Jamie Durie tweaked his 1950s swimming pool into what he calls a "sunken lounge," complete with a new bench inside the entire perimeter so there's cool seating for party guests.
"People can actually sit and spend time here," Durie says.
The renovated pool is solar heated with a system from Suntopia Solar.
A new edge was fabricated over the original coping using carbon fiberglass, resin and several coats of waterproofing. It's finished with Bisazza glass mosaic tiles.
"For something over 50 years old, the contractor thought I was nuts, but we've been able to turn an ordinary pool into a gorgeous water feature," Durie says.