Pinnacle Awards 2018 Winners

In the eyes of our esteemed judges, these projects represent the year’s best in pool and outdoor living design.


Photo by Austin Pro Photo


This creation by John Pack Custom Pools and TK Consulting Engineers includes two pools, cave-like grotto, full kitchen with a fireplace, swim up bar, and ample entertainment areas.

Project Team

John Pack Custom Pools

TK Consulting Engineers


Photo by Jimi Smith Photography


A Lautner knife edge perimeter overflow combined with a vanishing edge makes it difficult to know where this pool ends and the lake begins. The creativity of the design and engineering results in captivating views.

Project Team

Design Ecology/Design Aquatics    

Cornerstone Architects   

Banister Homes

Vault Structural Engineering


Photo courtesy of Aquatic Consultants, Inc.


This vanishing edge pool draws attention toward the water from the house with a contrasting, circular focal point in the center. The modern yet subtle design is meant to complement the home and enhance the environment through seamless edges and balanced composition.

Project Team

Aquatic Consultants, Inc.    

Reef Tropical Pool & Landscape    



Photo by Jimi Smith Photography


This outdoor living space captures the beautiful water views from every angle. The stunning water, fire, and seating areas combine to form a peaceful sanctuary. 

Project Team

Pool Environments, Inc.    

David R. Andrew, Landscape Architect


Photo courtesy of Aquatic Consultants


The vanishing edge pool creates a seamless transition from the home to the water and beyond. The floating pavers add a magical element to the design.

Project Team

Aquatic Consultants, Inc.

Choeff Levy Fischman Architects


Photo by Jimi Smith Photography


This three-layers pool caters to all ages and swim preferences. Plus, the 1,500 square feet of covered outdoor living space is an entertainer’s dream.

Project Team

Regal Pools, LLC    

Creek Stone Outdoor Living


Photo by Peter Vanderwarker


The first completely chemical-free living pool started in the U.S., this natural beauty avoids any possibility of oceanic contamination from typical pool chemicals. The pool’s mechanics consume very little energy and it requires no external heat source. The green roof, planted with native grasses, is sloped away from the ocean to avoid any runoff in the event of a deluge.

Project Team

BUTZ + KLUG Architecture

Timberwolf Inc.

Custom Quality Pools

Gartenart Swimming Ponds

Amero’s Custom Stoneworks

G Design Studio


Photo by Paul Schreiber, YESIMROBOT, LLC


Designed by Jeromey Naugle, the standout amenities of this outdoor living oasis in Arizona include the isolation of the swim-up bar with a planter island, playful rope swing barstools, dramatic concrete water features that float over the back of the pool infinity edge, and a 50-foot lap lane in each pool.

Project Team

Premier Paradise, Inc.

JMax Plumbing


Photo by Jimi Smith Photography


This stunning all glass tile perimeter overflow swimming pool is perched above the surrounding treetops. Designing both the house and swimming pool together allowed for a seamless connection for two elements that are strongly tied together.

Project Team

Design Ecology/Design Aquatics

Dick Clark + Associates

Jon Luce Builder

Steinman Luevano Structures, LLP


Photo by Epic Photography


This contemporary swimming pool with a negative edge and raised spa keys into the geometry of the house. To ensure the pool landed in absolute alignment with the home design, the team worked closely throughout the entire home and poolscape design and building process.

Project Team

Liquid Evolution Pools

PHX Architecture

jl Design Associates

Aspect Fine Homes


Photo by Jimi Smith Photography


This modern design maximizes space and features stunning amenities including multiple fire features and sitting areas. The tropical landscape helps to provide an oasis-type feel.

Project Team

Pool Environments, Inc.

Randy Angell Designs, Inc.

RN Interior Design


Photo by Bob and Charlotte Metzler


This pool is subtle and flows as one component. While traditional pools have a deck with different sections and outdoor living areas, the design of this pool allows it to be one seamless and luxurious experience.

Project Team

Anthony & Sylvan Pools

Blue Heron


See the Pinnacle Awards 2018 judges.

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