Perfect balance between fabulous and practical


Complementing the architecture of the new home and the needs of the owners, this design by Urban Escape is both beautiful and practical

This company doesn’t call itself Urban Escape for nothing. This backyard swimming pool really is an urban escape for the whole family. The owners’ brief was for an easy, care-free pool, one that was big enough for the kids to swim laps but would still leave enough room for an outdoor lounge and sunny garden.

A sharp design featuring a large geometric swimming pool with a swim-out ledge was built into existing rock, with both the construction of the pool and landscaping done by Urban Escape. Framed by chic travertine pavers and dynamic blue mosaic tiles, an inviting and fresh feel is given to the overall design.

The young active family wanted to use the pool regularly to relax, host pool parties, and as a place for the kids to cool off after sports training. It was therefore situated to the right of the backyard, leaving a grassy area for the kids to run and play once out of the water.

A frameless glass fence separates the grassed lawn and pool, providing safety for the young children while ensuring a pleasant visual aesthetic.

Urban Escape believes balance and harmony with the existing surrounds is a principle of good pool design and is pleased with how this pool complements the architecture of the existing home as well as the needs of the owners. The pool has proven to be a great use of a large residential block and a fantastic and practical family swimming pool.

Urban Escape owner Nick McCarthy started the award-winning structural landscape company more than 17 years ago. Market demand inspired Nick to become a licensed pool builder as he noticed more and more people were looking for one company to look after both the pool construction and landscaping.

Offering a truly comprehensive solution to any outdoor area, Urban Escape builds approximately seven to 10 pools each year.

As a member of SPASA and LNA, Urban Escape has been recognised for its impressive design and execution of projects with many industry awards. Most recently it won a gold state award and gold metropolitan award for swimming pool construction in the $50-$100K category at the 2014 SPASA Awards for Excellence.

For more information

Urban Escape

48/28 Barcoo Street, Roseville NSW 2069

02 9417 8004

0416 180 530

Originally from Poolside magazine, Volume 44

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