Multi-award winner: a stunning lap pool

Multi-award winner: a stunning lap pool


A dazzling lap pool in South Australia receives a multitude of awards — both gold and silver — in recognition of its outstanding design and build

For this sleek double-sided infinity-edge lap pool, Elite Pool Constructions (SA) won the Residential Concrete Pool $50,000–$100,000 gold award, Lap Pool of the Year gold award, and silver award in the 2016 Pool of the Year category at the prestigious SPASA SA 2016 awards. However, despite its numerous accolades, the project was not without its challenges.

“Very tight access via a laneway was the only access point to the property, in which we had to crane in a pre-made concrete balance tank as well as form up the pool,” says Anthony Scaffidi from Elite Pool Constructions (SA).

Designed by Glasshouse Projects, which also designed and built the extension, this St Peters pool was constructed above ground and is 13m long with exotic polished black granite lining the external wall and spillway. Ceramic 25mm x 25mm mosaic tiles feature to the pool’s interior and bluestone coping pavers complement the granite, while the cream rendered wall on one side of the pool works well with the dark granite.

At 2.75m wide, the rectangular pool provides plenty of room to exercise, or to simply cool off when the heat of a South Australian summer becomes too much.

About Elite Pool Constructions (SA)

Elite Pool Constructions (SA) fuses cutting-edge design, tomorrow’s technology, excellence in form and technical brilliance in function in every pool it builds. The company takes pride in being one of Adelaide’s market-leading concrete pool builders. With more than 35 years of experience in both the construction and renovation of new and existing pools and spas, Elite combines its extensive knowledge to create your perfect pool.

Founded by Rick Scaffidi, a name synonymous with pool building for more than 35 years, Elite incorporates high-end design with class-leading technology. Boasting a wealth of experience in all forms of construction, Rick and his experienced team have the ability to not only build your dream pool, but also help you realise your entire outdoor oasis.

From conception to completion, Elite can help you design your perfect outdoor area by working with some of Adelaide’s top landscape designers and architects. Elite Pools believes the pool is just the beginning of the journey and gives clients a complete service including all garden design, landscaping, fencing and construction requirements that are specific to your individual project.

Every pool built is unique and designed collectively with a landscape artist, forming the perfect fit for every home. Executed with the latest high-tech products, the results are truly exceptional.
Elite Pools will manage your planning and building approvals, liaising with both private certifiers and councils to simplify the development application process.

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Elite Pool Constructions (SA)

Originally in Poolside Showcase Volume 26