Australians love to be near water and to have their own beautiful swimming spaces. We continue to find innovative ways for people to enjoy the benefits of pools and spas. Recent research has focused on developing low-energy spas made of timber using traditional Japanese qualities, which is being trialled in our Display Garden. Plunge and lap pools are an emerging trend due to the decreasing availability of spaces in Australian cities. We design pools as integrated parts of the garden, considering low energy heating systems and roof water storage.