Monday, July 30, 2007

The Pool - Harrah's Atlantic City

The dog days of summer are upon us and we all could use a nice relaxing dip in a cool luxurious swimming pool with a tropical rain forest decor. If this strikes your fancy then take a road trip to Harrah’s casino in Atlantic City. They have just finished renovations to the casino to include a large swimming pool addition. The swimming pool addition is called “The Pool – Harrah’s Atlantic City”. A bit of an understatement for such a grand project. The pool area includes palm trees, waterfalls, a swimming pool, a spa and Jacuzzi, plenty of tropical vegetation, linen gazebos for light dining and privacy and of course some elegant stone paving and coping provided by Stoneyard.com.

They chose a mix of my yellow brown and yellow pink sandstone pavers. The stone was installed in a random 45-degree offset pattern. This means that a square looks like a diamond as you walk through the pool area. This is what helps give the area its rich elegant look.

The coping, caps and accent pieces are fabricated with 2-inch thick red sandstone with rocked edges. This deep color helps contrast the pool and vegetation while complimenting the pinkish hues in the sandstone pavers. I think it is an excellent choice for the project.

I have included a few of the pictures to wet your appetite. If you have the need to see more it’s as easy as a quick trip to Atlantic City to see it in living color. My brother Jerry just got back from Harrah’s where we were exhibiting for a show last week, and he says the “The Pool” is magnificent.

If you don't want to make the trip to Atlantic City, just visit my Design Center where I have posted many more lovely pictures of the project. Enjoy "The Pool" at Harrah's either in person or compliments of Stoneyard.com.

Let me know what you think.

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