Four happy children playing in a swimming pool.

Wade your cares away this summer in a relaxing outdoor pool, highlighted by lush landscaping, music, entertainment, poolside dining, and bar service. Soak in the sun while unwinding on a lounge chair or enjoy outdoor game favorites like Marco Polo, pool volleyball, and cornhole with friends and family. Relaxing poolside or floating in clear, turquoise water is the center of summer fun.

Sounds like an idyllic vacation destination, right? It is, but the destination is closer than you think and doesn’t require flying—it’s your own backyard. If putting a pool in your backyard has always been in the back of your mind, there has never been a better time than right now to make it happen.

The majority of Americans feel unsafe about traveling domestically and internationally, according to MMGY Global’s Travel Safety Barometer, which measures Americans’ perception of safety on a scale from 0 (extremely unsafe) to 100 (extremely safe). The latest poll released on May 20, 2020, ranked the domestic travel safety score at 34 and international travel at 22. If the idea of traveling for a vacation seems impossible now, you’re not alone.

Our outdoor pool team has been working with more homeowners who are planning “staycations” until the COVID-19 threat has passed. “Having an outdoor pool has always been a dream of many of our clients. The idea of being at home for the foreseeable future means many of them are doing it now versus later. Those who were going on vacation are now putting their money toward building a pool, and those who’ve wondered if they’d get the value from it know for certain that they will now. The idea of having a vacation-like experience in the backyard whenever you want is incredibly appealing,” explains one of Gold Medal Pools’ designers.

It’s Not Too Late in the Season to Break Ground on Your Outdoor Pool

“When it comes to pool design, build-out, and ease of the process, there is no other company to use than Gold Medal Pools. Forty-one days from dig to fill on our just-completed pool/spa in Frisco. Flawless execution of every stage of the project” says Bud, one of our clients.

Depending on your backyard’s size and conditions, the series of pool you choose, and additional amenities you select, you could be swimming in your dream pool in as few as six weeks and for as little as $190 a month.

Six decades in the outdoor pool business means we’ve perfected our processes and are able to offer three pool series starting in the mid-$30,000s and going up in price point to $100,000+.

The Family Series is budget-friendly with flexible financing available. From a price in the mid-$30,000s, you can turn your backyard into an outdoor pool oasis that you’ll enjoy year after year. Even though this is our entry-level, custom pool design, you have our renowned craftsmanship and the ability to tailor certain elements to make it unique. You’ll work with one of our designers to nail down your final design and approve any additional cost for amenities like decking, landscaping, a grilling or bar area, etc.


Starting at $60,000, the Luxury Series often feature upgrades like a spa and heater to take your custom outdoor pool to the luxury level. Like the Family Series, you can choose upgrades to your heart’s desire, so you can “staycation” in style this summer.


The Estate Series is top of the line, starting at $100,000. Our Estate Series pools are installed in country clubs and luxury homes across Dallas and comparable to those you find in private luxury vacation villas around the world. Between our custom craftsmanship and the world’s most well-appointed upgrades, the sky is the limit for ultimate customization and beauty.

Have a Pool, but Want to Transform It into an Awesome Outdoor Living Experience?

If you are happy with the basic layout of your pool and just need an update or “facelift” to bring your pool to staycation-level luxury, count on Gold Medal Pools’ team’s experience and ideas. We are known as experts in swimming pool renovations in Texas. With our custom swimming pool renovation process, we can transform a dated or lackluster pool into the crown jewel of your outdoor living space. Anything is possible. Imagine:

  • Adding a simple or extravagant water feature, like a spillover or waterfall
  • Watching a movie from a pool deck lounger or a float in the pool
  • Putting culinary and grilling skills to work in your outdoor patio kitchen
  • Ending the day by your outdoor fireplace or fire pit
  • Changing pool lighting to fit the mood
  • Experience and Full-Service Matters

Working with one outdoor pool contractor who handles not only building your pool, but also a spa, pool deck, outdoor kitchen, fire pit, and landscaping has so many advantages. Installing your outdoor pool goes smoothly since our teams coordinate, knowing the order of work and timeline status.

There is peace of mind that comes with having one point of contact who can make every aspect of your dream pool come to life, right in your own backyard. Get started on your Gold Medal Pools custom pool today and have plenty of time left to enjoy this summer’s staycation in style.