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Tropical living with a infinity edge lap pool and spa


With a gorgeous infinity-edge lap pool and spa at its heart, this Northern Beaches backyard is a stunning example of tropical-style living at its finest

Properties in Avalon, on Sydney’s beautiful Northern Beaches, are generally amazing to say the least. So when landscape designer/architect Space Landscape Designs was asked to design an infinity-edge pool and spa to work with the tropical style living of this modern beach house, the company knew it had to develop something truly spectacular, particularly when pool builder Splish Splash Pools was involved to bring the concept the fruition.

“We love turning backyards into dynamic, visually stunning areas that you and your guests will love spending time in,” says Space Landscape Designs. In line with this philosophy, this backyard is completely focused on entertaining. The wet-edge lap pool, built by Splish Splash Pools, was designed by Space Landscape Designs at a mid-level for the backyard, creating a layered effect and the sense of space. Grand stairs lead down to the entrance of the swimming pool, with further stairs down to the open lawn and inviting firepit area.

The 10.5m-long pool is fully tiled with dazzling turquoise glass mosaics for ultimate effect, while sleek grey limestone paving features to the coping and walkways. A contrast in limestone wall cladding was used on the pool feature wall, and decorative pebbles cover the balance tank of the pool. Meanwhile, for the final flourish, tropical living planting sets the backdrop for an exquisite pool design.

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Designer profile: Space Landscape Designs

Space Landscape Designs was established in 2002 and is based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. They have built a reputation as the landscape architects that property owners in Sydney look to for stylish, imaginative, high-quality designs. Projects range from courtyards, pools, outdoor cabanas for private homes as well as strata and commercial properties.

Space Landscape Designs has the skills to plan and the resources to complete any project. Space Landscape Designs have a strong reputation for garden designs that include pools for which they deliver high quality plans for every project. Their team is dedicated to ensuring their clients are satisfied with the final outcome and that their initial needs are met.

“By taking a fresh approach to every new project and carefully incorporating function with aesthetics, we create settings that people want to be in,” says Space Landscape Designs. “With us, there’s no such thing as ‘standard’; every landscape solution is bespoke, created only for that client’s project. Our materials are sourced from a wide range of suppliers to ensure that each project is unique.”

The landscape architects at Space Landscape Designs are members of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), and its landscape designers are members of the Australian Institute of Landscape Designers and Managers (AILDM). This ensures that with Space, you are guaranteed to receive a high level of service from highly skilled professionals.

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Pool builder profile: Splish Splash Pools

Sydney-based Splish Splash Pools is an award-winning pool design and construction company. At Splish Splash Pools, premium construction is combined with innovative design to provide clients with an exceptional pool they’ll be proud of. “Our highly personalised approach and alignment with exceptional pool architects has seen us create and install over 435 beautiful swimming pools that have exceeded our clients’ expectations”, says Matthew Bramley.

The team pride themselves on exceptional end-to-end project management with a hassle-free experience for their clients. They have a reputation for perfectly coordinating every detail of design, construction and completion. Splish Splash Pools aims to turn its clients’ pool aspirations into a reality, whether it’s a plunge pool, lap pool or large family-sized pool.

The award-winning company designs and constructs pools across inner-city Sydney, the suburbs as well as on acreages. Challenging or sloping blocks are no problem for the talented team, who have significant experience building on different types of terrain, slopes and difficult access. “Everything is achievable when the right approach is taken from the start,” explains Matthew.

Splish Splash Pools has been formally acknowledged for its leadership in the industry by winning 21 NSW MBA awards and 34 SPASA awards. Each of these accomplishments represents a superior standard of quality, design and workmanship, in various categories, delivered by the company.

This project is an entrant into the Poolside 2022 Australian Pool of the Year Awards, celebrating excellence in pool design and construction. All entrants were featured in Poolside 57, with winners to be announced in Poolside 58.

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