Our Design Model is purposely a little more relaxed or natural setting as far as the pool surroundings. We do a very well equipped and finished pool by design. We are actually accustomed to doing slightly larger and deeper pools than the smaller shallow pools that are the trend in the region if that is what you end up desiring. We offer you Interior Finish Options that we consider the Best of the Industry. We are offering a theme that will include along with your pool, a more natural like setting of plants and trees or palms, possibly a rock waterfall rather than large hardscape items such as ramadas and other masonry structures but our goal will be to build for you whatever you desire.
Our design will usually incorporate a pool of really any shape, and the decking can be Travertine or Belgard Pavers if you want to get away from the standard concrete cool decking for a more uncommon look.
The pool perimeter or edge can have a coping of some type such as Travertine Coping, Paver Coping, Pre Cast Concrete Coping or a 16" Wide Poured In Place Colored Concrete Band. See the Hardscape - Decking Section to see the options.
Other than a 16" wide perimeter band which is great we prefer not to do large areas of concrete pool decking. There can be problems with concrete pool decks even when everything is done correctly. See the Construction Details section and the Hardscape Options page for more info.
So since our theme and what we are offering to build is more natural by design your calculated budget will go much further with this theme as far as getting a completed backyard environment for the budget amount that you have decided to invest in your project. Softscape is always much more affordable than big hardscape and goes in much quicker and is very easily modified, changed or improved upon or updated later.
If you have a ramada or other major accessory as part of your plan it would be my recommendation to you that you find a separate General Contractor to handle that before or after the pool is built. A pool builder will get very tied up doing your pool along with other large structural items. They only have so many crews and a large complex job can go on for most the summer or even longer in many cases. You can go days or weeks or more without seeing a crew in your yard on a regular basis.
Simply Natural Pools is not here to set records on how many pools we build or to do back yard theme parks. I love building pools, it is one of the things I do well and I have other sources of income as well so we will only be doing 2 - 3 pools at any one time. Nothing will get out of control and everything gets done in a very timely manner with very close supervision (by me).