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Gold Coast father and son lead construction of The Darling’s infinity edge pool

21 February 2018

A Gold Cost father and son duo has completed construction of the new infinity edge pool at The Star Gold Coast's new boutique hotel The Darling. 

Jeff and Jaye Hearn from Surfside Pools Commercial constructed the cantilevered steel state-of-the-art pool, which has five prefabricated sections weighing between 12 and 13.5 tonnes, over more than 1,000 hours. Perched 67m above ground and extending 5m beyond the side of the 17-storey tower, the pool involved a unique shape and design.


Jeff and Jaye Hearn

Each of the pool’s prefabricated sections were preassembled over a two-week period before being carefully lifted to the rooftop and secured into place. The shape of the pool was created with 3,000 tonnes of concrete.

“With the pool perched over the edge of the building on steel beams, we had to complete the work in many more stages than a regular job with multiple concrete pours,” says Jeff.

“After this many years in the field, it is always exciting to deliver something that pushes the creative and technical boundaries, and a high-end project like this is well worth the extra effort.”

The pool was filled with water a few weeks ago as part of the initial phase of testing, with water remaining in the pool for five days while the structure settles. This allows for levels to be rechecked and balanced before tiling commences.

“I feel proud of what we have created, it’s a good feeling knowing that we built something that will be visited and photographed by people from all around the world.  You get a great breeze up there so I am really intrigued to see it once the water is in, the tiling and lighting is complete and the finishing touches are made to the surroundings,” says Jaye.


Jeff and Jaye Hearn

 

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