Living Pool

Natural Pool, Mapua

Natural Pool

The owners idea was to create a large outdoor entertaining area with an integrated swimming pool where the planted part could be seen from the large lounge window. That brief determined the L-shape of the pool with the plant area adjacent to this window.

The pool was designed as a Living Pool with ornamental plants in the bio-filter but to enhance the lush look of the water plants we integrated a small regeneration zone like in a Natural Pool.

Construction was challenging at times because the foundations had to be built below the water table so the permanent pumping out of water was essential. The shell of this pool is made of pre-cast concrete panels and lifted in position on site. Walls and bottom are insulated with 50 mm polystyrene.

Because of the partially elevated position of the pool the retaining walls could be integrated into the pool fencing.