Pool design

pool design | pool landscaping | for inground pools Rochester NY

Your Backyard is where Life Happens

Turn the largest space in your home… into a daily vacation.

Backyards are so much more than hardscapes and plants. The backyard is the stage where our lives are played out everyday.

It’s the backdrop for time spent with the family, dinner conversations with old friends and it’s the place you escape to when you just need a little time to yourself.

A Backyard destination

Your whole outdoor space experience can be transformational when including a pool.

It’s a feature that provides daily pleasure in so many diverse ways. It’s an easy way to keep fit, a place the kids never tire of, the center of an outdoor party, or simply a tranquil escape.

Landscape-Designers working at a construction site

pool Design

Vision | artistry | 25 Years of experience

Woodstream landscape

A design oriented landscape company in Rochester NY

what we do

We design your overall Backyard, including the pool

A pool company is not there to design your overall backyard space. They are there to give you a pool.

We coordinate with your pool builder to create a well planned backyard space.

We provide a great deal of value by ensuring your pool will “Visually Read” as one part of a coherent backyard environment.

By creating the “feel” of a multi functional outdoor living area… that includes the pool….. the space becomes viewed as an asset instead of a liability.

When you’re advised by the right people, with your best interest at heart, a pool can add value to your home and lifestyle.

Thinking through your entire backyard – pool, hardscapes privacy, and plantings helps you focus your goals in the beginning of the process.

A plan provides a touchstone for decisions down the line so you don’t end up with a mishmash of usable & unusable spaces.

Landscape design for a backyard with an inground pool located in Rochester NY

Why it matters

A design Ensures an overall cohesive backyard

Landscape design maximizes the overall function and appeal of your property. It helps clarify your expectations, establish your budget and helps you to prioritize multi-phase enhancements.

We offer exceptional design services, presenting homeowners in the Rochester area with a plan that makes the most of their property.

Extensive time and detail is put into our plans so that during the construction process there are as few unexpected issues as possible. It is for this reason we charge a fee for design work.

Pool Design
Cost & Process

what to expect

How much does a pool design cost ?

We offer a free initial consultation, but we can’t be accurate until we do a design.

It’s a small commitment early on in the process, so that you can make good decisions and avoid surprises later. We like to say, “a little up front, or a lot more later.”

Inground Pools


2D Plan | Backyard with a Pool

  • Overall Layout of backyard & pool
  • Hardscape design & takeoffs
  • Planting Design
  • Quantity takeoffs for estimating 

What to expect

Pool Design Process

step 1

On Site Meeting

Design is the foundation of any landscaping project. We start by fully understanding your project requirements. An on-site meeting will help us visualize the potential of your space and establish a concrete understanding of your needs and wants.

step 2

Pool & Landscape Design

2D Landscape Plan

Once we understand your vision, we’ll design a plan to organize and enhance your space.

This is the classic architectural “floor plan view” layout. A 2D plan is like a floor plan for an outdoor area. A landscape design creates a visual representation of a site using scaled dimensions.

It allows for “take offs” when estimating the materials during cost estimation, ensuring accuracy in bidding. It is also important for laying out site features during the installation phase of your project.

A plan provides a touchstone for decisions down the line so you don’t end up with a mishmash of usable & unusable spaces.

Pool landscaping
We provided the overall backyard and Pool Design for this Project in Rochester NY. We installed landscaping and a small retaining wall.
pool and landscaping installation Project located in Rochester NY
We provided the overall backyard & Pool Design . Then installed landscaping, boulder retaining walls and flagstone patio.
step 3

Landscaping & Hardscaping Estimate

cost estimate

We do Planting, Landscaping & Hardscape installation, (other than concrete).  We will provide estimates for any of that work.

We don’t do estimates for every project, it just depends on our backlog.

On projects where we are doing some of the installation work (like landscaping) I can lay out the fencing and patio so it gets done according to plan.

3D rendering for an Inground pool design
3D rendering for an Inground pool design
3D landscape design for front yard landscaping drawn by a landscape designer in Rochester NY

3D Landscape Design

3D Pool & landscape design

One of biggest challenges when looking at a traditional landscape design is to get a real “feel” for what a complex design would look like in the actual space where the project would be installed.

3D renderings can be used in the design stage of a project to help visualize the overall layout. They are not used for project layout so you can consider them as optional.

A 3-D design can give an “in the landscape viewpoint” that helps give you a sense of scale and proportion.

It is a worthwhile investment that is not meant to merely wow you with technology, but to aid you in truly envisioning the landscape.

  • A 2D plan is needed before a 3D Rendering can be accurately put together.
  • A 3D plan is not needed to layout your project.

3D is an optional/add on. The cost is usually $250-$350 on top of the cost for a 2D plan.

Landscape-Designers working at a construction site

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Vision | artistry | 25 Years of experience

Woodstream landscape

A design oriented landscape company in Rochester NY

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