Rogers Pools Steep Slope Solution


It was a case of the trickier the better when designing and building a pool to suit this sloping Brisbane site.

After being presented with a steep front yard that slopes approximately 6m from the front door down to the front gate, there was a clear solution for the Rogers Pools’ team when designing this pool — a custom-designed, out-of-the-ground concrete pool. Sitting approximately 2.5m above ground, the resulting terraced rectangular pool with step-out truly suits the slope and maximises the site.

Situated in Hamilton, Brisbane, the 5m-long pool and spillway edge is fully tiled in stunning glass Bisazza mosaics. It’s also fully automated and app controlled, including the on-demand spillway edge. In addition to the pool, Rogers Pools designed and built the retaining walls around the pool, the concrete concourse and the blackbutt timber deck, steps and seat. A hidden filtration system is also nestled under the decking — the perfect example of out of sight and out of mind for these Queensland homeowners.

Peter Rogers started Rogers Pools in 1993 and his daughter Ricki-Lee and son Dean both joined their father in the family business. “We mainly concentrate on the construction of new concrete pools in the Brisbane area and surrounds (Toowoomba/Sunshine Coast/Gold Coast),” says Peter. “We specialise in steep sloping blocks, difficult sites and difficult or tight access,” adds Dean Rogers. “We would, on average, hand dig six or seven pools per year and have built pools in excess of 5m out of ground on the more sloping sites. The trickier the better! We will do hand digs, crane in machinery or go through houses with machinery — whatever is required.”

Ricki-Lee meets with potential new clients for a site meeting to discuss design options and what they want to achieve, and then produces a quote. The pool construction is managed by Dean Rogers, who is very hands-on in managing the site. Rogers Pools is a member of Master Builders Qld.

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