We were contacted early in the design stage by Rob Mills Architects to help create a stunning roof top infinity pool. This luxurious Melbourne apartment with breathtaking views needed a pool with infinity edge to two sides. Key design issues to resolve included waterproofing, drainage, structural support and equipment location. From a construction point of view challenges were around getting materials on site and pumping concrete up to the third level.
A drainage cell layer was installed atop the water proofed slab allowing water to flow and drain freely below the pool structure. Formwork had to be propped rather than fixed to the floor to not penetrate the membrane. The pool shell and adjacent step area we all poured in one piece and left to cure prior to tiling.
Once cured the pool, balance tank and infinity walls were all waterproofed in preparation for the tile installation. The pool was tiled internally with a custom Bisazza glass mosaic tile. Coping, raised walls, infinity walls and balance tank were all tiled in Torino Granite. As the granite slabs were large slabs they all had to be cut to size on site. All square joints were mitred rather than butted. This meant every piece had to be hand cut on site, requiring a lot of skill and craftmanship. High-quality detailing is evident through the simple beauty of the finished product.
As the pool infinity edge and balance tank were designed to comply with current safety barrier regulations the trough has a maximum water level of 300mm. A 1200mm infinity wall is illuminated by six up lights in the tank.
A host of luxurious finishes and features including Italian glass mosaics and stone tiles are present. Filtration and equipment systems are best in class including:
Our clients are thrilled to own an amazing rooftop infinity pool making the most of the city skyline view, creating a stunning backdrop.