Betz 3-D Design Videos

The following series of one-minute “walk around” videos were created by Betz Pool’s in-house landscape architect and are offered as idea starters to help you identify features that could add pizzazz to your backyard.


Geometric Designs

Betz Pools: Design Concept 13

  • Concrete pool 14 ft. x 30 ft. with adjoining 38 sq. ft. spillover spa
  • Flagstone coping with architectural stamped concrete deck
  • Raised ledgerock wall across deep end features sheer descent waterfall and hides pool equipment from view
  • Dense shrubs behind wall help to merge yard with adjoining ravine
  • Stepping stones in grass integrate pool with lawn area
  • Ipe hardwood deck at pool level defines tanning area
  • Raised Ipe deck has surrounding tempered glass panels to comply with municipal 4-sided fence requirement
  • Large shade umbrella shelters outdoor dining area
  • BBQ station and outdoor living room are the final touches 

Betz Pools: Design Concept 15 – Small Backyard

  • Concrete pool 15 ft. x 30 ft. with adjoining 35 sq. ft. spillover spa
  • Natural stone coping with square cut flagstone patio
  • Deep end has raised platform for diving over sheer descent waterfall and the corner has visual negative edge
  • Tempered glass panels and gate comply with municipal 4-sided fence requirement
  • Raised stone wall beside basement walkout hides pool equipment from view
  • Spacious deck has areas for tanning and lounging beside pool
  • Outside the glass fence is a large outdoor dining area with built in BBQ station, fire table and grass play area 

Betz Pools: Design Concept 27

  • Custom concrete pool 14 ft. x 42 ft. features visual negative edge that disappears into surrounding forest beyond
  • An adjoining 4 ft. 2 in. x 10 ft. 10 in. spa has spillover wall that recirculates water into pool when the spa is not in use
  • Square cut flagstone patio with stone coping accommodates an outdoor dining area and custom ledgerock BBQ station with granite countertop and bar stools
  • The elevated and covered portion of the deck shelters an outdoor living room a Napoleon linear patio flame as its focal point
  • The custom cabana has kitchenette, change room and washroom 

Betz Pools: Design Concept 29

  • Concrete pool 14 ft. x 38 ft. is highlighted by a large pergola feature with raised ledgerock wall that supports a large sheer descent waterfall with underwater bench below
  • The pool deck in acid washed concrete with the look of limestone has unique synthetic grass inserts for easy maintenance
  • The deck easily accommodates areas for outdoor dining and tanning
  • On either side are patio areas in complementary architectural stamped concrete
  • The pool’s shallow end features full-width walk-in steps and adjoining Ipe hardwood deck with loggia to shelter the outdoor living room
  • The patio on the opposite end accommodates a custom ledgerock BBQ with granite countertop and features a large basketball court with soft rubber play surface
  • Dense perimeter plantings integrate the yard with the adjoining green space which is accessed via the small pergola 

Betz Pools: Design Concept 32

  • Vinyl pool 16 ft. x 32 ft. with custom vinyl clad steel steps filled with concrete
  • Raised ledgerock wall in deep end makes a perfect diving platform while custom pillars with planters and soft lighting highlight the stairs
  • Stone coping defines the pool perimeter and outlines the steps and three spacious patios areas of architectural stamped concrete
  • A square acrylic hot tub is set into a knee wall clad with ledgerock
  • The custom cabana features a covered for sitting area, juice bar, bathroom, storage room and pool equipment room
  • A blank wall of the cabana doubles as a large multimedia viewing screen
  • Two steps down for the cabana is a custom fire pit with random stamped concrete slabs that look like stone
  • Large shrubs and richly planted garden beds help to soften the hardscapes 

Betz Pools: Design Concept 33

  • Concrete pool 18 ft. x 38 ft. with custom corner steps and raised diving platform across deep end which is highlighted by a sheer descent waterfall
  • Contrasting stone coping defines the pool, stairs and patio areas of architectural stamped concrete
  • The custom 6 ft. 6 in. square concrete spa sits flush with pool deck and has a raised sitting wall closest to the house
  • The spa is fully winterized for year round use
  • Custom pergola provides shade for one of the two chaise lounge areas
  • The luxury cabana features an outdoor living room with fireplace, built in BBQ station with granite countertop and serving island with stools, bar fridge, cupboards, bathroom and pool equipment room

Betz Pools: Design Concept 34 – Small Backyard

  • Vinyl pool 12 ft. x 20 ft. with vinyl covered custom steel steps filled with concrete and a raised feature wall with sheer descent waterfall
  • Natural stone coping provide a contrast with the two-level deck of architectural stamped concrete
  • The upper level has a custom ledgerock BBQ station with granite countertop plus outdoor dining and sitting areas
  • The lower level has an exposed elevated pool wall for seating and features a custom wood pergola with ShadeFX canopy over a lounge area
  • Dense plantings soften the hardscapes and lend privacy while the pool equipment is hidden from view by a landscaping screen 

Betz Pools: Design Concept 35

  • Concrete pool 30 ft. x 50 ft. designed for family sports with volleyball nets, basketball nets, etc.
  • Raised ledgerock pool wall provides extra seating with natural stone coping and square cut flagstone patio areas
  • Luxury cabana clad with natural stone features outdoor living room with fireplace, full kitchen with granite countertops, centre serving island/bar with stools, washroom and pool equipment room
  • A custom pergola shades the 50 sq. ft. spa with adjoining sunken fire pit
  • Steep sloping yard necessitated multiple levels with tiered walls and raised planting beds to adjust to grade
  • Custom wood deck at house with natural stone steps and square cut flagstone landings

Betz Pools: Design Concept 39

  • Modification to Concept 35 (video above) with same features, except pool has double walk-in steps and tanning shelf

Betz Pools: Design Concept 40

  • Vinyl pool 15 ft. x 30 ft. has corner steps and underwater bench with natural stone coping and an architectural stamped concrete patio
  • The elevated custom wood deck has an unencumbered view of the pool thanks to tempered glass railings
  • The poolside patio features a built in ledgerock BBQ station with granite countertop, outdoor dining and lounge areas
  • A custom wood pergola shades the sunken lounge area with the exposed pool wall pool offering extra seating
  • The pool equipment is placed in the back corner out of view behind a landscaping screen
  • A stepping stone path leads to the sunken acrylic spa
  • Richly planted garden beds and shrubs provide visual interest and lend additional privacy to the perimeter fence

Betz Pools: Design Concept 42

  • Concrete pool 18 ft. x 36 ft. has perfect symmetry with shallow end entry steps and deep end swim out benches on either side
  • The sloping yard required multiple levels with an elevated ledgerock wall in the deep end serving as a diving platform over the sheer water descent waterfall
  • Natural stone coping highlights the perimeter of the pool and the steps between levels
  • The large flagstone patios provide ample space for outdoor dining and lounge areas
  • A custom ledgerock BBQ station with granite countertop is located on one side while an acrylic spa occupies the other
  • The symmetry continues with mirror image Ipe hardwood decks with tempered glass railings leading from the back corners of the house
  • The grassed area at back of property accommodates a putting green in summer and a skating rink in winter
  • A small cabana houses a washroom and pool equipment room

Freeform Designs 

Betz Pools: Design Concept 20 – Small Backyard

  • Vinyl pool 12 ft. x 26 ft. custom random shape with adjoining elevated acrylic spa

  • Pool features acrylic step insert, natural stone coping, elevated ledgerock wall and custom rock feature/waterfall
  • Architectural stamped concrete deck on two levels
  • Upper level has outdoor dining area and built in BBQ station with granite countertop
  • Dense perimeter plantings soften the hardscapes and lend privacy

Betz Pools: Design Concept 24

  • Concrete pool 18 ft. by 43 ft. (775 sq. ft.) with contrasting natural stone coping and dark marbelite interior
  • The pool’s entry steps lead to a 35 sq. ft. tanning shelf with a second set leading into the 5 ft. uniform depth pool
  • An underwater bench is strategically placed across the pool in a semi-circular notch
  • The steeply sloping yard has multiple levels with stone slab steps to connect the three different patio areas of architectural stamped concrete
  • The top level accommodates outdoor dining while the middle level features a custom elevated circular fire pit
  • A series of colourful planting beds and pocket gardens highlight the deck with the focal point being a custom-built rockery waterfall

Betz Pools: Design Concept 25 – Small Backyard

  • Custom Vinyl pool 13 ft. shallow end, 20 ft. 5 in. deep end, 24 ft. 6 in. swim length (395 sq.ft.)
  • Exposed raised pool wall with stone coping doubles as seating
  • Elevated ledgerock wall features three sheer descent waterfalls
  • Concrete paving stone patio accommodates BBQ, outdoor dining and seating areas
  • Colourful garden beds and lush plantings around the pool add privacy to the wood perimeter fence
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