RJ Kirwan Landscaping & Construction

This classic and practical pool is one of RJ Kirwan Landscaping & Construction’s latest creations. Designed with the clients’ requests in mind, Peter Licata has created a pool and alfresco area that boasts aesthetic appeal and outdoor functionality.

The elegant and sophisticated concrete pool measures 10m x 3m and features a Quartzon interior with waterline tiles. Accompanied by Spa Electrics underwater lighting, along with solar powered landscape mood lighting, the newly constructed space brings an ambient, romantic feel to the alfresco entertainment area at night.

The pool also features water and energy-saving initiatives, including an AstralPool cartridge filter, salt chlorinator and pool cover, solar heating and a water tank for pool top-up.

The company was responsible for the landscaping surrounding the pool. Convenient chemical and salt tolerant plant species were chosen to soften the fence’s backdrop and blend into the decking. The plants are also easy to care for and maintain, especially in a pool environment.

Stunning terracotta bullnose coping and paving surrounds the pool, and works in perfect combination with the Merbau decking and the stone water feature. Glass fencing also surrounds the pool, and links it to the alfresco entertainment area. By combining paving and decking into the design, the three areas – the home, alfresco and pool area – all effortlessly flow together, something the homeowners wanted from the design.

RJ Kirwan Landscaping & Construction are specialists in concrete and steel construction, and primarily operate in the Kew, Canterbury, Balwyn and bayside regions of Melbourne. They also specialise in pool renovations. The company provides services that extend from consultations, designs and landscaping, to council approvals and permits and total project management from beginning to end.

With years of experience, Peter Licata and the team at RJ Kirwan Landscaping & Construction bring together all aspects of the project. From specifying pool equipment to giving advice on the many pool materials available, RJ Kirwan Landscaping & Construction can assist with all aspects of their projects from paving to landscape lighting and plant selection.

Constructing approximately 20–25 pools each year, the company prides itself on custom pool designs and landscaping. Established by Peter Licata 13 years ago, the company design and build to their clients’ requirements, providing a finished product that meets the individual lifestyle choices of their clients.

The pool featured cost $35,000 plus GST, and this price was subject to site conditions and specifications.