Bostock Pools named Master Builder “Pool Builder of the year” for the third year in a row
The mum and daughter team from Bostock Pools in Wollongong have done it again, taking out the prestigious Master Builders “Pool builder of the Year” award in the Fibreglass category for the third year in a row.
Diane and Alicia were over the moon at the announcement in September when it was revealed that they had taken out the title in this highly contested category again in 2014. “We were just blown away that we have won this award for the 6th time (the girls also won in 2004, 2005 & 2006) , there was some amazing pools entered this year and we are extremely proud to be chosen as the winner again in 2014”.
Diane Bostock – Bostock Pools
So why have Bostock Pools been so successful, I believe it’s their ability to truly listen to their customers needs and find out exactly what they want to achieve from their new pool and backyard design, plus their ability to think outside the box and push the boundaries on conventional fibreglass pool design. It’s definitely a winning combination…
2014 Fibreglass Pool of the year
This year’s winning pool installed in Cordeaux Heights near Wollongong had a very special brief by the client. They decided after coming back from holidays that they wanted to bring that resort-style living into their own backyard for the family to enjoy all year around. As they had purchased a pool previously from Bostock Pools, they knew they were up for the challenge.
The Bostock team was faced with a challenging sloping block, with a fall of 2.5m over the area where the pool was to be installed. Engineered retaining walls created an elevated platform which provided fluid interaction between the home and entertainment area. The pool-and-spa combination has been designed to be highly functional, suiting outdoor entertaining and exercise all year round.
Colourful co-ordinated glass mosaic tiles on the spillway created a seamless integration between the two bodies of water, with LED lights in the water bubblers between the stepping stones further enhancing the design which looks stunning at night.
The landscaping around the pool utilises natural products such as travertine stone, tiles and pebbles to perfectly complement the surrounding environment, allowing the pool area to blend in with the home and surrounding bushland. Frameless glass fencing allows uninterrupted views of the natural landscape and mountains.
The feature wall is a contemporary design and has strong visual appeal, while serving as a barrier for filtration. It also incorporates a custom-designed mirrored water feature which provides relaxation, tranquillity and serenity to the pool area.
2013 Fibreglass Pool of the year
The customers from Barrack Heights, Wollongong requested a contemporary look to complement their modern home. The challenge was to create this with only a very limited area between the boundary of the home and the existing gazebo area.
With a young family, the clients also wanted a fun shallow area for the kids to play in. Taking advantage of the latest innovations from Compass Pools, the pool shell was customised to link both the 7m pool and the 3m wader to form a beach style swim-out for the children to wade in. The wader wraps around the corner of the gazebo and becomes the focal point, while also providing hours of amusement for the kids.
The tiled spillway with raised travertine stepping stones creates a seamless integration between the two bodies of water, and the L-shaped pool design provides an excellent use of the limited space with entertaining in the gazebo literally poolside. A fantastic result.
2012 Fibreglass Pool of the year
An unconventional block, a sewer main and size limitations didn’t deter Bostock Pools’ vision with the 2012 winning entry. Diane from Bostock Pools wanted to design an area of simplicity and sophistication for this family from Helensburgh near Wollongong. With a creative use of space, the pool offers something for everyone in the family and was designed to complement their new home and maximise the limited space available.
The 7m Vogue – one of Compass Pools’ latest innovations in design also features Compass’s unique and patented Bi-luminite pool shell surface, an exclusive multi-layer colour system which creates a luminous 3D water colour effect.
It also features the inconspicuous Vantage in-floor cleaning and circulation system for effortless maintenance and the safest, healthiest water. The 150mm-deep sun pod which was custom designed at the Compass factory in Newcastle matches the width of the spa nook entrance on the opposite side of the pool. LED lights mounted horizontally in the water bubblers positioned between the three stepping stones have become a play area for the family’s three daughters plus create a spectacular night feature.
The water feature wall conceals the filtration with a water feature cascading from the wall onto the sun pod which then spills into the pool. Modern glass fencing with stainless-steel fittings provides uninterrupted views of the stunning pool.
This winning pool provides a tranquil landscape and fun for the whole family all year round – it’s perfect for cooling off in summer or for entertaining in winter. Close collaboration between the owners and the ladies from Bostock has resulted in this pool being a spectacular success.
What’s in store for Bostock Pools in 2015
Bostock Pools are celebrating their 15th year in business this year but by no means do they think they have done it all “We have some amazing pools in the pipeline for 2015, and with Compass Pools continued innovation in fibreglass pool shell technology and our desire to provide our customers with a unique and personal design, we think the best is yet to come” Alicia Hutton – Bostock Pools