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Eaglemont
Eaglemont
Enkipools
Pat Redmond Photography
Kewarra Beach Renovation
Kewarra Beach Renovation
Nathan Verri Pty Ltd
Pool Area Upgrades: • Existing pool redesigned and extended to create a beach-edge resort-style pool, doubling itssize 100,000 litres • New frameless glass pool fencing with black spigots • Beach edge designed to include coconut palm & water jets • Pool heater • NZ White 100% natural pebble • LED lighting • Pool equipment relocated to newly designed, functional filter room
Pool 9548, Infinity Pool, Hampton
Pool 9548, Infinity Pool, Hampton
Neptune Swimming Pools
The client's came to us wanting a design that was going to open up their small backyard and give them somewhere for their family to enjoy and entertain for many years to come. This project presented many technical challenges due to the levels required to comply with various building regulations. Clever adaptations such privacy screens, floating deck entry and hidden pool gate behind the raised feature wall were all design elements that make this project more suitable to the smaller area. The main design feature that was a key to the functionality of this pool was the raised infinity edge, with the pool wall designed to comply with current pool barrier standards. With no pool fence between the pool and house the space appears more open with the noise of the water falling over the edge into a carefully concealed balance tank adding a very tranquil ambience to the outdoor area. With the accompanying fire pit and sitting area, this space not only looks amazing but is functional all year round and the low maintenance fully automated pool cleaning system provides easy operation and maintenance.
Pool Areas
Pool Areas
ModularWalls
Pool wall for dream outdoor space
Kellett Street
Kellett Street
C. Kairouz Architects
Outdoor pool which can be seen from open plan living, dining and kitchen interior spaces.
The Gables
The Gables
Atrium Homes
This magnificent Hamptons-inspired home offers multiple living areas for the entire family. Beautifully designed to maximise space, this home features four bedrooms plus a downstairs study, master ensuite and second bathroom upstairs, along with a powder room on each level.The downstairs master bedroom has a large walk-in robe and ensuite featuring double vanities and a large free-standing bath. The remaining bedrooms are all located upstairs along with a retreat to create a separate living space.Downstairs the open plan kitchen with island bench is accompanied by a separate scullery and large walk-in pantry. A wine cellar adjoins the walk-in pantry and is visible from the main entry area via a large glazed glass panel. The family room, with feature fireplace, is next to the home theatre, providing multiple living areas. The meals area adjacent to the kitchen opens out onto a large alfresco area for outdoor entertaining with a feature brick fireplace.This home has it all and provides a level of luxury and comfort synonymous with the Hampton’s style
Swimming pools are heavenly during hot Australian and New Zealand summers and are the perfect way to cool down, relax, entertain friends and even get fit. A pool can also create visual interest, especially when you consider features like coloured pool tiles, lighting and landscaping. If you are short on space, you might still fit a lap pool, plunge pool or swim spa, all of which could be focal points in your small garden.

As you plan your pool design, map out your space and determine what size, shape and style works best for you. Browse the photos on Houzz for design ideas for above ground pools, inground pools, as well as pool landscaping and novelty features like pool slides or water features. Then, save your favourite photos to an ideabook, and get in touch with the experts behind your favourite picks.

What type of pool should I install?


The dimensions of your backyard will determine the type of inground pools you can install. Take into account boundary restrictions and pool fencing compliance. Fibreglass versions are cheaper, and quicker to install; whereas concrete constructions are better suited to tricky sites and give you more freedom in design. If you’re on a tight budget or don’t want to commit to an inground pool, above ground pools are a more affordable alternative. If you only have a small backyard, a plunge pool is a great solution, and can easily run along a boundary wall or down the side of a house. This option is also low maintenance, can be heated for use in winter, and can do double duty as a swim spa. A long, narrow space, on the other hand, could fit a lap pool, whereas a water feature could fill an awkward space. If your backyard features a stunning vista, consider an infinity pool to accentuate the view.

What pool fencing options are available?


While the specifics vary from state to state, fencing is required of most pool designs. However, pool fencing doesn’t have to obscure your pool design. Glass fencing is increasingly popular for this reason exactly, and is available framed, frameless, semi-frameless and even in-ground. A cheaper alternative is aluminium or steel fencing, which, again, are available in a variety of styles: flat top, loop-top, double-top and wire-based.

What pool landscaping features should I consider?


To get the most out of your pool, design an area that offers multiple hangouts. Include a nearby barbecue, dining area, seating for lounging and outdoor shower. Having shaded areas will give you more reason to stay poolside longer, too. Timber decking and stone paving are popular choices for pool surrounds, and are also helpful in creating zones. Just imagine a raised timber platform with a daybed – a luxurious, resort-style addition to any pool design. Leafy trees and rocks will create a more natural-looking oasis, and will help provide more privacy for swimmers. Where you want your landscape to be the main focus, keep pool equipment and furnishings to a minimum.

Whether you want inspiration for planning a pool renovation or are building a designer pool from scratch, Houzz has 323,075 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Create Architecture and Starbox Architecture. Look through pool photos in different colours and styles and when you find a pool design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful pool ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.