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Three of the Best Pool Surrounds

Articles From Issue 21

A well-designed poolside patio can completely change the form and function of your outdoor space, so it’s important to think carefully about the hardscaping material you use. Here, Cloé Timperley narrows down the search and identifies some of the best options on the market.


Durable and timeless, granite is an ever-popular choice for paving and pool coping. Available in a wide range of colours and slab sizes, granite can elevate any outdoor space to stylish and sophisticated heights. Yarrabee & Castlemaine Stone Solutions’ granite undergoes an exacting flame and brush treatment. This process not only amplifies the material’s natural characteristics; it also ensures a safe, slipresistant surface. Further, all of the company’s granite products are tested for salt tolerance to ensure they are suitable for application around salt-chlorinated pools, which means you can install them with complete confidence.



For a long-lasting performance, the team at Yarrabee & Castlemaine Stone Solutions recommend sealing your granite hardscaping with a penetrative sealer. A high-quality sealant will protect your hardscaping from spillage and prevent stains from absorbing. It won’t put a shine on the stone, make it slippery or change its natural colour. Where a lasting, attractive and safe hardscaping material is required, granite from Yarrabee & Castlemaine Stone Solutions is a sure-fire solution.



Precast concrete pavers and pool coping by Anston Architectural will imbue your poolside patio with a sense of timeless elegance. A material of outstanding quality and endurance, precast concrete requires little to no maintenance and can provide a service life of more than 100 years. Anston Architectural’s precast concrete is weather resistant, which makes it an attractive option if your pool area is exposed to the elements. In hot weather, the heat-resistant pavers remain cool to the touch, which makes them the perfect solution for people who like to sunbathe or relax by the pool. Anston Architectural’s precast concrete paving and pool coping comes in three distinct collections – Traditional, Granite and Ironstone.


Available in 19 colours, the product can suit any outdoor aesthetic, from classic right through to contemporary. Units are available in ‘Square Edge’, ‘Bullnose’ and ‘Dropdown’ edge styles, and for customers who want a unique product, custom-designed colours, sizes and finishes are also available upon request. Anston Architectural utilises materials and services from local suppliers throughout the entire manufacturing process. For a superior, long-lasting hardscaping material that excels in aesthetics and performance, the company’s 100 per cent Australian-made products are a smart choice.



‘Frozen Blue’ marble pavers by SAI Sandstone are a natural product that’s guaranteed to meet the discerning tastes of today’s designminded pool owner. Made from an exceptionally low-maintenance material, these one-of-a-kind pavers balance performance, style and value with finesse. Made from icy marble with stunning grey veining, ‘Frozen Blue’ marble pavers are the perfect complement to your pool water. Rapturously embraced upon its launch by top designers and architects in the industry, the product is sure to add a new level of excitement to your poolscape. SAI Sandstone is committed to delivering quality-assured products, and its ‘Frozen Blue’ marble pavers are no exception. The marble


material underwent rigorous testing by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) and is certified as safe for use around salt
and chlorine pools. With a high anti-slip rating, ‘Frozen Blue’ pavers are the perfect choice for creating a luxurious, attractive and safe
swimming environment. In addition to paving and pool coping, ‘Frozen Blue’ pavers can be used as an indoor tiling solution, and they’re also suitable for driveways and courtyards. Combining beauty and performance, the unique hardscaping material is guaranteed to stand out from the crowd.