The natural landscape was the key driver in the design of this northern beaches swimming pool. Surrounded by natural bushland and established tropical plants and trees, the pool was designed to enhance the home and ensure a seamless flow.
One of the main challenges in building the pool was the access, and all construction materials had to be carried in an inclinator, 200m up to the residence. To accommodate the material, the inclinator's roof had to be removed. A Kato excavator could be floated onto the site via the rear property, although the driveway was so steep it could not be accessed by normal means.
The steepness of the site meant the pool has been completely structurally formed above ground - including the floor. The 12m x 4.5m pool features a full negative wet edge on one side, giving the appearance of flowing over the side, and into the bushland beyond. The pool has been built so a motorised pool cover can be installed in the future, and a holding tank for the cover has been constructed under the timber decking.
In keeping with the clients' desire for a natural looking pool and surrounds, light-coloured timber was used for the decking, and the pool is finished with a natural stone waterline tile and dark pebble interior. Glass fencing ensures the views from the home aren't impeded, and Aquastar lighting enhances the ambience at night.