Swimming pool at Lyon
- Architect practice: CARRE BLEU COTE JARDIN
- Lead project manager: Serge Renard
- Architect: Radu Petru Racolta
- Location: Lyon, France
Photo credits: Stéphane Berdin
The pool and the home were built simultaneously, paying particular attention to harmony and volumes. The pool is placed parallel to the contours of the land, with an overflow edge stretching over the entire length of the pool to emulate the panoramic views over the city of Lyon. We played with the differing elevations of the plot to create different areas - terrace, large angular pool deck, lounge and dining area, tiers, etc. - that blend together to form a coherent whole. This unity was achieved by using high-quality materials such as ipe wood and a stone facing along the base of the pool and on the façade of the house.
Specific contributions of the project in terms of trend and / or innovation include a home automation system for the pool lighting, eco-friendly heating system using a heat pump and a safety system consisting of an automatic cover with a submerged housing ensuring seamless aesthetic integration.
The pool is 15 m long for 4.50 m wide, with a depth from 1.10 m to 1.70 m. The water overflows into a buffer tank running along the entire length of the pool. The inner lining consists of a 150/100 reinforced membrane. A large staircase runs across the entire width of the pool, the first step being immerged. The project includes a double diatom filtration system, the water is treated with a salt electrolysis system and the pool is equipped with an automatic pH regulation system. Lighting is provided by three remote-controlled LED spotlights. The water is heated by a heat pump. Plus, there is an automatic cover with a built-in housing underneath the ipe-wood deck.
The architect designed the layout and the shape of the pool to make the most of its setting and form a harmonious and exceptional whole in conjunction with the house.