Wymondham, Norfolk

Client Brief

Kenneth is an architect and naturally played a significant role in the design of the swimming pond. First and foremost it was crucial that it linked well to their recently converted barn and that it sat easily in its rural location. To achieve good views from the main living space of the barn was particularly important, so the positioning of the pond was vital to the success of the project. During their initial visit to the show swimming pond they particularly liked the substantial green oak decking and saw it as a subtle transition to the water. Also noted, was the sound and visual interest of running water. Finally, a swimming area in line with a typical family sized swimming pool was to be achieved.

The Design

It is positioned close to the barn and directly in line with the kitchen/drawing room and conservatory to maximise the visual impact from inside the home.

The swimming pond is accessed via a large green oak deck and is linked to the barn by random paving set into gravel. Adjacent to the deck is a collection of glacial boulders though which filtered water bubbles into the pond, further enhancing the experience of natural water in the garden.