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Pool House Adelaide
Pool House Adelaide
Master Constructions Australia
Pool house joined via an atrium to the main house
Barwon Heads
Barwon Heads
MINT Pool + Landscape Design
This beautiful project on the coast of Barwon Heads, has sea water at the bottom of the garden and a pool around the side. A beautiful example of a coastal garden with alfresco kitchen and seating area.
Partial Styling - Kotara Pl
Partial Styling - Kotara Pl
Sapphire Living Interiors
backyard, bird of paradise, coastal, coffs harbour, korora, landscaping, palm trees,
O'Shea House
O'Shea House
JMc Architects
3 Bedroom and Office, two-story house for a special couple who love the outdoors and beachside living.
TPG Architects Residential Project, Palm Cove
TPG Architects Residential Project, Palm Cove
TPG Architects
This prestige property with ocean views was designed by Roger Mainwood, director of TPG Architects. Features include an 80,000 litre infinity edge swimming pool and expansive wine cellar.
Pool Areas
Pool Areas
ModularWalls
Pool wall for dream outdoor space
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 333,196 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Alchemy Architecture and DCM Building Design & Drafting. 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.