Splash Of Luxury A Real Winner
By Anne Mcrae
Traditionally concrete has been the construction choice for swimming pools installed in public places, including in apartment complexes.
A 12-metre pool installed as the focal point of the Joondalup Village Resort is made of fibreglass and it comes with all the bells and whistles to impress residents.
The pool also impressed judges in the 2010 SPASA Awards for Excellence. They gave the pool a gold award in the new category for commercial fibreglass swimming pools.
Barrier Reef Pools were contracted by the resort builder, Diploma Constructions, to provide the pool and the result is impressive and pleasing for owners and tenants alike. The freeform pool is 4m wide with two entry ends supported by stainless-steel handle rails. It has generous underwater seating ledges and swim-out areas at the deep end.
The pool area provides an oasis among the apartment buildings, with it’s landscaping and a mix of trees to provide shade in summer. The surroundings are a combination of timber decking and aggregate paving, while limestone coping edges by Australis outline the freeform shape of the pool. The depth of water varies from 1.2m to 2m and there are two dark-blue shade sails set over the sundeck with plenty of garden lighting. There are also flush-mounted LED underwater lights. The water quality is maintained with a Hurlcon filter and pump and there are four Poolrite skimmer boxes, an overflow as well as a top-up provider and a Chemigem. The cost of the pool was $32,000.