Inground Pool & Deck in Toowong, Brisbane

The project was to build & install a semi-inground pool with a surrounding deck in a backyard of a family home in Toowong, Brisbane.

The pool was a DIY kit pool that could be installed either in-ground or above ground. The original plans had the pool in the centre of the yard, with the surrounding deck, straddling a retaining wall. Unfortunately, it was discovered that the house sewer line ran through where the pool was to be installed, so the decision was made to move the location of the installation. It was also decided, due to fence heights, to install the pool further in ground than was previously planned. This made a lot of sense and meant the deck would be resting on the existing ground.

When it came time to start the project, a small investigation hole revealed a large amount of building waste had been dumped into the yard when a major renovation had been completed on the house in the ’80s – his included sheets of asbestos. This meant we had to enlist the help of a specialist asbestos team to do the excavation and remove the waste from the property.

From sewer lines through the backyard to buried sheets of asbestos, this project took a few more turns than originally anticipated, but has turned out a treat for the owners and their family.

The area was marked out just before we got into the excavation.
The area was marked out just before we got into the excavation.
Excavation complete & yard asbestos free
Excavation complete & yard asbestos free
Pool frame complete - plenty of rain over this week meant we had to be careful with drainage. You can see the water in the bottom of the pool in this shot.
Pool frame complete - plenty of rain over this week meant we had to be careful with drainage. You can see the water in the bottom of the pool in this shot.
The decking frame is now complete and the pool liner is installed. Notice that there was more rain, filling the pool before we were ready!!
The decking frame is now complete and the pool liner is installed. Notice that there was more rain, filling the pool before we were ready!!
The decking boards are going on - love the mixed hardwood look.
The decking boards are going on - love the mixed hardwood look.
With the decking complete, just the proper pool fence and plumbing was left. Still lots of rain during this period, which actually helped to bring some of the tannins out of the hardwood decking.
With the decking complete, just the proper pool fence and plumbing was left. Still lots of rain during this period, which actually helped to bring some of the tannins out of the hardwood decking.
Pool & deck build completed, we finished off the coping around the pool with some framing hardwood boards that were a little wider than the standard decking, which really polished things up. The client is completing the landscaping on this one, turfing around the sides of the deck.
Pool & deck build completed, we finished off the coping around the pool with some framing hardwood boards that were a little wider than the standard decking, which really polished things up. The client is completing the landscaping on this one, turfing around the sides of the deck.