Clever fix for sloping block
The West Australian
Monday, 8 October 2018
Surrounded by magnolia and frangipani trees, this relaxing outdoor space at North Beach was designed with a resort-inspired aesthetic and complements the surrounding coastal milieu, according to Sapphire Pools Business Development Manager Darren Godden.
“Despite living close to the beach, the owners wanted to feel like they were holidaying at home by creating a resort-style pool area in their own backyard,” he said.
“To help the owners achieve this, we installed a modern pool with contemporary paving, a timber gazebo and lush vegetation.”
Centred around the 6m by 3m below-ground swimming pool, the backyard includes a feature gazebo towards the shallow end of the pool which, according to Mr Godden, is the perfect space for the homeowners to simply relax, reset and unwind.
“At the opposite end of the pool is a large jarrah box that conceals and stores any pool equipment,” he said.
To save on space, a sleek and unobtrusive pool design was selected and finished in a volcanic ash colour.
Mr Godden said the pool colour perfectly complemented the Freo Stone travertine paving, which helped add depth to the backyard and tied in with the rest of the home’s outdoor areas.
According to Mr Godden, there were a number of challenges that needed to be resolved to complete the pool installation.
“The homeowners wanted the pool to be level with the home, but due to the block being on a slope, this proved to be difficult,” he said.
“We had limited access to the area at the rear, so removing soil from the sloping block was problematic.”
A clever decision to create a lowered garden beyond the pool helped resolve the problem and made the space appear level.
This created the impression that the pool had been elevated and allowed it to be at the same level as the house.
“The pool design selected for the space is one of Sapphire Pools’ most popular models, available in sizes from 5m right up to 11m,” Mr Godden said.
“The Empire is a model that incorporates an attractive, geometric, slim-line shape and fits perfectly into smaller backyards.”
To view Sapphire Pools’ designs, visit one of the Joondalup, Kenwick or Port Kennedy showrooms.
CONTACT Sapphire Pools
Joondalup: 9300 2800
Kenwick: 9493 2022
Port Kennedy: 9524 6144