Inspiring Outdoor Living

Pool Garden Design Sydney

Looking to create a stunning backyard pool garden for relaxing & entertaining?

It’s no surprise that swimming pools in Sydney are the perfect back garden addition – taking advantage of our warm climate over summer and spring. 

Vogue & Vine combine the latest pool ideas with exquisite plant design and the latest outdoor furniture styling. These 3 elements are essential for the contemporary outdoor living this summer.

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Why use a Sydney swimming pool designer?

Before you start discussions with a pool builder, it helps to have professional pool & landscaping designers on board to help create the vision for your whole back garden.

Our experience and advice guarantees that the whole project will be in harmony with both the natural surrounds and the architecture of your house.

Every Sydney pool also needs to comply with council regulations and the NSW legislation for complying developments. Our design team make sure every compliance box is ticked to make the process as stress free as possible.

The benefits of Sydney pool landscaping

Our design team make your pool the aesthetic centrepiece of your garden. Pools can take up a lot of room, so we ensure that it is scaled with the garden to maximise available sunlight. We make sure that your pool feels like an organic part of both your house and garden. 

Our experience makes it easy for the pool builder to quote on the job without worrying about last minute changes due to poor design.

Once our design is finished, we can recommend quality pool builders to tender for the job. We have established relationships with Sydney pool builders who use the most up to date construction techniques. This gives you peace of mind knowing that your project will be less stressful.

Our client's thoughts

Yvonne - Queens Park

"Deb and her team were outstanding. We were blown away by the ingenuity of her creative design transforming our small courtyard to a tropical oasis and zen garden. Deb delivered on time, within budget and was a pleasure to deal with . Her ideas have created a place that we are so happy to enjoy. Highly recommend!"

Maria F - Coogee

"We worked with Deb on our home landscaping project. From the initial consultation to the finish, we found Deb’s knowledge, attention to detail, professionalism and friendly nature made her the perfect choice. We highly recommend Deb, Vogue & Vine for any landscaping projects."

Maria P - Rose Bay

"Deb and Nina were so attentive to our landscaping needs. Deb ignited a spark within me and I felt very passionate and inspired by the final plan. Nina was so helpful in sourcing my outdoor furniture and pots. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough- would give 10 stars if I could!."

Leigh D - Bronte

"I engaged Vogue & Vine to bring my balcony to life. Deb presented various options - all nailed the brief! Her selection of plants perfectly fit the look and feel of the space. The balcony remains the star of the show with a perfectly themed planter box bookended by 2 fabulous vertical gardens. Sensational!."

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Pool garden designer Sydney

As professional pool garden designers, we can help select finishes for your pool including mosaic tiles, edge coping, paving, decking and other pool interior finishes.

These finishes will match both your design theme and your budget.

We work with a number of quality suppliers throughout Sydney to provide a great range of finish options.

Water features

Water features have become a popular choice for modern Sydney pool design.. They not only provide a resort style visual, but the sound of water can provide a calming background audio. 

Contact us to see how your new back garden can include a stunning water feature.

Pool garden maintenance

Pool water is kept crystal clear using salt water chlorination or liquid chlorine. Other chemicals such as acid keep the ph-balance of the water perfect.

NONE of these chemicals are good for plant health, so it is important to select plants that will tolerate these conditions.

Fortunately the team at Vogue & Vine are qualified horticulturalists. So we know the best plants that will tolerate splashing close to the pool. 

We often recommend plants like hardy shrubs, succulents and certain grasses for these areas. The right design & combinations will create a healthy and long lasting pool garden.

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Best pool landscaping ideas

When we design a contemporary pool back garden – the styling of the garden is critical. These additional elements ensure your outdoor space is perfect for entertaining and relaxation.

The Vogue & Vine team are experts at styling pool back gardens – with over 25 years of outdoor furniture and styling experience.

This includes outdoor dining, sofas, day beds and shade solutions to make your garden a comfortable place to both swim and live.

Pool landscape design Sydney NSW - Q&A

Pool garden design Sydney can vary greatly in size. For example a small lap pool in the inner West will be completely different to a large waterfront Eastern Suburbs home.

These are the key areas to be mindful of when building a pool garden:

  • Sloping or level block
  • Easy access for excavation equipment or no access requiring hand digging
  • Fully tiled pool versus partially tiled
  • Decking OR Natural stone flooring
  • Pool heating system or no heating
  • Types of compliant pool fencing
  • Type of water system eg salt water chlorinator vs ongoing granular chlorine
  • Planting established plants or smaller plant
  • Outdoor pots – styles & sizes
  • Built in barbeque area or outdoor kitchen.
  • Type of outdoor furniture

Contact Vogue & Vine to discuss any of the following pool garden design Sydney services:

Custom pool design, pool renovations, poolside planting, pool heating, pool water features, pool surrounds, pool fencing, pool lighting, Fiberglass pool installation, concrete pool construction, plunge pool, swimming pool and spa design

After your pool plans are completed, they need to be lodged with your local Council. Lodging a Council Development Application (DA) can be difficult and time consuming. There are many regulations that require compliance.  

Vogue & Vine can put your application together and lodge this on your behalf – making it easier to focus on the other areas of your garden or home renovation.

Your swimming pool plans may be approved by using a Complying Development or CDC. This is a faster process than a DA and combines both the development consent and a construction certificate approval (no need for council approval)

Vogue & Vine have the experience to do the research to determine whether your plans are eligible for CDC. If your plans qualify, we can work with a private certifier for final approval.

You can trust that our Vogue & Vine pool designs include child-proof safety fencing that is compliance with the Australian Standard and Swimming Pools Act

The right fencing enhances the look of your pool and integrates with your garden landscaping. With the right design, pool safety can be both but functional and architectural.