Classic pool design with light granite paving

Tortoise granite paving and pool coping in a traditional garden landscape and pool design

Good Manors have created a garden and pool design that is both classic and contemporary. Formal landscaping and a free form pool blend with contemporary Tortoise granite natural stone resulting in a formal yet modern design with throw backs to traditional English style gardens.

Your swimming pool design starts here

When thinking about swimming pool design ideas the best place to start 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? What styles do you like? Regarding the practicalities – is the stone coping suitable for a saltwater pool? Does the paver’s texture provide a non-slip surface? And how do you want to use your pool, do you have a young family that need space to play or would a lap pool better suit your needs?

Furthermore, when thinking about pool designs there are factors that may affect product selection so it’s important 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. Knowing about these factors at the beginning of the process ensures you end up with a pool design that’s suitable for both your garden space and lifestyle needs

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. From granite and bluestone to travertine and concrete pavers we have huge a variety of coping styles available, including traditional round bullnose coping units, rebated coping and even square edge coping for a contemporary finished look.

So if you’re just starting out, begin by collecting or pinning pool ideas and images that you like and once you have a collection going engage with your swimming pool builder or swimming pool designer and discuss with them both the styles and practicalities you’re looking for. If you don’t know any, let us know and we can steer you in the right direction. Alternatively, if you’re ready to go with your pool design project head into a showroom and talk with us, we have large insitu displays of our natural stone paving so you can really get a sense of what the stone looks like once laid, and we can help guide you in the stone selection process to make sure you end up with the natural stone pool paving and coping that’s best for you.


Landscape Designer

Good Manors


Good Manors