Paradise is just a step away for the lucky owners of this environmentally friendly pool
Holidaying at home has become a reality for these homeowners who wanted to bring to their front yard the resort-like feel for the family to enjoy all year round. The result was a glamorous outdoor space that has brought paradise to this Brisbane home.
The pool draws your gaze out from the house towards the recessed toughened glass panel in the pool wall, giving the illusion of a horizon edge. The use of the glass panel creates an open feel to the Zen gardens on the edge of the pool. The wet edge spa spills into the pool between the white stepping stones bringing a Zen water design into this resort-style space — effectively matching the gardens. Ocean blue gloss tiles were used in the pool and spa for a luxury tiled interior throughout, inspired by the clients overseas island holiday and a resort pool they wanted to emulate in their own home.
The square edge rebated coping used around the pool water’s edge is an Alaskan white textured finish face tile that is used to create a natural, clean, sandy look to the pool surrounds. The contrast of the deep ocean blue pool tile and the Alaskan white coping and surrounds tile also brings a touch of bliss to this outdoor space.
All of the energy system requirements for this pool and spa — including the garden feature lighting — are operated on solar energy harvested from the solar panels on the roof of the house, making this entire pool and spa system energy neutral and environmentally friendly. The pool and spa are both illuminated by energy-efficient, colour-changing LED lights, enabling glittering night entertaining in any season. All of the pool cleaning and operating systems are operated through the latest in remote control energy-saving technology. The use of the variable flow Eco Wise pool and spa circulation pumps allows homeowners to operate all lighting and water hydraulic systems easily and efficiently when required.
The pool and spa combination is water wise as it uses water-harvesting systems and holding tanks to minimise consumption. Unique to Malibu Pools, this pool and spa uses the EnviroSwim System that provides the clients with a chemical-free freshwater pool. Malibu’s Eco-Smart pools are safer for the environment, healthier for the family to swim in and the cheaper to maintain.
Celebrating 35 years of building Brisbane’s finest pools and landscapes, Malibu Pools and Landscapes is now one of the leading pool design and construction companies in the country, having won many state and national industry design and construction awards. Malibu Pools + Landscapes uses only experienced in-house trade staff, guaranteeing a professional service and a lasting quality of construction.
Sean Lynch, designer and builder of this featured project, has been the managing architect at the company for over 10 years. His approach is unique in that all pool and landscape design elements can be included in the initial design brief, then presented back to the client in 3D designs and followed through with on-site project management during the construction to ensure a holistic approach from concept to completion. Sean’s specialised method results in an efficient design and construction process for the client but also guarantees that all elements of the design are considered and incorporated into the project.
For more information
Malibu Pools and Landscapes
6 Billan Street, Carina Qld 4170
PO Box 557, Cannon Hill Brisbane
Phone 07 3161 8724
Mobile 0414 622 085
Fax 07 3161 8574
Originally from Poolside magazine, Volume 40