residential landscapers

High spec plunge pool with clear window

Our latest Phase3 residential project was recently featured in The West's 'New Homes' lift-out. Thanks to reporter Maureen Eppen for her words below. 

'Working in an area of less than 40sqm, Phase3 Landscape Construction used a mix of recycled and new materials to create a striking plunge pool and outdoor living space in North Fremantle. Senior Designer Matt Gee said the brief was to improve functionality for the poorly configured backyard by introducing a plunge pool, pergola and outdoor seating area, combining elegant design and high-spec elements and rustic finishes. 

The focal point is the 2m x 2.2m, 1.2m-deep plunge pool and spa,  which is tiled in travertine and incorporates a clear front panel of 70mm perspex. An off-form floating staircase provides access to the pool, framed by custom steel and timber screens.

"Space for the pool was always going to be inherently tight, and a pool window was a key feature to visually enhance the pool and volume of water", Mr Gee said. 

Their client said it had been important that the landscaping work and pool complemented the mix of materials used for their original 1890's home, a two storey extension and a retained limestone barn structure.' 

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Happy client, happy team.

We love clients who come back to us for residential landscaping projects! This client has engaged PHASE3 on 3 separate occasions now. This is they have said about us:

"Our first project was a big one. Matt Huxtable and Erika Borjklund handled the design whilst Andrew Rydings supervised the construction along with him team, Mick and Mitchell. They finished the job within the time frame and one that looked outstanding on completion. 

Our second project was at our Mandurah residence, under Ryan Healy using Simon Leahy to extend our existing outdoor area and making it an awesome space. The PHASE3 boys, Dan & Phil, did a great job on the garden design, making our backyard a very usable space.  

The last project, designed by Ryan Healy, where the brief was to turn our Applecross front yard into a maintenance free area, is just that, easy maintenance,  perfect!

I would not hesitate to recommend PHASE3 to anyone for all project sizes.

Many thanks,

Linda Christie. 

The 5 best swimming pool shapes

The L-shaped Pool 

The L-shaped pool (and its many variations) is probably the most popular type of purpose built concrete swimming pool, as it offers the best of two worlds. It’s long enough to incorporate a lap pool but has the added width to accommodate a shallow area for the kids or a relaxation corner that overlooks the pool and garden.

 Your choice of edge treatments can further add to the variety of looks achievable with an L-shaped pool, as these two images depict. A flat concrete edge fits seamlessly into the surrounding landscape, while a defined edge lends itself to incorporating water features or feature walls. The beauty of choosing an L-shaped pool is that you can choose the configuration that best suits your space.  

Geometric Shaped Pool

Geometric shaped concrete swimming pools come in a variety of styles and can be designed to match the tone of your home. Whether your style is minimalist, contemporary, natural or freeform, there’s a geometric shaped pool to suit. Geometric pools can be designed to be built 1200mm above ground, which provides an opportunity to use the pool edge as a safety barrier, avoiding the need for a separate pool fence.

a) Classic Geometric

Modern in shape, the classic geometric pool fits with all styles of home, and transition easily with changes of pool surroundings. Minimalist, contemporary, natural and freeform styles can all be expressed around this pool shape.

 B) Wide Lap Pool

As the name suggests, a wide lap pool is ideal for exercise and fitness. A recreation area can be incorporated by including steps along the short edge, or a wide step along one side, as shown in this image. 


c) Plunge Pool

The plunge pool has had a huge rise in popularity in recent years. A modern twist on the geometric shape, the plunge pool tends to be smaller, deeper, and less high maintenance than a traditional concrete swimming pool. Because of its smaller size, choosing a plunge pool over a larger pool often allows a bit of extra budget to go towards finishes. Glass façades or pool ‘windows’, travertine or granite mosaic tiling, spa jets and water features are all popular additions to plunge pools.  

Freeform Shape Pool

Figure 8 and freeform concrete swimming pools combine organic shapes with retro modern styling. Evocative of a tropical oasis, the curved lines of a figure 8 pool allow for vegetation to be brought right up to the edges, creating a lush, natural environment. For families with younger children, the figure 8 shape is the shape that most clearly distinguishes the shallow end from the deep end. 

As you can see, there are a vast range of styles that can be achieved with a custom designed concrete swimming pool. Whatever your requirements, our designers can help you create a beautiful and functional pool that works best for your space.