Perth's first free-standing rooftop composite fibreglass pool installed

Aqua Technics Pools

By Alice Richard
Monday, 03 July, 2017


The Park Regis Hotel in Subiaco, Perth, is now home to Western Australia’s first free-standing rooftop composite fibreglass pool. The custom-designed pool, constructed and installed by Aqua Technics Commercial, was lifted by crane to the top of the nine-storey hotel, which is due for completion in late 2017.

Aqua Technics Commercial worked with builders Cooper & Oxley to install the pool, which was constructed by splicing together fibreglass pool sections to create a one-piece shell. The company’s in-house engineering department spent two years researching and developing free-standing pool designs.

The pool was lifted nine storeys by crane.

The pool was lifted nine storeys by crane to the hotel rooftop.

“The Cooper & Oxley project has been a huge success,” said Aqua Technics Commercial Business Development Manager Darren Godden.

“The pool was built well under the typical concrete pool time frames and at a significantly reduced price. Our ability to install the pool in a matter of days provides a large saving to builder costs. We simply crane the pool into position with only one week on-site, compared to a minimum of three months with concrete pools.”

The 11 m long pool is fully tested to Australian Standards for commercial pools.

The 11 m-long pool is fully tested to Australian Standards for commercial pools.

The pool is 11 m x 3.6 m, with a constant depth of 1.4 m. Fully tested to Australian Standards for commercial pools, it is also heated with commercial-rated equipment.

“We have been working with our internal engineers and commercial projects team to design a pool that would be a fully self-supporting structure whist maintaining a modern, sleek design,” said Godden.

“The result is an innovative 11 m commercial composite fibreglass swimming pool with contemporary mosaic waterline tiling, providing an uninterrupted swimming area overlooking Perth’s skyline.”

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