The pool coping, planters, and wall caps on this project by Ozark Patterned Concrete Inc., Lowell, Ark., were colored using bone color hardener and sand release, then imprinted with slate skins, and jointed to provide a cut stone appearance. The pool deck field and steps are color-conditioned concrete which was acid-washed to provide a natural stone appearance and as well as slip resistence. The patio area between the house and pool deck was colored concrete that was acid washed to match the pool deck, but formed to give it a random stone look with grass strips in between. The imprinted areas were sealed with an acrylic sealer and the acid washed fields were sealed with a penetrating repellant.
The pool was a combination of a liner and a gunite pool. The transition areas from the gunite to the liner panels, and from the liner panels to the planter wall caps, presented forming challenges at the pool coping.