Aquastone Resort style pool

Resort Style Pool for a Mini Escape at Home


With a large resort-style pool to enjoy year-round, these homeowners can enjoy life away from the hustle and bustle.

One of the many benefits of building in Sydney’s Hills District is the select number of large blocks that is available. 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 also at night,” explains designer Gavin Bazley of Aquastone Pools and 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 15m-long rectangular pool is a focal point of the home and 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 feature sunken loungers to enjoy, and there’s also an extended step/shallow area where kids can play.

The entire outdoor space was designed and built by Aquastone Pools and Landscapes, which 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 they also have to be integrated into and become a feature of the home,” says Gavin. This project is a perfect example of Aquastone’s design philosophy. 

Aquastone Pools and 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 new pools as well as renovations. These projects are often complete packages which 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 including the 2020 gold SPASA national and NSW award for Best Pool over 100k, 2019 Silver SPASA Sydney Award for Pool Renovations over $25,000, and Gold SPASA Sydney Award for Pool Renovation up to $25,000.

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