This small backyard was transformed into a relaxing retreat that provides lots of southern hospitality. The raised back provides a backdrop to the yard as well as a water feature where the sound of running water can be heard as it flows through Louisiana style 3” copper pipes. The coping also compliments this style of swimming pool. It was selected from a house brickyard mimicking the old Chicago style brick. Accenting the wall and water's edge, turquoise tiles imported from Italy were chosen. Each of these 2” x 2” tiles were hand painted and individually laid. Sapphire Sunstone Select® quartz was selected as the pool's finish to compliment the tile.