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Vanishing Inspiration

Tuesday, 30 October, 2012

At the foot of the Adelaide Hills, Daydream Pool and Spas have created a pool so fluid and attractive that it has already won two Gold state awards and is now in the running for national recognition. Pool + Spa spoke to David Malone from Daydream Pool and Spas to learn more about this award-winning project.  

Where was this pool built?

The feature pool was built in Teringie, near the Adelaide Hills in South Australia. The pool was built over a twelve-month period, alongside the construction of a new house. The construction of the pool itself was around 2.5 months.

What brief were you given by the client?

The client had a good idea of what he was looking for. He came to us with a rough drawing and said he was after an “award winning pool”. After a few meetings we defined the drawings, gave him some new ideas and inspiration and then we were ready to commence with a design we were all happy with.

The final design featured the pool set right up against the house. The idea was that you walked out the back door of the house, into the entertainment area, then straight into the pool. This was the main principle to the design.

What was your biggest challenge in constructing this pool?

The main challenge when constructing this pool was relocating around 3,000 ton of earth. By cutting out the block to fit the pool in, we then relocated the dirt around the property.

What makes this pool stand out from the rest?

This pool stands out for two reasons, one is the back drop. When you look out from the back of the house you see the water flowing over the vanishing edge and then disappears into the Adelaide Hills. Second is how the pool and spa wraps around the entertainment area of the house, it really looks amazing.

What awards has this pool won?

This pool has won two Awards:

Gold - Domestic Pool and Spa South Australia.

Gold - Best Pool and Spa Concept South Australia.

This pool has now been entered in the National Awards

Can you tell us some of the technical specifications of this pool?

This pool is run by two filtrations, one runs the filtration for the pool and spa and the other runs the balance tank. Because of the high winds in the Adelaide Hills the customer can run the vanishing edge by remote when he likes as the vanishing edge has its own pump.

The pool has two beach areas for the kids and a moat around the spa pool.


Pool Builder - Daydream Pool & Spas

Designer - Client and Daydream Pools

Construction Materials - Concrete reinforced and shotcrete sprayed

Interior - Fully tiled in mosaics

Dimensions – Pool: 10m by 6m

Spa: 4m by 2m

Water depth 1.1m to 1.8m

Vanishing edge is 16m

Filtration - Pool, Waterco 600sq/ft cartridge filter, multi-cyclone pre-filter, 2hp hydrostorm, salt chlorinator, remote controller.

Vanishing Edge - Waterco 180sq/ft cartridge filter, 1hp hydrostorm, salt chlorinator.

Cleaning - Waterco robotic

Heating - Zane solar heating and Viron gas heating

Lighting - 8 Waterco led flush mounted lights.

About Daydream Pool and Spas

With over 25 years experience in building concrete pools, in 2006, Danny Parks and David Malone decided to create Daydream Pools.

“When building with us you deal directly with the owners, from the initial phone consultation to the handover of the pool,” said Mr Malone.

Since conception, Daydream Pools has been South Australia’s most awarded pool company. Their specialty is the negative edge/vanishing edge pools, indoor pools and lap pools.

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