Afternoon delight

This landscape has all the vital ingredients for a lazy summer's day shade from the sun, shelter from the wind, and a sparkling pool from Mayfair Pools
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A picturesque view of the ocean and Rangitoto Island helped determine the look of this country pool landscape even though there were easier places on the property to build.

Richard Rowley of Designer Pools a Mayfair Pools agent says the owners were keen to keep their sea views. Consequently, the pool was positioned on the northwest side of the house where the owners could enjoy both the outlook and the late afternoon sun.

Glass balustrading ensures the views are not obstructed, and the pool house is positioned to provide shelter from the prevailing winds.

Rowley says the site posed a few challenges for the building team.


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"The side of the property dropped away significantly. This meant that the pool required concrete piles at its base to provide stability," he says. "We also built a lower deck where we could position the pool cover, so that the view over the pool was not blocked."

The pool itself is finished in Steel Blue, and has an ozone water treatment system. There is also a heat pump that extends the swimming season. LED lights are another feature of the pool. The colour of the lights can be changed at the touch of a button.

Rowley says the pool forms part of a wider landscape, with a timber staircase leading down to a timber boardwalk that circles the lower hillside. This eventually ends at a private gazebo that affords views of the ocean and island.

Mayfair Pools specialises in custom-built fibreglass pools that can be manufactured to any size and shape. Rowley says contemporary poolscapes often incorporate spa pools, innovative fibreoptic lighting and special water features, such as sheer descent waterfalls or stepping stones.

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View of this concrete pool designed and manufactured by Mayfair pools. fibreglass lining, blue mosaic tile steps, fence, tiled surround

The company, which has been in business for more than 35 years, has a network of agents throughout the country.

For more information or details of your nearest agent, contact Mayfair Pools, freephone 0800 Mayfair (629 324). Or visit the website: www.mayfairpools.co.nz.

Mar 31, 2007
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