Pool Design

Expert Design, Creative Flair,

and Attention to Detail

You're looking for more than just a hole full of water in your backyard. A pool is the focal point of your outdoor space, and a good pool design considers the surrounding landscaping and hardscaping to enhance the pool and create atmosphere. It's hard to define, but you know it when you feel it: comfortable, inviting, soothing, and fun.

At Inside Out Landscape Design, you'll have Kentucky's only CPLD Certified Landscape Designer working on your pool design. We consider your existing landscape and architecture along with any changes you want to make (new plants, a pool pavilion or patio, and more) to ensure we're giving you a space that feels like it belongs with your home, that makes you want to spend time there. In the end, that's what it's all about: spending more time outside with the people you love and having many relaxing moments.

Each pool design is a collaborative experience that considers your space, preferences, and budget for a one-of-a-kind design you can't wait to get installed. Contact us to start your design process.

Our Happy Clients Share Their Landscaping Stories

With over 120 combined years of experience in Frankfort and the surrounding area, we've built lasting relationships with our clients. Nothing makes us happier than knowing they're enjoying their outdoor spaces. Here's what a few of the hundreds of clients we have worked with have to say about working with Inside Out Landscape Design:

Customized Design for a

Unique Outdoor Space

A smooth installation process requires a clear plan, and that's why expert pool design is so important. We offer in-person or virtual consultations and make a thorough assessment of your space before we start designing. Our design process allows you to envision and approve the project you want completed, and it gives the installation team a precise blueprint for your outdoor space. The value of a proper pool design is priceless, this is how we're able to complete projects on time, on budget, and to your satisfaction.

It's exciting to install a pool, and we think you'll enjoy the design process as much as we do. Contact us and take the first step toward your new pool today.

Our Pools (& More!) in Pictures

We treat our clients—and each outdoor space—like the individuals you are. The result is a unique landscaping design that enhances your existing architecture and takes your lifestyle into consideration. Take a look at some of our landscape transformations, each completed with different challenges and under different budgets:

A Simple 8-Step Process for Efficient Pool Design and Installation

Working with us is simple. We follow a transparent process so you know exactly what to expect each step of the way, and we stay in communication with you as we go. Don't hesitate to reach out with your questions at any time:

Complete the inside out questionnaire

In less than 10 minutes, you can answer a few questions (and even upload a few photos, plats, house plans, survey, etc.!) to help us get to know your landscaping challenges, aspirations, and preferences.


It's time for a walk-through of your outdoor space, so we can see it and get more information about what you'd like! Our in-person consultations range from $150-300+ (depending on your location).

Sign the Design Agreement and Put Down Your Deposit

Within 24 hours of your consultation, we will send you the agreement. These are priced at a flat rate based on your existing site and the complexity of the design, with simple designs starting around $1,500, full site plans for large properties ranging $5-10,000+. Extensive outdoor space projects (our specialty and majority of our projects) are a $5,000 minimum design fee. The Design Phase will begin as soon as we receive your signed agreement and deposit, both of which can be done online.

If your project doesn't need a design, you'll get an estimate within one week of your consultation.

Enter the Design Phase

Design support staff will measure and evaluate the site and will reach out to you to arrange the best time to do this. They pass that information on to our designers, who get to work on your design. For especially large projects, the designer may be in touch throughout the process to see what you think of the concepts. You'll receive the final concept for review before we estimate the cost of the project.

Attend the Inside Out Presentation Meeting

It's so exciting to see your ideas come to life! You'll have the information you need to envision the completed project, including all the details, plant photos, and more. The Construction Agreement will be created once the design is approved, is customized for your property, and we aim to be as detailed as possible, which allows us to offer an accurate estimate.

Sign the Construction Agreement and Make the Initial Payment

After we've finalized the scope of the work, you can electronically sign an agreement to the terms of payment. For small projects, this is typically 40% initial payment and 60% upon completion. Larger projects are 30% upon signing, 30% when we begin the work, 20% when the hardscaping is complete, and the final 20% percent when the entire project is done.

You'll hear from us to schedule an approximate start date, and we'll send you a detailed production email with the next steps in the installation process along with care and maintenance sheets for your reference.

We'll Get Started!

We'll touch base with you the week before your start date, and the crew will call you when they're on the way to the site on the first day of work. We'll coordinate everything—you can simply sit back, relax, and eagerly await the completion of your revamped outdoor space!

Final Walk-Through

Your satisfaction is our priority, so a foreman or manager will walk through the project with you (if you’re available) before we leave the site. If there are any issues, please give us an opportunity to fix them. We would love you to leave us an online review with your feedback!

Your Full-Service Sustainable Landscaping Company

Large or small, your project receives the full attention and commitment of our highly-skilled design, installation, and maintenance teams. We believe in building relationships, so we're always here for you as you get to know your new landscaping. Here's what we have to offer:

  • Design: We take your ideas and put them on paper, giving our installation crew a detailed plan to follow.
  • Installation: Our crew takes those designs and brings them to life—on time and on budget.
  • Maintenance: For spring cleaning or monthly maintenance, we can get you on a schedule that keeps your space looking its best.
  • Pools: We can design and install your pool to create a resort-like vibe in your own backyard.

Offering Creative Pool Design for Central Kentucky Residents

Frankfort is our home, but we're proud to serve the Central Kentucky region. You'll find our sustainable landscapes throughout these nearby areas:

Lexington Louisville Goshen Prospect Versailles Lawrenceburg Shelbyville Midway Georgetown Frankfort

Interested in an Outdoor Career? Join Us in Enriching People's Lives!

If you're passionate about horticulture, sustainable practices, and helping people enjoy life outdoors, we'd love to hear from you. We offer year-round employment, 100% health insurance, 401K with 4% match, bonuses, company outings, reasonable hours that promote work-life balance, a family-like and community-driven atmosphere, and more. Visit our careers page to see our current openings and apply today.

Contact Us for Your Pool Design and More

When it comes to outdoor spaces, we believe it's time to stop dreaming and start enjoying. We specialize in the landscaping that enriches your life and encourages you to spend more time connecting with nature—and each other—and a pool is a great place to do that. We can start your pool design process today. Contact us!