• photos by Richard Suter

    Credit: PHOTO BY RICHARD SUTER

  • photos by Richard Suter

    Credit: PHOTO BY RICHARD SUTER

 

Stonework

Perhaps most striking about the project is its use of native materials. Jay Tucker, owner of Swim World Pools in Gallatin, Tenn., selected vibrant burnt-orange pavers for his decking, and counterbalances it with a natural stone coping around the perimeter of the pool and spa.

The rock was collected from local quarries, he adds. “That coping really offsets it,” Tucker explains. “We further accentuate that with the spa that’s raised with a natural dry stacked stone, and then do the coping there as well, so it really blends nicely.”

Lending additional harmony is the adobe stone-type tile that lines the interior perimeter of the pool and spa, a touch that dresses up the waterline while playing off the project’s rustic color tones. The property is encircled by extruded aluminum fencing supported by brick pillars that match the brick of the house, and native perennials provided by a local nursery add red, white and greenery.