Contemporary Pools

A Contemporary Pool by the Experts at LJ Pools


A contemporary pool that fits into a small space is the missing piece to complete a gorgeous Art Deco property.

Feature pool water fountain

In Aberfeldie, Melbourne, an Art Deco-style house with beautiful fittings and features belongs to a forward-thinking architect. When he renovated the property years ago, the rear was done in cohesion with the original property so that it would seamlessly integrate with the existing house. When it came time to consider a pool to complete the property, the client had a vision for an edgy and contemporary-looking design and Laurie Jacobson Pools was chosen to work with him to bring it to life.

“The homeowner had drawn up designs for the pool and we worked to make his vision a reality,” explains Laurie, director of Laurie Jacobson Pools. “Unlike what many clients usually ask for, this 6.5m-long pool isn’t child-friendly. With their children in their 20s, the homeowners wanted to enjoy their back garden and create a visual feature.”

The modern pool wraps around the house due to a rather tight space for the pool between the house and garage. The walls around the deep end are high, so swimmers need to swim back to the shallow end to get out of the pool. There is also a marble retaining wall at the back, containing a sheer-descent water feature. “It’s an interesting-looking pool featuring different levels and retaining walls,” says Laurie.

Despite the tight space where the pool was to be located, access to the area was fortunately quite easy, with a gate to the side of the pool allowing for equipment to be taken in an out. With the house, backyard and pool working in unison, the completed property really does exude visual interest and captures the architect’s vision.

Pool aesthetic

Laurie Jacobson, director of Laurie Jacobson Pools, has more than 40 years of experience in the pool industry. With a string of accolades, his name is widely known throughout the industry and he works with an array of talented landscapers, architects and builders. The company is a member of the Master Pool Builders Association Australia (formerly SPASA Vic) and builds mostly in Melbourne’s inner city and on the Mornington Peninsula, but also on projects out of its typical areas.

Providing the customer with a hassle-free experience is key for the team. “We do a site inspection, have discussions with the client as to what their needs are, work on the budget and take time to build a relationship,” explains Laurie. “Our business is all about the relationship with the client.”

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