The homeowner initially wanted a small pool with an area to entertain. After going through the landscape design process, he decided to increase the pool and patio size.  A combination of stone and travertine were used in construction of the new pool.  Artificial turf was included to keep the area around the pool cooler during the hot months.  It also created a large, pleasing green space in the back yard.  A hot tub was integrated into the design to allow use of the pool area year-round.