Neptune Pools Project 3
In order to complete this inner-city dwelling, an outdoor space was required to ensure the homeowners could relax and unwind from their busy professional lives. Creating a design that was not only functional, but also aesthetically pleasing was crucial.
The backyard was designed in two tiers; the pool cleverly elevated above the rest of the space. A striking visual feature, the pool’s infinity edge also creates a sense of spaciousness, which is ideal when looking to promote relaxed living and entertaining. The infinity-style pool enhances the visual appeal of the split-level yard, while also creating a safety-compliant environment relieved of obstructive gates and fencing.
Carefully selected mid-blue tiles create a striking vibrancy within the space, and when combined with the verdant ficus hillii border – which provides a harmonious green boundary around the property – these elements create an incredibly inviting, nature-filled zone.
The old red-brick wall of the neighbouring property proved to be a valuable design inclusion, despite the initial difficulties it instigated when considering how to engineer the pool’s design. Rather than building a fence to conceal the brick wall, it was incorporated as a design feature, creating a striking contrast between it and the surrounding timber fencing.
Established in 1959 by John Van der Haar, Neptune Swimming Pools is successfully managed by the Van der Haar family. Specialising in concrete pools, the company has a long and illustrious history in the pool industry.
Neptune Swimming Pools builds 50–60 pools in the greater Melbourne region each year and strives for perfection for every client. The company also provides landscaping services conducted by trusted contractors to ensure it can complete any outdoor space to the highest standard. The specialist offers design-concept development services that include attaining site information, as well as making preliminary enquiries with local councils for town-planning requirements.
Winning more than 20 awards since 2010, Neptune Swimming Pools continues to achieve excellence in the pool construction industry. At the 2018 Swimming Pool and Spa Association of Victoria (SPASA Victoria) Awards of Excellence, Neptune Swimming Pools won gold for Best Residential Concrete Pool and Spa Combination, and received a Highly Commended award for Best Water Feature.