A sloping backyard too steep for playing football was the perfect place for a custom designed swimming pool. As we worked with Kevin and Kim, it became obvious the pool would be the focal point of the backyard. In a level area created by retaining walls, a gunite pool creates its own white noise with laminar jets. Done in phases, the back patio and pool areas are connected together with a meandering sidewalk and terraced planting. The spaces are large enough to provide family dining and entertainment for years to come.