Extended Living Spaces


Since opening Sunset Pools in 2001, husband and wife team Adam and Sonia Traugott have been designing and building stunning outdoor living spaces. Their forward thinking and diligent approach to construction allowed them to truly set themselves apart from others in the Houston and surrounding area. They are not limited to one specific style of design or client. The Sunset Pools’ portfolio showcases designs anywhere from innovative modern spaces in urban Houston to natural, rustic spaces in rural Texas.

The team at Sunset Pools is a fresh mix of talented designers, skilled contractors, and detail-oriented  construction supervisors who are savvy to yesterday’s beauty, today’s styles, and tomorrow’s innovations. Two of the design professionals are their older daughters, Kirstie Martinez and Taylor Traugott, who bring third generation knowledge and a whole new level of excitement to the process.

Sunset Pools is a turn-key backyard design and build firm. The focus is on designing master planned backyards that help clients imagine the true potential of their space. With every client, they take the time to fully understand their vision for their backyard space, beyond just a pool. The company produces innovative 3D designs that incorporate covered patios, outdoor kitchens, unique arbors, custom fencing, sport courts, turf inlays, unique raised walls, fire and water features, lush landscaping, and lighting packages.

To compliment this process, Sunset Pools has created a state-of-the-art design studio. The beautiful new studio displays carefully selected materials from various suppliers around the world altogether in one place, including glass tiles, large format porcelain tiles, wood stain samples, Trex decking, stone copings cut to order, turf selections, unique granites, and abundant stone-veneer options. Clients really enjoy coming in to select materials with their designers—who create a material plan ahead of time—to make the selection process as rewarding as possible. During the meeting clients have access to their 3D Design Plan for reference so they can see what these materials will look like altogether.

Sunset Pools has received numerous awards and accolades. It was named a National Top 50 Builder by Pool and Spa News in 2012 and 2013; won regional design awards in 2003,2005, 2008, 2013, 2019, and 2020; awarded design awards through United Aqua Group in 2016, 2017, 2019, and 2020; named United Aqua Group’s Pentair Pool of The Year in 2019; received Best of Katy Swimming Pool Companies award from The Katy Times in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018; earned Best of Houzz awards in client satisfaction in 2016, 2019, and 2020; and received the Houzz Influencer and Houzz Recommended awards in 2015 and Houzz Star award in 2019.

Photographs by Jimi Smith Photography


United Aqua Group, and
Certified Pool & Spa

3510 Greenbusch Road
Katy, Texas 77494
877- 272-7252
In the Pool-Building Business Since 2001
Designs and Builds 70 Pools per Year
Service Area: Texas

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