Our top designs plus the trends across the world we’re loving.
Just like all architectural trends over the decades, we’ve seen many evolutions of pool styles and designs. From the good old rectangular shape (with diving board) through to the swinging 60s hot tubs, curvy kidney shapes of the 70’s and infinity pools of recent years.
Let’s take a look at what’s trending now and the new predictions we tip will be popular in Australian backyards in the summers ahead.
> Round Pools
> Resort-style Pools
> Infinity Pools
Round pools have been around a little while and they're still going strong. Often a great use of space to allow for seating nooks and feature plantings, it's a strong architectural statement that makes a stunning addition.
From a very compact starting size of just 2.5m in diameter for a round plunge pool to a custom built pool to your spec, there is no doubt that round pools are an eye catching and unique feature for backyards large and small.
Our freedom to travel and holiday at resorts was thrown a huge curveball during the pandemic. As we craved a getaway, more and more of us looked to our own backyards to see what was possible.
Designs for swim up pool bars and built in pool loungers, lush tropical planting schemes, outdoor showers and upgraded alfresco entertaining areas was the order of the day with some spectacular results.
We're still catching up on photographing all our projects but we can't wait to share with you the finished resort style backyards.
Infinity pools are probably our most popular design request and it's easy to see why.
The height of luxury, infinity swimming pools (also known as wet edge pools or negative edge pools), appear to have no pool wall, so the water cascades over the edge of the pool and provides a soothing sound of cascading water.
Seen on the rooftops of luxury hotels and in the top resorts across the world, an infinity pool or spa is a luxury trend that is only growing in popularity in Australian backyards.
Hues of the classic blue colour of swimming pools will always be in fashion but that's not to say a bold colour is out of the question. We've seen a strong push towards black tiles for a contrasting spa look whilst others explore more intricate tiling details and effects.
If you're looking for something a little different but nothing too dramatic, deep hues such as dark blue or green for a lagoon look can be eye catching.