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Limestone Layered Luxe


An inviting pool design in South Australia that makes the whole family want to dive right in

The owners of this contemporary-style, rectangular pool in Hawthorn, South Australia, love entertaining, while their kids love sport, so it was essential their new pool address both of these requirements. “In designing their pool, we understood the clients’ needs, taking into consideration all family requirements so that the pool gains maximum use,” says Michael Robinson from 360 Pools.

His clients wanted a pool that is both the highlight and “makes” the backyard, while also being totally usable. Their pool is inspired by a refreshing look, with inviting water that makes the whole family want to dive right in. “The white tiles and compact look create an open feel, making it a place in which you really want to be,” explains Michael.

Built on the family’s flat 800sqm block, the design incorporates a striking hardwood deck wall with raised planter boxes and corner rebate seat area. The 7m-long pool is surrounded by large-format limestone pavers with drop-edge coping. 360 Pools also looked after the pool’s fencing, paving and the render work as part of the design and project management process.

A highlight from the home’s kitchen and dining area, this delightful pool will also be the main feature in the backyard’s future entertaining space.

At a glance

Pool built and designed by: 360 Pools

Pool size: 7m x 4m

Heating: Solar

Cleaning: Robotic

Filtration: MK MineralChlor magnesium

Coping: Hewnstone drop-edge limestone

Tiles: Surf White

Pavers: Hewnstone limestone

Lighting: Waterco

Fence: Active Fencing

Landscaping: 360 Pools

Company profile

360 Pools

A: 39 Highland Drive, Bellevue Heights SA 5050

M: 0411 111 727




Michael Robinson started building pools in 2006 and launched 360 Pools in 2016. Meeting the needs of the pool owner, understanding their family and their lifestyle, then designing a pool that meets these needs is a top priority for 360 Pools.

“We work across Adelaide with mostly new pools — around 10 pools a year — so that we can focus on each client’s needs,” explains Michael. “Our specialty is providing a turn-key pool area from the pool/spa to the landscaping around the pool. First we get an understanding of what the client is after, then look at options and provide ideas. We then look at the budget to see if the dream can be a reality and work from there to make it happen.”

360 Pools, a member of SPASA, recently received awards for two categories at the SPASA SA Awards 2018: gold for the best concrete pool under $100,000 and silver for the best pool/spa combo under $100,000.