Tropical treasure


This spectacular lagoon-style pool by Malibu Pools, Spas and Landscapes is fit for any tropical paradise

Malibu Pools has brought paradise to this Brisbane backyard with a tropical resort-inspired pool. The pool owner wanted the resort feel they experienced recently at a tropical holiday home, and architect Sean Lynch’s innovative approach has ensured the family can now holiday at home every day.

The feature wall draws attention, with its black quartzite panels inspired by the cliffs in the gulf of Thailand, alongside recessed stacked-stone panels and statues. The statues are highlighted by feature lighting for night-time entertaining and sit above stainless-steel water blades, which create the enchanting waterfall effect.

The use of natural basalt stone in the coping and surrounding the pool enhances the tropical feel and is complemented by glossy green tiles around the waterline and an internal pool surface finished in polished ocean pebble with a green glass bead additive. The result is a spectacular, authentic-looking lagoon-style pool fit for any tropical paradise.

The hardwood pool hut, with its thatched roof and timber decking, completes the image of a beachside resort, providing usable areas for relaxation day or night. Frameless toughened glass fencing ensures nothing distracts from the pool views, and spa blowers on the play bench near the pool hut create a fun and relaxing space.

The pool is impressively environmentally friendly, with all its energy systems — including lighting — powered by rooftop solar panels, making it energy neutral. As well as feature lighting, the pool is illuminated by energy-efficient, colour-changing LED lights, which generate a magical poolside ambience.

The pool uses the Enviro-Swim System, which is unique to Malibu Pools and provides users with chemical-free, fresh water pools. Without harsh chemicals the pool is friendlier for the environment, the family and the hip pocket. The pool also uses water harvesting systems to reduce water consumption. All pool cleaning and operating systems are controlled by the latest in remote-control technology for efficiency and ease of use.

The pool and landscaping were designed and built by Sean Lynch of Malibu Pools, who has been the managing architect for the company for more than eight years. Sean’s qualifications and experience in eco-smart design and construction bring a unique perspective to every project.

Malibu Pools has developed an engaging method of working with client ideas to develop complete concepts — from ideas and design to living, usable environments. Sean works through each stage of the process with his clients, from conception to handover. He meets every new client at their home to gain a vision of what they are looking for. From the initial briefing, a virtual 3D concept of the design is created, including all aspects of the project, which allows clients’ ideas to come to life. All of Malibu Pools’ clients are provided with 3D concept designs and an itemised construction proposal that details the complete scope of works and all costs involved.

“By constantly researching our products and offering our clients the latest in energy-efficient operating systems in contemporary designs, we are developing eye-catching outdoor spaces for the needs of today as well as tomorrow,” says Sean.

For more information

Pool designed and built by Sean Lynch of Malibu Pools, Spas and Landscapes

6 Billan Street, Carina Qld 4170

PO Box 557, Cannon Hill Brisbane

Contact Landscape Architect Sean Lynch, B.ESci

Phone 07 3161 8724



Originally from Poolside magazine, Volume 39

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