12090 Shale Ridge Lane Auburn, CA 95602

(530) 823-5164

Lic# 426266

Natural Design Swimming Holes

A custom Swimming Pool Builder Since 1978



Natural Design Swimming Holes

Pool Construction

Natural Design Swimming Holes come to life through the meticulous craftsmanship of structural concrete, expertly hand-sculpted into stunning rock formations right at your location. Take a visual journey through the photos below to witness the construction process.

At Natural Design, all Swimming Pool construction is done with our employees. We do not broker our work to sub-contractors, so you can be assured that the workmen in your yard are employed by Natural Design and have years of experience building our specialized style of pool. We are proud to say that the average length

of employment for our people is 7 years, with several over 20 years. An advantage to in-house construction is that we are in control of, and responsible for the construction schedule and not dependent on other contractors. Control of the schedule leads to a shortened completion time and better quality control.

Natural Design

Our Projects

At Natural Design, we take immense pride in our portfolio of stunning naturalistic rock swimming pools and aquatic sanctuaries. Each project is a testament to our dedication to craftsmanship, innovation, and turning outdoor spaces into captivating works of art.

Swimming pools begin with a design drawing and a free estimate

In-ground swimming pools require a hole that will reflect the shape of the finished pool

Steel rebar is placed in a grid to reinforce the sculpted concrete pool shell

PVC plumbing is installed and pressure tested because it will be embedded in the swimming pool shell during the shotcrete process

Shotcrete is air blown concrete with a very fine fiber that adds tensile strength and also allows the sculpting crew to create the rock look below water that is a trade mark of Natural Design Swimming Holes

The natural Design sculpting crew are all dedicated artists who use concrete as their medium, to create the rock formations

The rock formations in the swimming hole must be sculpted quickly, before the concrete become hard and unworkable

Sculpting the flagstone flatwork and patios also requires the faux rock artist to work quickly and accurately, because there is no second chance with wet concrete

The faux rock below waterline must be waterproofed with a stone texture plaster coat, to insure that the pool will not leak

The pools rock formations are then stained to the color of the desired rock look

The Swimming Hole floor receives a white sand pebble plaster between the rock formations(click on photo for more detail)

Waiting for his new Swimming Hole to fill was just too much for this little guy!

This photo clearly shows the unique under water beauty of Natural Design Swimming Holes.