Spotlight: Patio Pools & Spas, Tucson

photo of Patio Pools & Spas pool in TucsonPhotos courtesy Patio Pools & Spas (Southern Arizona)

photo of Patio Pools & Spas pool in Tucson

Building Around The Cacti

Patio Pools & Spas constructs pools in a vivid but sensitive ecosystem, which evokes a different approach to structural design and the landscape artist’s color palette. This pool, which sports a 35-foot freeform negative edge falling away into the Arizona desert and the city lights beyond at night, is a prime example.

“The giant existing saguaro cacti (a protected species) dictated much of the design and location of this pool/spa combination,” says pool designer Michael Cojanis. “The existing slope was controlled with seat wall planters to give a larger, level deck area at the pool elevation, but allowed the saguaro cacti to remain in place.”

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