PROJECT REPORT Backyard Oasis: Pool Project in Fallbrook


The Mission

What is a spool… Well, as you can probably guess by the name, it’s a cross between a big spa and a small pool. Usually we install this kind of thing into a yard where space is limited, this time however that wasn’t the case. The homeowner wanted to create a full yard entertainment area for their family and friends, a space that wasn’t dominated by a giant pool. All we had to do was take that vision and turn it into reality… Easy huh? Maybe..not so easy.

The Details

The homeowner requested we choose the materials from a grey/charcoal color pallet. I’m going to be honest, I wasn’t sure at first, but as the project started coming together I knew we’d made a good choice.

The Challenge (because there always is one)

Although the yard wasn’t super tiny, it was still fairly small, and the access was extremely limited for our bobcats and backhoes. The other issue we run into when working in such a compact space is what to do with the pool equipment… In most cases it has to be in the back yard somewhere, and let’s face it, nobody finds a pool pump, heater, and filter aesthetically pleasing. How do we combat this? By sneakily hiding it somehow of course, whether that be inside a planter or as it was in this case behind an equipment wall, that doubled as the water feature wall into the spool. The other “must have” item our client requested, was a giant fire pit. We ended up having to get the internal gas rail custom made, but I think you’ll all agree the finished product was worth the effort.
before & after
a backyard's solid ground preparing the soil for pool construction the finished outcome of pool construction by California Custom Pools with a firepit, lightings, and large jar decoration