One could be mistaken for thinking they had stepped into a tropical island resort when entering the outdoor space of this stunning family home in Tauranga. Winner of the 2022 Platinum Pool of the Year award.

Creativity knows no bounds with a Mayfair Pool, and this cleverly crafted resort-style swimming pool from the team at Mayfair Pools Tauranga & Whakatane is the perfect example of design-led construction finding a wonderful meeting point between form and function.

The client’s brief was to design a pool that accommodated swimming lengths, family fun (and safety) for all ages, and a cohesive flow from the outdoor entertainment area. Typically a fairly straightforward brief, but for this project team it meant that not a single straight side was able to be part of this build in order to meet the client’s functional needs. The smooth curving lines also mean the design-aesthetic is nothing short of beautiful – creating a sense of sanctuary for this family to resort-at-home and enjoy the ultimate ‘staycation’.

The pool features an in-built spa pool with custom-built wrap-around steps seemingly luring you into the depths of this resort-style pool. The dual purpose heat pump heats both the pool and spa at separate temperatures, and LED lighting provides extended enjoyment for evening entertaining and swimming beneath the stars.

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Pool features:

  • Pool size: 12.4m x 4.7m
  • Kidney shaped with built-in spa pool and custom-built wrap-around steps
  • Colour: Sapphire Blue
  • Fully automated Naked Freshwater chlorination system
  • Multi-plus LED lighting with iRis remote
  • Durapanel Aluminium Fencing
  • Additional features: Hot Water Heat Pumps Dual Purpose Heat Pump

Pool and spa build: Mayfair Pools Tauranga & Whakatane

Suppliers used: Peard Excavation | Austral | Aurora | Hot Water Heat Pumps | Boundaryline Fencing

Landscaping: Rydgeview Landscaping

Photography: Laval Photography


We’ve done a number of renovations before and knew we were in for some challenges a build of this size can present, but Gary and his team at Baywide Pools made the whole process so stress free.

We had an unusual restrictive shape to work around and it needed to be a good size as we both enjoy swimming lengths. It had to cater for our adult kids and grandkids fun, plus their safety and we wanted to incorporate the outdoor entertainment area into the experience.

Throughout the process the team’s communication skills were wonderful. They listened respectfully to what we wanted and were prepared to adjust the design when I came up with additions once the build had begun.

We appreciated how respectful they were reducing the wider impact on our property and also valued their cooperation with other tradies we had on site.

We were impressed with their workmanship and love how the Mayfair Pools design is such a strong structure with a great finish.

Altogether Gary and his team have created the pool of our dreams. It’s a great drawcard for our adult kids and grandkids. We often say it feels like we’re living in a resort. We can’t thank Gary and the team enough.

Gavin Hoggard & Jenni Baxter, Tauranga