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A Kid's Paradise


Article by Cathy James

Photography by Kimberly Shires

A Kid's Paradise


Article by Cathy James

Originally published in BuckHaven City Lifestyle

As the sweltering Georgia sun continues its reign into the later months of summer, the desire to step out the backdoor into a saltwater spa becomes less of a want and more of a need. Thankfully, this local, third-generation pool company is ready to step in.

With a 20-year legacy and countless award-winning designs, Georgia Luxury Pools (GLP) is amid some of its busiest days of dreaming, designing and bringing backyard pool visions to life. At the company's helm, David Brown uses skills he’s developed during his lifetime of building pools to bring thoughtful, practical and “better built” luxury poolscapes to backyards across Georgia.

“For me, creating a space where couples can entertain their friends and see the smiles on their kids’ faces as they enjoy their backyard motivates me,” explains David. “It’s more than just a job. It’s helping to build family memories for a lifetime.”

Through a longstanding partnership with landscaper Patrick Ferguson, GLP provides the initial landscaping and the pool design and assembly under the same name. David and Patrick ensure timelines are in sync, designs are practical, and their teams stay in the know without any responsibility falling on the homeowner. 

Georgia Luxury Pools has worked in partnership with Patrick and his team at Southern Landscape and Designs for five years. With over 30 years of experience, an impressive assemblage of Best Design awards and credit for landscaping all of the 1996 Olympic venues, Patrick is a trusted and well-respected partner to the GLP team. In 2016, after years of schooling and traveling the country under esteemed landscapers, Patrick started his own business styling modern and Southern-inspired landscapes for businesses and residents across the state. 

Get Inspired Find inspiration for your future pool in GLP’s astonishing recent project, new technology and this summer’s new and emerging pool trends.

The Reno Pool This gorgeous property, complete with amazing landscaping, a bathroom house, an outdoor kitchen and a fireplace, is one of GLP’s most recent builds. The team updated the pool with a tan ledge entry and a stone spillover spa. They then filled in the pool’s deep end, making way for a swim-up bar and bar seating. 

The pool is heated and has an easy-to-use auto cover, allowing for year-round use. Plus, the residents included a putting green off to the side for endless fun, even after pool time has ended! 

New Technology Georgia Luxury Pools is rolling out a few new pool technologies to make living even easier this summer. The most exciting of these is cost and energy-effective low-voltage lighting. Equipped with LED technology, pool owners can choose from 30 colors and seven light shows, turning late-night pool parties into raves. 

Pool owners can also trade out their old pumps with a new variable speed pump, reducing fossil fuel usage and emitting less CO2. In turn, it cuts energy costs and keeps pool water even cleaner. GLP can implement these new features in new or current pools. 

Emerging Trends

Dipping and Plunge Pools - Dipping pools are compact, have a shallow depth and are heated, while plunge pools are also compact, but include shallow and deep ends.

Tanning Ledges - These ledges are an extension of the pool, covered by just a few inches of water. Paired with ledge loungers (pool recliners), these ledges allow for keeping cool while tanning.

Swim-Up Bars - Swim-up bars create a space for cocktail sipping while swimming and are a perfect addition to any pool party.