The owner of this home approached Kane Brothers with an inspiring challenge: create a chemical free swimming environment for him and his family that would also allow him to swim with his Japanese Koi collection.
Maintaining the sanitary pristine water quality of a swimming pool, while adding the demands of a koi population, required a custom koi pond design that required an extensive filtration system. Largely utilizing biological methods to reinforce the designed ecosystem, this natural swimming pool offers aesthetics and utility beyond a standard pool without any chemicals, harmful additives, or irritants.
The project was completed in two phases – the first including the Koi pond and two cascading waterfalls, and the second to incorporate a large meandering stream throughout the landscape. Over 100 tons of boulders were used throughout the feature. The 90-foot stream originates just off the master bedroom terrace, such that the sound of flowing water can soothe the homeowners to sleep.
“Seeing a Kane Brothers pond is like looking at a painting and knowing it was a certain artist’s work. They are honest, reasonably priced, better than on time, and a real pleasure to work with. Having such great designs ideas, I let them go with what they thought would make me happy and couldn’t be more pleased with the results. They see their aquatic creations as works of art and labors of love, and that’s just what I’m looking for in something that’s going to be a part of my life.”
- Dr. Joe Shanahan