Albatross Pools Project 7
Nestled in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, this property presented a challenging project, with only limited space available. One of Australia’s oldest and most respected pool builders, Albatross Pools was a fitting choice to tackle the project. The owners of the home wanted a place where they could entertain and spend time with their grandchildren, while admiring the view. Albatross Pools worked closely with the clients to achieve their vision.
Taken from the company’s Courtyard Series, together Albatross Pools and the homeowners selected ‘The Petite’, a 2m x 4m pre-engineered stainless steel swimming pool. The pool features a purpose-built comfort seating featuring unique gently padded underlining laminate, which is exclusive to Albatross Pools. Working within a small space, the versatility of a pre-engineered pool construction meant that the pool could be suspended 1m above ground level.
An Aqualux pool membrane in ‘Antique’ was chosen for its blue-grey tones, complementing the pool’s leafy surrounds and evoking the feeling of a natural billabong. Dual-purpose by design, the pool can be enjoyed for cooling off in summer and as a cosy spa in winter. Equipped with AstralPool gas heating, a blower in the pool floor with auto-switch control combines with a series of turbo-powered spa jets to create a therapeutic spa experience. The final point on the homeowners’ checklist was a water feature. The team responded with a striking stainless steel water curtain, which is exclusive to Albatross Pools.
In keeping with its natural surrounds, the pool is surrounded by merbau decking. Frameless glass fencing allows the homeowners to enjoy the views of their garden and surrounding greenery, while also acting as a windbreak to ensure the spa can be enjoyed in winter. Albatross Pools specialises in pre-engineered stainless steel swimming pools, like that featured here. The pools are factory-built to each client’s specifications and assembled on site. The award-winning company builds state-wide. Albatross Pools’ fully-landscaped display centres at Warrandyte and Dandenong are open seven days a week.