Pool time: A vacation in your backyard every day

by Sonja J. Keith

Chris Throneberry, his family and friends are enjoying a special outdoor space, complete with a custom-designed pool perfect for entertaining.

After living in a house with a pool for about 20 years, Chris moved to a new home about two years ago that did not have a pool. After a major remodel was completed on the house, he realized how much he missed having a pool and decided to add one.

Chris called on Jeremy Lawson of Luxury Pool and Spa to help create and install the beautiful pool, which was completed last summer at his home in West Conway.

He reviewed three sets of architectural drawings “before I landed on something I liked.”

Chris wanted a pool with curves and special amenities for entertaining, including a lot of deck space for seating at the same level as the pool.

“We couldn’t be happier,” Chris said. “We use it all the time.”

“It was quite a planning process on the front end of the design,” Jeremy said, adding that it took about four months for construction to be completed in the outdoor space. “It turned out real nice.”

The pool has several special features, including a swim up bar with glass tile stools, a sunshine shelf, a tanning ledge and lighted water jets. Described as a sports pool, it also has a built-in basketball goal and is set up for volleyball.

There is a flagstone walkway around the pool and an outdoor structure complete with a fireplace and big screen television set. Chris said family and friends really enjoy the space. “We use it every day in the summer,” he said. “It’s a pretty cool place.”

Jeremy said spring is a good time to consider adding a pool. “We build pools year round,” he said. “Anytime is a great time.” Jeremy added that for those considering a vacation or adding a pool, “you can have a vacation in your backyard every day with your own pool.”

Chris has no reservation on giving Luxury his highest recommendation and gives Jeremy and Luxury Pool high marks for quality of service.

“I could not have asked for a better experience than what I had with Jeremy,” he said, adding that he appreciated his attention to detail and presence during the construction process. “He did everything to make sure I was happy. He went the extra mile.

“He was on top of it from start to finish. He’s the real deal. We couldn’t be happier with him.”

In addition to pool construction, Luxury also offers weekly maintenance service for the convenience of homeowners. “They don’t have to do anything but enjoy their pools,” Jeremy said.

Luxury Pool & Spa is a family-owned business that has served the Arkansas River Valley since 1976. Jeremy is the third generation of his family in the pool business. He said most of the clients he works with become good friends.

For more information, call 501.327.1772 or visit luxurypoolarkansas.com.