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  • theExperience Is by Design

    Thank you for visiting the Pools by Design website. We are proud to display our many custom projects and hope you will enjoy viewing our work.

  • OutdoorLiving Is by Design

    Each backyard design incorporates many uses to be integrated into a functional and attractive space.

  • FamilyFun Isby Design

    It’s all about friends, family, and an outdoor lifestyle.

  • Affordable Pool

    AffordableOasisby Design

    We enhance outdoor spaces at any size or budget.

  • CustomPools and Spas by Design

    Our projects are uniquely designed to meet our clients wishes and to accent the beauty of the home.

  • ExtendedLiving Space Isby Design

    And when it is done by our professional team your outdoor living space will look and feel like it was designed as a seamless extension of your home.

who we are Building Custom Pools For You and Your Family

With over 35 years of experience in the pool and landscape design industry we’re here to turn your backyard into a luxury oasis. With a high level of service and attention to detail we work closely with homeowners to understand their needs and their personal style. We believe that a great customer relationship builds a better pool. Getting to know you and your family allows us to base a design on your daily needs and challenges. We are committed to building beautiful pools that leave our customers happy and satisfied for years to come.

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our teamCreativity Meets Collaboration

Ken Larison

Chief Designer

Ken Larison is a graduate from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture. Ken enjoys working with customers and site conditions to create a…

Ken Larison ....

Ken Larison is a graduate from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture. Ken enjoys working with customers and site conditions to create a design that flows comfortably while enhancing the view and surrounding architecture. Ken believes in developing new technology and conservation techniques and pushes to develop better construction techniques and products to better serve customers each and every year. Each project is an opportunity to provide a better overall experience. After 35 years in the industry Ken still rushes to his first project each and every day because he is so excited to see how the process brings his ideas to life.

Maryanne Larison

Chief Designer

Maryanne Larison is a graduate from California Polytechnic University, Pomona with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics. Maryanne finds great satisfaction in the design process and seeing the look…

Maryanne Larison ....

Maryanne Larison is a graduate from California Polytechnic University, Pomona with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics. Maryanne finds great satisfaction in the design process and seeing the look on her client’s face once their backyard has transformed from an idea into reality. Maryanne enjoys working on new ideas and technologies and developing designs that complement the needs, desires, and unique spaces of each individual client. Maryanne grew up always wanting a beautiful backyard with a swimming pool so working in this industry is truly a dream come true.

Candis Adams

Designer

Candis is a graduate from Cal State Fullerton with a Bachelor of Science degree. Candis has been working with Ken since Pools by Design started and followed him from two…

Candis Adams ....

Candis is a graduate from Cal State Fullerton with a Bachelor of Science degree. Candis has been working with Ken since Pools by Design started and followed him from two other companies bringing over 13 years of experience to the team. Candis enjoys working with people and creating a pleasant experience while going through the process of building their dream backyard. Candis is happily married with three sons,one daughter, and Patch Adams, their dog. Candis enjoys running and has completed three marathons and many half marathons.

Nick Fiello

Designer

Nick studied English and American Literature at the University of Arizona and joins Pools by Design with 10 years of experience and over 400 pools completed. Nick’s goal is to…

Nick Fiello ....

Nick studied English and American Literature at the University of Arizona and joins Pools by Design with 10 years of experience and over 400 pools completed. Nick’s goal is to bring integrity, experience, and creative vision to every phase of the process from design to completion, helping you bring your dreams to reality. Nick finds satisfaction in making a family proud after helping them turn their backyard into their dream. He designs pools to satisfy his creative itch but really loves his job because he gets to build something from concept to completion and have a long lasting impact on people’s lives. Nick grew up in Tucson and has been around pools his whole life, remembering Summers filled with laughter and fun with family and friends around the pool. He is looking to return that joy knowing that he is making this world a little happier one pool at a time. Nick is also an avid high fiver and has been known to pull off the ever so tricky left handed, no look high five.

Todd Michaelson

Designer

Todd Michaelson is a graduate of Washington State University with a Professional degree of bachelor of Landscape Architecture.  Todd sees the pool as an integral part of the garden and…

Todd Michaelson ....

Todd Michaelson is a graduate of Washington State University with a Professional degree of bachelor of Landscape Architecture.  Todd sees the pool as an integral part of the garden and designs the outdoor environment through a comprehensive lens.  Having worked in landscape architecture firms for the past fifteen years, he draws on his experience with projects across the country, from St. Louis to Seattle, San Francisco to the Southwest.  Todd enjoys the personable nature of the design process and the intimacy of customizing an outdoor space to his client’s needs and style.

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