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Digby Roberts of Goldfish Pools & Landscapes worked closely with the homeowner to create this stunning featured project. Set against a backdrop of the breathtaking Lorne foreshore, it features a fully tiled white Bisazza glass with epoxy fillgel grout circular plunge pool/spa that has been strategically set into the expansive timber decking surrounding the home.

The owners of this perfectly located holiday home are not only able to indulge in the gorgeous ocean views whilst relaxing in this brilliant architectural design, but can relax in the heated spa, feel refreshed on the underwater ledge that spans the circumference of the pool, or frolic in the plunge pool - the perfect outdoor haven.

The visual impact of the pool is enhanced at night by the use of four Spa Electric multi-colour LED niche lights, positioned underwater to highlight the pools stylish features. This creates an ambient addition to the residence and outdoor area.

Challenges were faced due to the extreme topography of the land, the pool was significantly built out of the ground requiring significant form work and partially set into the site cut of this steep block with very limited access. Excavation of the pool to found it correctly into the site cut was completed by hand, with no machinery access, however the result shows clever site manipulation and skillful workmanship. The visual impact is heightened by raising the pool beam above the timber decking patio with the tiles extending over the top and outside of the pool beam with rolled/curved edges to the beam and underwater bench seat, complimenting the circular shape of the pool. The plunge pool/spa is fully equipped with stainless steel hand rails and insertion steps that are seamlessly integrated into the wall of the pool, creating a highly functional space, allowing for easy entry and exit.

Goldfish Pools & Landscapes made sure that minimal maintenance was required, allowing the owners to spend more time enjoying the pool rather than cleaning and maintaining it. The pool is fitted with top of the range pool equipment, including a sand filter and pump, an auto chemical dosing unit, automatic refill valve to maintain a constant water level and an in-floor cleaning and circulation system. An automation control system with in-house control panel and four-button spa side switch ensure the comfort level is always at its maximum.

The plunge pool/spa also includes solar heating, coupled with an LPG gas heater and eighteen (18) multi-directional hydrotherapy venturi spa jets with separate air controllers and boost pumps. This way the spa/pool can be used day and night, every month of the year. The service area for the pool/spa equipment is located discretely underneath the external elevated timber decking patio surrounding the home, with the hydraulics strategically designed for both visual and auditory screening.

The end result is a well integrated plunge pool/spa and surrounding timber decking landscape that allows ample poolside lounging with a high visual impact that adds immeasurably to the amenity and value of the property.

swimming pool features

CLEANING: Pv3 In-floor Cleaning & Circulation System
HEATING: Heliocol Solar Heating with separate pump and digital controller, Raypak LPG gas heater
FILTRATION: Waterco Micron High Rate Deep Bed Sand Filter and Hydrostorm pump
SANITATION: Chemigem DM52 with solenoid valves
INTERIOR: Bisazza Glass 20x20mm ‘White’ tiles with epoxy Fillgel grout
LIGHTING: Spa Electrics WN850 LED muti-colour niche lights
SPA JETS: Waterco ASF440 multi-directional hydrotherapy venturi spa jets
AUTOMATION: Jandy Aqualink RS4 automatic pool/spa controller
DECKING: Merbau 140x19mm timber decking


Digby Roberts (Goldfish Pools & Landscapes) in conjunction with owners