Oasis Pools Project 4
To achieve an authentic, rockpool-style design, the same pebble surface was used to pave the surrounding pool area, resulting in a cohesive finish.
The free-form design, which mimics a coastal rockpool, incorporates a walk-in beach entry which is ideal for relaxing in the sun while chatting to family and friends in the adjacent pergola and outdoor entertaining area. The strategically positioned waterfall provides soothing sounds and a calming aesthetic, while the artful windbreak echoes the surrounding palms and ferns in its design, and the neutral colour palette complements the dwelling for a seamless overall result.
Twenty tonnes of granite rocks form the pool’s border, which was cleverly installed using a large mobile crane and a bobcat. The pool’s concrete shell was built before the house, including the reinforced shelves for the rocks to sit on. Once the house was built, Oasis Pools came back to add the finishing touches to the pool. The team worked closely with the contractors who were building the dwelling to give the client peace of mind that their project would run smoothly while they were overseas.
To minimise pool maintenance time and costs, a water-saving cartridge filter, multi-speed pump and Tri-XO CrossOver chlorinator by Zodiac were selected. A Z300 MD8 electric heater with separate pump was also installed to keep the pool at a comfortable temperature throughout the year.
Oasis Pools also designed the landscaping in consultation with the client, and the mix of lush ferns provides a splash of colour while minimising the amount of debris falling in the pool. With bright leaves, natural rocks, and an artistic windbreak to screen the border fence, this outdoor space is the perfect alternative to a day at the beach.
Oasis Pools has more than 40 years’ experience in designing and building high-quality concrete pools. Founder Gil Howard personally oversees each and every project, providing the same care and attention to detail for which the company is renowned. Beginning each project with a detailed meeting, Howard discusses everything from structural engineering to lighting, ensuring each step of the design and build process is carried out smoothly. The experienced team can even provide advice on the best in pool equipment, lighting and finishes, so you can rest assured your project is in safe hands.
Since its establishment, Oasis Pools has garnered a reputation for friendly and professional service, and exceptional design. The company works closely with contractors to ensure every pool they build is a cohesive and beautiful addition to the property.