Urbanstone Pavers Used For Pool Landscaping Adelaide’s Glengowrie Backyard.
Visual Landscape Gardening were selected to handle the installation and pool landscaping of a fibreglass swimming pool at one of Adelaide’s beachside suburbs, Glengowrie.
The clients brief was to create a private, formal setting for their new pool area that required little maintenance and would look great for many years to come.
The following list highlights the landscaping components and products used to create a “Wow Factor” for this project.
- The first task was to remove the existing lawn, irrigation and garden beds, so excavation could commence to insert the fibreglass swimming pool. Bench levels were then set to the desired finish height of the pool.
- A soakage pit, 1500mm deep by 750mm wide, lined with filter fabric and filled with aggregate was constructed to collect surface water run-off into strip drains.
- Quarry Rubble to a depth of 150mm was compacted around the pool to form a solid base for the pavers to be laid on.
- Urbanstone Donnybrook Sawcut bullnose pavers were chosen for the coping row around the pool’s edge. Backing rod and flexible sealant was laid around the coping as an expansion joint to allow for any future movement and to accommodate any expansion and contraction of pavers and coping through climatic pressures. A mixture of 600mm by 400mm, 400mm by 400mm and 600mm by 600mm large format pavers were then laid in a formal but random interlocking pattern. Flexible grout and Pave Lok was used between the pavers to minimise the effect of any ground movement from season to season.
- A surface water drainage system was laid around the pool which consisted of concealed strip drains to reduce the need to have unpleasant looking sumps and paving levels. Concealed strip drains also allow the pavers to have a flat constant level falling towards the drain.
- Once the paving was complete, frameless glass pool fencing was erected at the home’s end adjoining an outdoor alfresco area, tubular pool fencing with a magnetic gate was erected to one side, while the rest of the area was screened with 2m high Modwood composite timber to act as a privacy screen and to hide the pool’s heater and filter.
- Lastly, Lilly Pilly’s were planted infront of existing Mop Top’s to create a screen. A drip irrigation system was installed before large river pebbles were laid to create a low maintenance garden bed.
The final result was everything the clients visioned, and were left to enjoy their new swimming pool landscaping without the need of maintaining the lawned area they had before.
Pool Landscaping Notes:
When landscaping Adelaide homes, Visual Landscape Gardening make sure all landscaping components including the pool fencing and privacy screens are installed in accordance with Australian Standards.
Swimming pools are a long term feature of many Adelaide backyards, and while the immediate cost of the project could have been trimmed by using cheaper concrete pavers and fencing alternatives, the longevity and impact of paving around pools using quality large format pavers, glass pool fencing and Modwood panels is well worth the extra expense.