Clever Swimming Pool Design at Newport (Residential)

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Clever design and family-friendly functionality blended together to create a striking addition to this Newport home.

Land is at a premium on Sydney’s sought after Northern Beaches with some older suburbs, like Newport, having smaller blocks.  We’ve been building pools on the Northern Beaches for 50+ years so are very familiar with the area. When it comes to building pools in these areas, clever design and construction expertise is key.

While undergoing extensive renovations to this Newport home, the addition of a swimming pool was top of the owner’s wish list. They had already conceived some very clever ideas for the pool and, after lots of consultation (and some small changes), we turned these into a reality.

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As the photos attest, there simply wasn’t the backyard space available to integrate what some might consider a “traditional pool” (i.e. large rectangle or kidney shape). The owners wanted to maximise the outdoor entertaining area while allocating enough space to a functional pool that could be enjoyed by multiple people at any one time.

The result was an irregular shaped pool with the addition of clever landscaping, some design tricks and a ‘floating’ sundeck.

The addition of tiled stepping stones at the edge of the pool surround was a simple yet clever way to provide (dry) access to the gardens and sundeck. By using a stylish limestone tile, this floating pathway became a stunning design feature.

A large privacy wall provided another design issue.  To break it up we added a large, rectangular mirror creating the illusion of more space, giving the pool area more depth.

Again, to create the illusion of more space, we opted for a lighter mosaic tile. The use of light-coloured limestone and lime-washed timber decking made the area brighter and appear more spacious. On the feature wall we used mottled travertine tiles which was broken up by a vertical timber design feature.

Seamless exterior glass pool fencing and glass shutters meant there was a seamless flow and aesthetic from the outdoor entertaining area and house to the pool with minimal obstructions.

All carefully thought-out by the owners, Wright Pools and landscape designers.

Subtle lighting and the addition of the water feature finished off this pool build making it a striking and stylish addition to this property day and night.

If you have any questions about this project or how we can turn your dreams into a reality, don’t hesitate to contact our swimming pool design team.


If you would like more information about our pool design, build and construction services, get in touch. 

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Wright Pools Sydney

Northern Beaches Swimming Pool Builders + Designers

Wright Pools is a family-owned swimming pool construction company that has been building quality concrete pools, spas and water features since 1968.

We love what we do and believe this shows in every residential and commercial pool design project we undertake. Our team serves a number of markets:

  • Residential swimming pools : We can create a backyard oasis for years of family fun and relaxation whilst increasing the value of your property. Whether you have a design in mind, or want to utilise the expertise of our expert pool designers, we’ll work with you to see your dreams become a reality. 
  • Resorts and hotels pools: We can manage the pool build process from start to finish providing quality outcomes within your required time frame.
  • Commercial pools: We are your commercial pool building partners who understands the construction process from start to finish. We can provide water-tight budgets, provide a quality outcome, within a tight time frame.
  • Rehabilitation and hydrotherapy pools: need content, need content, need content.

Our goal on every swimming pool project, no matter the size, is to provide a product that exceeds our customer’s expectations.

We are a hardworking team that understands the pool construction process, having extensive experience regarding what works and what doesn’t, and can provide expert advice on all pool-related matters.

Whatever the size of the project and whatever the budget, our philosophy is the same: to approach every pool with care and forethought, to supply the best quality materials, components and workmanship, and to stand behind every pool we build – that is the Wright way to build a pool.

Our head office is located on the Northern Beaches (Terrey Hills) and we work throughout the entire Sydney metropolitan area, NSW and beyond.

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Telephone: 02 9450 0788
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