Mahwah, NJ (PRWEB) October 23, 2013
The Northeast Spa and Pool Association, known throughout the pool industry as “NESPA”, bestowed several coveted awards to a select group of exclusive in-ground pool builders, who exhibited prodigious skill in the design and installation of luxury swimming pools and associated amenities. Among the 2013 award winners, Cipriano Landscape Design was presented with the prestigious Gold “Exceptional Recognition for Design & Build- Concrete” to honor its architectural ingenuity and implementation of the violin pool, in Bedford, NY. This extraordinary swimming pool design is an exact replica of a 1700’s era Stradivarius violin, and includes pertinent details such as tuning pegs, upper and lower bouts, F-holes, purflings, and strings. This pool is truly the first of its kind to be exhibited within the industry.
This Bedford, NY, violin pool, is outfitted in unique iridescent glass tiles, which number nearly half a million pieces. The color of the gradient translucent glass tiles transition on the floor of the pool in every direction in order to give the pool extraordinary depth, and to simulate the crown of the violin. In order to accomplish this, the Cipriano design team plotted each sheet of tile on the pool floor, which enabled the color flow in all four directions to blend seamlessly into the wall color. Further, where the chinrest on a conventional violin would lie, the pool houses a perimeter overflow spa, which is finished entirely in jet-black glass tiles. At “the neck” of the violin, the pool is intersected by transparent acrylic panels on both sides, which enables the swimmers to have full few of the fish filled koi ponds that surround it.
The violin pool is further inundated with cutting edge technological advances. The violin “strings” are embedded within the gradient glass tile blend on the pool floor, and have 5760 strands of fiber optics woven seamlessly through the glass tile that are subsequently wired to 40 illuminators. “Every aspect of this pool was challenging,” says Chris Cipriano, President of Cipriano Landscape Design. “Weaving the fiber optic strands into the glass tile pattern was extremely technical and had not been attempted previously in the pool industry.”
Additionally, the lights are synchronized via a computer controller to an underwater audio system, and will thus calibrate perfectly with any music being played. The pool was also outfitted with a Riverflow Jet System, which creates a 2000-gallon per minute current that allows the pool occupants to swim, or kayak against. The pool is also equipped with various other luxurious options, such as a 1,000,000 BTU heater for year round usage, a fiber optic side glow cable, an electric heat pump, and the ability for the homeowner to monitor/adjust flow rates and water chemistry via an iPhone.
This exclusive pool also won NESPA’s Gold award for “Glass Tiled Pools”, the “Peoples Choice Award”, and “Best in Competition” due to its daring designs and its complex assembly. The Cipriano team faced numerous and intense challenges regarding its design and implementation, due to the fact that a project of this magnitude and complexity has never truly been carried out previously within the luxury pool industry.
About Cipriano Landscape Design:
Celebrating over 24 years in business, 12-time international award winner Cipriano Landscape Design distinguishes themselves from all other swimming pool & landscaping companies with their extensive experience. The Mahwah, NJ company provides more than just a pool installation. As a recognized national leader in custom residential & commercial landscaping, masonry, swimming pools and water features, the NJ firm has been offering complete estate transformations since 2001. With a design office headed by 15-year-veteran, Certified Landscape Architect William Moore, the Cipriano team has won 75 awards of excellence since 2006 and in 2013 was named By Pool And Spa News to the “Top 50 Pool Builders".