All in the Details
Scottsdale, Arizona-based HydroScapes LLC, one of 17 SWD Masters, certified through the Society of Watershape DesignersCM, a GENESIS® program, is an award-winning designer of luxury pools and water features run by husband-and-wife team Roger Soares II and Sheri Soares.
Believing a pool should conform to the personalities of those who enjoy them, HydroScapes pools are individually designed, meeting the needs of the client and their lifestyle. Roger Soares, principal, takes a hands-on approach, not only in the design of a project but by overseeing the building of it, as well. Additionally, HydroScapes believes it is crucial to know what goes into the building of a pool and ensures that the highest quality of construction and materials be used, collaborating with outside experts on projects for design/build, including architects, home builders, landscape architects/designers, and other design professionals.
The relationship between designing and building has kept the HydroScapes a top-ranked company, earning such awards over the years as the exclusive Master of Design Award in 2005, 2010 and, 2016 from Pool and Spa News and Luxury Pools magazine’s Pinnacle Award for 2010 and 2016.
For 22 years, HydroScapes has been building and/or designing an average of 15 pools and water features per year that flow from an inside environment to outdoor space, complementing the architecture, aesthetic, and ambience of its surroundings and blending in with the home’s architecture.
“I think it’s important to understand good design,” Roger says. “If you don’t understand how to design something, you can’t build it, and the opposite is also true. If you don’t understand how to build something, you can’t design it. If you don’t understand design, you can’t build anything that is functional.”
Part of the HydroScapes approach includes an everlasting quest for new ideas—and inspiration comes from myriad sources, such as the simplicity of design and function in Japanese gardens. “If you learn the principles of Japanese design, you can apply them to anything,” says the Soares.
Inspired details like these, understanding good design and then executing it with the use of high-quality materials, all with a personal touch, is what distinguishes HydroScapes from the pack.