10 pools, 1 amazing project!

By Rebecca Brennan
Monday, 24 December, 2012

Soul Apartments is one of the most impressive architectural buildings in Queensland, with 288 modern apartments right on the beach front of Surfers Paradise. There were many other pools and water features built on different levels of this building, however on level 3, Surfside Pools Commercial constructed 10 pools, two spas and 5 water features for this project.

The client was Juniper Developments, Surfside Pools were subcontracted to the builder Grocon Constructors (Qld) Pty Ltd. The design brief given for the pool was that all recreation facilities were to adhere to the principal of quality rather than quantity. This pool had to be the signature zone for the project, a 'show-piece' and a visual element for a night-time effect when viewed from the residential tower. Essentially the developers wanted a 6-star pool recreation area. The construction was described as being a difficult one with delicate coordination between all of the different tradesmen working on the one site.

The project took over two years to be constructed and finally featured a recreation area that incorporates a children's spa plunge, play area and a recreation lap pool, with the total area being acoustically isolated from the surrounding structures via triple layer shear flex pads. 

Other specifications include:

  • Elliptical in shape and constructed with sprayed concrete
  • Interior tiled in Bisaza glass mosaics of various colours, while the coping is a mid-cream and green flamed granite.
  • Filtration equipment is via both cartridge and sand filters, supplied by Poolrite. Sanitation is via chlorine and ph control is by hydrochloric acid.
  • Heating supplied by Toyesi heat pumps.
  • Lighting supplied Lumascape and led lights.

This pool has won both state and national awards.

  • GOLD - SPASA QLD for commercial concrete pool over $250,000
  • SILVER - SPASA National for commercial pool or spa over $250,000

About Surfside Pools

Surfside Pools has been involved in the Swimming Pool Construction industry for nearly 40 years. Their first foray into building pools was in 1973 and since they have worked throughout Australia and the South Pacific regions.

Surfside Pools has won numerous national and state awards, recognising excellence in design and construction of swimming pools, spas, water features, lap pools and theme parks. Their specialty is construction of commercial swimming pools, water features, water parks and lap pools.

They have completed many technically challenging pools including the recent completion of The Broadwater Parklands Wet Play Area for Abigroup, Soul Apartments, Surfers Paradise for Grocon and The Hilton Surfers Paradise for Multiplex.

Despite their growing profile, they remain a family business that provides value, service and quality at every stage of the process. From initial design concepts through to material selection, construction and final handover, Surfside Pools pride themselves by staying on budget and on time every time. For more information on Surfside Pools, visit www.surfsidepools.com.au

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