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We had many choices when it came to that darn pool!

 

  1. Just clean it and fill it with water.
  2. Re-tile it and fill it with water
  3. Renovate it totally.

 

Somewhere in the decision making of ‘What to do with the place’ we decided to create a luxury, intimate resort. My husband, teasing, says we’ll be ‘Fawlty Towers’ meets the ‘Four Seasons Resorts’.  Therefore, when it came to the pool, we opted for option #3.  The pool had to look lovely, be comfortable and have something special for the guests we plan to attract. In renovating;

 

  • We removed all the tile taking it back to the concrete base.
  • We took all measures to be sure there were no leaks.
  • We changed it from chlorine to saline ~ so much softer on the skin and easy on the eyes – same salt consistency as tears.
  • We created;
    • an infinity edge
    • an island where one can stretch out.
    • a seat, somewhat of a meeting place – overlooking the bay, near the infinity edge.
    • a seat at the deep end.
    • stairs into the pool

 

 

“LUXURY MUST BE COMFORTABLE, OTHERWISE IT IS NOT LUXURY” – COCO CHANEL

 

 

Enough words, here are some photos.

  

Before:

 

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Grungy-pool

 

 

During:

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Just when the guys thought they were done, they had to dig a huge hole for the infinity edge cistern!!

 

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And then they could fill it with water!

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 And the first guy in the pool… my father-in-law, I call him Papa, Gilles Bouchard. He even yelled “Haha, I’m in the pool before the owners!” Sassy pants!!

Papa in pool

Now:

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And this is why we did what we did;

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For a very special vacation… www.villaamordelmar.com

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