Monday, August 1, 2011
A Bigger Challenge - The Front Yard
Many customers look out into their backyard and see a vision of what they dream to have, and although that thought might have crossed Michael Rigg’s mind, he choose to take on a bigger challenge, the front yard!
This Viking Poseidon found its home in Spring Branch, Texas, located just yards from the front door of Rigg’s home. Additional to the Viking Pool, is a Viking Placid Spa that spills over into the Poseidon, which was built with a vanishing edge, which spills over into yet another pool! Two fun sized slides can be found on either side of the Poseidon pool, which land the kiddos, ages 6 to 11, into the spill over pool!
“I had been shopping for a pool, and was really looking for an above ground pool,” explains Michael, “My wife soon put a stop to that, when she found pictures of an in-ground pool with a vanishing edge.” So Michael’s search continued and he found himself on the phone with Gary’s Pool and Patio, a Viking Dealer.
“From the first conversation, I felt at ease and very comfortable with them,” says Michael, “They have been there every step of the process, and have just been phenomenal to work with!” Gary’s Pool and Patio had never done a project like this and surly learned much in this first time process.
Currently the front yard houses two pools, two slides, one spa, and a fire pit. Michael explained that the best is yet to come, with plans to build a pavilion to surround the Poseidon, and a possible deck or pool house to the right. Compliments to the pool include custom rock work, Oklahoma Blend from Stone and Soil Depot Inc, and LED lighting from a local San Antonio business, Del Lighting Inc.
“A big selling point of the Viking Poseidon was the safety features,” explains Michael, “with the kids swimming in a seven foot pool, they were a bit shy of it. But we found that with the pools built in seat and toe ledges, it was easy for the kids to latch on if they needed to.”
Michael’s front yard is far from finished, hoping to complete with the next couple years, but the excitement grows with each change made throughout the process. “After adding the LED lighting, we are excited to see how the water will reflect with it,” Michael explained. Yet, as you can tell from the pictures, this front yard is something to talk about!