a contemporary landscape with a timber deck beside a tiled concrete pool, the pool is lined with layered trees and hedges.

New pool project 2

The initial brief from the client was to create a pool hard alongside the boundary to allow for a large poolside hangout and turf area. Due to the neighbours not signing a BA20 form, the pool design changed in size, location and style. The client wanted to maintain some turf area while creating a pool fitting with the landscape’s proportions.

Pool Landscape – The pool was situated at the rear of the property while maintaining connection to the new alfresco and raised decking. The pool was utilized as retaining, specifically with the northern neighbour. This allowed us to create a raised decking poolside that was tucked away to the side of the house and create a location for in-ground storage of pool toys. To create shade to the area a cantilevered umbrella was installed to  shade the majority of the pool during the heat of the day, while not impeding on the lounging deck space. Large format Atlantic stone was installed as pathways, pool capping and pool wall cladding.

The rear boundary limestone wall was painted in bauwerks – onyx to provide a dark background to create depth of field and tie in with the remaining colour pallet of the landscape. Stainless steel wiring allowed star jasmine to climb along the wall. The remainder of the planting pallet was green on green with large tristaniopsis planted along the northern boundary to create privacy and a lush landscape.

The overall result of the landscape was the creation of several spaces to entertain and relax while enjoying the view and amenity of the pool and it’s surrounds.

Pool specifics:

– The stairs and landing area creates both places to sit and relax while providing safety edges for children to learn to swim

– Pool Plaster – Dura Quartz – Onyx

– Tiling –  One 200mm band of mosaic tiles from Pool Tile Company, CM098 Ocean Blue 48mm

– Lights/Pool – Two spa electric WN950 LED pool light with transformer – blue

– Filter – Austral SD600 Sand Filter with a Viron P320 variable speed pump

– Chlorination – Viron EQ Salt Chlorination including PH controller or a Rola Chem RC9 Automatic Chlorination with automatic acid & chlorine feed

– Heating – Solar

– Cleaning – Maytronic Robotic pool cleaner has been included in the quote. Model- Dolphin M5