Narellan, Australia (PressExposure) October 12, 2009 -- Developers have recognised Feng Sui's importance to potential home buyers and have engaged the services of Feng Sui experts to advise them on home and pool design.
One of the best examples is the award winning Lotus Estate at Carlingford, designed and built by Dyldam Developments Pty Ltd.
In the design stage of this modern residential complex, the company engaged the services of Feng Sui Master Gayle Atherton and the entire landscaped complex together with under cover swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna and spa were built under her strict guidance.
Door and window openings had to 'harmonise' with no direct flow through to openings directly opposite that could allow unhappy spirits to enter.
The pool builder - Blue Haven Pools and Spas was selected because it had extensive experience in introducing Feng Sui features into its pool designs.
Gayle Atherton insisted the pool faced north-south to avoid any bad Feng Sui vibes of an east - west direction. Even the corners of the pool had to be carefully constructed to avoid sharp angles which could create, in the eyes of Feng Sui believers, disharmony and bad luck.
The landscaping of the estate required careful selection of 'feel good' plants and shrubs that were Feng Sui friendly rather than those recognised in Feng Sui culture as attracting unhappiness.
The quick sales successes achieved in the Lotus Estate underlined the popularity of Feng Sui which was strongly promoted in the marketing campaign.
Remonda Martinez, executive manager of Blue Haven Pools and Spa said Dyldam Developments insistence on designer finishes and an understanding of Feng Sui were factors in the selection of her company for the resort style pool and spa constructed in the basement of the complex.
"We have had long standing links with Feng Sui designers and because of our expertise in this area, Dyldam and Gayle Atherton appreciated our input" she said.
Ms Martinez said the trend for swimming pools to be built indoors as part of the house is becoming more and more popular with home builders. People appreciate having a pool with a roof cover to provide greater protection against the penetrating UV rays of the Australian summer sun. Because of this, home building companies are having pools constructed at the same time as the house is being built.
"More and more home buyers are making their pool selection at the same time as their house selection. This makes sense as the grounds surrounding the home do not have to be disturbed after the house is built. " Both pool and house are finished at the same time ready for immediate occupancy and use" she said.