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Home + Family 2 years ago

swimming pool reveal + details!

Hey everyone, Michael here. Last year we wrapped up our house and finally got to move in. Shortly after that we finished our backyard and pool. Thanks to AquaTerra, we have our own little oasis in the middle of Dallas!



The project got kicked off in fall of 2020 with some initial meetings with the project manager Dan. I cannot say enough how great he was to work with for the entire process! Dan was friendly, patient, and constantly exhibited that he knew his stuff. During these meetings we worked with him to nail down not only a general overview of the space, but literally every single detail. This ranged from determining what we wanted to use the space for (pool for our kids vs pool for adults, etc) to the nitty gritty details like the tile patterns and species and locations of every single plant. What made this process so much fun was seeing the backyard in their 3D CAD program. It made it so easy to envision what our backyard would actually look like!



Unfortunately, our project got delayed several times due to labor and material shortages due to Covid, but during those delays Dan was transparent and sympathetic with my impatience. We also had a foreman assigned to our project that was constantly checking in on the project and the workers. Being the annoyingly persistent and curious person that I am, it was great knowing that I constantly had someone to run my questions by that knew my project and was around it nearly every day.


We’re so thankful that we have a truly great space to spend outside. We lived in that pool for the remainder of the summer. Shiloh learned how to swim. We hosted pool parties for our friends. Neighbors got to enjoy it when we were out of town. And now that it’s winter and it’s too cold to swim, we still have a beautiful backyard oasis.

We are also in LOVE with all of our outdoor furniture from Arhaus. I shared our patio reveal here which is also all Arhaus so we knew we wanted it by the pool too! Their furniture truly is so chic + on trend but also incredible quality that will last you a lifetime.

[Below are photos of the 3D renderings!]




xo Lauren

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