At Basin, our favorite part of our business is when we get to help our clients design the watershape of their dreams.

From the initial consultation to design completion, Nick will decipher your vision to create a balanced space that not only has a zenful feel, but has the intuitive vision to design with function as a guiding goal. We look forward to creating a cohesive, balanced, and inspired space that you, your family, and your colleagues can enjoy any time of the year.


At Basin, we are proudly a custom pool design + build firm, meaning that we can help you create the backyard of your dreams from start to finish. Because we are your one-stop-shop for all of your backyard oasis needs, you are able to avoid the pitfalls that arise when working with separate design and build firms.

Often times, when designing a pool, firms that are strictly focused on the build phase will have you meet with an architect or designer to develop the blueprints for your backyard. While their designs are beautiful, many architects are unaware of landscape building regulations, resulting in designs that are unable to be built properly, thus creating an unrealistic expectation for your pool.

At Basin, our in-house designers and draftsperson will work with you to create a beautiful backyard that is able to be built to completion. Our in-house draftsperson will take your ideas and renderings to create a working construction drawing- keeping you in the loop the entire way. Once a draft has been created, it will be sent to you for approval and will include a list of the locations, measurements, and materials that will be used.


A Straight Line pool offers a simple, sleek, and timeless design style that will complement both classical architectural home designs as well as newer more modern design trends. The straight lines allow for the pool to be easily cleaned and maintained as there are fewer areas of reduced circulation. These straight line pools can start with the simple but provide a perfect palette to add Lautner Edge Details, Perimeter Overflow Spas, and some technical water in transit features.


Create a natural looking backyard that makes you feel as though you are escaping reality with a Freeform pool. Freeform pools allow for an extreme amount of variety and creativity and work very well in naturesque areas. Many things are to be discussed when requesting a freeform pool but generally, we follow the same practices throughout. Making sure that the lines of the vessel compliment the topography of the land and the architectural features of the home and property. We are no longer limited to the giant boulders to make a pool feel natural and inviting, but those always have a place. Understanding that we are trying to achieve balance in your space is a driving force in all of these designs.


At Basin, our Design Phase is the first and most important phase of our building process, as it is the foundation of everything that we create. Below is a layout of our typical design phase, which is focused on creating the best and most effective outdoor environment for your home.

Upon contacting Basin, we will ask you to provide us with some general information about yourself, and about what your wants and dreams are for your outdoor environment. We will then set up an initial consultation between you and one of our designers, and your design journey will be underway.

Designer Consultation 1

  • This is when you and your designer map out exactly how your dream pool looks and feels
  • Your designer will provide you with an estimated budget per your conversation
  • You will be provided with educational materials for the plumbing, equipment, and structure of your pool
  • Your designer will take the notes from your meeting and design your outdoor living space using a 3D modeling program

Designer Consultation 2

  • Your designer will go over the 3D model plan with you and discuss any changes
  • A final budget will be provided, and a deposit will be made

What will we need from you?

In order for Basin to provide you with a smooth construction process, we will need access to all site plans, documents, and permits for your house. We will need to get approval from the city before we are able to begin construction, so having these documents ready will ensure a speedy and hassle-free process.

If you are unaware where the utility lines are located on your property, please call 811.

Please be able to provide the following documents to your designer:

  1. Site plans
  2. Water lines
  3. Power lines
  4. Property permits, etc.

Basin will then be able to obtain approval on any building permits or documents needed from your county to start construction on your pool- thus beginning the Build Phase.


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