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Meet The Pool Builders – Issue 21

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Kiama Landscapes and Pools offers a one-stop solution to pool building with a fully developed team of professionals who strive to provide the highest quality workmanship.

Tim Sprague and Steven Lloyd, co-owners of Kiama Landscapes and Pools, have more than 25 years of professional experience in creating luxury outdoor spaces. With a fully qualified team, Kiama Landscapes and Pools offers clients a onestop solution to all outdoor design requirements. “Our pool manager oversees the entire construction process, from setup to completion,” says Sprague. “Our designers, landscapers, excavators, steelers, concreters and tilers are all experts in their field.” Based in Bayside, Cheltenham and Ocean Grove, Kiama Pools services clients across Melbourne, as well as the Mornington and Bellarine Peninsulas. “[We] build luxury concrete pools and can manage the entire project from the design stages through to construction,” says Sprague. “[We also specialise in] landscaping and the construction of outdoor rooms and pavilions.” The professional team are licenced builders and installers of PV3 Automatic Pool Cleaning Systems. The company is a member of the Swimming Pool and Spa Association (SPASA),

and its team members have completed multiple industry training courses run by the organisation. Kiama Landscapes and Pools is also a member of Landscaping Victoria. “Associations [such as these are] imperative to the industry as they ensure quality and safety standards are monitored and maintained,” says Sprague. “We can manage [your] entire pool and landscape project from design to completion, or we can collaborate with your home builder, designer or other landscaping professionals to bring your outdoor vision to life,” says Sprague. Kiama Landscapes and Pools keeps up to date with the latest technology and cutting-edge designs. “Our team of innovative designers create a completely new outdoor space for every client,” Sprague continues. “We regularly meet with our product and equipment suppliers to ensure we can incorporate the latest technology and materials into our clients’ outdoor design.” Follow Kiama Landscapes and Pools on Instagram (@kiamapools) or visit the website at www.kiamapools.com.au to view its latest projects.



The team at Southern Cross Swimming Pools have been designing and constructing high-quality swimming pools throughout Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula since 1961.

Southern Cross Swimming Pools is a Melbourne based company that was established in 1961 by the Dorrity family. With a primary focus on concrete swimming pools, Southern Cross Swimming Pools has designed and constructed thousands of pools since its inception. Southern Cross Swimming Pools is one of the oldest and longest-serving pool-construction companies in Melbourne, and it’s easy to see how the company has stood the test of time. “We now have a young and enthusiastic team, which offer design services through to maintenance,” says Director Josh Schwal. “We employ site supervisors and tilers, as well as an extremely trusted group of subcontractors who have serviced us for [more than] ten years.” Schwal began his training at RMIT University, where he studied landscape architecture before moving on to landscape construction and pool construction. He has accumulated more than 15 years’ experience in the pool construction and design industry. “Over the past ten years we have seen

[significant] growth in our business, not only in the quantity of pools we [build], but in the quality [with] which we handle each project,” Schwal says. The company takes a simplistic approach to its pool designs, with a focus on balance. The same technique has been adapted for its construction process. “We like to keep up with innovative ideas, but [always] take a considered approach when using them,” Schwal says. As a member of SPASA Victoria and the Housing Industry Association (HIA), Southern Cross Swimming Pools is a renowned company in the pool industry, with many years of delivering professional and expert service. Southern Cross Swimming Pools will aim to grow its construction and maintenance services in the years to come. “We have made some strong movement into house renovations [and will] continue to explore this,” says Schwal. “The industry seems extremely buoyant at the moment. [Constructing new] swimming pools and outdoor spaces [is a] very popular [way to upgrade a home], instead of moving house.” To keep up with Southern Cross Swimming Pools’ latest projects, find its Instagram page using @southerncrosspools.