The sdy pools are public swimming areas sited on the rocky stretches of Sydney’s surf beaches from Palm Beach in the north to Cronulla in the south. They are not as sheltered as the indoor pools of the city and they are wilder environments where encounters with bluebottles, seaweed, sharp rocks and marine creatures are commonplace. Yet they continue to be cherished by swimmers, artists and beachgoers who swim and explore them. Serene at low tide, choppy at high, they host recreational and competitive swimming, learn-to-swim programs and treasured forms of wave-play.
They also provide a venue for what Kate Rew, founder of Britain’s Outdoor Swimming Society, describes as ‘wild swimming’ – an environment less subject to human control than the more sheltered waterways of Sydney’s harbour, bays and rivers. Ocean pools also foster convivial but respectful relationships with the sea, beach and sky, which have inspired recent exhibitions by photographers and artists.
In an ideal world, swimming pool landscaping would be as beautiful as the surrounding gardens and natural surroundings. However, the budget does not always allow for this. That is why it is important to seek out professional help in order to ensure your pool and surrounds are in perfect harmony with the rest of your landscape. At Award Pools Group, we can introduce you to a range of reputable landscape designers who will work with you to achieve the results you want in your backyard oasis.
Whether you want to install a lap pool, a garden pool or a natural-looking water feature, our landscape design specialists will be able to help you find the perfect combination of design elements. Visit our Pool Landscape Construction Galleryfor examples of different pool landscaping designs we have created for clients around Sydney.
While you may be tempted to jump straight in after a long flight, it’s advisable to warm up with a short swim. This will help you acclimate to the temperature of the water and reduce your chances of suffering from jetlag. A warm-up swim will also get your blood flowing and help prevent muscle soreness.
A pool is a great place for children to learn how to swim. It can also be a fun place for parents to socialise with friends and family. Getting your kids into swimming from an early age can benefit them in many ways including boosting their confidence, increasing their fitness levels and helping them develop coordination and motor skills. If you’re thinking about installing a swimming pool in your home, be sure to speak to a specialist to make sure that your pool is safe for children to use.