The Neptune Pool at Hearst Castle is perhaps the most exciting and beautiful renovation project a tile and stone contractor could ever imagine. Located on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean above San Simeon, CA, this iconic marble pool was inspired by the stunning location and equals the extravagant architecture of the castle itself. When cracks and leaks in the 90-year-old landmark required repairs and a complete replacement of the tile, a full system from Custom Building Products was selected to install the new stonework.
Originally designed by publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst’s architect Julia Morgan in the 1920’s, the Roman-themed Neptune Pool was expanded three times until it reached its current size in 1936. It now holds 345,000 gallons of water, measures 104 feet long by 58 feet to 95 feet across and reaches a depth of 10 feet. The pool is an engineering marvel, being suspended rather than sunken; this factor added an extra layer of complexity to shell and plumbing repair efforts at the site.