacular. Our pool is gorgeous and the oasis they created is beautiful. We would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for a professional and delightful experience. "
"Having a pool has always been a dream for my family and the Pool Doctors helped make it a reality! Having a smaller yard wasn’t a problem when they helped create a design that included pool, entertainment, and dining space. Work was done in a timely manner and whenever we have questions after construction about maintenance or upkeep they are willing to help! I recommend them for your landscaping and pool design dreams!"
"Pool Doctors listened to us, understood our vision and provided ideas along the way. What we ended up with is a pool, waterfall and slide of our dreams. All of this at a very, very competitive price. As others have mentioned, Pool Doctors’ attention to detail was second to none. Their continued service (opening and closing) is done very well and all employees of Pool Doctors are friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend them."
"Pool Doctors are amazing we love our new pool! They also did a great job with another neighbour on our street! If you want the job done right, give these guys a call. You will not be disappointed."
"Pool Doctors is the best! We live in a neighbourhood with small backyards, Pool Doctors nailed the layout and maximized the space perfectly. Great service and product selection. Their product knowledge was the deciding factor for me. I couldn't be happier with my backyard. Who says you can't have a backyard oasis in small spaces."
"The quality of work by these guys is comparable to none. I've seen many of their backyard transformations and satisfied customers. Beautiful, quality work and very professional, Highly recommended if you are looking for a beautiful backyard and pool."
"Pool Doctors cured our pool issues without making our wallet sick. They build the best and fix the rest and while our pool was built more than 20 years ago they were able to find creative ways to address issues. If you have any questions about your backyard goals, call Brandon and ask how he and his team can help."
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