Waterside Paradise: Backyard Retreat With Bar and Color-Changing Waterfall

This backyard pool features a built-in bar, glass-enclosed fire features, and a stone bridge leading to a spa. The pool area also includes a waterfall that changes colors through LED lighting.

Photo By: Distinguished Pools

Photo By: Distinguished Pools

Photo By: Distinguished Pools

Photo By: Distinguished Pools

Photo By: Distinguished Pools

Photo By: Distinguished Pools

Photo By: Distinguished Pools

Photo By: Distinguished Pools

Photo By: Distinguished Pools

Photo By: Distinguished Pools

Photo By: Distinguished Pools

Photo By: Distinguished Pools

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Stunning Retreat in Solana Beach, Calif.

A waterfall, wrap-around pool and several fire features make this outdoor space near Solana Beach, Calif., a true showstopper. Ocean breezes and palm trees all around bring the coast right to the owners' backyard.

Swimming Pool Spans Entire Backyard

Thanks to its curved design, this swimming pool appears to flow from one corner of the backyard to the other. Palm trees on all sides provide some shade during the day, as well as complement the SoCal setting.

Stone Bridge Leads to Spa

A stone bridge gives the owners direct access to the spa area. Because this feature sits in the center of the pool, it almost appears to be floating on water. Talk about a cool visual.

Detailed Look at Rock Waterfall

Up close, the waterfall is even more impressive, with two fire features and LEDs that change colors. Plants behind the cliff-like structure make the space look totally natural.

Waterfall, Fire Create Beautiful Backdrop

Once the sun goes down, the owners can switch on the fire features and relax against such a stunning backdrop. While they unwind in the spa, they can also enjoy the sound of the waterfall.

Setting Complete With Ambient Sounds

Stair-stepping rock slabs create a cascading effect as water flows into the pool below. The process is visually pleasing, but also produces soothing ambient noise.

Spa, Swimming Pool Share Similar Details

Thanks to its stone siding and curved design, the spa complements the swimming pool in style and shape. In turn, the two water features feel nicely tied together.

Outdoor Kitchen Overlooks Pool Area

A low stone wall defines the outdoor kitchen and provides sweeping views of the pool area. With a stainless grill, sink and plenty of counter space at hand, the owners can serve up dinner and drinks while their friends hang out by the water.

Cohesive and Contemporary Details

For a truly cohesive design, the landscape architects added another fire feature to the edge of the waterfall. Now, as the owners look out across their outdoor space, they'll enjoy a warm glow that spans from the outdoor kitchen to the pool.

Sleek, Glass-Enclosed Fire Features

Fire features enclosed in glass make a sleek addition to the outdoor kitchen. As the sun goes down, these accents both brighten the space and offer a degree of warmth.

Palm Trees Offer Privacy

After a long day at work, this spa becomes the perfect place to unwind for the evening. A wall of palm trees and a large rock waterfall provide some privacy, too.

Waterfall Changes Colors

LEDs line the edge of the pool and change the water from its usual blue to bright green, red and even purple. After an evening swim, the owners will definitely enjoy sitting back and watching the display.

Pool Comes With Custom Bar

A closer look at the side of the pool reveals a raised platform with five stools. When the owners are hosting a big gathering, this spot easily becomes a built-in bar right in the water.

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