The family's 12x4 metre pool sits in an elevated position overlooking paddocks and rolling hills. It has salt-chlorinated water and is decorated in deep green tiles with a striking black border. Keeping a watchful eye over the space and adding a stylish edge is Molly, a sun-worshipping, life-like sculpture wearing nothing more than sunglasses and hat.
Unlike suburban and town pools, which are surrounded by development, there's nothing but the wide expanse of land beyond this pool. When I perched on the edge of the pool marking the boundary between the water and the land, I felt like I was on top of the earth. Gazing out over the dry landscape, semi-immersed in the watery world of the pool, the countryside seemed awe-inspiring and majestic.