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With an almost limitless wealth of pool and landscaping materials now accessible to the New Zealand market, the extensive choices available can sometimes create an added and unnecessary complexity. And it is within this vast world of materiality that projects can often go astray, pool expert Carlos Morgan of Morgan Pools says.

Carlos and his team have been working in the pool industry for near on half a century, and they’ve seen it all. But it is this nuance of design that stands out to Carlos most. “It’s often those pool and landscape designs that use less, and those which often don’t have one particular loud element that stands out that really give you that ‘wow’ factor when you see them,” he says.

With an almost limitless wealth of pool and landscaping materials now accessible to the New Zealand market, the extensive choices available can sometimes create an added and unnecessary complexity. And it is within this vast world of materiality that projects can often go astray, pool expert Carlos Morgan of Morgan Pools says.

Carlos and his team have been working in the pool industry for near on half a century, and they’ve seen it all. But it is this nuance of design that stands out to Carlos most. “It’s often those pool and landscape designs that use less, and those which often don’t have one particular loud element that stands out that really give you that ‘wow’ factor when you see them,” he says.

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And it is these two elements of pool design that the Morgan Pools’ ethos is based on. “Having this amount of experience in the industry means we really have seen it all and there are very few situations we haven’t encountered before and what we’ve learnt is the critical importance of integration – ensuring all aspects including the pool and surrounding landscaping are designed from the beginning to achieve an integrated functional and beautiful end result.”

Often, when the decision is made to add a pool to a property, the design grunt work is done in stages with a pool contractor creating the vision for the pool itself, a landscaper developing the surrounding design, a gate or fence contractor coming to install fencing, and a different person doing the planting, paving etcetera.

And it is these two elements of pool design that the Morgan Pools’ ethos is based on. “Having this amount of experience in the industry means we really have seen it all and there are very few situations we haven’t encountered before and what we’ve learnt is the critical importance of integration – ensuring all aspects including the pool and surrounding landscaping are designed from the beginning to achieve an integrated functional and beautiful end result.”

Often, when the decision is made to add a pool to a property, the design grunt work is done in stages with a pool contractor creating the vision for the pool itself, a landscaper developing the surrounding design, a gate or fence contractor coming to install fencing, and a different person doing the planting, paving etcetera.

“When that happens, the result is often a patchwork creation in which different people have put together different elements of the design and at the end, you are left with something that neither blends or work as well as it could.”

Integration is vital for the best results in pool design, and that, according to Carlos, starts from the outset of any project.

“What we find is that too often the client becomes the project manager, dealing with different contractors and designers and becoming responsible for managing each of them separately, while at the same time trying to create whatever the original vision was.”

“When that happens, the result is often a patchwork creation in which different people have put together different elements of the design and at the end, you are left with something that neither blends or work as well as it could.”

Integration is vital for the best results in pool design, and that, according to Carlos, starts from the outset of any project.

“What we find is that too often the client becomes the project manager, dealing with different contractors and designers and becoming responsible for managing each of them separately, while at the same time trying to create whatever the original vision was.”

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Morgan Pools treats each project like a complete design and build job, where the pool and landscaping are designed jointly at the beginning of the process, and the contractors are managed centrally by the Morgan Pools team and are all working towards one clear design.

“When this is done well, everything just blends in and you’re left with a stunning result that flows seamlessly and looks like it’s always been there,” Carlos says.

 

More so than ever, the trend for pool shapes has evolved from the oft-favoured kidney pools of the ‘80s into a more slender, lengthy shape. “This lends itself to an elegant, minimalist, clean design and it’s vital to achieve an integrated pool and landscape design within this context. A sleek rectangular pool created with beautiful materials and complemented with appropriate landscaping will always achieve the best results.”


Morgan Pools has been operating for decades and has won numerous awards for its work specialising in bespoke reinforced concrete pools. Each job starts with a detailed design phase before moving onto the construction stage during which Morgan Pools manages all contractors from construction through to handover.

Get in touch with Morgan Pools on ArchiPro here to see what you could achieve in your next project.

Morgan Pools treats each project like a complete design and build job, where the pool and landscaping are designed jointly at the beginning of the process, and the contractors are managed centrally by the Morgan Pools team and are all working towards one clear design.

“When this is done well, everything just blends in and you’re left with a stunning result that flows seamlessly and looks like it’s always been there,” Carlos says.

 

More so than ever, the trend for pool shapes has evolved from the oft-favoured kidney pools of the ‘80s into a more slender, lengthy shape. “This lends itself to an elegant, minimalist, clean design and it’s vital to achieve an integrated pool and landscape design within this context. A sleek rectangular pool created with beautiful materials and complemented with appropriate landscaping will always achieve the best results.”


Morgan Pools has been operating for decades and has won numerous awards for its work specialising in bespoke reinforced concrete pools. Each job starts with a detailed design phase before moving onto the construction stage during which Morgan Pools manages all contractors from construction through to handover.

Get in touch with Morgan Pools on ArchiPro here to see what you could achieve in your next project.

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