Announcing the 2017 Pinnacle Awards Winners

Recognizing the best of the best in pool and outdoor living designs

The six inspiring winners of our 2017 Pinnacle Awards 

These projects represent what’s trending in pool and outdoor living design today: Big ideas, meticulously thought out details, and cutting-edge designs.

In the eyes of this year’s panel of esteemed judges, these six pool and design project teams received recognition as Luxury Pools + Outdoor Living magazine’s 2017 Pinnacle Awards winners:


Floating Sanctuary

The Premier Paradise, Inc. project team worked tirelessly for 16 months to float a perimeter overflow spa on top of a mountain.

The end result: an outdoor sanctuary worthy of the exclusive mountain top views from Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

Project Team

Design: Jeromey Naugle

Construction: Premier Paradise, Inc.

Photograph by Paul Schreiber


Divine Design

Within the 10,000 square feet of designed outdoor opulence, this creatively and structurally complex project is spectacular in design and engineering. The multi-pool  and spa project boasts several hand-made mosaics and stunning water features. The design team used a combination of fire features and LED lighting for a “wow” factor across the entire outdoor space.

Project Team

Ryan Hughes design Build

Design by Ryan Hughes and Jeff Zock RLA, Senior LA

Construction by Ryan Hughes Design Build

Engineering by Aquatic Consultants Inc. and Watershape Consultants, Inc.

Photograph by Joe Traina Photography


Shorefront Splendor

Water plays a vital role in the concept of the design of this Southern Florida masterpiece. Views are permitted straight through the house to the pool and waterfront beyond. This idea is further applied to the pool where stepping stones and large pads are surrounded by the pool’s water and made to appear to float.

Project Team

Choeff Levy Fischman

Quality Structure Design

Vidal and Associates

Terra Civil Engineering

Mauricio del Valle
(Landscape Design)

Aquablue Group

Mackle Construction

Photography by Lifestyle Production Group 


Classic Beauty

Stemming from a very classic design, this pool in Guatemala City has an elevated Jacuzzi with a fountain in the center that, when activated, turns into a decorative centerpiece. The retractable roof allows for an indoor/outdoor experience and year-round use.

Project Team

Watermania, S.A.

Photograph by Javier González 


Curving Planes

This project in Davis, California, required close coordination between the architect and the pool builder to integrate the pool, spa, and house into one seamless design. Special engineering was required to connect the infinity-edge pool to the home.

Project Team

Wells Pools

Sage Architecture

Fuente Construction

Photograph by Russell Abraham


Life’s a Beach

Mosaic tiles in a variety of colors create a beach entry look and feel. The back of the pool is a negative edge, creating an expansive, ocean-like feel to the space. The landscape was designed to coordinate perfectly with the pool, featuring a large grassy peninsula
that jets into the water.

Project Team

Splash Pools and Construction, Inc.

Summers Murphy & Partners, Inc. (Landscape Architect)

Photographby Splash Pools and Construction, Inc.

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