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Triple threat: Multi-tiered pool design


This multi-tiered water feature and pool leave a lasting impression

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Designed and built by Sean Lynch of Malibu Pools & Landscapes, this pool is a breathtaking example of engineering and contemporary flair. An infinity-edge pool and reflection pond concept has been created over three levels of this Brisbane home, showcasing the panoramic views of the city as well as creating a stunning entrance to the property.

On the top level is a 10-metre lap pool that runs alongside the entertaining area of the house. The adjoining wading area has a series of stepping stones, which adds a resort feel to the urban surrounds.

The multi-tiered water feature begins on a feature wall behind the lap pool. Water spills over the stacked-stone panels into the lap pool and then cascades over three more levels of stacked-stone and reflection ponds. This dynamic water feature is transformed at night by LED lights in each of the reflection ponds, turning the water from a light turquoise to an azure blue.

The pool also boasts the latest in in-floor cleaning technology, with 100 per cent surface coverage. There are pop-up jets on the floors of all levels and a separate filtration system and pressure pumps, all of which means the pool and ponds clean themselves automatically every day.

Malibu Pools & Landscapes was established 35 years ago and is now one of the leading pool design and construction companies in the country, winning several industry awards. Sean Lynch has been the managing architect at the company for more than five years. His background in environmental architecture brings a unique perspective to design and construction, as well as offering clients the latest in green design practices.

Focusing on a limited number of projects each year, Malibu Pools & Landscapes offers a complete package for pool and landscape projects. This begins with an on-site consultation with Sean Lynch to discuss the client’s needs, the environment and the design brief. A virtual 3D design is then made, allowing every project to be created, modified and swum through before construction starts.

Malibu Pools & Landscapes uses only in-house trade staff, guaranteeing a professional service and lasting quality of construction. The company services the south-east Queensland region.

At a glance

Pool length: 10 metres

Lighting: LED lights
Cleaning: In floor cleaning system


Fact Sheet

Designed and built by Malibu Pools & Landscapes

6 Billan Street

Carina Qld 4170

PO Box 226

Morningside Qld 4170

P: 07 3899 9085

F: 07 3899 9087




Originally from Poolside Magazine Issue 42