The pool is perched right at the front of the garden overlooking the beach and set into a wooden deck. The walls are clad in granite pebbles taken from the garden and hand cut.

Cape Town pools can be freezing so we have installed solar heating and an automatic solar cover which is a useful safety feature if you have children.

And finally, we have the swim jet which can be set at various speeds to allow you to swim and go absolutely nowhere – but you can then justify a glass of wine or two! Failing that, put the children in at one end and watch them get propelled to the other end. The good news is that the swim jet can also be turned off!

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