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Is the above ground pool making a comeback?

Isobel
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Is the above ground pool making a comeback?

Apparently architects are increasingly including above-ground pools in high-end properties. 

 

From this article on design trends for 2018 - https://www.domain.com.au/living/what-australian-homes-will-soon-look-like-architecture-trends-for-2...

 

"Visit a recently-built city house in the $3 million-plus range and you will likely find an above-ground swimming pool that appears more decorative than practical.

Often not much larger than an inflatable model, these pools are mainly designed to provide a view of water from a home’s kitchen or living area. While some are capable of swimming laps in, others are only waist-deep and are better enjoyed by children (or adults with a cocktail in hand).

In Australia, this style of pool is most popular in Melbourne where block sizes are tight, land is expensive and year-round outdoor swimming is not an option."

 

I think the article misses what could be the main reason for going above-ground - that its a way of getting around stringent pool fencing rules. 

 

But I don't really like the idea. There was an example on last year's season of The Block. They seem obtrusive and you end of looking at a wall rather than nice water. 

MartyH
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Re: Is the above ground pool making a comeback?

We had something like this as a kid. Pretty daggy these days!

 

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