Bergen County, NJ (PRWEB) October 25, 2013
On October 18th 2013, the Northeast Spa and Pool Association (NESPA) held its annual awards dinner where they acknowledged the past years projects of pool designers and builders from New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. This year the Bergen County, NJ, based Cipriano Landscape Design won several awards for their pool & landscaping ideas, including the coveted “People’s Choice” Award, for its design and implementation of a violin pool in Bedford, NY.
The Violin pool is a meticulous replica of a 1700’s era Stradivarius violin, and its design plan was requested by the homeowner, who is himself an amateur violin player, and collector. The complexities of the design and application of the violin pool were numerous, but its finished product is outright dazzling. The pool houses almost 500,000 translucent glass tiles, with a custom gradient blend that transitions from every direction. Typically, the gradient blend only transitions in one direction. In order to achieve this outstanding effect however, the Cipriano Landscape Design landscape architecture office had to map out every single sheet of tile on the pool floor. Then, during the installation, one of the firm’s tile installers had the solitary obligation of ensuring the proper color correction of each sheet of tile as they transitioned from the center of the swimming pool out to the pool walls, which helped to certify the tiles groundbreaking, and mesmerizing effect.
Further, among many other incredible features, the pool houses a 12-person perimeter overflow spa, as well as two artistic fish-filled koi ponds. The perimeter overflow spa is located where the chinrest on a genuine violin would lie, and is completely outfitted in jet-black glass tiles. The koi ponds, which were designed to resemble the bow of the violin, are viewable at “the neck” of the violin, where the sides of the pool are composed of transparent acrylic panels. This gives the swimmer the under-water illusion that they are swimming together with the koi fish, when in all actually the two are completely separated. After dark this connection becomes even more incredible, with the bather able to view the 250 twinkling fiber optic star lights on the floor of the pond from inside the pool.
Winning the “People’s Choice” Award, struck a special chord with all the staff at Cipriano Landscape Design, but especially with its President, Chris Cipriano. “The honor of being recognized by our peers is truly appreciated” Cipriano said regarding the award. “Every award that we win is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff, and it pushes us to work harder to ensure that our customers continue receive the very best that outdoor living has to offer.”
About Cipriano Landscape Design:
Celebrating over 24 years in business, 14-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”.