The owners of this pool and landscape requested the design of the pool to be aesthetically appealing as well as being suitable for year round entertaining. This pool and landscape design facilitates both luxury living and easy entertaining.
Featured above, this design combines a family orientated pool, spa and surrounding landscape to harmonise with and compliment the newly renovated residence.
As the primary visual focus of the outdoor entertainment space, the pool is located so that it would be clearly visible from the open plan living spaces of the house. The generous paved areas between the house and around the pool, along with the poolside timber decking and the existing residence seamlessly integrate the pool into the landscape.
The pool and spa with its traditional lines has been fully tiled in mid-blue mosaic tiles, whilst the pool equipment was carefully chosen for minimal maintenance. The in-floor cleaning system eliminates the need to manually vacuum the pool and acts as a passive circulation system injecting filtered and heated water through the floor of the pool. The salt chlorinator automatically sanitises the pool so there is no need to add chlorine every week, an automatic ph controller maintains the ph of the water, whilst the solar and gas heating and in house push button touchpad control system with spa side switch ensure the comfort level of the pool and spa is always at its maximum.
The pool’s steps are unobtrusively located in the wide beach / offset in the corner of the pool at the shallow end near the spa for easy access to and from the pool (easy entry and exit zones, while allowing others to sit and relax in the water providing ample poolside lounging).
An extensive swim-out situated alongside the pool extends from the raised poolside timber deck along the southern side of the pool and under the raised feature stack stone clad wall incorporating water feature provides generous underwater seating.
The landscape includes natural features such as ‘Sawn Bluestone’ poolside paving (which continues to the house and forms the undercover entertaining area), cladding and capping to the rear raised poolside planter, the rich colour of the large format ‘Spotted Gum’ poolside raised decks combined with the lush green plantings create a special outdoor oasis.
The dominant feature is the ornamental poolside raised wall at the end of the pool, with swim-out beneath, clad in ‘Grampians’ stack stone, incorporates a custom-made stainless steel ‘Sheer Descent’ water feature situated high up in the wall for maximum affect, creating a visual treat to accompany the aural delight of the splashing water, whilst allowing a great water play area for the children.
The landscape is effectively framed by painted ‘Charcoal’ coloured timber batten screens to the surrounding boundaries.
Frameless glass pool fencing utilising the up-stand mini post installation system, ensures seamless pool safety without compromising the beauty of the space.
Extensive strategic ambient 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.
In keeping with the objective of water conservation an underground water tank was installed to collect storm water. This recycled water is used to irrigate the lawn and garden beds and by use of an automatic water leveling device top up the pool when required.
swimming pool features
CLEANING: Pv3 In-Floor Cleaning & Circulation System
HEATING: Sunbather Solar Heating with separate pump and digital controller Raypak Gas Heating
FILTRATION: Waterco Deep Bed Sand Filter and Hydrostorm pump
SANITATION: Zodiac LM3 Salt Chlorinator self cleaning with automatic timeclock
AUTO DOSING UNIT: Rolachem RC25-6 automatic pH control
INTERIOR: Coulson mosaic ‘Mid-Blue’ tiles
WATER FEATURE: Stainless Steel ‘Sheer Descent’ water fall with separate pump
LIGHTING: Spa Electrics Niche Lights
SPA: Six Waterco ASF440 multi-directional Hydro Air Venturi spa jets with separate air controller(s) and boost pump, aerated floor grid with Spa King blower
AUTOMATION: Jandy Aqualink RS8 automatic pool & spa controller, with four button spa side remote.
POOL FENCING: Clearly Frameless ‘Frameless Glass’ Pool Fencing
GARDEN LIGHTING: Light on Landscape
IRRIGATION: Bayside Turf & Irrigation
PAVING STONE: BAMstone ‘Sawn Bluestone’
STONE CLADDING: Eco Concepts ‘Stackstone’ Wall Cladding
Digby Roberts (Goldfish Pools & Landscapes)