Pelican Hill Resort Pools

Newport Coast, CA


PACE provided civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering design for the Villa Recreation Center and Inn area pools and spas at the Pelican Hills Development. With its sweeping views of the coastline, golf course and inland hills, The Resort at Pelican Hill offers a unique vacation experience enhanced by the resort swimming pools. The exquisite pools include the Coliseum Pool, a perfectly circular pool with transparent sea green glass tiles lining the bottom, which represents one of the largest such pools in the world. The Villa Pool, with a unique pie shape and glass tile bottom, opens up to picturesque views of the revered Orange County Coastline. Both pools offer breathtaking vistas, rim flow edges, and salt water disinfection to guarantee the most enjoyable swimming and leisure experience.


The Villa Recreation Center design included a 4,700-square-foot swimming pool, a 225-square-foot kids pool, a spa, and a mechanical equipment room below the pool deck. The pools were skimmer pools with a typical coping edge.


The Inn area pools included a 7,854-square-foot swimming pool with 100-foot-diameter rim flow, an 800-square-foot kids pool, two spas, and a mechanical equipment room. Two indoor spas were also renovated with new coping, handrails, pool lights, and plastering.


Key Features:

  • The Coliseum Pool holds 380,000 gallons of water
  • Salt water disinfection
  • Rim flow edge
  • Mechanical Equipment Room below pool deck level

Burton Landscape Architects

Lake Systems / Water Features / Pools, Pools / Spas / Swim Lagoons