The swimming pool was fully suspended above the plantroom and balance tanks. It is a 25.0m x 1.8m lap pool featuring an infinity edge and gutter for the majority of the length of the pool. The pool provides a structural element for the house with the walls supporting five significant concrete columns that support the levels above. Careful set out was required to ensure these were in the right place as they continued for two levels above. As the pool was constructed above the plantrooms and adjacent to the basement considerable focus was on the waterproofing detail and installation.
The pool is fully tiled with Bisazza ‘Salice’ glass mosaics which roll over the infinity edge into the gutter. Three large glass panels were installed measuring 2.15m x 3.15m each, providing windows into the basement and wine cellar below. Each panel weighed around 180kgs.
As an extension to the lap pool there is a shallow water feature that is an extra 5.0m long, giving the lap pool the appearance of continuing forever. The pool includes solar and gas heating, in floor cleaning and multi coloured lights.
The 4.3m x 1.4m raised spa is constructed on the second level balcony with unsurpassed bayside views across to the city. Designed with a breathtaking four sided infinity edge and ethanol fireplace, the impact is unquestionable. Enhancing the ambience are two multi coloured lights in the spa with perimeter fibre optic lighting from the gutter lighting up the outside walls.
Included in the spa are several jet combinations with single, dual and a combination six jet ‘super jet’ included for a powerful back massage. The spa has its own filtration and heating system with in floor cleaning, gas heating and separate jet pump. All of the equipment is installed at sub base level.
The spa is tiled with Bisazza GM Series glass mosaic both internally and on the external walls. Water spills over the tiled walls into a concealed gutter and then to the balance tank in the sub base level. All plumbing to the balance tank and plantroom is concealed in shafts within the building. Much of the work in this project is hidden behind the walls with countless hours spent both designing and installing the plumbing systems which had to be installed in stages as the building was constructed.
Due to the location of the spa it has been both fully waterproofed and constructed on a sound isolation system to ensure comfort to those in the rooms below.
The separate pool and spa equipment systems are tied together via a Pentair Intellitouch automation system. All of the equipment can be operated by a computer or mobile device for customer convenience.
This pool and spa has been designed and constructed with premium materials, equipment and systems to provide an ultimate level of sophistication. The design is completed by installing practical and easy to use elements that add to the overall functionality of the installation.