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Luxury Pools Spring/Summer 2018

Luxury Pools is for affluent homeowners ready to build the outdoor space that is limitless only to their imagination. Custom pool construction and design, spa, swim spa, outdoor kitchens grills, landscape lighting, and luxury outdoor lifestyle.

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98 S P R I N G / S U M M E R 2 0 1 8 LUXURYPOOLS.COM Since 1975, Mitchell Knapp has been the head of New Jersey's premiere landscape firm, Scenic Landscaping. Scenic spent decades designing and building elaborate hardscapes and landscapes, while subcontracting and managing the swimming pools for their clients. It started to become apparent over the years, that the attention to detail in the team's designs were not being translated in the field with outside pool contractors. Ten years ago, Knapp decided it was time to create his own pool business and bring the entire process from start to finish under one roof. He started a new company, Tranquility Pools, to work alongside Scenic Landscaping's sister company, Tapestry Landscape Architecture. Tapestry is a team of talented and creative licensed landscape architects and designers. Scenic Landscaping executes the building and maintaining, while Tranquility handles the pools and water features. The three businesses work collaboratively to design and build award-winning projects, for both residential and commercial properties. "We wanted to create an experience for our clients that would be seamless." Knapp explains. "Being able to take a client through the design and build process, while dealing with one point- person proved more efficient, as well as provided peace of mind for each client. With all three companies working together under one roof, nothing gets overlooked." Since then—with Knapp and Richard N E W J E R S E Y TRANQUILITY POOLS OF NORTHERN NEW JERSEY Taking Pool Design to a New Level T R A N Q U I L I T Y P O O L S O F N O R T H E R N N E W J E R S E Y Zimmer leading design and sales, and Luke Stephens overseeing pool construction—the company has become a leading pool business in the tri-state area and a trend-setter for new designs. "We're trying to do creative pool designs that have never been seen," says Knapp. "It's staying on that cutting edge and taking the pool to a functional limit." He means this literally; the company pushes the boundaries not only in terms of taking fresh eyes to layout, aesthetics, and materials, but also at times redefining what's possible for pool construction. A notable example is the lap pool the company installed 260 feet up a cliff in Weehawken, New Jersey, for which all equipment had to be hoisted in by crane. Other challenging projects include a spa on a Manhattan hotel rooftop, which required closing the street for days, as well as an elaborate pool carved into a mountainside in Mahwah, NJ, with 36 Freeform pool design with a sun deck, and a natural boulder waterfall that serves as the main focal point of the backyard. Lakefront Infinity Spa, captures the stunning views and sunsets all year long. Photographs by Heather Knapp

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