Several things needed to be considered while orienting the waterslide.
- The specifications and construction details such as height and placement for supports. These slides are designed (and guaranteed) to work a certain way if installed to the manufacturers instructions.
- The overall design concept including the future stone slab-steps, boulder outcroppings and plantings. These features must be thought of before and during the waterslide installation. All the elements relate to one another both aesthetically and functionally.
The pool itself was positioned just inside the allowable 10′ set-back from the property line. Now we had the challenge of incorporating the stone slab-steps between the waterslide and the property line.
Following the overall “natural pool” look that we were after, we thought through each item we placed. Scale and proportion, as always, played an important role.
So often in landscape design you have this plan you’re working off, but the real vision doesn’t occur until you’re on the property and dealing with the real personality and dynamics of the site.
Yes, a detailed accurate plan is essential for so many reasons, but you must be “open” and ready for changes that should and must occur. It’s just essential to have that flexibility.
Who makes these decisions on your jobs? Many companies just follow the plan verbatim. Give us your strategies and opinions below in the comments.