Pool designs: Cliffside concrete pool

This dramatically curved, negative-edge pool is both stunningly beautiful and innovative


Perched high on a sloping block with spectacular views of the surrounding eucalyptus trees, rolling hills and uninterrupted skyline, this pool has become the showstopping feature of this rural home.

While boasting beautiful views from inside the house, the Hoddles Creek site sloped so much that the land behind the home was deemed unusable space. Integrated Pools by Canny came to the rescue with a pool design that would not only give purpose to the large unused area, but would also enhance the existing views.


A new concrete pool was elevated 10m out of the ground to create a level surface with ample space for a cabana, lounge chairs and a dining table. Together, the owners and Integrated Pools decided a T-shaped pool with a dramatic curved edge would best suit the property and maximise the site’s natural attributes. “The vista behind the pool area screamed for a negative edge,” says Canny’s Managing Director, Damian Canny. The radius negative edge forms part of the pool fencing ensuring the views of the surrounding landscape remained uninterrupted.


The 10m x 4.5m x 3m pool features eight-star energy-efficient pumps and solar heating for minimal impact on the environment. This pool is a prime example of Integrated Pools’ company philosophy and mission to use form and function to maximise each client’s available space and, in turn, create a relaxing oasis that can be enjoyed on a daily basis.

Damian started Canny Group more than 20 years ago, building custom homes and renovations. The business has since extended into swimming pools, commercial projects, an architectural practice and building luxury pre-designed homes. Canny has been honoured with many industry awards such as the HIA Overall Renovation of the Year (2013), HIA Renovation over 2 million dollars (2013), and Australian Project Home of the Year (2013). Building around 60 pools across Melbourne annually, Integrated Pools specialises in concrete pools and is a member of SPASA.

For more information

Pool designed and built by Integrated Pools by Canny
9a Hall Street, Hawthorn East Vic 3123
03 8532 4444


Originally from Poolside Magazine, Issue 45

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