Modern pool design with bluestone grates

This contemporary pool design is perfectly complemented by the custom bluestone drainage grates that line its edges, keeping the design sleek and modern

An unusual pool shape perfectly suits this steep terraced garden. Working with custom bluestone drainage grates, the pool maintains a sleek contemporary edge and ties in with other bluestone paving throughout the garden.

Your swimming pool design starts here

When thinking about swimming pool design ideas a good starting point is to consider both the aesthetics and practicalities of having a pool. What kind of style will fit with the overall landscape design? What other natural materials will be present in the landscape? Regarding the practicalities – is the stone coping suitable for a saltwater pool? Does the paver’s texture provide a non-slip surface?

When it comes to pools there are certain factors that may affect product selection so it’s always best to have a discussion with your landscape architect, swimming pool designer or swimming pool builder early on. For example, some sandstone pavers may not be suitable for a saltwater pool or some pool designs may require custom product sizing.

When it comes to swimming pool tile design a key consideration is the coping around the pool. ‘Coping’ refers to the product, which creates the edge around the pool, joining it with the surrounding paving or landscaped area. Depending on the Eco paving stone selected, there are a number of coping options available in a variety of styles from the traditional round bullnose to rebated coping or even square edge coping for a cleaner modern look.

So if you’re just starting out, begin by collecting or pinning pool ideas and images that you like. That way when you have your first conversation with a swimming pool builder or swimming pool designer, you’ve got a place to start. If you don’t know any, come and talk to us and we can point you in the right direction. And if you’re already sure of the kind of style and design you’d like, come into a showroom and chat with us, and we can help you choose the natural stone option that’s best for your pool design.


Interior Designer

Hare & Klein

Landscape Designer

Harrison's Landscape