This formal 12 metre salt water pool is situated on a semi rural 5 acre property. The design follows the traditional form for a domestic pool, but with some interesting variations and with creative use of materials. The pool is finished with an imported white pebble interior and dark blue waterline tiles. The pool coping is of terracotta tiles and these have been extended around the entire pool and form a generous entertaining area on the side nearest to the house. At the deep end of the pool, a tallow wood deck extends out from the tiled areas, providing for additional space, as the ground level is about 1.5 metres below the level of the pool at this point.
The retaining walls that adjoin the entertainment area, including the steps that give access to the house, are formed from reinforced concrete and were poured at the same time as the pool. They have been cement rendered and painted in colours complimentary to the house and to the terracotta tiles. Behind the wall at the shallow end of the pool a native garden featuring outcrops of bush rock has been situated. The use of native shrubs has been extended along the side of the terracotta tiles away from the house. These plants form a part of the new landscape created by using the fill from the excavation to form a batter on the far side of the pool.
The pool is equipped with two skimmer boxes and sand filtration which has been cleverly concealed along with all the pumping equipment in a recess built into the retaining wall at the shallow end. The house has also been secured to comply with the fencing act.
This elegant pool is a bold and colourful design statement. The long axis of the pool is parallel to the long axis of the house and this arrangement enhances the visual impact of the pool. The earthy terracotta colours are a brilliant contrast with the blue of the pool itself and the whole area is also in contrast with the adjacent deep greens of the native bushland. The effect is to immediately draw the eye to the pool and to its spacious entertainment area, where the possibilities for luxurious relaxation seem endless.