Modern lap pool with Art Deco architecture

A modern lap pool design is a surprising feature in an Art Deco home renovation using Alpine dry stone walling

Old and new design styles come together in this Art Deco home renovation. Existing architectural styles have been maintained but newer modern additions, such as the lap pool, have been integrated into the design with the use of natural stone finishes. The Apline drystone blade wall runs one length of the pool and softens the sharp edges of the design, allowing the style to blend into the garden landscape surrounds.

Your swimming pool design starts here

If you’re thinking about swimming pool designs it’s a good idea to consider your aesthetic objectives: what will fit with the overall garden design? What kind of design styles do you like? And what material palette are you using in the landscape design? You also need to consider the functional objectives – is your pool salt water or chlorine? Does the paver’s texture provide a non-slip surface? There are a few variants that can affect product selection so it’s always best to discuss these with your swimming pool designer or swimming pool builder in the early stages of your pool design project. For example, some sandstones 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 and choosing the appropriate pool paving products, a key consideration is the coping around the pool. ‘Coping’ refers to the tile or paver that 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 a variety of coping styles including traditional round bullnose coping units, rebated coping or even square edge coping for a crisp contemporary look.

The best place to start is by collecting and pinning pool ideas and images that appeal to you, remembering to take into consideration both the aesthetics and functional requirements of your space. That way when you have your first conversation with a swimming pool builder or swimming pool designer, you’ve got a good jumping off point. If you don’t know any, come and talk to us and we can point you in the right direction.

Happy Hunting.



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