Mudgeeraba locals Jeff and Jaye Hearn from Surfside Pools Commercial are chuffed to have led the construction of the new infinity pool for The Star Gold Coast.
The initial phase of testing the pool began this week, marking a major milestone for the rooftop project.
Due to the unique design of the cantilevering steel and concrete structure, the test phase will see water remain in the pool for five days while the structure settles, allowing for levels to be rechecked and balanced before the tiling phase begins.
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The tiling process will add to over 1000 hours that have already gone into this state-of-the-art pool which will sit atop The Star’s new building, The Darling.
Each of the pool’s five prefabricated steel sections, weighing between 12 and 13.5 tonnes, had to be preassembled over two weeks before being carefully lifted to the rooftop.
Jeff Hearn joined Surfside Pools shortly after it was contracted to construct The Star’s original pool over 30 years ago.
His 23 year old son Jaye has been part of the team for almost 2 years now, though has worked alongside his dad since he was 16.
“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,” he said.
The Darling is due to open before the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.