The Master Pools Guild is an invitation-only group for the highest quality pool builders across the globe. Membership in this exclusive guild requires a commitment to quality in craftsmanship, design, and customer service when it comes to crafting custom pools. Pools by Design meets and exceeds all the requirements to be a member of this organization.
Pools by Design is currently the only Master Pools Guild member pool builder in Southern Arizona. This means that if you want the best in innovation, construction, and service, Pools by Design should be your top choice. Building a custom pool is a huge investment. You deserve a swimming pool that will last for years to come, built by certified artisans.
Experience the excellence of our Master Pools Guild builders and designers for yourself, and start a project with us today.
Imagine your dream pool. Chances are that you’re picturing more than just the pool area itself. The outdoor living spaces around your pool also have a big impact on the look and feel of your backyard. The possibilities for what to include in the poolside area are nearly endless and you can customize your yard to fit your desired aesthetic.
Below are some ideas from our design portfolio to get you started in your planning:
Relaxing by a fire pit is a great way to spend cool fall and winter nights. Even when the swimming season is over, you can still enjoy your pool area.
This fire pit fits in perfectly with the landscape, which features native plants and landscaping rocks. The addition of the stone tiles creates a dedicated area for enjoying the warmth of the fire and a view of gorgeous Arizona sunsets.
Blue glass helps this fire pit stand out and adds visual contrast to the design. We use this glass for many of our fire features. This particular fire pit is right next to the pool, making it easy to transition from swimming to lounging.
For this design, the fire pit has a built-in seating area around it, plus another table with chairs nearby. This is a perfect set-up for a night by the pool with friends and family. The natural stone tiles contrast beautifully with the bold and colorful pillows and cushions.
An outdoor kitchen makes it easy to prepare food outside. Whether you’re hosting a party or just want to try something different for dinner, you can kick back and relax in a beautiful poolside space.
This BBQ grill has a stone island around it and features drawers for storage. These make it easy to keep all necessary grilling supplies accessible without any clutter. The neutral colors of the stone tiles pair beautifully with the blue tiles around the edge of the pool. There is a seating area behind the bar as well as to the side of it so everyone has plenty of room.
This grill island has a sink for easy clean-up and food prep. There are also two options for seating, either at the bar or the nearby table. The set-up is perfect for hosting and looks gorgeous and modern.
Having an area to lounge by the pool is important. You don’t necessarily need to have a fire pit, kitchen, or other feature in this space for it to be a beautiful place for relaxation. We will design your pool deck to leave room for a seating area that matches your preferences.
This seating area is situated above the pool. The contrast in elevation adds variation to the design. Adding water features to the ledge further accents this area.
Artificial grass can be a great way to add a pop of green to your yard, even in Arizona. There’s no maintenance and your seating area will look lush and welcoming year-round. For this design, there is artificial grass around the pool area, contrasted with stone tiles, and assorted furniture for lounging.
The photos in this article give an idea of just how varied our designs can be. From your pool to the area surrounding it, we pay attention to every detail and create a backyard you will be proud to show off.
Regular pool maintenance helps you get the most out of your custom pool. Luckily, there are many features that make this process easier. One is an in-floor pool cleaner and circulation system. At Pools by Design, we use A&A’s innovative TurboClean system, which is made exclusively for members of the Master Pools Guild. Adding this high-quality technology to your swimming pool is a great choice to keep your water pristine.
How the A&A cleaning and circulation system works:
Water in your pool moves through drains and skimmers to get to the pool pump, which acts as the heart of your pool. The pump pushes water through your pool filter to remove debris. Next, the water goes through a chlorinator. The location of this part varies depending on your pool. Finally, the pool’s returns cycle the water back into the swimming area.
In a traditional system, water only circulates at the very top of your pool. This means that areas at the bottom of the pool may have stale, unmoving water that the system has not properly filtered or chlorinated. This can lead to algae growth and dirty water.
The TurboClean system is expertly designed so that water cycles throughout your whole pool using multiple returns on your pool’s floor. It also includes the QuikDekClor which is a more efficient chlorinator that is located separately from other equipment. This is to prevent corrosion. The result is cleaner water in every part of your pool, not just at the top.
A&A’s TurboClean system includes cleaning jets that are discreetly placed in the floor of your pool. When they are not activated, they blend in with the pool’s finish. When active, they pop up slightly and release a strong stream of water to push any debris toward your pool skimmer. The full A&A system also includes the QuikSkim and LeafVac, two elements that work together to remove debris more efficiently. This results in much less work for you to keep your pool clean.
Even with the A&A system, you may find it helpful to add a robotic pool cleaner. These move around the floors and sides of your pool to vacuum leaves and other small items. If you do not like the look of a robotic pool vacuum, you can also vacuum manually. This is relatively simple and with the TurboClean circulation and in-floor cleaning system, you will need to vacuum less than you would with standard circulation.
At Pools by Design, we are committed to giving you the pool of your dreams. Our design team can add water features and other elements to help your pool stand out visually. However, we know that aesthetics are only part of owning a pool. During your design consultation, we will help you decide if you want to add additional features. Options include the TurboClean circulation and cleaning system. This feature can help keep your pool swim-ready with minimal effort.
A custom pool is an investment that you and your family can enjoy for years to come. Choosing the right pool company for the job is essential. There are many factors to consider and one element that can set a builder apart is membership in the Master Pools Guild. This exclusive organization is made up of the finest swimming pool builders whose service, design, and attention to detail are consistently outstanding. Pools by Design is the only member of the Master Pools Guild in Tucson, AZ. This makes us an excellent choice to design and build your new pool.
Why you should work with a Master Pool builder:
A small group of independent pool builders and craftsmen founded the Master Pools Guild in 1962. Their goal was to work together to improve their pool designs and grow with the industry. Members cooperate with one another to address challenges. This helps ensure that we build the best pools possible.
This group is invitation-only and builders are meticulously hand-chosen to join. Each member is a local expert in the pool building industry and must have a commitment to continuous education and improvement. The Master Pools Guild also considers professionalism, quality of construction, design style, attention to detail, superior customer service, and the ability to build strong relationships with contractors and vendors.
One of the major benefits of hiring a Master Pool builder is access to exclusive technology. These features can improve the function of your pool. For example, Pools by Design can install a TurboClean system. This is a special type of A&A in-floor cleaning and circulation system designed specifically for members of the Master Pools Guild.
The pool industry is constantly evolving and you should choose a pool builder that is committed to keeping up with new trends. Members of the Master Pools Guild strive to use the most innovative technology to create modern pool designs that have outstanding form and function. This means that instead of getting a pool that relies on outdated technology and design principles, you get the very best the industry has to offer.
The Master Pools Guild acts as a network of highly-skilled builders who support one another when faced with any challenges. Members can request input from other companies in the guild who act as consultants to help find the best solution. No matter what arises during the design or construction of your pool, we are prepared to rise to the challenge.
Pools by Design is the only member of the Master Pools Guild in Tucson. This means that among our competitors, we have access to exclusive resources and technology that only comes with guild membership.
Building pools is our passion. We’re here to turn your backyard into an oasis. With an extraordinary level of customer service and attention to detail, we work closely with our clients to understand their needs, site challenges, and personal style. We believe that maintaining such a strong customer relationship allows us to build a better swimming pool. Getting to know you and your family will also give us the information to base a design on the ebb and flow of your daily life and activities. We are committed to building beautiful pools that leave our customers happy and satisfied for years to come.
While researching pool companies for our new home build, I was looking for a pool company that could help conceptualize, give advice and in the end, build a pool that had fit our family needs. While several came out and provided us bids, Ken and Pools by Design really stood out. It was actually a very easy choice. He not only gave great suggestions, but he also worked seamlessly with our builder and landscaper. He builds pools the way he would want one built for himself. His communication while building was timely and so was his over all scheduling, finishing right on time. He uses the best of the best from an equipment standpoint and sub stand point. His work on our pool and the rest of his portfolio speaks for itself! We couldn’t be happier and refer all of our pool shopping friends to Ken and Pools by Design!
Talented design and construction team. Enjoyable experience. Would do it again.
When we decided to put a pool in our irregular and large backyard, we knew that we would need someone with a vision. My husband and I researched pool companies in our area, read the horror stories of bankrupt companies and got estimates from those we found reputable. Ken came out and clearly stood out from the rest of the pool companies we had visited. He designed a pool that fit our space beautifully, his wife, Marianne, brought it to life with a landscape design that we could easily visualize and they made it a reality right in our backyard! Every step was overseen well and any problem that arose was quickly resolved by a great staff. Scott was excellent to work with and if he didn’t have an answer himself, quickly found one. We made the right choice with Ken and Pools by Design!
We highly recommend Pools By Design! Ken, Maryanne, Tracy and all of the hardworking crews were top notch! From start to finish we were kept informed of the progress and knew exactly when each step would be completed. We were impressed with how quickly our pool was installed, especially with us living in a rural area. Pools by Design offered the most affordable price and installed a beautiful pool that we will enjoy for many years to come!
Our company has worked with a number of contractors and builders. Ken and Pools By Design are absolutely at the top. Their organization, professionalism and service are second to none and the end product shows that every time. It’s nice working with someone who has character and respects his subs and customers. Ken is a real class act with fresh designs and a positive attitude. He and his company are truly 5 star!
It was such a pleasure working with Pools By Design. The team was professional and punctual. The quality and workmanship is the best of the best in the industry.