For this Focal Point Garden Design project, the clients had purchased around half an acre of additional land next door which was located at the bottom end of their property. They decided they wanted to landscape the entire space, creating a visually stunning and function outdoor area.

The organic-style curved pool uses a mix of natural stone coping and mosaic ceramic pool tiles to create an effective water feature in the garden.

The end result is a pool with a natural and modern design feel that ties into both the architecture of the house and the natural beauty of the landscape.

If you’re looking for the right swimming pool design, you’ll need to consider aesthetic objectives. Ask yourself, ‘what will fit with the overall landscape design?’ and ‘what other natural materials will be present in the landscape?’.

Crackenback sandstone free form retaining wall behind golf green and natural pool

You also need to consider functional objectives – is the product suitable for a saltwater pool? Does the paver’s texture provide a non-slip surface?

There are certain criteria that can affect product selection so it’s always best to discuss these with your swimming pool designer or swimming pool builder during the initial design concept stage.

For example, some sandstones may not be suitable for a saltwater pool or some pool designs may require custom product sizing.

Natural style pond with Myrtle split stone coping

When it comes to swimming pool tile design and choosing the appropriate pool paving products, a key consideration is the coping around the pool.

Coping’ refers to the product, which creates the edge around the pool and joins with the surrounding paving or landscaped area.

Depending on the 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.