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Resort Destination: Your Backyard

Georgia Luxury Pools

David Brown is on call pretty much 24/7.

When a customer has a question, he presses pause on his day and focuses on solutions. It’s his pleasure. He grew up watching his father run a successful pool business and now, at the helm of Georgia Luxury Pools, David is building a company where design excellence and customer communication are key. 

“At Georgia Luxury Pool, integrity, quality and customer service are the foundation we build upon every day to make sure the customer’s experience, from dream inspiration to building their pool, creates a luxury experience,” says David. These three core values set the bar for every employee at GLP to build a better customer experience for their dream backyard. “When you walk out of your back door, your friends and family will be impressed from pool to patio. Not only will you end up with a luxury backyard, but it will also be built better for you and your family.”

That’s the goal with every project.

Homeowners John and Jeanne Flack along with daughter Emma and son John wanted an expansive space to entertain family and friends that also had a more cozy and intimate feel for smaller gatherings. Together with David and Patrick Ferguson of Southern Landscapes and Designs, the Flacks now have a showcase property.

Patrick chimes in, “The Flack residence was a complete design-build project. The project started with a solid design, but over the course of the project, changes arose.” The sloped backyard presented challenges to level multiple elevations. “Walls were added to support the elevation changes, drainage played a big part as we controlled water run-off from many different entry points.” Two full-time designers are on staff and the company has an operation manager, two project managers, three hardscape crews and two landscape crews. 

For the pool, the family wanted a swim lane, tanning ledge and spa. David’s team designed the 18-foot x 36-foot rectangle with a 12-foot x 6-foot tan ledge on the side and a 6-foot bench in the deep end, plus a 6-foot x 10-foot spillover spa at the end with eight therapeutic jets.

Notedly, in Georgia there are no certifications or special licenses required to be a pool builder. David has studied and passed examinations to earn his CBP (Certified Builder Professional) and Advanced CBP (Certified Advanced Pool Builder Professional) from the Pool and Hot Tub Association, which is the national organization for the industry.

“This was a beautiful project to work on,” says David. “The clients were amazing to work with, and had a backyard that gave so many options for design! In the end, I believe we created the perfect setting for their family!”

Dreaming of a pool this summer? Consider the elevation and growth of the landscape (Patrick’s team will handle this) and local permitting. “On average, survey, design and permitting should take 1-2 months. The building of the pool (once land has been prepped and is ready to excavate) 3-4 months, weather permitting,” says David. “Even if you do not want to start the project until next January, go ahead and get the survey, design and budget complete, then you are ready to go to the next phase! Now is the time to start in order to be ready for next year's season,” he notes.  

Two full-time designers are on staff and the company has an operation manager, two project managers, three hardscape crews and two landscape crews.