Lexington, KY Pool Design

In the Comfort of Your Home

Create a Resort Lifestyle

Your pool is the focal point of your outdoor space, but that's not because of the water itself—it's because of the thoughtful details in the lounge area, landscaping, lighting, and more. Pool design goes beyond digging a hole and filling it with water. It creates an environment that allows you relax, play, and create memories with the people you love. Isn't that why you're installing a pool in the first place?

At Inside Out Landscape Design, you'll collaborate with Kentucky's only APLD-certified landscape designer on a pool design that incorporates your favorite outdoor features, like a patio or pool deck, lush greenery, built-in seating, pergolas, and more, with your existing architecture. You'll choose from a variety of fiberglass pools, and we'll design your space to ensure it becomes a seamless part of your home. 

Our team has years of experience in Lexington, Kentucky, and the surrounding area, and we specialize in sustainable solutions with a local flair, responsive communication, and personalized attention. Work with us to create a one-of-a-kind outdoor space that enriches your life, supports the environment, and stands the test of time. Fill out our contact form today to get started.

How People Feel About Personalized Landscapes, Friendly Service, and Ecological Responsibility

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:

The Advantages of an

Inside Out Pool Design

We look at the big picture when designing your pool area. Is your pool for soaking, swimming, or playing? What are your favorite plants? Do you need shade, space for games, or built-in seating? How will your pool design grow with you and your family over the years? Does your landscaping support wildlife and pollinators while preventing erosion? Are there special maintenance requirements for your desired features? 

This is how we set ourselves apart in Lexington, Kentucky:

  • Customized pool design that accommodates your interests, budget, and existing landscape features
  • Respect for nature with sustainable solutions that encourage a healthy ecosystem, prevent erosion, and nurture the plants and the soil
  • A true love of outdoor living and an understanding of how it can enrich your life
  • Local knowledge and connections with plant nurseries and suppliers
  • A full-service landscaping company that can take any project from start to finish with a hassle-free process
  • Thorough instructions so you know how to care for your pool and pool landscaping
  • Ongoing advice and support—call us anytime with your landscaping questions

Summer is waiting. Fill out our contact form to get started on the pool design that will change your outdoor space—and your summer lifestyle—for the better.

Each Pool Design Reflects the Owner's Lifestyle Preferences and Habits

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:

First-Class Service to Ensure Your Satisfaction

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!

Pool Design, Landscape Transformation, and So Much More

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.

Professional Pool Design for Homeowners in Lexington, KY, and Nearby Communities

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

Start a Career With a Company That Encourages Professional Development and Work/Life Balance

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 to Collaborate on Your Own Life-Enriching Pool Design

Your hardscapes set the stage for connection. This is where you'll gather with friends and family around the dinner table or the fire pit to create memories you'll carry with you for a lifetime. When you work with the Inside Out Landscape Design team, you'll collaborate on a customized outdoor space that's designed to enrich your life, protect the environment, and change the way you experience your backyard. We'll combine softscapes and hardscapes in alignment with your vision for your outdoor lifestyle, and we'll do it all with transparent pricing, eco-friendly solutions, efficient installation, and exceptional craftsmanship. Contact us for more information about hardscapes and our other landscaping services in Lexington.