Professional Pool Design and Installation

Our vision is your dream outdoor space, pool included. Over a quarter-century of designing unique, highly desirable outdoor spaces in Nashville helps us make that happen for you. 

What Are the Benefits of Outdoor Pools?

Few things add as much excitement and opportunity to one’s outdoor space than a swimming pool. The list of benefits for swimming pools is as long as your imagination. From spending time with your family and making priceless memories to entertaining guests during the summer holiday, an outdoor pool makes your home the focal point of social gatherings, special occasions, and neighborhood get-togethers.

Here are some common benefits that people experience when they have a custom-designed pool installed on their property:

Pool Decking the Smart Scapes Way

One of the most important features of a pool is not the pool itself but the pool decking, the area that immediately surrounds the pool and acts as the defining lines of the pool. This feature is responsible for containing the pool, defining its appearance, absorbing water splashed out of the pool, and acting as a non-slip surface for children, adults, residents, and guests.

A specialist team of industry leaders and experts in hardscaping, Smart Scapes has innovated its own proprietary methodology for creating pool decking that performs all of the above core functions while looking stunning and unique.

Two of our most popular Smart Scapes-branded pool decking styles include:

Artificial turf pool decking. Artificial turf is an excellent alternative to natural grass pool decking. Trying to grow grass right beside a pool is nearly impossible, as the chlorinated water from the pool kills the grass and overly saturates it. Furthermore, natural grass is a pain in pool maintenance, as it means grass clippings, weeds, and dirt constantly find their way into your pool. Installing artificial turf next to a pool, however, provides a natural-looking, no-slip, water-pervious surface that completes the “backyard oasis” look. The synthetic turf filters water through it and into the ground beneath, it does not become slippery when wet, and it offers a soft, more natural, aesthetic appeal.

Permeable paver pool decking. Permeable pavers are the perfect, no-slip, eco-friendly approach to pool decking. Rather than using ceramic tiles or flagstones that become slippery when wet, water pervious pavers transfer water through the pavers and into the ground beneath, just as nature intended. Whenever pool water or rainwater strikes permeable paver pool decking, that water will immediately begin to seep through the pool deck and into base layers beneath, creating an aesthetic, no-slip surface around the pool.

Pool Installation: Let the Pros Do the Hard Work

As you can probably imagine, designing and installing pools is very labor intense. But at Smart Scapes, the best pool contractor in Nashville, we work closely with you to create your ideal pool design within your budget. You get to sit back and relax while our installation crews build the pool of your dreams.

Our design and installation approach includes:

Creating an idyllic outdoor pool that you and your family will enjoy for years to come does not occur overnight. Furthermore, your home hardscaping and family’s tastes are all unique, each telling a heartfelt story about you and your family that grows and evolves over time. Therefore, the pool and all its features must be crafted in such a way as to meld perfectly into that story.

Installing your backyard pool is not just a labor-intensive job that’s best left to the professionals, but the design and creation of the pool is something of an art, the creation, and crafting of an outdoor space that works for your needs and desires. At Smart Scapes, we listen carefully to the needs of our clients to be sure that our recommendations meet their needs and budget. 

Swimming Pools: A Middle Tennessee Must

With approximately 208 sunny days per year in Nashville (more than the U.S. average) and a warm-weather climate from the beginning of April to the end of October, Middle Tennessee is the perfect place for a swimming pool. If you moved here from somewhere else, the weather is likely part of why you came to the South. And if you are from here, you know just how great the Middle Tennessee weather is. Finally, take the opportunity to enjoy that weather every day, poolside. 

Wanting to upgrade your patio, but worried about the cost? We offer paver overlays, concrete pavers, and permeable pavers to meet your budget and design needs.


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