The owners of this property required a complete new image, with the pool and surrounding poolside landscape to compliment the major changes that were being carried out with the house.
This pool renovation transformed a run down traditional concrete pool into a modern sophisticated pool that is the showpiece of a sensationally renovated bayside dwelling.
The old pool was very tired, with a waterline tile, pebble-mix interior and a terracotta coping and paving surround. All of the existing coping and paving was removed from the surrounding area and the pool renovation and landscape works commenced.
The renovated pool is 9.0 x 4.5 metre, which included the original pool orientation of deep and shallow ends, with the new design retaining the rectangular shape which has been altered by the addition of three new large internal steps at the shallow end and a new raised poolside wall constructed along one side of the pool to extend into the surrounding raised timber decking platforms, which is stone clad in ‘Sawn Bluestone’.
The original pool interior of waterline tile and pebble-mix was stripped, removed/treated and replaced with a fully tiled interior using a Ceramic Mosaic ‘White’ pool tile and grout, giving the water an inviting aqua colour and unwittingly begging all to jump in. The salt chlorinated pool with solar heating and sand filtration ensures the pool is always kept sparking clear and ready for use.
The Sawn Bluestone pool coping which colour matches the outside render of the house, extended on two sides of the pool and forms the poolside paved area to the deep end of the pool, with a stone clad timber decking finished bench seat, which in combination with the raised timber platform allows ample poolside lounging. At the end of the raised timber platform is an ornamental feature wall with a cement dark grey render finish to match the house, and the Red boundary wall provides the perfect highlight to the outdoor area.
The generous elevated poolside Yellow Stringy Bark large format timber decking area located at the shallow end and alongside the pool that connects the house, outdoor undercover Alfresco area to the pool and landscape. The Alfresco area contains an outdoor setting, electric heating, sound system and built in Outdoor Kitchen / BBQ with Stainless Steel bench-top, sink with hot and cold water, fridge and storage facility for cooking whilst entertaining either the family and or friends.
Extensive strategic ambient pool and landscape lighting illuminates the entire project, creating a stunning night time visual highlight, and allows full use of the outside area both day and night.
The end result is a magnificent pool and landscape that is contained in what is a somewhat limited space, which is viewed from the open plan living area of the residence, which adds immeasurably to the amenity and value of the property.
swimming pool features
HEATING: Sunbather Solar Heating with separate pump and digital controller
FILTRATION: Waterco Micron High Rate Sand Filter and Hydrostorm pump
SANITATION: Zodiac LM3 Salt Chlorinator self cleaning with automatic timeclock
INTERIOR: Coulson Mosaic ‘White’ tiles
LIGHTING: Spa Electrics Retro Lights
PAVING STONE: BAMSTONE ‘Sawn Bluestone’
STONE CLADDING: BAMSTONE ‘Sawn Bluestone’
Digby Roberts (Goldfish Pools & Landscapes)