Major award for Tumbi Umbi pool

The Bigger is Better pool by Vogue Pools

A 12m family pool at Tumbi Umbi has taken out a major national award.

The Bigger is Better pool by Vogue Pools was named Best Family Pool by online marketplace Poolz as it announced Australia’s best pools for 2023.

The pool and surrounds were built on a steep slope, retained on three sides.

Dual cranes, mid-air transfers and endless mud made the project exceptionally difficult but the end result includes a waterslide and covered space surrounded by lush subtropical gardens.

Poolz tallied thousands of public votes and collated points from a panel of industry experts to decide the winners.

Founder and CEO Tony Loxton said judging the awards was a tough job.

“Australia is home to some stunning pools – we are absolutely obsessed with backyard pools and go the extra mile on water features, spas, slides, benches and mind-boggling designs high above the ground, on steep slopes and in tight spaces,” he said.

“The Poolz Awards show off Australia’s biggest, boldest and most beautiful pools, as well as the downright whacky and absolutely exorbitant.

“The awards are a well-deserved pat on the back for the world-class talent in the local pool industry and provide a visual feast of pool ‘inspo’ as well as all the latest and greatest in pool and spa trends.” is a world-first online pool marketplace which simplifies the process of building and owning a swimming pool by connecting homeowners with all the tools and resources to make their dream pool a reality, while also offering a single hub for Australia’s most reputable pool industry professionals to offer their services and receive quality leads.