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Your pool, your sanctuary

Keep your family safe while enjoying an idyllic home lifestyle, with your very own modern backyard pool.

Pools have now become even more of a focal point in the rear landscaping of new homes. As they take up a significant part of our ever-decreasing blocks, it is essential that the preferred pool is attractive and well-designed.

Concept Pools is an Australian-owned company, which has operated since 1981. The company has won many awards from SPASA (Swimming Pool and Spa Association of NSW) and the Master Builders Association of NSW. Most recently, Concept Pools won the 2009 SPASA Gold award for Pools in the $50,000 to $100,000 category.

According to Concept Pools owner, John Curry, he often designs pools to be viewed from within the home, often through a frameless-glass pool fence, so the pool surrounds must connect well with the building.

“Many of the pool’s features are chosen to tie in with the alfresco area of the house, especially water features,” said John. “We design and construct the pool with consideration to the overall usage of the outdoor space.”

Concept Pools’ fully-integrated approach to pool building offers many advantages to clients. At the initial meeting with the client, John conducts a site analysis and guides an in-depth discussion to ascertain their specific requirements. Together they review the different alternatives for the shape of the pool, its location and the finishes.

“Often pools are built and the landscape must be constructed around it, whereas we seek to fully utilise the available space without impacting other zones such as children’s play areas, pets and other outdoor activities,” said John. “We also seek to incorporate as much of the surrounding landscape like views and bushland into the pool design.”

“Common construction challenges are based around access to the site, very steeply sloping sites and the presence of rock,” he said.

The average price for a new pool starts at around $30,000 to $40,000 with everything included for a normal sized pool of 9m x 4.5m. A lot depends on the type of block, whether there are any services which need to be taken into account, if special features have been chosen such as waterfalls and jets, and the types of finishes that the client requires.

Concept Pools Concept Pools creates all styles of in-ground pools. Approximately 75 per cent of the company’s clients are building a new home with the most popular designs incorporating waterfalls and other features such as wading or beach areas and fully integrated spas.

A professionally designed and built pool can make an ordinary home extraordinary by giving an extra dimension to the recreation activities available to the home owner. “Pools which are integrated into the home’s architecture and landscape design do add value both in terms of re-sale and in immediate amenity to the owners,” said John.

Safety first

To improve the safety of all family members with a new pool, Concept Pools offers all of its clients a
5-person cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training course for use by family members and friends. Some course conditions apply.