Stunning locale

Monday, 10 September, 2012

Stunning locale

This multi-faceted pool makes the most of a perfect rural setting and integrates well with the contemporary architecture of the house.

This spectacular pool constructed by Splish Splash Pools and designed by Dean Herald of Rolling Stone Landscapes is tailor-made for this property, built by Denton Homes in Sydney's Hills District.

A unique shallow area is cut into the pool design, boasting a natural stone water feature and serving as the perfect backdrop for a private, intimate deck.

A deluxe spa separates this shallow area from the pool, with three stepping stones providing access to the main section. An infinity edge spilling over into a balance catchment tank allows unimpeded views of the natural bushland backdrop.

At a glance

  • Internal finish: Gemtex Aquamarine

  • Coping: Himalayan stone

  • Equipment: Waterco Supatuf 1.5hp pump, Waterco filter Micron S702, Paramount PCC2000 in-floor cleaning system, Zodiac Jandy Lite2 gas heating

  • Water depth: 1-1.5m

  • Dimensions: 15m x 6m

Electric-blue tiles and matching deep-blue grout give the pool its glimmering appearance. The remainder of the pool is finished using a Gemtex glass bead lining, while the pool coping and stepping stones use natural Himalayan sandstone, which blends into the bush setting and complements the stunning surrounds, providing contemporary fl air throughout the project.

Heating was also an essential consideration to maximise the swimming season. "Heating this pool was very important, so being able to isolate the separate bodies of water to limit heat loss was paramount," says Matt Bramley, director of Splish Splash Pools.

This project was painstakingly planned from design to execution, with the overall location and attention to detail setting it apart.

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