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SPECIAL DESIGN ELEMENTS
BUILDER | Lido Pools
Richmond Hill, Ont.
www.lidopools.com Tel: 905-764-2700
R Recreating the thrill and excitement of a waterpark resort in a residential backyard
setting was not an everyday request for Lido Pools of AquaTerra Leisure Amenity
Contractors Inc., in Richmond Hill, Ont., but they were up to the challenge.
Island G E TAWAY
A residential backyard that
delivers waterpark-like fun
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The homeowner, in Thornhill, Ont., wanted to have the ultimate aquatic
playground where family and friends could have a great time. To create this
atmosphere, Lido Pools built an award-winning, lagoon-shaped inground vinyl
pool with random-shaped, ragged edge ﬂagstone coping around a 13.7-m (45-ft)
long island comprising natural stone and interlocking pavers.
The 7.6- x 15.2-m (25- x 50-ft) pool is connected to a 1.8-m (6-ft) wide, 26-m
(85-ft) long ‘lazy river,’ which allows bathers to leisurely ﬂoat through the pool
area and back again on a gentle 4 km/h (2.5 mph) current.
The island also includes a raised, grey granite spillover spa ﬁnished in stone,
which sends water cascading down into the pool, and a 4-m (13-ft) tall double
spiral water slide, which propels bathers splashing into the deep end of the
pool. The island also has landscaped areas with trees, shrubs, flowering plants
Accenting the swimming pool and lazy river are a total of ﬁve rock waterfalls
made from natural Armour Stone—three in the main pool area and two on
either side of the river.
Other amenities in the yard include a natural gas ﬁre pit with an adjacent
seating area, multi-level cedar deck, cobblestone patio, and cedar cabana with
kitchenette and washroom.
This project earned Lido Pools a diamond award in the ‘Ultimate Backyard’
category of the Canadian Art of Water competition.
Pools, Spas & Patios
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