Sharp focus

A triangle corner, sheer descent waterfall and bright blue interior enliven this new pool from Mayfair Pools
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Exterior view of house which features a pool by Mayfair pools.

Pool design and construction is not always as straightforward as it might seem and it's often the suburban sites that pose the biggest challenge.

This new Mayfair Pools project is a case in point. Director Richard Rowley says the pool site was restricted by the location of the existing house and council pipes that ran through the back yard, parallel to the house. This left a narrow corridor in which to place the pool.

"The design was also somewhat restricted by a raised wall that adjoins an easement over the property along the side boundary," Rowley says.


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Exterior view of house which features a pool by Mayfair pools.

Working within these constraints, landscape architect Gudrun Fischer designed a flowing outdoor living area that maximises a picturesque view of mature trees. The pool was tucked in beside the raised wall, which provides shelter from the wind and privacy from neighbours.

"A sheer descent waterfall with LED lighting has made the wall a distinctive feature," says Rowley. "With the in-pool lighting, this makes the pool just as appealing by night as it is by day."

The pool features a Mayfair Royal Blue interior, which provides a strong contrast to the Peter Fell coloured concrete coping stones. The pool has a manual hideaway cover.

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Exterior view of house which features a pool by Mayfair pools.

Rowley says Mayfair Pools specialises in custom-built fibreglass pools that can be made to any size and shape, to fit virtually any site.

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 company's website: www.mayfairpools.co.nz.

Mar 11, 2009
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