Designed by Cascade Swimming Pools
Owner's brief – unhand the avacados
The brief for this award winning pool by Cascade Pools was pretty open, with the only firm stipulation being don't touch the prized backyard avacado tree that was potentially in the way of construction progress.
In response, Cascade designed a rectangular pool that worked perfectly in proportion with the backyard area available.
One tricky aspect was the sandy nature of the ground, which meant checking and rechecking as work progressed to ensure true and perfect proportions.
The size of things
The generous family pool is 9m long by 4m wide and slopes from a child-friendly 1.3m at one end to a jump-friendly 2m at the other end.
The size of the pool also leaves plenty of room for generous paving right around the pool and a degree of breathing space from the outdoor living spaces.
Strong and good looking
The in-ground concrete pool has an Abgal interior membrane.
Myles Ogden, partner at Cascade Pools, says the company has been building liner pools for 50 years and using Abgal liners for 22 years – the latest version features in this pool.
"You can literally drive a car onto this membrane and then lift it up with a crane," he says. "And we know this works because we've done it ourselves to demonstrate the membrane's strength."
The owners had 16 colour versions of the membrane to choose from and went with Reef Pebble.