Thursday, August 8, 2013

Demolition Edition

I have now been researching pools and I am completely inspired by the old fashion pools with soft landscaping, aka grass to the coping. Sometimes pools can appear too hard, and the pool is the water feature of the backyard and needs to entice you in. I just love love love these pictures, think they offer some relaxed pool time fun... hmm dreaming of summer on the pool lounge with a mojito.

Picture sourced

So our demo began and earthworks are complete. Everyone does say demo is quick, and now I truly understand how quick. In the last week, the site has been prepared and the pool excavated. The pool has provided some challenges, however some creative thinking by our amazing pool contractor and presto, the shell is complete. So our pool is a rather traditional shape, however the depth is somewhat unconventional, we have opted for a deep middle. The picture below shows my gorgeous girls standing in the shallow end, which is not so shallow..... 


  1. Ha!
    We have the same little steps to get into our pool. We have a lovely strip of grass next to the pool and love shade from the neighbours Jacaranda tree. We used Thomas Pools from Capalaba.

    1. So funny, we are using Thomas Pools as well!
      Not that we will see them back for a little while yet, but determined to get my grass!

  2. I agree with you. Conventional pools can be more relaxing and engaging, though modern pool designs nowadays are beautiful in their own way. The simplicity of conventional ones can make a home look classic. Anyway, I’m curious how it turned out!

    Gwendolyn Reyes @ Tapestry Landscape Architecture