Homebuilder Bruce Case of Case Architects and Remodelers purchased his 1960s house in North Arlington five years ago. In the sloped backyard, there were once two levels of stone patio connected by steps.
“We had toyed with the idea of a little escape in the backyard,” Case says. “The land wasn’t ideal for a full-sized pool; plus the cost and upkeep felt overwhelming,” he recalls. He ultimately landed upon the idea of putting in an Endless Pool.
At 17 feet long and 8 feet wide, the Endless Pool features both a current, which allows you to swim in one spot, and a hot tub.
“It was perfect for us: much smaller than a full-sized pool, more cost-effective, easy to maintain as it has a cover and a place to exercise,” says Case, who installed the pool in the lower patio out back.
“For decking, we did Azek PVC decking, with a section that can be removed to access the Endless Pool’s engine for maintenance,” says Case, who finished the hardscape portion with a cable railing selected for its 1960s look to complement the house.
“The Endless Pool is great for exercise, and I use it a few times a week. We can heat or cool it as needed,” Case says. “It’s become our private oasis.”
His wife has since put out a row of potted bamboo plants on one side for privacy, as well as Adirondack chairs for lounging.
“We’re definitely seeing an increase in demand for outdoor spaces, as it’s become harder for people to get together indoors with COVID-19,” Case says. “Homeowners are looking for options.”