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Few things have the power to transform a backyard into a vacation paradise like a pool.
But if you're thinking about adding one, you probably don't want a boring cookie-cutter design: You're looking for something that is truly your own. That's where Scott Payne Custom Pools comes in. They're known for building the dream pools their clients are seeking.

"We're a hands-on pool company where you're not dealing with commissioned salespeople—you're dealing with the owner," says owner and president Scott Payne, who sees the projects through from the sales stage to design and build. "Every project is approached as a fresh canvas so that we can create a one-of-a-kind backyard escape."

The company can also handle pool renovations for homeowners who have an existing pool in need of a makeover. Whether it is a mini facelift or perhaps a complete overhaul, Payne and his team have the experience to complete a renovation that will help transform your outdated pool into a modern escape.

While the company's focus is on highly custom pools, Payne says that their ability to customize a solution that's right for each homeowner also allows them to work with a variety of budgets. "We do have some various options here so that we have something even for the customer who thinks their only option is to get in with the big box builders," Payne explains. "We stay in tune with options that we can offer homeowners who might be on more of a budget."

Scott Payne Custom Pools also offers affordable financing options for homeowners who are looking to pay for their pool over time.

A One-Stop Experience
While the pool is at the heart of a backyard vacation space, these days, a lot of homeowners are also looking for the "complete package" that has it all. This is not an option that companies can always offer. In fact, many larger pool builders have tunnel vision in that they're only focused on the pool itself. Once that's completed, they're on to the next project—leaving plenty of work to be done for the rest of the property.

But in addition to pools, Payne says that they also design and build total outdoor living areas so that they can be the one-stop-shop many homeowners are seeking. This means after your pool is completed, you won't have to go and hire another company to create the backyard you've always envisioned.

"We're obviously very pool focused, but we also understand that outdoor living is a huge trend that grows every year," he says. "We're able to design and build complete spaces where homeowners can spend more time outside."

Oftentimes, folks are looking to enhance areas around the pool so they can further enjoy their time outdoors. Decks, outdoor kitchens and pool houses are some of the more popular choices as a finishing touch where homeowners can sit and entertain family and friends, cook meals and make lasting memories.

A Cut Above
While there are a lot of pool companies out there, when it comes to something as important as your custom project, you want to make sure you're partnering with someone trustworthy to design and build your custom pool.

In terms of what separates Scott Payne Custom Pools from other companies, a lot of it comes down to the education and experience they bring to the table. Payne is an "IWI" (International Watershape Institute) certified builder, which is credentialing that comes after meeting extensive qualifications and vetting. He is also part of the Master Pools Guild, an elite pool builders' association spanning the globe.

Payne says that he keeps up with training and education in order to always offer his clients the best. It's easy to become stagnant in the design-build realm if no effort is made to keep up with what's new or to think outside the box. But Payne says that he wants every client to feel confident about getting the pool of their dreams. As he says, "our scope is only limited to our customers' imagination."

The hands-on experience coupled with the company's high level of expertise are a winning combination that help ensure homeowners are thrilled with the end results.

Scott Payne Custom Pools
Hatfield, Pa.
(215) 716-7177

Published (and copyrighted) in House & Home, Volume 23, Issue 8 (June 2023).
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