Martinelli Poolside Oasis

Poolside and More

Poolside Oasis: Regency Ridge, Andover MA

Poolside Oasis

A poolside backyard oasis doesn’t get any better than this. Our clients in Andover wanted create a special place for their family to relax and unwind. It was certain that they weren’t looking for your typical  cookie cutter swimming pool backyard. Our ultimate goal was to create space that seamlessly flows from one area to the next, with plenty of room to transition from outdoor dining to some serious pool splashing.

Construction stages


Careful planning and time management went into this comprehensive backyard makeover. When we broke ground we performed a lot of prep work.

The project faced permitting challenges due to a perennial stream in the backyard. Once approved we had to build a wall to gain access to the back yard. The project has an outdoor kitchen, hot tub, fireplace, and a pool with a built-in water feature.

There were numerous difficulties with the project stemming from pool house to the automatic cover needing to be retrofitted to clear the reclaimed granite water feature. The planning involved in the project allowed us to have a fully integrated landscape lighting package, irrigation, gas and electrical throughout the entire project.

Overall the project took two months to design, two months to permit, and 6 months to build.

swimming pool

Swimming Pool with Extras

Everything that you need for poolside entertainment can be found in this backyard. In addition to being a heated, saltwater pool, there is also a jumping rock waterfall to enhance swimming enjoyment. The waterfall has a remote operated return for full control of the waterfall. We hand selected boulders for a precise fit and look.
The total area of the project, including the entire patio set in castle gray sandstone pavers along with the fireplace section, is 2800 square feet.


A pool yard would not be complete without a spa. In order for our clients to be able to use the spa year round, it is not connected to the pool. Consequently, it is adjacent to the house and has separate utilities that are located indoors. We constructed the sides of the jacuzzi using a solid slab of granite on all four sides.

outdoor kitchen and garden

Outdoor Kitchen

All that fun in the sun is bound to make you hungry. There’s nothing better than a fully equipped outdoor kitchen to feed all of the hungry swimmers in your backyard. The 10′ kitchen island includes an L shaped extension, complete with granite countertops.

outdoor fireplace


Just in case there’s a chill in the air as the summer nights get a little shorter, our clients will find plenty of warmth around this beautiful outdoor fireplace. There’s no better way to make your summer last a little longer. To complete the poolside backyard makeover, we installed  sod and native plants according to the the garden design that we created for our client.
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