Our 2019 Pinnacle Awards Winners

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

Photograph by Jimi Smith

find your zen

This project by Danny Wang Design has a variety of captivating water features, including a waterwall, pool, and multiple fountains. Inside one water feature is a sunken seating area that is used as a tea room.


Project Team
Danny Wang Design
DW Development

 

Photographs by Dan Natale

stunning in stainless steel

The design team had to work around a steep slope and impervious coverage restrictions to design and build this pool in the treetops.


Project Team
Cross River Design
Chester Pools
PAIHomes Consulting

 

Photograph by Lawrence Mansell

modern infinity

An incredible example of modernism, creativity, and engineering, this project by Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas has a variety of subtle features that tie the design together.


Project Team
Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas
Dan Quong, Designer

 

Photographs by Jimi Smith

Mirror to the sky

A watershape designed to complement the stunning natural overlook views of the property.


Project Team
J.Brownlee Design (Landscape Architect/Designer)
Parkinson Building Group (Builder/General Contractor)
Watershape Consulting, Inc. (Engineer)

 

Photographs by Joe Cotitta

Outdoor entertaining Essentials

A complex, traditional pool and spa, this design by Liquid Evolution Pools is packed with features ranging from a grotto to a rain curtain to a submersible fire system.


Project Team
Liquid Evolution Pools
Brimley Development
Refined Gardens

 


Photographs by Ethan Cooper & YESIMAROBOT, LLC

BACKYARD RETREAT

Outdoor living at its finest, this space features a stunning perimeter overflow spa, pool with laminar jets, swim-up bar, outdoor kitchen, and lounge space with fire feature.


Project Team
Premier Paradise, Inc.
JMAX Pool Plumbing

 

Photograph by Lawrence Mansell

Modern Intracoastal Designs

Amazing engineering and craftsmanship is on full display in this project by Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas, which includes a luxurious lap pool, spa, and freeform infinity-edge pool.


Project Team
Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas
Valerie Scheuermann, Designer

 

Photograph by Allan Carrasco

starry Night

Situated above the Santaluz golf course with San Diego as its backdrop, this perimeter overflow pool boasts a 75-foot vanishing edge, celestial-inspired lighting, and sunken fire pit area.


Project Team
So Cal Custom Pools & Spas
Mark V. Agee Construction

 

Photographs by Jimi Smith

skyway to paradise

With a majestic view of the skyway connecting the island it calls home to the city of St. Petersburg, Florida, this outdoor retreat projects sophisticated simplicity by day and modern drama by night. The poolscape packs generous amenities and experiences into an economy of waterfront space.


Project Team
Ryan Hughes Design Build
Jeff Zock, Landscape Architect

 

Photographs by Ethan Cooper & YESIMAROBOT, LLC

residential resort

This luxury project in Paradise Valley, Arizona, features an infinity-edge pool with an overflowing perimeter waterline. It has the amenities and features of a resort poolscape, including a sunken wood deck with a floating daybed.


Project Team
Premier Paradise, Inc.
JMax Pool Plumbing

 

Photographs by Jimi Smith

Designed to entertain

Pool Environments, Inc. incorporated numerous amenities throughout the property to entertain and delight, including a shaded slide, diving board, raised spa, and multiple conversation areas. A custom handrail designed by Brad Holley doubles as a piece of art.


Project Team
Pool Environments, Inc.
Archiverde, LLC
Randy Angell Designs

 

Photographs by Joe Traina

lazy Days

Inspired by a five-star resort, Ryan Hughes Design Build’s  Ballmont Lazy River project has streaming waters built to flow around and through an elegant and commercially appointed outdoor space, literally outside the family’s back door. Flowing for over 200 feet, the river passes fire features, sunken spas, and multiple venues for outdoor gathering and relaxation.


Project Team
Ryan Hughes Design Build
Jeff Zock, Landscape Architect

 

Photograph by Ryan Theede

View from above

Built on a steep slope outside Asheville, North Carolina, it took over six months to excavate rock to create the site for the home and pool.  The cantilevered pool/spa combo includes an infinity edge with a million-dollar view.


Project Team
Medallion Pool Company

 

Photograph courtesy of Mosaicist, Inc

Mosaic Masterpiece

A team of engineers, artists, and designers collaborated to create an outdoor living space, pool, and multiple water features that beautifully blend with the home’s French/English architecture and details.


Project Team
Mosaicist, Inc.
Mark Esswein & Associates

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