Pools by Design are the proud recipients of the prestigious SPASA WA Pool of the Year for 2015!

The sloping block in Lesmurdie lends itself perfectly to an infinity edge pool, designed with the breathtaking vista in mind the pool is framed as a central element of the property. Western facing and on the Darling Scarp, the client is able to witness the picturesque sunsets over the city and beyond, the pool can be mistaken for being carved out of the hillside. When in the pool, the infinity edge melts into the view. To ensure the pool harmonized with the landscape design, natural stone has been used for both the cladding around the pool, internal waterline tile and spill over face, as well as the tiling of the entry steps.

Director Antony Holling said ‘it is an honour to receive this award amongst some fantastic pools’. It is a credit to everyone at Pools by Design who helped create this amazing pool. We look forward to continuing to design pools that exceed our clients expectations and dreams.

Please read below to see some of Pools by Design’s other award winners for 2015!

Gold Winner – Concrete Traditional/Geometric $50,000 – $100,000

Pool of the Year - Gold Concrete 50k-100k

The sloping Lesmurdie block lends itself perfectly to an infinity-edge pool which overlooks the breathtaking views to the west.

Silver Winner – Concrete Traditional/Geometric $50,000 – $100,000

Pool of the Year - Silver Concrete 50-100

Perfect for entertaining, the pool has been designed to flow seamlessly into the home’s interior through the use of an extensive integrated alfresco area. To further extend the pool’s role, a customised swim-up bar allows the party to move comfortably into the pool itself. Feature piers with integral LED bubblers were installed as well as an extensive infinity edge.

Silver Winner – Residential Pool & Spa Combo

Pool of the Year 2015 - Silver Pool and Spa Combo

This pool can be described as the Epitome of Opulence. No expense has been spared in the design and construction of this pool. The pool is the central feature of this luxurious home, fulfilling the dream of the client and owner.
Being such a prominent and beautiful feature, the pool has been designed to be visible from every living space. Expansive glass panels have been installed to guarantee the view is not inhibited from anywhere in the house. Utilising this to dramatic effect is the cheese and wine cellar, which shares a unique viewing window constructed within the pool wall.

Silver Winner – Domestic Pool Renovations

Pool of the Year 2015 - Silver Renovations

Transforming the dated existing swimming pool into a 16m lap pool with swim out required extensive engineering solutions and significant stabilisation of the boundary retaining walls. Frameless glass fencing ensures the pool zone blends seamlessly with the residence, whilst heat pumps and motorised blanket roller systems allow the client to make the most of their lap pool all year round.

Alongside creating a pool which exceeded the client’s expectations, we also designed and constructed the surrounding landscape elements. This included feature decking, paving, benching, planters, balustrading as well as the installation of synthetic grass on a raised terrace seating area.

Bronze Winner – Water Feature

Pool of the YEar 2015 - Bronze Water FEature

The client requested a full landscape package for this project; transforming their front entry and designing and constructing a statement water feature. Basing their own feature on the chase water feature at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, the custom design mimics that of Singapore, using porcelain tiles on both the wall and chase to stunning effect.

Ending the chase is a pond lined with deep red glass mosaic tiles which complement the three piers immersed in it. Designed to give the impression of a cityscape, the three piers were constructed at differing heights and wrapped in bronze mosaic tiles to give an air of luxury. Atop each pier is a stainless steel LED water bubbler, maintaining a constant flow of water throughout the water feature.

Bronze Winner – Residential Plunge/Courtyard Pool

Pool of the Year 2015 - Bronze Plunge Pool

This plunge pool located at the enviable location of the iconic Cottesloe beach front is framed perfectly by the breath-taking canvas of the Indian Ocean. West facing, the pool is ideal for witnessing the extraordinary sunsets this unique location and our wonderful state offers.

Frameless glass fencing ensures uninterrupted views, whilst bench seating beckons you to sit and relax in the pool inviting one to soak up the stunning ambience and surrounds. The striking black granite paving and intricate mosaic tile design compliment this feature of the home, to be enjoyed by all.

Bronze Winner – Concrete Traditional/Geometric Over $100,000

Pool of the Year 2015 - Bronze Concrete over 100

This pool can only be described as an Entertainers Delight. With no expense spared, a resort style pool was created to tie in with the extensive alfresco area and sunrooms. A wet deck was designed and installed, meaning the waterline was at concourse level with the pool surrounds, adding to the overall resort style effect the client desired.

Individual water features accentuate the complex shaped pool area, with one running from a glass water wall through channel into the pool and another intricately designed cantilevered glass dining table that delivers a sheet of water back to the pool. Thousands of glass mosaic tiles were used to accent the pools edge and waterline also featuring within the shallow pool channel.

A custom designed swim up bar was constructed, with stainless steel stools for the client and their family to sit down and have a drink whilst still enjoying the luxury of their pool. Badu swim jets were installed for the client to maintain their active lifestyle

Bronze Winner – Concrete Traditional/Geometric Under $50,000

Pool of the Year 2015 - Bronze Concrete Under 50

Complementing the rest of the property, the pool area uses contemporary clean lines throughout to give a minimalistic effect.

A bench along the length of the pool adds to its functionality, meaning the client’s and their family can utilise the pool for both leisure and to sustain their active lifestyle.

If you want to be the owner of next year’s coveted ‘Pool of the Year’ speak to us today or click here to request a quote!