Above ground pool vacuum – Too small, too deep, too blue , too old school? With these before / after special pools , consider all the possibilities of makeover . In the Lyon area, this contemporary house had, from its conception, a swimming pool in the heart of its patio. Yet, the whole lacked cohesion . To bring swimming pool and architecture in line , the design of the pool has been simplified into a perfect rectangle, slightly longer (to accommodate a shutter in a submerged beach). With its four overflow sides and invisible trunking, the pool, now offers a superb mirror surface , without breaking the level with the beach, and seems to echo the glazed facades of the house. The water discharged into the chutes is recovered in the part of
The abandoned basin, transformed into a covered buffer tank. Thus, the beach has gained in surface. It is now covered with a porcelain stoneware imitation stone which offers a very natural extension to that used on the covered terrace. With its unified surroundings, the mirror pool, soberly defined by its submerged black edge, has gained in relevance, aesthetics and functionality . In Reunion, the arrival of a child was the opportunity to renovate this pool for part above ground. The owners wanted a shallow beach to cool off their baby and a pool where they could swim and hold their arms . The creator of aquatic space has therefore split the pool into two parts by bringing the bottom to 40 cm deep in one and 1.40 m in the other (against 1.80 m before). A planter materializes the passage from one to the other.
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Given the strong sunshine, the plaster was replaced by a quartzite tile , more elegant and more resistant to ultraviolet. A double overflow allows to highlight the plants, tree of the traveler at its end and date palms on the side . By flowing into the buffer tank below, the water slide nicely dresses the facades of the basin and causes a refreshing sound of water. To harmonize with the stone, beach and railings were made in padouk, an exotic red wood . The renovation is as seductive as it is judicious.
The basin – a concrete block of 15 x 5 m, partly excavated in the rock, partly above ground – now leans to the rocks in situ, and extends to the old belvedere. At its end, the overflow gives the impression that water is pouring into the Mediterranean while a dark gray coating gives it the same color. On the side, a beach of Ipe wood occupies the space released by the old pool .