Tranquil flow: Merging indoor and outdoor living spaces

The perfect blend of indoor and outdoor living

The perfect blend of indoor and outdoor living

No pool or outdoor living space has merged indoors and out better than this idyllic and funky poolside setting by Aquarius Pools, in conjunction with Graeme Alexander Homes. An original masterpiece, this design cleverly utilises the available space, taking timber decking and outdoor finishes to the next level.

The perfect blend of indoor and outdoor living

The innovative design ensures the pool and spa integrate perfectly with the shape of the existing house, which is situated on an irregular block. The unique shape of the pool and spa has been practically designed to be seen from all angles of the home. Nestled in the centre of the rear part of the home design, the pool literally brings the cool vibrant colour of the blue square tiles and calming water inside the home, creating a fresh feel to the overall flow of the design.

The perfect blend of indoor and outdoor living  The perfect blend of indoor and outdoor living

The house is transparent on the lower level so that the pool view can be enjoyed from the interior, as well as the panoramic ocean view from the upper deck. Views of the pool and spa from the upper and lower decks are maximised particularly at night by underwater LED lighting, creating a glorious and calming environment.

The lower-level kitchenette and bar open out onto the pool, spa and barbecue decking area, leaving you only to decide whether to sip your cocktail in the pool, bar or spa.

The perfect blend of indoor and outdoor living  The perfect blend of indoor and outdoor living

Aquarius Pools cleverly collaborated with the supplier of the pool cover to provide a slatted cover that would take in both the pool and the spa, despite the irregular shape. The fully retractable automatic pool cover cleverly disappears into a niche under the staircase and incorporates additional security features with its safety ledge and walkable surface, as well as minimising evaporation, chemical and power usage. With the solar heating, this helps maintain the pool temperature.
A unique feature of the pool is the Intellitouch controller, which allows the pool to be controlled via iPhone or iPad technology.

A family business, Aquarius Pools has been building high-quality swimming pools and spas along the Mornington Peninsula and Melbourne’s Bayside and eastern suburbs since 1979. Managing director Chris Jackson says incorporating the lifestyle of the client, functionality, site placement and quality materials in the construction is what constitutes great design.


At a glance

Heating: Solar and 450 Viron gas heater

Tiles: Fully tiled

Filtration: Pentair Intelliflo pump

Lighting: Underwater LED lights

Outdoor furniture: Luxe Outdoor Living

Home built by: Graeme Alexander Homes


Fact sheet

Designed and built by Aquarius Pools in conjunction with Graeme Alexander Homes

1/6 Progress Street, Mornington Vic 3931

03 59 75 1314


Originally from Poolside magazine, Volume 44

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