Pools

Pool Build: Part 2

Photo journal of pool build. 

Planing and review on site  meeting. 

Finishing hardscape features and landscape design/restoration.  

A Years’ Review

In 2015 Arroyo Seco Construction had the pleasure of working with amazing clients and on exciting projects that kept us immersed in the work we are passionate about.

Construction, Renovations, Remodels, Landscaping, Hardscaping, Metal Work and Masonry rounded out a year of rewarding projects. 

Renovations/Remodel

Store front and interior renovation with construction of new balcony and wheelchair access ramp. Home remodel with full interior and exterior gutting and refurbishing.  

Hardscape/landscape

New Pools, Fountains and fitness areas were developed along with brand new landscapes and garden features. Landscapes were designed recognition of our climate conditions reaching our low water goals, while achieving the sensation of lush and texturally interesting plantings. 

Metal Work / Masonry

Our master masons and metal workers produced magnificent works of art, fulfilling both their needed form and function while creating exquisite focal pieces. 

We at Arroyo Seco Construction wish everyone an exceptional holiday and fantastic new year!

Cement: Color, Texturization and Pattern Making Through Stains

We recently had the opportunity to re-make a patio and entertaining area featuring steps and fire pit. This patio connected the main house to the pool house both of which had different color and texture process done to the walkways. In order to best match these two areas’ walkways we applied a pattern to the newly poured patio and implemented a staining technique to seamlessly bring the areas together.


Staining concrete can be a more economical way to achieve the look and design of your, patio, walkways, floors and driveways. Stains can be applied with stencils for complex designs or mimic tile patterns. Depending on the type of stain, you can achieve a solid color or a mixture of subtle more organic hues. Because the Stains penetrate into the concrete and sealers are placed on top they are long lasting, durable and won’t fade overtime.

Stepping Down: Pool Stairs and Masonry

Arroyo Seco Construction handles pool design and construction with care and pride; building brilliant backyard gems.

 Kidney shaped pool with wood deck, pool stone coping, stairs and bench; blending natural colors of wood and stone.

Kidney shaped pool with wood deck, pool stone coping, stairs and bench; blending natural colors of wood and stone.

 Long swimming pool with inset spa, long gradual steps lead into pool snugly fit between spa and pool side. Decorative variegated blue tile surround spa, blending into the shimmering pool waters.

Long swimming pool with inset spa, long gradual steps lead into pool snugly fit between spa and pool side. Decorative variegated blue tile surround spa, blending into the shimmering pool waters.

 Long Swimming Pool with inset spa, flanked by steps either side leading into pool.

Long Swimming Pool with inset spa, flanked by steps either side leading into pool.

 Curved steps following the contour of the pool’s design create graceful entry into cool waters.  Light flagstone pairs well with white tile along pool’s waterline; blending into black pebble aggregate finished pool.

Curved steps following the contour of the pool’s design create graceful entry into cool waters.  Light flagstone pairs well with white tile along pool’s waterline; blending into black pebble aggregate finished pool.

 A mixture of stone materials (brick and flagstone) leading to pool’s edge with set in decorative tile along the water line highlighting classic white plaster pool finish.

A mixture of stone materials (brick and flagstone) leading to pool’s edge with set in decorative tile along the water line highlighting classic white plaster pool finish.

 Pool and spa for retirement community, rich deep blue tiles on steps and spa bench create contrast clearly defined ledge boundaries while maintaining pleasant aesthetic.

Pool and spa for retirement community, rich deep blue tiles on steps and spa bench create contrast clearly defined ledge boundaries while maintaining pleasant aesthetic.

 Spacious medium sized pool with built in spa, stairs double as easy entry and pool bench conveniently along spa. Stone wall along back side of pool provides safety next to BBQ entertainment area and provides an opportunity for inventively pleasing triple water falls.

Spacious medium sized pool with built in spa, stairs double as easy entry and pool bench conveniently along spa. Stone wall along back side of pool provides safety next to BBQ entertainment area and provides an opportunity for inventively pleasing triple water falls.