Press Release October 2014: Legendary Escapes Featured in Aqua Magazine

(October 2014) – Al Curtis of Legendary Escapes has been featured in Aqua magazine in a series of articles aimed at helping swimming pool designers and builders find a niche, do what they love, and grow their business. This month’s article will be called “Why Vinyl Liner Designers Could be the Next Big Thing,” and it features a beautiful swimming pool the Legendary Escapes team calls “Sounds of Water.” This custom swimming pool has several different water features which create a soothing backyard escape.

A Hybrid Swimming Pool by Legendary Escapes Ask the Pool Guy, Michigan
Several different water features create a unique effect in this “Sounds of Water” hybrid swimming pool.

The young family wanted a pool for several years before they felt comfortable actually getting the project started. There were two main factors in their decision: their budget, and finding the right builder. They knew they wanted a spectacular backyard, not just a basic swimming pool. They settled for a temporary, above-ground pool to stay cool in the summer for several years before they dove into their new pool project. Homeowner Jason’s advice to prospective pool owners? “Keep the blow-up pool until you’re really ready. Wait until you’ve saved up and you find the right builder. It’s a big commitment, and you want to make sure it’s exactly what you want.”

When the homeowners were ready with the budget they wanted, they set out to find just the right builder. When they found Al, they knew the search was over. The pool design became focused around the sounds of water, aiming to create a fun and serene backyard escape. The project includes several water features, including a periscope bubbler, hand-carved turtle fountain, spillover spa, and beautiful custom stone waterfall.

Initially, the homeowners decided they should make a choice between the spa and the waterfall. They settled on the spillover spa, knowing it would be a functional part of the pool area. When the project got underway, though, they realized they wanted the waterfall, as well. They went straight to Al and asked, “Is it too late for the waterfall?” Al was happy to make this addition to the design, and he and his team got to work adding the waterfall. Now that they have the finished product, the homeowners are glad they made the addition. Their custom swimming pool is everything they hoped for and more, and they are more than satisfied with the result.


Al Curtis is the designer and builder for Legendary Escapes Pools, specializing in artistic, one-of-a-kind hybrid swimming pools. For more information, or to set up a design appointment, contact Al or a fabulous member of his team by phone (248-478-4978), email, (, or online (