A number of solutions were developed on site to resolve the design and budget in a meaningful way.
An old timber retaining wall was retained in front of, leaving the existing in place and cutting the top down to bury it. The design called for a modern look to match the style of the house and we achieved this in a low cost way through a timber retaining wall, clad in cement board with a plaster and paint finish to give a more solid look and tie in with the existing block walls.
The existing pool was modernised by removing the old coping tiles and deck surrounds. Updating the look with a clean, coloured concrete finish and 'coping free' edge. Decorative concrete cuts were added to give a 'large' paver look.
A 'hidden' drain system was also installed to keep the clean finished look of the concrete without breaking it up with slot drains (which were required to capture any overflow from the pool). This was tied into the decorative cuts and hidden under the concrete itself. A smart and innovative solution.