Aquatic Paradise: A luxe, ultra-modern oasis
Universal Magazines

A modern, glamorous piece of aquatic paradise in a seaside suburb of Adelaide

It’s rare in today’s busy world to have your own private suburban sanctuary. Yet these Glenelg North homeowners, who wanted to create their very own utopia offering complete privacy from neighbouring apartments and residences, have achieved this and more in exceptional fashion.

The undeniable centrepiece of their glamorous space is the grand 1.9m x 2.2m-high modern water feature leading into a shallow pond area with tiled stepping stone plinths. Dual grand stadium steps lead into the ultra-modern pool, accentuated by a custom raised circular infinity-edge Ezarri-tiled spa with internally carved seating.

Galvin Group overcame the project’s extremely difficult access through a tight side entrance pathway and constructed the new main alfresco entertaining area with a full outdoor kitchen, bar and an amazing feature marble stone fireplace.

The company was also responsible for the construction of the poolside pavilion with a composite timber day lounge bordered with sunrise silver Alucobond, fully integrated pool room and custom sauna under the fully cantilevered poolside pavilion. The retaining and external poolside pavilion walls are finished in marble, for yet another touch of decadence.

“This is a truly modern pool, both in its design and materiality,” explain Alex Pritchard and Bob Galvin from Galvin Group. “It’s the ultimate balance of symmetry — from the large external sliding doors through to the pool and ending at the beautifully crafted custom modern water feature.”

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Project Details

POOL DESIGNED BY: Galvin Group — Alex Pritchard
POOL BUILT BY: Galvin Group — Bob Galvin
SIZE OF POOL: 10m x 4m (pool), 2.1m (spa)
HEATING: Gas and solar
CLEANING: Cooke Industries fully automatic in-floor cleaning system
FILTRATION: Waterco 36in with 50mm MPV sand filter or similar with multi-cyclone pre-filter, IntelliFlo VF system, Waterco MultiCyclone 16, two Pentair 2.0hp WhisperFlo pumps
COPING: Custom-made granite pool coping approximately 350mm x 1000mm x 40mm thick, exfoliated top finish, polished square-edge profile
TILES: Ezarri Alexander pool tiles — Cocktail collection
PAVERS: 900mm x 400mm x 20mm-thick exfoliated granite flagstones, Western Grey granite pavers laid in a square bond pattern
LIGHTING: Nine multi-coloured Spa Electrics flush-mounted pool and spa lights, custom RGB LED Neon Flex perimeter light under the pool coping and around the four stepping stones
FENCING: Rendered walls, frameless glass pool safety fence
LANDSCAPING: By Galvin Group — dragon blood trees, succulents underplanting
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