For these homeowners, life away from the hustle and bustle never looked so good with a large resort-style pool to enjoy year-round
One of the many benefits of building in Sydney’s Hills District is the select number of large blocks that are available in certain areas. And with a spacious site comes the opportunity to have a generous-size pool, which is exactly what these homeowners wanted.
“For their acreage, the homeowners envisaged a large resort-style pool with wow factor, and something that would look amazing both during the day and night,” says designer Gavin Bazley of Aquastone Pools & Landscapes. “It had to have a heated spa for year-round use and it needed to be grand in scale to suit the acreage property.”
The generous size pool measures 15m-long and is a focal point of the home. It allows the owners to swim laps for exercise, while the 2.5m x 2.5m heated spa is great for relaxing on chilly winter nights. Positioned in front of the trio of water features, multiple ledge areas in the pool offer sunken loungers for enjoyment, and there’s also an extended step/shallow area where kids can play.
The entire outdoor space was designed and built by Aquastone Pools & Landscapes and incorporated steppers that lead out to the cabana with timber deck, while for the finishing touch, extensive underwater pool lighting ensures the area looks stunning at night.
Aquastone also included in-floor cleaning and full automation, allowing the homeowners to conveniently operate their pool from a touchscreen in the house, or via an app on their phone. “Pools need to be not only functional, but also integrated into and become a feature of the home,” says Gavin. This project is a perfect example of Aquastone’s design philosophy.
Aquastone Pools & Landscapes was formed in 1996 by brothers Gavin and Scott Bazley, and specialises in custom-designed concrete pools and landscaping. “We also specialise in working with difficult sites and can often offer a solution to blocks that appear to be challenging,” say Gavin and Scott. “We build about 20 to 30 projects each year, including new builds and renovations. These projects are often complete packages that incorporate the pool and landscaping.”
Aquastone is a member of SPASA and the Master Builders Association of NSW. The company has won multiple awards for its projects. This project won the gold award in 2021 for Concrete Pool over $120,000 for SPASA NSW 2021 and was a finalist in the national awards. It was also highly commended in three categories: Residential Lighting Feature, Residential Water Feature and In-ground Concrete Spa.
This project is an entrant into the Poolside 2022 Australian Pool of the Year Awards, celebrating excellence in pool design and construction. All entrants were featured in Poolside 57, with winners to be announced in Poolside 58.
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