Pool with Waterfall and Outdoor Kitchen: Des Peres MO

A Pool & Kitchen For Outdoor Entertaining

Prior clients, a couple in Des Peres, Missouri, an outlying St. Louis suburb, came to our firm with four requests: a new swimming pool, a shaded dining spot with outdoor kitchen and fire pit, a hot tub, and some form of screening so they wouldn’t be able to view their existing tennis court from inside their home and even from parts of the property.

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Highlights & Features

The couple’s site offered a good-sized three acres of mostly open turf to work with for the built additions and some new plant materials.

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A Showcase Pool

A new lap pool was strategically located in the backyard and lowered a bit to allow unobstructed views of the pool and its dramatic waterfall feature from the interior of the home.

All Season Hot Tub

A hot tub was located just steps from the master bedroom for easy access in the colder months.

Custom Stamped Concrete

The hardscape throughout the remainder of the project was defined with stamped, dyed concrete that complements the home’s contemporary style and extended wide enough to entertain 25-30 people standing or seated around the pool.

Pool Volleyball Court

Entry steps were cut out of the middle of the rectangular pool for direct access to the centrally-located deep end for family volleyball games.

Local & Natural Stone

Porous, sandstone was chosen to create the tiered ledges of the waterfall for a natural and textural visual effect. The pool’s edge was crafted from local limestone.

Outdoor Entertaining

Blocks with turf in between connect the pool area to the tennis court.

Highlights & Features

The couple’s site offered a good-sized three acres of mostly open turf to work with for the built additions and some new plant materials.

  • A Showcase Pool

    A new lap pool was strategically located in the backyard and lowered a bit to allow unobstructed views of the pool and its dramatic waterfall feature from the interior of the home.

  • All Season Hot Tub

    A hot tub was located just steps from the master bedroom for easy access in the colder months.

  • Custom Stamped Concrete

    The hardscape throughout the remainder of the project was defined with stamped, dyed concrete that complements the home’s contemporary style and extended wide enough to entertain 25-30 people standing or seated around the pool.

  • Pool Volleyball Court

    Entry steps were cut out of the middle of the rectangular pool for direct access to the centrally-located deep end for family volleyball games.

  • Local & Natural Stone

    Porous, sandstone was chosen to create the tiered ledges of the waterfall for a natural and textural visual effect. The pool’s edge was crafted from local limestone.

  • Outdoor Entertaining

    Blocks with turf in between connect the pool area to the tennis court.

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Other Features

  • A small but mighty outdoor kitchen along the home’s outer wall includes a grill and recessed cooler with a sandstone countertop.
  • A Norway spruce and several ornamental flowering Sargent crabapple trees were planted to conceal an imposing 10-foot mesh fence around the tennis court.
  • Energy-efficient LED lighting provides effective and cohesive lighting along walkways, inside the pool and waterfall and up the columns and roof of the pergola.

Challenges

  • The introduction of extensive hardscape into the three-acre property of mostly open turf required careful design and a good drainage system to ensure water runoff would not cause problems down the road for either the house or the landscaping.
  • A budget imposed on this project required prudent material selection. Stamped, dyed concrete was chosen as a result in lieu of natural stone and cedar for the pergola instead of Brazilian hardwood.

Why Poynter Landscaping?

  • Swimming Pools St. Louis

    “Dear Bob Wilhelm and the Poynter crews,
    When I got home and Peggy showed me how you guys had bent that rock for our bridge with your bare hands, well we just had to send you these for a job well done!”

    LARRY & PEGGY
  • “The first and best decision we made for this pool project was calling Bob, your Landscape Architect. What a breath of fresh air for the project. He saw through all the details and we just love our pool!”

    CHESKA, TOWN & COUNTRY
  • “Thank you for the great job you and your team did on our outdoor lighting. We could not believe how well manicured they left our beds after trenching to install the lighting.”

    JOEL OF CHESTERFIELD
  • “We are very pleased with the fine job you did providing lighting for the front of our home. It is a dramatic change.”

    ROSEMARY & JERRY, TOWN & COUNTRY

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