The pool designs we are now seeing as the trend or fashion for residential swimming pools were once only seen in exclusive holiday resorts. Swimming pool construction using concrete offers a wide range of bespoke design possibilities that can even be designed to suit small gardens with odd shapes. This is especially the case with the design of plunge pools, which are a great way to cool off after a day in the hot Melbourne sun.
Occasionally these swimming pool designs would be seen on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, but rarely as a residential suburban swimming pool. This is especially the case with our first pool design trend, the infinity edge pool.
1. Infinity Edge Pool Designs
The infinity edge pool design is so named as the edge of the pool is invisible to the eye and the pool appears to extend forever. The delineation between the water in the pool and the surrounding landscape features are difficult to discern. This pool design works brilliantly if the background landscape is a large body of water with which the pool water appears to blend.
2. Lap Pool Designs
The lap pool design is ideal if you have a narrow garden and enjoy swimming for exercise.
The long narrow lap pool is generally designed to have a have a swimming length between 15 to 30 metres and a flat bottom with a depth of around 1.5 metres. The width of the swimming pool can vary between 2 metres wide to 5 metres wide.
Using CAD landscape design, we can create an integrated landscape and pool design package to suit your home and show you how it will look from any angle.
3. The Kidney Shaped Pool
The Kidney shaped pool design is ideal for a naturalistic landscaped garden. They are more a design for landscape aesthetic appeal rather than the serious lap swimmer. None the less, they are still a great pool for the kids to have fun and cool off in. the design of the kidney shaped pool has been credited to modernist landscape architect Thomas Church. Church was a pioneer of the landscape design style that became known as the “California Style”. People often associate this pool design with California and Palm Springs style and elegance.
The kidney shaped pool can be custom built to an almost limitless number of shapes, sizes and colours.
4. Beach Bench Swimming Pools
These pools are designed with a shallow ledge in part of the pool which is great for getting a tan whilst cooling off in the water. In fact this design style is also know as the “sun shelf” or “Tanning Ledge”. The ledges themselves can be free formed shapes or a geometric design to suit the pool. These can be circular, semi-circular or rectangular with rounded edges.
The ledges can be designed a little deeper for the placement of sun-lounges in the pool.
The ledges are also a great place for the supervised play of both dogs and children in the pool.
The Beach Bench Design can also incorporate part of the swimming pool internal steps for ease of getting in and out of the pool. This design is also a good solution for people with mobility issues who might find getting in and out of the pool difficult.
The swimming pool bench can be designed in to most pool shapes without too much difficulty.
5. The Plunge Pool Designs.
A great pool for the small garden that still gives you a way to cool off after a day in the hot Melbourne sun. The plunge pool is a deep pool but with reduced length and width. Another advantage of the plunge pool is that they are a little cheaper to heat and maintain. They can also be custom designed to fit into an unusual or small space in your garden.
Contact Us for Pool and Landscaping packages
We can show you how our CAD team can create a photorealistic custom swimming pool design or pool and landscaping packages for your home. Of course, a simple and quick design concept using sketchup is a great way to kickoff the design process.
Designing your Swimming Pool for afternoon shade
Using the 3D landscape design tools, the shadows of buildings can be factored into the design. If there is insufficient shade for the swimming pool, then a pergola can be added to the design. This is a much cheaper option than adding the pergola later.
Putting it all together as a Pool and Landscaping Package
The pool and landscape design package can be brought together and presented as a virtual fly through for the client. This makes the overall client approval process much easier.
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