Welcome to another exciting random snippet of cool things here in Las Vegas. We got the pleasure to meet up with a Mr. Eric Guinn who has owned Everclear Pools for the past twenty plus years. Not only do they build the most amazing indoor and outdoor swimming pools, but feature spas, lagoons, grottos, and even devices that blow fire ! Pretty cool stuff and it all seemed to fit right into our motto here. It is the desert and it is hot as hell, so what better way to enjoy all of that than with some breathtaking and stunning photography about what is actually going on in the custom swimming pool world.
When I first took a look, I was blown away, there is no way that we could afford or have one of these high end luxury pools at our property. That is when I began speaking with the owner and lead designer, Eric Guinn, and he opened my world to so much more. Large in stature and life, but deeply humble and rooted, Mr. Guinn overseas each and every creation still to this day. You would think being the owner of a large company would be behind some desk filing away paperwork and budgeting hours, but instead I believe he enjoys being right down there from the conception to finish, making sure every last detail is just right. These are not just pools to him, but really something he understands a family is going to use everyday and enjoy for years to come, and it seemed like that is really where he derived his strong passion and joy for his industry still after all these years.
No matter how many times you hear it, there is just something naturally soothing and relaxing about cascading water. Whether is brings us back to a time and place as a child on a family vacation, or that first raging river we witnessed, water is one of the most important aspects of our life. Out of all of the custom pools in Las Vegas that I have seen, nothing prepared me for what I was about to photograph. Double and triple waterfalls, giant flaming fire features, and intimate lagoons galore. It really is amazing what something with so much skill can transform basically stone and water into. These jobs take months sometimes, often build in the winter, during the offseason in preparation for the inbound scorching heat.
The dry barren desert becomes so much more habitable when you can open your door and walk out to your own personal oasis. What was even cooler was they have a 3d design studio that lets you see what your finished product is going to look like before it goes in the ground. Or above in some cases. Eric and Everclear work with you step by step on designing and creating exactly what you want. It was amazing and how many options and details there were. Not only just all of the different types of stone and material, but even small custom works such as personalized tile. Given the fact that they have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and the owner has the old school business approach where a handshake is still honored, It is no surprise that they have excelled with their craft.
Things really started to get beautiful at night, with the sun going down over Red Rock National Park. You almost forget you are in 120 degree heat at times, and long after the kids have wore themselves out from going down the water slide a hundred times. It was my favorite to sit poolside with a beer, a date, and a glass of wine with just our feet splashing around. It is little memories and times that we share like that which really make it all worthwhile in the end.