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A natural desire: For David Martine, this pool was personal — literally. In designing his home pool, the owner of Treescapes/Big Wave Pools wanted to “keep it one with nature and its surroundings.” There’s a golf course just 8 feet from the property line, so he wanted to make his backyard more private. To that end, he nestled the saltwater pool against the woods and sank the 20-by-40-foot, freeform, vinyl-liner pool in the ground. The pool features a 20-foot-long waterfall, which spills out at different spots. The rockwork is native Kansas limestone ledge rock, and it took four semi-trucks of stone to create all the pool’s effects. The deck is stamped concrete with natural stone accents. The plants also are native to the area, watered by drip irrigation.

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Tranquil waters: The lighting makes for a dramatic rendezvous point at day’s end. From LED pool lights to strategically placed landscape uplighting to a firepit in the waterfall’s planter area, there is plenty beckoning stargazers to linger a while. By day, sun lovers can soak up rays on chaise lounges on the ample deck while enjoying the pool’s waterfall and two laminar arcs and a sunken, eight-person portable spa. The pool is fully automated and can be controlled via iPhone.

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