An innovative solution was needed for this pool located on a stepped property fronting the Georges River. The clients were specifically seeking a pool which would incorporate a rainwater tank, extend the deck area, and take in the panoramic views over the river.
After taking into consideration the clients' needs and the location, a design for a 5m x 3m negative wet-edge pool was created at the base of the multi-level home. Access to the building site was difficult, with a narrow side entrance being used to bring in materials and equipment. As a result, conveyors were used to remove the spoil from the excavation.
In keeping with the style of the pool and landscaping, stacked stone has been used for the negative wet edge wall and specially-built feature wall, with a 2.4m water feature providing a dramatic water cascade. At night, Aquastar underwater lights beneath the ledge further add to the ambience. And to enable pool users to enjoy the extensive views, two formed and poured seats were incorporated into the 1m x 1.5m deep pool.
The pool's interior and overflow tank have been finished in a dark blue glass bead interior, with sandstone coping used for the surrounds. Glass mosaics in different blue and white hues were used for two features tiles on the floor of the pool.
The home's absolute waterfront location - and openness from the river - meant concealing the rainwater tank and pool equipment was paramount. Hence the water tank is concealed underneath the raised decking area off the house, and there is a dedicated pool equipment room beneath the deck. The home's aspect ensured solar pool heating was the ideal solution, and the owners chose a sand filtration system plus an in-floor cleaning system for easy maintenance.