Imagine a day spa in your own home
Our clients were building their dream home and wanted a pool that was luxurious and could be used for relaxation throughout the year. As the key component was year-round swimming, it was decided early on that the pool would be constructed indoors.
The pool was designed to sit as an addition to the living space inside the house, with a large glass window dividing the two areas. A two-tiered approach was adopted for the pool and spa design with the spa constructed at the upper floor level and the pool below. The wall from the pool extended to create a retaining wall with steps carved in at either end. To maximise the land, the pool was constructed on the property boundary. This also meant it needed to be designed to carry the load of the pool house wall.
The finishes to the pool have been chosen with luxury in mind, with the limestone floor and walls straight out of any luxurious hotel or day spa. The rich blue mottled tile design adds some depth of colour to the space.
In addition to the luxurious finishes, the pool has two water features installed to further enhance the space. A central water blade projects from the rear limestone wall with a ‘rain effect’ water curtain coming from the ceiling. These types of features are common to day spas, creating water noise and movement whilst also providing a gentle massaging effect when sitting below.
The pool is both gas and solar heated and easy to control. Being linked to the home’s automation system, the customers can operate the pool from any touch screen within the house. To cut down on chlorine levels and smell, an ozonator was installed to do the bulk of the work, with the mineral chlorinator acting as a backup to deal with any heavy bathing loads.
Our clients were very satisfied on completion of the project, with a space that provides for relaxation and fun while also enhancing the appearance and feel of their new dream home.
The pool was awarded Highly Commended for Best Indoor Pool at the 2017 SPASA Awards of Excellence.