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Luxury Resort

“...1420m2 lagoon pool with integrated water
features, separate private lagoon pool and 14 private
plunge pools, located on tropical Magnetic Island...”


Project: Blue on Blue
Client: Baldwin Pools
Period: 2006
Architect: The Buchan Group
Landscape Architect: Terrain

This was a large pool development on Magnetic Island off the North Queensland coast.

High rainfall intensities and a desire to not allow the pool to overflow and admit salt water to the surrounding landscape focused our attention on the need to develop a gravity overflow system with high flow capacity in response to only a small increase in pool water level.

The system was achieved simply and without the use of controllers, valves or moving parts. Site soil conditions also presented a challenge, as the site had been filled by previous owners and records were limited. In spite of the attendant logistical issues, the project was completed without complication.