Resort style living at home!
Our clients were undertaking a knockdown/rebuild of a 1960’s home with a natural freeform rock pool. Discussion was had as to whether the existing pool could be adapted to the modern new build. It was decided that the pool would be removed and replaced with a new pool and spa. The design was to be part of a complete outdoor entertainment area with a resort feel to help our clients escape their busy lifestyle.
As the site had been cleared few challenges were met during initial construction. The main challenge was the new structure overlayed half of the existing pool. This meant that extensive footings were required to support the base of the pool and spa.
The design was to include a 10m x 4m swimming pool with central raised 2.4m diameter spa. The circular spa has a full perimeter overflow which is also curved on top to create a subtle look. This required expertise in tiling as the mosaics had to curve of both planes, meaning they had to be laid individually rather than by the sheet. With 20mm glass mosaics being used it took 3 tilers almost 4 days to render and tile the spa.
Across from the spa a bluestone clad wall supports a large outdoor entertainment screen whilst also providing good cover for the filtration equipment. Adjacent to the pool is a cabana including sauna and shower facilities that completes the resort quality amenities.
Generous entry and relaxation areas are evident in the pool with 3 x long entry steps on one side of the spa with a large swim out ledge on the other. The spa includes both single, double and quadruple jets to assist with massage and a large single jet is included in the pool for those requiring a bit extra.
The pool features ‘best in class’ systems and finishes with in floor cleaning, dual heating systems, multicoloured lights and fully automated mineral chlorination. For extra convenience the automation system can be operated from inside the house, by phone or by tablet with full control over pool, spa, heating, lighting and all other functions.
This pool has been designed and constructed to provide the user with a relaxing space that is also an entertainers delight. The pool is easy to operate and maintain making it a pleasure to use and own.