Albatross Pools Project 11
All too often in pool design, compromises have to be made. Function over aesthetics; family fun in place of fitness. This impressive pool, however, ticks all the boxes, making no sacrifices on style or functionality. The homeowners envisaged a pool where they could exercise uninterrupted, while the kids splashed and played in the pool. The smart, multipurpose design features a 20-metre lap lane with an out-of-the-way family fun zone with varying depths to cater for children of all ages.
The pool blends into its bushland surroundings, incorporating natural materials including timber decking and upright posts, as well as unobtrusive frameless glass fencing. Large bluestone tiles complement the earthy tones of the newly-built home. As the pool was part of a much bigger project and the homeowners were conscious of spending in both the short and long term, all features were cleverly chosen to ensure upfront and running costs are manageable. The pool can be heated year-round without costing a fortune, with the filtration equipment, Remco Swimroll pool cover and heating system all offset by the home’s PV Solar Panels.
Since its humble beginnings in 1969, with a display pool in the backyard of the Van Der Haar family home in Melbourne, the company has evolved into one of Australia’s leading innovators and builders of pre-engineered, in-ground steel pools. The company’s innovative method of pool building and its ability to offer clients an almost limitless range of design possibilities that are quick to build and require minimal maintenance, has taken the US and European markets by storm.
Despite being family-owned for more than 45 years, Albatross Pools continues to rejuvenate itself and keep up to date with the latest design and landscape trends. See for yourself why this company remains at the top of its game by visiting one of the long-established yet modern display centres at Warrandyte or Dandenong. Both centres are open seven days and are operated by fully-trained staff who will assist in guiding you through your pool planning.