12090 Shale Ridge Lane Auburn, CA 95602

(530) 823-5164

Lic# 426266

Natural Design Swimming Holes

A custom Swimming Pool Builder Since 1978

Construction / Refurbish

Natural Design Swimming Holes

Pool Construction

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!

Snorkeling in a Swimming Hole is high adventure for kids of all ages.

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

A completed Natural Design Swimming Hole

Natural Design Swimming Holes


As with older automobiles or homes, swimming pools need some maintenance and or repair at some point. Fortunately faux rock swimming pools are relatively easy to refurbish, update or remodel. Natural Design has been building in the Sacramento area for over 4 decades, so we have many older Swimming Holes in need of some TLC. Along with new construction, our team of experienced workers are adept at this craft.

Natural Design, Since 1978

Contact Us

We’re excited to connect with you and help turn your backyard dreams into a reality. Whether you have questions about our services, want to discuss your project ideas, or simply want to reach out, we’re here to assist you every step of the way.


(530) 823-5164


Auburn, California 95602




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