Expertly finished and landscaped, this pool is made for stylish entertaining
The brief from the client to Chris Nicholls of Queensland Family Pools was crystal clear: “Build me a resort in my backyard.” Exceeding the client’s expectations, Chris and the Queensland Family Pools construction created a modern and sophisticated swimming pool that is a drawcard for family and friends.
An entertainer’s delight, the pool is surrounded on three sides by timber decking that provides ample space for getting together with friends or simply lying back and relaxing. Adding to the resort-style ambience and providing a protected space for entertaining, there is a pool room that opens to the deck and an outdoor shower — a must in modern pool areas.
Landscaping around the pool gives the area a luxuriant look and feel, which is enhanced by the three Lomina Zodiac water jets which send arcs of water shooting from the coping into the enticing depths of the pool. Adding to the effect, LED lighting “colours” the cascading water.
Measuring 9m x 5.5m, the pool is not just stylish, it’s beautifully finished. For the pool’s interior, Chris chose a smooth glass pebble finish from the Blue Glass Pebble Company in the colour Noosa. For the waterline and step treads, he specified a shimmering glass tile. The fresh blues of the pool interior are perfectly complemented by the linen-coloured 400mm x 400mm x 30mm travertine coping.
To ensure uninterrupted views between the pool and the entertaining area that flow from the house, Queensland Family Pools used contemporary frameless glass pool fencing. To give the pool added night-time allure, two remote-controlled Davey PAL LED pool lights were installed.
For easy, efficient operation, the pool has a Zodiac 24in sand filter, a Zodiac 1hp pump, a tri PH chlorinator and a Maytronics Robotic pool cleaner. Provision was also made for solar heating.
Queensland Family Pools, which installs first-class pools throughout Brisbane, was established 23 years ago by owner and director Chris Nicholls. The company’s philosophy is to build the best pool the customer can afford, using the best possible materials and equipment as well as the latest technology.
Pool design and construction by Queensland Family Pools 13/388 Newman Road, Geebung Qld 4034
Phone (07) 3216 5004
Mobile 0401 695 333
Photography by Glenn Weiss
Originally from Outdoor Design & Living magazine, Volume 29