High-End Pool Ideas

When building a custom pool, you want a swimming pool design that is truly your own and that you will be proud to show off. At Pools by Design, we create gorgeous high-end pools and can help bring your dream to life. Are you looking for pool ideas that will take your outdoor space to the next level? If so, this blog can provide you with some inspiration.

Here are some of the most luxurious pool features:

Infinity-Edge Pool

Infinity pools have water that flows over the edge and allows the surface of the pool to blend with the horizon. You will often see this design in luxury resorts and having one in your backyard can make summer days at home feel like a vacation. Since these designs require more work to get right, you should be sure to hire an expert builder. Pools by Design has experience creating beautiful infinity-edge pools for our clients and can discuss whether this option is a good fit for your yard.

Fire Features

Incorporating fire can add an exotic feel to your pool environment. There are many different forms that this can take. For example, you can add a fire pit and seating area poolside where you can lounge with family and friends. It’s also possible to add fire bowls with streams of water flowing below them, walls with enclosed fire pits, and other options that reflect your style. You can see some examples in our gallery.


A pool grotto is a cave or cavern underneath a rock waterfall. This can be a small area that provides just enough space to swim around or can include a seating area and lighting. Grottos are fun for kids and adults alike and create a cool, shaded location for lounging. We can adapt the style of your grotto to the overall aesthetic of your pool to create an integrated and beautiful design.

Swim-Up Bar

Swim-up bars are a truly high-end feature that can set your pool apart and impress your guests. This is a perfect choice if you often host parties. A swim-up bar includes bar stools within the water, a serving area, and a “dry side” with a bar. If you would like, you can even include a full outdoor kitchen so you can serve a wide range of drinks and food that can be enjoyed from the cool water of your custom pool.

Pool Automation

Luxury is about more than just how your pool looks. In addition to considering pool and landscape design features that create a high-end aesthetic, you may also want to add options that make it easier to maintain your pool. An in-floor cleaning system keeps your pool beautiful with minimal effort. You can even add full pool automation to control water features, spa temperature, pool chemicals, and more.

Build a High-End Pool

If you are building a luxury pool, you need a team that has the expertise necessary to exceed your expectations. Pools by Design is the only member of the Master Pools Guild in Tucson and we have extensive experience with high-end pools.

Contact us today to discuss how we can turn your pool ideas into reality.

Maintaining Your Salt Water Pool System

Maintaining your pool is essential to keeping it beautiful and functional. This is true whether you have a traditional chlorine swimming pool or a salt water pool. Although a salt water pool system requires slightly different steps for upkeep, it is relatively easy to maintain.

What you need to know about the maintenance for a salt water pool system:

Similarities to Chlorine Pools

Many of the steps that you need to take to keep your salt water pool clean are actually the same as what you should do with a chlorine pool.

These include:

Checking for Debris

Each day, you should check your pool’s water for debris and remove any with a skimmer as necessary. This helps prevent your filter from working too hard and keeps your water cleaner. You should also clear out the skimmer basket daily.

Maintaining the Water Level

Keeping your pool’s water level at the midpoint of the skimmer helps prevent damage to the pump. Both salt water and chlorine systems are prone to low water during Arizona summers, so you should either check daily or install an automatic fill system.

Testing Pool Chemicals

Chlorine and salt water pools actually contain the same chemicals. The difference is that you add chlorine directly to a traditional pool, whereas a salt water system generates it using a salt cell. The other chemicals present in your pool are added in the same way for both types of systems. For proper maintenance, you should test pH every few days, alkalinity weekly, and calcium hardness and cyanuric acid (CYA) monthly. Keep in mind that the required levels of these chemicals may differ between traditional pools and salt water systems.

Shocking Your Pool

Although you may not associate pool shock with salt water pools, it’s actually just as important to shock this type of system. You should follow the same process that you would for a traditional pool and shock after storms, parties, and every one to two weeks during the swimming season.

Steps Unique to Salt Water Pool Systems

Although many steps are the same for both traditional chlorine and salt water pools, there are some important differences to be aware of.

These include:

Chlorine Levels

Salt water pools are not actually chlorine-free, so you will need to test the chlorine level regularly to maintain your pool’s cleanliness. However, you do not add chlorine directly like you would for a traditional swimming pool. Instead, you should adjust the salt cell’s output. This is the part of the system that transforms salt into free chlorine.

Salt Levels

Once a month, you should test the salt level of your pool. This should be between 3,000 and 3,500 parts per million (ppm). If it is lower, you will need to add pool salt.

Cleaning Your Salt Cell

Once every three months, you should remove your system’s salt cell and inspect it for any scale build-up or debris. If you notice any issues, you will need to wash the cell. You can do this by soaking the cell in diluted muriatic acid following manufacturer instructions.

Build a Beautiful Salt Water Pool

Salt water pools have many benefits. The water is gentler on your skin and eyes and you won’t need to add chemicals as often. At Pools by Design, we can build a gorgeous salt water pool that includes features that will make your maintenance easier.

To learn more about salt water pool systems, contact us today.

Tips for Arizona Pool Owners

Having a pool in your backyard is a luxury, especially in Arizona’s summer heat. By taking the proper steps to maintain your pool, you can keep it looking beautiful and clean. The procedure is similar no matter where you live, but Arizona pool owners do need to take the high temperatures and sun exposure into account.

Here are some tips for pool maintenance in Arizona:

Maintain Your Pool’s Water Level

Your pool’s water level should be at the midpoint of your skimmer. If it drops below this, your pool pump may start to suck in air. This can seriously damage the system and lead to costly repairs.  Evaporation is one of the major reasons the water level decreases. In the Arizona sun, this can happen more quickly than it does in other regions. As a result, it is recommended that you check the water level in your swimming pool daily and add more when necessary.

An easier alternative to managing the water level manually is having an automatic fill system installed. This state-of-the-art feature senses when the water in your pool is too low or too high and adds/removes water to correct any issues. With this system, you don’t need to check the water every day, although it’s beneficial to take a look if you’re outside just to make sure everything is working properly.

Understand Pool Chemistry

Pool chemistry is one of the most essential factors for keeping your pool functioning at its best. Many of the chemicals you add to your pool are affected by exposure to sunlight and heat. For example, chlorine may dissipate more quickly at higher temperatures. This means that relying on a set schedule for when to add chemicals may not be completely effective. Testing your water is usually a better option if you want to be sure that you are adding the right amount of pool chemicals. Pools by Design also offers a pool automation system that can monitor and maintain sanitizer and pH levels.

Be Prepared for Monsoon Season

Summer isn’t just a time for enjoying your pool. It’s also Arizona’s monsoon season, which the National Weather Service designates as lasting from June 15 through September 30. Monsoons bring heavy rainfall and strong winds, both of which can have an impact on your pool.

Clean Your Pool

After any monsoon, you should add pool shock to sanitize the water. This is because the winds can blow debris into your pool and the rainwater can impact the balance of chemicals. Before shocking, you should skim the surface to remove any large objects that have fallen in. It’s also a good idea to clear out your pool skimmer basket.

If Your Pool Overflows

If there is enough rain, a monsoon can easily cause your pool to overflow. This can be annoying, but the good news is that it rarely causes any lasting damage. In most cases, the water will be absorbed by the surrounding deck or landscaping in your yard. If there is a lot of excess water, you can sweep it toward any dirt or rocks to speed up this process. To remove water from your pool, you can use a hose attached to your pool pump. However, it’s important not to operate your pool’s equipment while it is still raining or if there is water around any electrical components. If this is the case, it is best to call a professional for pool service.

Build a Beautiful and Durable Custom Pool

At Pools by Design, we build gorgeous pools using high-quality materials. We can also include features to make maintenance easier and improve energy efficiency.

To learn more about building a custom pool, contact our Arizona pool builders today.

Questions to Ask Before Building a Backyard Pool

A backyard pool is a perfect place to relax, exercise, and entertain guests. If you want to enjoy this luxury, you should consider building a custom swimming pool. To have the best experience possible and ensure you absolutely love your new pool, it is helpful to ask yourself some questions before beginning the process. This helps you understand what to expect and allows you to make clear and informed decisions.

Here are some guiding questions for building a backyard pool:

What is your budget?

At the beginning of the design process, you should consider what your budget is and what your main priorities are. Although determining a budget is not as much fun as other parts of the pool building process, it is an essential step. Be sure to consider not only the amount you will spend upfront, but also the cost of ongoing maintenance. There are many features that cost slightly more at first, but lower your long-term expenses. This is also why you shouldn’t compromise on quality. A well-built pool not only looks great, but will last for years with fewer repairs or issues. It’s worth the investment to get a trouble-free pool that you know you will absolutely love.

You should also consider which features you want right away and if there are any you prefer to add later. For example, you can usually install travertine decking or an outdoor living area after your pool is built, but you would need to decide on a pool finish during the initial construction. This will help you decide how to allocate your budget.

What size do you want your pool to be?

In order to determine the best size for your pool, you should consider the layout of your yard and how much space you want the pool to take up. Make sure to account for anything you want to place around your pool such as the deck, patio furniture, an outdoor kitchen, et cetera.

You should also consider the depth of your pool. This depends on how you plan to use it. A standard backyard pool has a depth of 3-4 feet in the shallow end, which transitions to 5-6 feet at the deep end. If you want a deeper area, the maximum is usually 8 feet, although this depends on your specific area’s regulations.

Which style and shape do you prefer?

There are a few different general styles that you can choose for your new pool. These include traditional, contemporary, and infinity-edge. Your pool’s design should complement the architecture of your home, so you should keep this in mind when making a decision. After you choose a style, you will need to decide what shape you would prefer. Working with a designer at this point is helpful to ensure every element integrates well with one another.

What features do you want to include?

There are many different features you can add to your pool such as a spillover spa, fountains, lights, and more. Once you’ve figured out the basics of your design, you can start considering these additional elements that will make your pool truly your own.

Which pool company should you work with?

Building a pool requires expertise and attention to detail. You want to make sure you pick the best contractor for the job. Pools by Design is the only member of the Master Pools Guild in Tucson and we strive to build pools that are outstanding in both form and function. You can browse our work in our gallery to get a better idea of our style or contact us directly with any questions you may have.

The Experience is By Design

If you are ready to start the backyard pool building process, contact us today.

Outdoor Kitchen Ideas

Do you want to transform your yard into the perfect space for entertaining and relaxing with your family and friends? Pools by Design can help. In addition to designing and building custom swimming pools, we can create an outdoor living space that you will love. A backyard kitchen is a great option because it is both functional and beautiful. There are many different outdoor kitchen ideas that we can help you bring to life.

Some options for your outdoor kitchen design:

Outdoor Cooking

Depending on what you want to cook, you can choose different heat sources and appliances for your outdoor kitchen. One of the most popular options is a barbecue grill. This allows you to cook in a way that you can’t indoors and lets you experiment with the food you create. Barbecuing for your friends and family poolside is a luxury that you can enjoy with your new outdoor kitchen and it’s perfect for parties.

In addition to or instead of a grill, you can include a pizza oven. Making your own homemade pizza is a fun activity and the results are delicious. While you can do this with your indoor oven, many people feel that wood-fired pizza tastes better and it definitely adds a gourmet touch to this popular meal.

If there is another type of appliance you want to use in your outdoor kitchen, we can help you explore your options. Many homeowners wish to add variety to how they prepare meals. However, while stovetops and traditional ovens can be affected by the elements, this doesn’t mean that it is impossible to add these options to your design. We can work with you to determine what you wish to include and will most contribute to the function of your outdoor kitchen.

Prep and Storage

To make cooking in your backyard kitchen as easy as possible, you should add prep areas like countertops. How much space you need for these depends on how often you plan to use the area and how many people you typically cook for. Adding a sink is also a good idea. With this feature, you won’t need to run back and forth into your home to get water or to rinse things off. Other convenient additions include a miniature or full-size refrigerator, cabinets for storage, a built-in cutting board, and more.

Outdoor Dining Area

Adding a dining area to your backyard is the perfect way to get the full outdoor kitchen experience. You can keep this casual with comfortable patio furniture and some small tables. Adding a fire pit to this area creates an outdoorsy, relaxing aesthetic. This can also help keep you warm on cooler nights. If you want something more elegant, you can add a full dining table to accommodate larger groups. Our design team will help ensure that your outdoor furniture and other accents for your kitchen perfectly match the overall look and feel of your backyard, including your pool.

Benefits of an Outdoor Kitchen

No matter what you choose to include, adding an outdoor kitchen has many benefits. You can increase your storage space, prepare meals easily for large groups, serve food poolside, and expand the types of cooking you can do.

Design Your Dream Backyard

At Pools by Design, we pay close attention to every detail when we help you create your dream backyard. This includes not only your pool, but also outdoor living elements such as a barbecue island, outdoor kitchen, fire pit, and more.

If you want to turn your outdoor kitchen ideas into reality, contact us today.

What is a Sun Shelf?

If you are building a new custom pool, you may want to consider adding a sun shelf. Popularized by high-end hotels, sun shelves have become increasingly popular with pool owners in Tucson. Sometimes called a tanning ledge, baja shelf, or tanning shelf, a sun shelf is a flat, shallow area at the entrance of your pool. This feature acts as an entry point and can span your pool’s full or partial width.

Generally, the shelf design will be 4 to 8 feet wide and typically 3 to 18 inches deep. This allows space for lounge chairs. It is possible for the ledge to be larger so it can accommodate furniture like umbrellas and small tables, which creates an ideal location for entertaining.

Why Should You Add a Sun Shelf?

Adding a sun shelf can make your pool more aesthetically pleasing by bolstering its appearance and making the pool more luxurious and upscale. Beyond adding beauty, the functionality is unrivaled. It allows you to lay directly in the water without fully immersing your body which makes it the ideal place to cool off when you do not want to get fully wet.

Many people use their sun shelves to keep cool in the hot Tucson sun or for reading, relaxing, and socializing. With a traditional pool, you spend your time either in the water or next to it. With a sun shelf, you get the best of both worlds as it allows you to be both in and out of the water at the same time.

A sun shelf can also be used as the perfect supervised play area for young children or pets. Everyone in your household will be able to enjoy your pool with the addition of a sun shelf. At Pools by Design, we tailor our designs to meet our customers’ needs. We can customize your shelf’s width and depth so it is perfect for you and your family.

Advantages of a Tanning Ledge

A tanning ledge is a perfect addition if you are thinking of redesigning an existing pool or for a new pool installation. It is easily incorporated into different types of pool designs as it comes in a variety of shape and size options. It takes up less space than a beach entry and can easily fit into tight spaces.

A ledge also increases the time you can spend in and around your pool. It warms up more quickly than the deeper areas so you can relax early in the morning or during a cooler day. This can extend your swimming season and allow you to get more use out of your pool.

There are endless possibilities with a sun shelf in your pool that will allow you to enjoy it in a variety of ways. Common features that can be included are a built-in umbrella sleeve, massage jets, lights, fountains, and built-in loungers and tables.

Add Fun and Functionality to Your Pool

Let us add ease, comfort, and functionality to your pool. During a free consultation, we can go over all the designs and features that are available and we will make sure that your pool looks and functions great. We are a premier pool builder in Tucson and are the only member of the Master Pools Guild in Southern Arizona.

Contact Pools by Design today with any questions about a sun shelf for your swimming pool.

High-Quality Pool Lounge Chairs

Choosing the best pool and patio furniture can help you get the most out of your custom pool. You deserve to feel completely comfortable when relaxing poolside and your luxury pool should have luxury furniture to go with it. In-water pool lounge chairs are a particularly great choice because they let you enjoy the cool water while reclining peacefully. When it comes to this type of outdoor decor, Ledge Lounger is the clear choice.

Here are some of the reasons that Ledge Lounger in-water furniture is an excellent choice for your pool:

Durable In-Water Loungers

Any type of outdoor furniture needs to be durable enough to withstand the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. This is especially true in Tucson, since we have so many sunny days, even during the colder months of the year. In addition to sun-resistance, in-water furniture needs to be able to handle constant exposure from your pool water and any sanitizing chemicals you use.

Ledge Lounger’s in-water pool furniture is made from UV16-rated resin. This high-quality material is designed to keep its color even after up to 16,000 hours in direct sunlight. It is also built to be weather-resistant and can handle exposure to pool chemicals, including chlorine. Their Signature Chaise also comes with a 2-year warranty.

A Variety of Color Options

Your custom pool should reflect your style and complement your home’s architecture. Similarly, your pool lounge chairs should integrate well with your pool design. One important factor to consider is color. You may want to have a more textured pattern like sandstone or granite if you have a Pebble Tec finish or other natural elements. In other cases, you may want a bright color like coral, mint, or lime green so that your furniture stands out. Ledge Lounger also offers neutral colors like tan or white that fit perfectly with nearly any aesthetic.

Furniture You Can Pair with Pool Lounge Chairs

You may want to include more furniture than in-water chaise loungers so that you can enjoy an even more relaxing experience.

Here are just some of the options you can choose from:

Side Tables

In-water side tables create a convenient place for food, drinks, books, or phones. This makes them all easily accessible while you relax in your pool. Ledge Lounger has many choices from tables with built-in ice bins for drinks to classic coffee tables. Whether you want to entertain guests or create your own perfect space for unwinding, these table options make it easy.

Group Lounging

In addition to individual pool chairs, Ledge Lounger has furniture that allows multiple people to relax together. These include their Round Sunbed and sectional options, which allow you to create your own custom shapes and layouts.

Cushions and Headrests

For added comfort, you can get a headrest pillow or seat cushion. These are made from marine-grade fabric and are designed to resist any mold, sun damage, or fading due to water exposure.

Luxurious Pool Furniture

If you already have a pool, you can visit the Ledge Lounger site. If you don’t have a pool yet, now is the perfect time to start planning. Pools by Design can customize every element from water features to in-pool and patio furniture and we will ensure you absolutely love your backyard.

Purchase a Ledge Lounger in-pool lounge chair today.

Using Travertine Around Your Pool

When you work with Pools by Design to create your custom pool or spa, we make sure to consider not only the swimming area itself, but everything around it. We can completely transform your outdoor living space. We take every element into account and design a truly beautiful and functional yard. One element to consider is your pool decking. The appearance of your deck can impact how your pool will look. This is also an important consideration since you will walk over this surface every time you want to swim or relax poolside. Travertine pavers are one of the best options for both form and function.

Here are some of the benefits of using travertine around your pool or spa:

Beautiful, Customizable Appearance

Travertine stonework creates a classic aesthetic for your pool area. Even better, it is incredibly customizable. You can choose different colors, sizes, and shapes for these natural stone tiles. Whether you pick one color or use a mix of different hues, it is sure to look gorgeous. We can help you coordinate your travertine decking with your pool finish or tiles to create a cohesive design.


Travertine pavers, which is the variety used for outdoor applications such as a pool decking, are incredibly durable. They withstand sun exposure and heat, which is especially important in Tucson. The thick stone isn’t damaged by rocks, furniture, or extreme weather, so you can trust that it will last for years to come.

Cool to the Touch

If you’ve been swimming in Arizona, you’ve probably experienced running across hot pavement barefoot as quickly as possible to get into your pool. Travertine solves this problem. The material reflects heat and absorbs the lower temperature of the ground below. This makes the surface cool to the touch, even on hot summer days.


Travertine pavers have a porous surface that absorbs any water that splashes onto it. As a result, there aren’t any puddles around your pool that you can slip on. This is especially beneficial if you have young children.

Easy to Add

Another benefit of this building material is that it is relatively easy to add, even after your pool is finished. This means that you can have a small pool deck to start and you can expand later if you choose. This allows you to allocate more of your budget for the other features you would like.

Design Your Dream Backyard

If you want to transform your backyard, we can design your landscape and other outdoor living features, from outdoor kitchens to firepits and more. We make sure to consider every last detail so your yard is exactly how you imagined it. We also use state-of-the-art design software so you can get a better idea of how the final result will look.

Ready to Start Building?

If you are ready to create a custom pool and spa, we can start the process with a free consultation. We will go over the features that are available. This includes travertine paver decking, pool automation, in-floor cleaning and circulation, and much more. When you choose Pools by Design, we make sure that your new pool and the surrounding area looks great and functions seamlessly.

Contact us today to discuss building a custom pool or spa with travertine decking.

An Update on How COVID-19 Affects Pool Building

If you want to have a new custom swimming pool for the summer, it is best to start the pool building process as early as possible. However, the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has introduced new concerns for homeowners who were ready to build a custom pool. At Pools by Design, we are continuing to monitor this situation closely. We are following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as well as local, state, and federal regulations. We remain open with some modifications to our operation. These changes have been implemented to protect the health of our community, clients, and employees.

We believe that our business is especially important as families in Arizona are being asked to reduce outside contact with no access to gyms and other public facilities. A pool, spa, or hot tub in your backyard is an ideal way for your family to focus on health and wellbeing.

To provide more information on pool construction and COVID-19, we’ve attached two resources from the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA):

PHTA Letter to Officials

PHTA COVID-19 Notice

How we are handling the current situation:

Virtual Pool Building Consultations

If you are a current client or are considering building a new pool or spa, our team is available for virtual consultations via Zoom. This allows us to start planning for pool construction before the summer swimming season. These meetings will be the same as they would be if we held them in our office. They will cover design options, financial considerations, and any other questions you may have about your new pool.

Pool Construction

We are sensitive to current stay-at-home orders and have implemented safety practices that all of our employees and construction contractors must follow. Our pre-construction meetings, as well as the construction process itself, will take place outdoors in your backyard. This allows us to proceed with creating your pool while following social distancing guidelines to keep you safe. The airflow outdoors greatly reduces the risk of transmission. We also ensure that anyone who is experiencing symptoms does not come to our work sites.

Essential Business

We are considered an essential business under Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s executive order. As a result, we are still open and able to construct your new pool. We are taking all necessary precautions and moving to virtual meetings when possible. This allows us to keep you safe while still starting the process of creating your dream pool and having you swimming by summer.

Please Reach Out With Any Questions

Your safety is our utmost priority. If you have been considering becoming a pool owner but are concerned about how Coronavirus may affect these plans, we are here to help you navigate this process. Although this is a unique situation, we are committed to providing excellent customer service and beautiful pools for our clients. As long as we are able to safely do so, we will continue to operate and make any necessary adjustments. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out and we will be happy to assist you.

To learn more about how to start your pool building project in time for the summer, contact us today.

How Pool Automation Works

Having your own custom pool or spa is a luxury that not everyone can enjoy. This experience can be even better with state-of-the-art systems and features that make maintaining and using your pool easier. We can add Pentair’s IntelliCenter to your new custom pool. This pool automation system will allow you to manage nearly every aspect of your pool’s operation with scheduled or manual start and stop times.

More information on how this automation system works: 

What the Pool Automation Systems Includes

The IntelliCenter system allows you to control various equipment and functions using your smartphone.

This includes:


You can turn the pool filter, pump, and heater on or off manually or set a schedule for when these should run. There are also multiple options for programming the speed and flow of the pump. You can also set the pool water temperature and even pre-heat the pool before you plan to swim.


Turning your spa pump, heater, or jets on is easier with this system. Like your pool, you can choose the ideal temperature for the ultimate comfort and convenience.

Water Features

Your pool’s water features, such as fountains, can be connected to the IntelliCenter so you can turn them on or off with the touch of a button. You can customize features, lights, and pool temperature all together so everything is exactly the way you would like it. This is great if you are having a party or relaxing with your family.

Pool Lights

With our pool automation system, you won’t need to fumble around in the dark to turn your pool lights on. You can activate individual lights or groups of lights. If you are using IntelliBrite light-emitting diode (LED) lights, you can even control the color and create preset light shows to entertain your family and guests. There are some light shows that are already programmed into the system. These include Romance, Party, Royalty, Caribbean, Sunset, and others.

Pool Chemistry

Maintaining proper water chemistry is one of the most important maintenance tasks to keep your pool or spa clean and safe for use. When you install this automation system, keeping each chemical at the proper level is simple. The IntelliChem system monitors pH and sanitizer levels then automatically adds more when necessary. This means you don’t need to handle the harsh chemicals yourself and can save money on upkeep costs because the system only uses the amount of compounds that are necessary.

Learning to Use the IntelliCenter Pool Automation System

Although Pentair’s system can control so many aspects of your pool and spa, it is simple to learn how to use. When we build a new pool using this feature, you will receive a user’s manual as well as guidance from us on how to make sure it is operating properly. If you have any questions after installation, we are available to help you.

Build a Custom Pool With State-Of-The-Art Features

Pool maintenance doesn’t have to be a chore and when you choose Pools by Design, you have the option to add many features that keep your pool running perfectly with minimal effort. During every step of the process, we focus on both form and function, so you can get the most out of your custom pool.

Contact us today to discuss building a new pool or spa with cutting-edge automation technology.