The Power of Simplicity


Simple, traditional and low maintenance, this gorgeous family pool and spa project in the Melbourne suburbs really does tick all the boxes.

Based in the inner-Melbourne suburb of Malvern, these homeowners, a family with young children and who enjoy entertaining family and friends, envisaged a pool and spa for their backyard that was not only simple in style, but also visually pleasing. “The family wanted their home to be a central place where everyone can gather and feel comfortable,” says Laurie Jacobson, director of Laurie Jacobson Pools, who was approached to develop the design concept and then build the pool and spa.

“The owners and I discussed their thoughts and worked out the best approach. They had an idea of what they wanted; they had seen something they liked and I worked with them to make it possible and ensure it fitted within the space constraints and style of their property.”


On their wish list was a low-maintenance pool and spa that would ensure the backyard looks highly appealing from the family room. “We were able to utilise the whole backyard for the pool, spa and surrounds as the front yard has been set up as a play area for the kids,” says Laurie. The design, a traditional rectangular 9m-long pool and spa, is simple so that it doesn’t overpower the look of the house. “It’s a minimalist design surrounded by simple paving and planting to enhance the space,” says Laurie. “It looks neat and tidy and is very low maintenance.”

Incredibly, the family wasn’t even in Australia while their build took place. “We did the whole job while the client was overseas,” says Laurie. “We managed and maintained everything while the client was away and sent videos to keep them in the loop. Throughout the process the client trusted us with the site and managing the build.”


As with every project the team completes, this Malvern masterpiece really is the epitome of style, innovation and versatility. Laurie Jacobson, director of Laurie Jacobson Pools, has more than 40 years of experience in the pool industry. With a string of accolades, his name is widely known throughout the industry and he works with an array of talented landscapers, architects and builders. The company is a member of Master Pool Builders Association Australia (formerly SPASA Vic) and builds mostly in Melbourne’s inner city and on the Mornington Peninsula, but also works on projects out of its typical areas.

Providing the customer with a hassle-free experience is key for the team. “We do a site inspection, have discussions with the client as to what their needs are, work on the budget and take time to build a relationship,” explains Laurie. “Our business is all about the relationship with the client.”

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