Terranea Resort

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA


PACE designed all the aquatic component design for the project including the hotel pools, interactive splash pad, Pacifica Club, Spa Club and golf course for this 5 star, high end ocean view resort project. The hotel pools consist of one 4,500 square foot freeform pool, one slide pool with a 120’ x 20’ slide, two 200 square foot spas, and one interactive waterplay fountain with 25 jets and color changing lights with a fogging effect. The Pacifica Club design includes a 16’ x 60’ two lane lap pool. The Spa Club has two hot tubs, two cold plunge pools and one 24’ x 75’ lap pool with three lanes for swimming. The golf course features two golf course irrigation / stormwater quality lakes totaling 1.5 acres. PACE also provided the design components for the resort expansion which included a 1,681 square foot swimming pool and a 112 square foot spa with spa emitters to add to the resort ambiance.


PACE designed a 21’ diameter circular interactive splash fountain, with 17 water nozzles and color changing LED light for each nozzle. The fountain nozzles and LED lights are controlled individually by sequenced programmable logic controllers. The jet display height varies from zero to seven feet in height which was done through a variable frequency drive motor for the recirculation pumps. PACE also designed a surge tank which is required for proper water treatment for user safety. The tank was divided into two compartments, one that receive surface water from the fountain area and one that receives the filtered water from filtration system. This was done to accommodate the local Health Department requirements. The flow rate for each nozzle is 9 gpm and the velocity of water out of the nozzle is less than 20 feet per second for the safety of the users. The fountain equipment includes a 5 HP water jet pump coupled with additional cartridge filter to ensure water quality from the nozzles, one sand filter with a 1 horsepower filter pump, an automatic chlorine monitoring and dosing controller, chlorine feeder and pH adjustment system. All fountain equipment is installed together with other pool equipment in a main building.


Key Features:

  • Hotel Pools:
    • One 4,290 square foot freeform pool
    • One 315 square foot slide pool with a 120’ x 20’ slide
    • Two 170 square foot spas
    • One 260 square foot Interactive waterplay fountain with 25 jets
  • Pacifica Club:
    • One 16’ x 60’ two lane lap pool at 960 square feet
  • Spa Club:
    • One 24’ x 75’ three lane lap pool at 1,940 square foot pool
    • Two 85 square foot hot tubs
    • Two 30 square foot cold plunge pools
  • Two golf course irrigation / stormwater quality lakes totaling 1.5 acres
  • Resort Expansion
    • One 1,681 square foot swimming pool
    • One 112 square foot spa with emitters


Hollywood Backdrop

Sea Hunt, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Aviator, Pearl Harbor, Charlie’s Angels, Fun with Dick and Jane, Savages, and This is 40

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