Holiday at home

Imagine having this resort-style pool in your own backyard

Imagine having this resort-style pool in your own backyard

Imagine having this resort-style pool in your own backyard

Imagine having this resort-style pool in your own backyard

Imagine having this resort-style pool in your own backyard

Imagine having this resort-style pool in your own backyard


This space was designed to bring home the resort feel of a recent coastal holiday so the family could enjoy it every day. Designer Sean Lynch succeeded in filling the brief with his clever use of lines and ground levels to great depth, and a relaxed, beachy atmosphere. The observer’s eye is drawn out from the entertaining deck towards the glass mosaic-feature water wall.

The contrasting look of the coastal ocean-blue glass-bead pool interior, cyan-blue glass waterline pool tile, and white beach coping and surrounding tile also lends a timeless beach look to this resort-like space.

All requirements of the pool energy systems, including the garden feature lighting, are operated via solar energy harvested from the solar panels on the roof of the house. The pool and gardens are all illuminated by energy-efficient, colour-changing LED lights for stunning night entertaining all year round.

All pool cleaning and operating systems work via remote-control energy-saving systems for ease of use. Variable flow pool and water-feature circulation pumps allow the clients to operate all lighting and water hydraulic systems easily and efficiently when required. This entire pool and landscape system, including all heaters, bubblers, therapy jets and lighting systems, are energy-neutral as they are all operated by the solar energy harvested by the home and do not require any electricity to be drawn from the community supply.

The latest sanitation equipment was used for this freshwater pool. The chemical-free Enviro-Swim system is low maintenance and free from the smell or feel of chemicals. By not relying on harsh environmentally-toxic chemicals to clean their pool, the clients are doing their bit for a chemical-free environment as well as saving money on the pool’s maintenance.

This fresh-water pool is also a natural and safe alternative to traditional pool sanitisation systems. By using the water-harvesting systems feeding into holding tanks on site and the fresh-water systems of the pool, each Malibu pool does more than its share in reducing water consumption and chemical use in the pool and in the home’s landscape areas.

Sean Lynch’s approach is unique in the way all elements can be included in the initial design brief, then shown in the 3D designs, then project-managed during 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, and also insures all elements of the design are considered and incorporated into the project. At Malibu Pools, this design service is supported by a professional construction team that incorporates the design into stunning outdoor spaces.


At a glance

Designer Sean Lynch of Malibu Pools

Fencing Semi-frameless glass

Fresh water system Enviro-Swim

Lighting Colour-changing LED lights

Pool interior Ocean-blue glass beads

Waterline Tile Cyan-blue glass

Environmental features All heaters, bubblers, therapy jets and lighting systems are solar-operated


Company profile

Malibu Pools and Landscapes 6 Billan Street, Carina Qld 4170

Contact Sean Lynch — Landscape Architect

Mobile 0414 622 085


Phone 07 3161 8724





Originally from Poolside Showcase magazine, Volume 20

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