The Grotto

Located close to Sydney in a beachside suburb, this swimming pool provided an assortment of challenges. Known in the pool construction industry as a “postage stamp site”, access was tight. During excavation, we discovered the sandy soil went to a depth of 3m. Yet, with all of these challenges, this swimming pool has been featured in an industry magazine.

The pool has Italian glass mosaic waterline tiles with Designer Beadcrete® render. The surrounding landscape includes raised planters and tropical-style plants, a limestone feature wall with 3-spout, cascading fountain. Texture and interest was created by combining clever planting choices between the pavers and along the fence line as well as visually breaking-up the walls by using stained timber screening.