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.
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Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, a record number of homeowners have decided to build backyard pools. As we enter 2022, demand remains high. If you’re considering building a pool this year, these top trends may give you some inspiration for your design.
The pandemic halted travel plans for many families and this has resulted in an increased desire to bring a bit of the tropics to their backyards. Tropical landscaping around pools has become more popular and this trend is expected to continue growing in 2022. A tropical pool can turn your backyard into a vacation destination.
While it may seem like it would be difficult to create a tropical design in the Sonoran Desert, there are many poolside plants that thrive in our climate while also looking lush and tropical. Palm trees are a great example.
The rise in this trend has similar roots as the increase in tropical pools. As travel has been restricted, people are craving a luxurious escape in their own backyard. Features that used to be exclusive to high-end resorts are now accessible to more potential pool owners. Grottos, baja shelfs, infinity pools, and fire features are all examples of this.
When gyms shut down in the early stages of the pandemic, many people sought out ways to work out at home. Lap pools are one way to do this and even after gyms have opened back up, there are many benefits to having an easier way to work out without needing to go anywhere. This style of pool is also easier to fit into a narrow space, which works better for some yards.
Light-emitting diode (LED) lighting has been a trend in pool design for a while now and continues to be popular. This type of lighting is brighter and longer-lasting than other options. It gives you enough light to enjoy your pool at night, which is especially beneficial for hosting a party.
Automated pools make your life easier as a pool owner. You can easily control your pool’s features and can even install an automatic cleaning system. It’s no wonder that these systems have grown in popularity in recent years, and this trend isn’t slowing down in 2022.
One thing to keep in mind if you are planning to build a pool in 2022 is that there are still lingering supply chain issues. Combined with the increased demand, this has increased the time pool building takes. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can start working to bring the pool of your dreams to life.
Pools by Design is the only Master Pools Guild member in Southern Arizona and we have the expertise necessary to create gorgeous high-end pools.
At Pools by Design, we can turn your dream pool into a reality. One of the tools we use to help us do this is 3D pool design. This allows us to create a virtual model of your future pool so you can visualize how it will look.
The software we use allows us to make a 3D model of your backyard. We then add the pool as well as the deck, water features, and nearby landscaping. This software allows us to customize the model to match what you want your pool to look like.
Making a 3D design is one of the first steps in our pool building process. We do this after your initial design consultation, which is when we’ll discuss what type of pool you are interested in. We take your preferences into account when we create our design and then adjust it to make sure you are completely in love with it before we move forward with construction.
In addition to using 3D designs, we will come out to your property and use spray paint to create an outline of the pool. This is the final step to ensure the size and placement of the pool are exactly what you envisioned.
Using 3D design before we create your pool has many benefits.
Some of these include:
With 3D design software, you are able to see your pool design before we start building. This is the case for 2D designs as well, but the 3D renderings make it easier to fully visualize the design. The software even adds poolside furniture, the sounds of rippling water, and other details to help you fully connect with your new pool.
Our 3D pool designs include the area around the pool, including any existing or desired landscaping. This allows you to see the pool in context rather than just seeing a general design without any surrounding elements. We not only design gorgeous pools but can also ensure that the surrounding area looks great and complements the pool. Our design software helps us achieve this goal.
The software we use allows us to make adjustments to the design easily. If you want to add water features, adjust the landscaping, switch the deck material, or make any other change, we can show you what it would look like. This makes it easy to ensure you love the design.
If you’re ready to get the pool of your dreams, we can help. We are the only Master Pools Guild member in Tucson and have extensive pool building experience. We can design a luxurious custom pool that you and your family will enjoy for years to come.
A lap pool is a long, narrow, rectangular-shaped pool. For a single swimmer, it will typically be about 40 feet long and 8 feet wide. If you are interested in building a backyard lap pool, the process is fairly similar to any other type of inground pool.
When you think of a lap pool, you may be picturing a relatively minimal design, like what you’d expect at a public pool. With Pools by Design, you get far more than just the basics. We design stunning pools that integrate beautifully with your home’s architecture and any existing landscaping. We can also create custom landscaping to accentuate the design of your pool.
Lap pools are just as customizable as other designs even though the shape is relatively fixed. You can add water features, vary the depth of the pool, and even include a built-in hot tub depending on how much space you have.
There are two main reasons someone might choose a lap pool instead of a different design.
Going all the way to the gym or public pool to swim laps can be time-consuming. If you are longing to be able to swim laps in your own backyard, building a lap pool can improve your life.
However, a different design may be a better fit if your primary goal in getting a pool is not swimming for exercise. For example, you may prefer a smaller pool with more water features if you want to relax and lounge near the water. Alternatively, you may like a large pool with lots of deck space if you frequently host parties.
Your pool design should reflect your lifestyle and aesthetic preferences, which is why we meet with our clients and discuss these factors before creating a design.
Another reason you may choose a lap pool is if you have a more narrow space to work with. Keep in mind that you’ll need a longer area, so a lap pool isn’t going to be a great fit for a small backyard. Instead, it works if you have a longer space that isn’t very wide. This may be the case if you have other elements that take up space in the rest of your yard, for example.
Please note that there may be limitations that affect the cost of your pool if there is limited space for construction equipment. Your pool design consultant will discuss this with you in the early stages of planning your project.
Whether you would like an infinity pool, a lap pool, or any other design you can imagine, Pools by Design can turn your dream into a reality. We have extensive pool building experience and are the only member of the Master Pools Guild in Tucson, AZ.
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.