Friday, September 10, 2010

Pool Love



Found this divinely gorgeous setting via 'This Is Glamorous' bloggy. Doesn't the pool look inviting and I LOVE the pool steps in the corner. Showed it to hubby... "we are so doing that for our next pool". I'm a sucker for a light coloured pool with a dark borderline tile.... they always look so fresh and clean .... and add in some sandstone coping tiles... deep sigh.

Do you have a pool? The one we installed at 'the house' was our first pool ever. My boys were joyous and were never out of it... even in winter... blue lips and all. We have a pool here at the complex, where we are living our 'temporary, minimalistic, possessions in storage' existence. There are quite a few kids living here, so Summer, poolside, should be fun for my boys.

The 'Decorating Forum' has a "Pool - Yes or No" discussion HERE... interesting points to consider when looking at resale and what buyers really want.  For me... pool = positively happy children.... especially in this stinking hot climate. Simple.

Happy Weekend to you all!
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22 comments:

  1. I'm not a pool lover but even I could be tempted by this gorgeous thing! Leigh

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  2. You are finding some lovely homes lately. This pool looks very inviting and doesn't it look even better without a fence. I am all for safety though don't get me wrong, I just think it looks better. We used to have a pool at our old house and I would again. I think it would be a lot of work at this house with all the surrounding gum trees! Lots of opportunities for kids to earn pocket money vacuuming the pool for leaves! ;-)

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  3. Love that photo. I don't have a pool but I'd like one a lot. I love the sun and I love to swim. x

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  4. I have never lived anywhere that has had a pool but if I did I could only imagine lounging next to it (just imagine all of the gorgeous furniture I'd need for that)!

    Andrea

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  5. Love the pool, the house and garden. We can't be without a pool, my children are like your boys they swim all year round. Mimi x

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  6. Hi A-M. what a gorgeous photo! I don't have a pool, and I never have, but the climate is a little different in Melbourne to Brisbane's! Several friends do and they get used often in Summer, but unfortunately, there is no room at my house! I have to settle for friends' pools or the local public ones!

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  7. No room for pool at our place so PLEASE build one just like this with corner steps (heaven) so I can continue to live vicariously through you! HAppy weekend to you and your boys!

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  8. An interesting topic today A-M.
    We had the big family pool on our acreage and it was a godsend in our scorching summers.
    Now in our version of temporary minimalistic storage existence house we are alas without a pool and miss this luxury. Hubby found a cool swim invaluable for relaxing after stressful hell days at work.
    The next house is pooless but our intention is to get a hole in the ground asap.
    Good point regarding resale value.
    An important requirement for us when searching was the property did not necessarily have to have a pool but there must be room to install one, even a small plunge pool. I got the feeling from agents that many other buyers requested the same option.
    xx

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  9. We wouldn't be without a pool now we've had one, especially with Brissie's hot and humid summers. Although ours resembles a swamp at the moment - it's undergoing a bit of long-overdue maintenance. If only a bit of work would have it look as lovely as your example, I'd be a happy girl! K xx

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  10. We don't have a pool but we want to put one in/buy a house with one once we have old enough kids. That pool is glorious! But the only thing that freaks me out a bit about that picture are all the leaves - you'd want a good pool cleaner thingy!
    I'm sure your boys are going to make life long friends at your complex pool this summer, how fun! The boys across the road who are similar age to your two are already playing super soaker battles in the front yard every afternoon - brrrrr. Have a great day A-M.
    Jxx

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  11. That's a beautiful pool. I want a pool so bad!!! It's crazy hot here and we have a big yard so it's def on the "to do" list :0)

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  12. Gorgeous pool, but those trees and leaves could be a bit of a pain? We decided on a pool a few years ago and also went for the charcoal grey waterline tiles, light grey granite surrounding tiles and clean look water. I love those summer afternoons after school when it's uniform off and straight in.

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  13. I love that pool. It's a shame it would never pass council without a pool fence which would really detract from the appeal of this style.

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  14. Oh what a divine pool. We are in the process of getting a pool. It's taking a while as it's now also turning into a major reno on the house as well. Sadly, it's not looking like we'll have one this Summer (I don't think I will be able to bear annother Summer in Brisbane without one). Anyway, the pool file is growing by the minute and this pool you have spotted and shared is now top of the wish list. I love it! P.S. Love the house in the pic too!

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  15. Love this photo. We put a pool in two years ago when we updated the backyard. Very happy with it. The kids love it and it really doesn't require much maintenance.

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  16. Love the house and those big, beautiful trees A-M. It's certainly hot enough in Perth to have a pool and most people in our suburb do. If I was going to have one I would hope it looked as inviting as that:) But as you know from my comments on the Decorating Forum about pools- when we had one no one used it and old muggins here had to look after it. Which is why we now have an outdoor spa that no one uses and old muggins has to look after. Is there a pattern here perhaps lol.

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  17. Lots of pools up here in the tropics however the water tends to become extremely warm and clammy. Bit like taking a dip in a luke warm bath! My children were really spoilt however - we have a beautiful fresh, clear flowing river (no crocodiles!) right on our doorstep. This is where they spent most of their days - boogy boarding down the rapids; kayaking up and down the river; swinging off an old rope tied to a tree. Blissful childhood memories. :)Sharyne

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  18. We had a pool when our now grown up kids were little and even here in Victoria they loved it during summer.
    Now in a smaller home we don't have a pool.
    Alison

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  19. We just upgraded our pool last summer and had the pool redone in green tiles, but dont go there as now it looks "dull" stick with the blues it so much nicer and the only way to go! I loved your previous one BTW! ...Janet

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  20. Agree, very elegant. Lots of straight lines.
    The landscape seem on the verge to claustrophobic though.
    We do not have a pool, but I'm definitely telling hubby we're doing this one for our first pool (in my dreams)!

    Nice blog!

    Annelie

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  21. That pool is gorgeous, I wonder if I can get ours to look like that. We do have a pool and we LOVE it. There's nothing more fun than jumping in with the kids first thing in the morning in Summer. The only bad thing is our pool area needs a makeover. It has peach tiles - aarghhhh!! I'll have a look at the link you've provided, it sounds interesting. Can't wait to see pics of the reptile party too..Rachaelxx

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  22. Loved looking through your blog at all the things I've missed in the past year. How time has flown. Thank you A-M for your kind words of concern. Things will be fine however they turn out. X

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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave me a comment. I love hearing from you. A-M xx