2019 MBA Award Winners

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2019 MBA Award presentation

At the 2019 MBA Awards, Crystal Pools Commercial Pools Division again received industry recognition, winning both major categories in the NSW Excellence in Pools Awards.
Both winners are located within The Arc by Crown, a stunning 25-storey residential complex designed by Koichi Takada Architects on Kent St, Sydney.
Crystal Pools built a total of 3 water elements in this building, two of them taking out the best Commercial Pool and best Commercial spa in the Open Price category last night.
On the lower floor, a cave-like room creates an intimate, cosy experience. The subterranean style room features the winning lap pool (13x3m) and  spa pool (3x2m), both fully-tiled using Brillante glass mosaic tiles, offset with a dark grey porcelain tile.
Presenting Crystal Pools 2019 MBA Award Winners
 

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About the MBA awards
The MBA Excellence in Pool Awards is the highest profile event in the pool industry, showcasing the very best in commercial and residential pools. Rewarding quality, workmanship and innovation.

Making a Splash

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Splash

The April/May 2019 edition of Splash Magazine includes an article featuring an exciting and innovative project recently completed by Crystal Pools Commercial Pools division.
The Arc by Crown, designed by Koichi Takada Architects is an impressive 25-storey residential building in Kent St, a key heritage precinct in Sydney’s CBD. In the article, Koichi Takada discusses the importance of water in his highrise residential designs.
» Read article

Resort style luxury

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Resort Style pool

Resort style luxury
A recent issue of Pools+ ran an article on one of our recently completed pools in Sydney’s Western Suburbs.
This opulent pool and spa combination with adjoining feature pond was expertly constructed by Crystal Pools. Designed with entertaining in mind, the pool was strategically positioned next to tthe custom-designed alfresco area and exudes functionality and sophistication in equal measure.
Showcasing a white pebble interior, and complementary drop-edge porcelain coping, the pool achieves a harmounius aesthetic. The stunning dark-blue tiles featured in the pond and raised spa add visual interest, while the large submerged ledge – complete with bubblers, deck jets and lounges – provides the ultimate space in which to relax.
» Read the full article here
» View this pool in our online swimming pool gallery

Apartment amenities getting more luxurious

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2017 MBA Awards winner

This weekends’ Daily Telegraph contains a feature about the current trend with Sydney apartments getting more luxurious as developers try to attract buyers.
Highlighting a recent rooftop pool completed by Crystal Pools commercial pools division for The Arc Apartments by Crown Group, it mentions that “as more buyers are starting to turn to apartments instead of houses, developers are lifting their game in the amenities race. They need to have a wow factor. A pool is not enough. They need to be on a rooftop or have something special. Buyers in Sydney’s highly desired areas want this lavish lifestyle.”
This pool won Best Commercial Pool at the 2017 MBA Awards.

MBA 2018 Award winners

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Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

Crystal Pools again received industry recognition at the Master Builders Building Excellence 2018 Awards winning 2 major awards in Commercial categories.
Our Commercial Pools division took out the major Commercial Pools award for the Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour pool and won the Water Feature category for Wallumatta Function Centre at The Star Event Centre, Pyrmont this month.
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour
Winner: MBA Commercial Pools Open Price Category
The major prize was awarded for Lendlease’s new $350 million Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour. This swimming pool in glamorous hotel development has an infinity edge overlooking Darling Harbour and across Sydney Skyline.

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Wallumatta Function Centre
Winner: MBA Commercial Water Feature Open Price Category
Wallumatta Function Centre is a new Funeral facility in Macquarie Park featuring landscaped gardens, water features, balconies and expansive views across Lane Cove National Park offers families a contemporary space for all functions. The 2018 MBA Award Winning water feature is a major focal point alongside the meeting rooms. Over 50 metres in length, it is fully-tiled with multiple water spitters.

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Inaugural Summer Photo Competition

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Crystal Pools Summer Photo Competition

The winners of Crystal Pools 2018 Inaugural Summer Photo Competition were announced on Tuesday evening.
The night was a great success, and Crystal Pools would like to thank all those who attended and made the night so successful.
We would also like to acknowledge the winners of the nights awards as well and congratulate them:
Summer Photo Competition winners
Junior (13 years and under)

4th prize = Ella Spedding from Cromer – $50 Westfield voucher
3rd prize = Liam Stewart from Cheltenham – $100 Westfield voucher
2nd prize = Jason Viviers from Wahroonga – $200 Westfield voucher
1st prize = Harrison Merlino from Kellyville – $500 Westfield voucher

Adults (14 years and above)

3rd prize = Russell McGree from Kensington – $200 Westfield voucher
2nd prize = Julian Jones from Kellyville – $500 Westfield voucher
1st prize = Ian and Louise Maitland from Turramurra – $1,000 Westfield voucher

Junior (13 years and under)

Underwater = Taylah Petrie from Narraweena – $50 Westfield voucher
Animal = Ella Spedding from Cromer – $50 Westfield voucher
Family = Paul O’Sullivan from Allambie Heights – $50 Westfield voucher

Adults (14 years and above)

Action = Yue-Kun Ju from Froestville – $100 Westfield voucher
Night = Zabi Khorram from Henley – $100 Westfield voucher
Underwater = Jey Thirukumar from West Pennant Hills – $100 Westfield voucher
Family = Iain Lyle from Willoughby – $100 Westfield voucher
Inflatable = Ian and Louise Maitland from Turramurra – $50 Westfield voucher
Panorama = Stuart Spedding from Cromer – $50 Westfield voucher
Animal = Sally Spedding from Cromer – $50 Westfield voucher

The great Australian Swimming Pool

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Australian Swimming Pool

The current issue of Australasian Leisure Management contains an article about Crystal Pools pioneering the great Australian Swimming Pool.
Explaining what this heritage of expertise brings, Crystal Pools Commercial Manager Paul Hicken advises “our level of experience breeds natural efficiency and economy, and is reflected in the bottom line of every project we do.
“From the beginning we give our clients access to case studies and references from construction companies, schools, property developers and councils who’ve relied on our experience to deliver them real results. Results and performance on your investment are everything”.
» Read the full article (pdf)

Pool photo competition heats up

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Pool photo competition

The summer school holidays are here and entries to our Summer Pool Photo Competition have soared dramatically, in line with rising temperatures.
A big thank you and good luck to everyone that has entered so far.
Crystal Pools is running this competition for past customers, as once built we rarely see our babies again. It’s a joy for us to see the range of pools designs coming in and just how fabulous all the pools are looking when they settle in. 
There are thousands of dollars in gift vouchers to be won. The competition is open to all Crystal Pools customers and closes on 28 February, 2018. Send a photo now. It could be a winner. Prize winners will be notified and also announced on our website.