This unique pool design suits its treetop environment perfectly


Despite its unique shape, this northern beaches pool integrates into its treetop environment in harmonious fashion

Avalon, in Sydney’s stunning and super-relaxed northern beaches locale, is home for this retired couple who love the outdoors and entertaining and wanted to be at one with their surroundings.

Naturally, their wish was for their new pool to have minimal impact on its environment. For their steep, sloping, subtropical site, they opted for a contemporary, triangular-shaped pool that integrates into its treetop environment in a harmonious nature. And the result, despite its challenges, is nothing short of incredible.

“The pool was in a landslip zone with poor access and required extensive engineering,” explains Nick McCarthy, owner of Urban Escape, a company that specialises in highly integrated pools that sit harmoniously within the existing landscape. The out-of-the-ordinary shape also required unique construction techniques. “The triangle shape and 12m wet edge make this pool a spectacular example of workmanship and attention to detail,” says Nick.

Solar heating, rainwater harvesting and a sustainable construction approach to retain existing trees in the construction zone were also incorporated by the Urban Escape team. In addition, the company not only built the swimming pool with its expansive wet edge, but also mended and extended the spotted gum deck. It’s now an amazing place to relax and admire that dazzling water view, beautiful at any time of the year.

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