Put A Pool In Your Minnesota Backyard

There is no doubt about it: the finest dream landscape always includes a pool. After the winters we put up with here in Minnesota, you better believe we’ve earned the right to relax poolside in the summertime. You may think your yard isn’t set up to accommodate a pool, but we beg to differ. When there’s a will, there’s a way.

We know that the difference between ordinary and extraordinary is in how your entire yard comes together for a complete look and feel. GT Design and Landscape believes that your pool must work with every facet of your backyard and your needs. Our top-notch team is skilled in creating dazzling pool designs that incorporate your entire landscaping dream.

Our design team works with you to plan your space, ensuring it is maximized for your enjoyment and desired lifestyle. We know it’s tempting to forge ahead and get your new pool installed, but this increases the likelihood that your entire backyard will become cramped. We suggest planning some extra time for our team to layout a design that incorporates your ideal pool in the correct spot with the appropriate landscaping to surround it.

pool installation project by GT landscape in Minneapolis

Pool Installation Services

From a simple repair such as a leak fix or liner destruction, to complete concrete pool installations, GT Design & Landscape is your pool repair and installation expert in the Twin Cities. Get ready for the beautiful Minnesota spring and summer next year by deciding on your pool options now! Our service technicians and construction team are the top in the area, and your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.

If you’re unsure whether you want to install a pool for this summer, read our pool buying guide & FAQ!

Pool Design For Your Needs

If you’re looking for a spot to cool off in the summertime, GT Design & Landscapes can set you up with a straightforward, no-nonsense pool in your very own backyard. If what you want is something a little bigger and grander, though, we’ve got you covered there, too. Water features are a great place to start when making sure your pool blends into your landscape. Not only do they make your pool area more aesthetically pleasing, but they truly turn your backyard into a private oasis.

Whether you’re surrounded by an open field, or a Twin City skyline, you won’t even recognize your space when we’re done with it! We like to think of our pool areas as getaways. They’re not just for mom and dad, in addition to water features we can add a splash pad to your pool that your kids can safely play in, too. When you’re putting in a pool, it’s about entertaining everyone.

We have service professionals throughout the Greater Minneapolis Area, personally ready to help. A swimming pool is a landscaping project not for the under-experienced. With decades in the business, we’ve perfected our swimming pool installation process, using only the highest-quality materials and construction techniques. Whether you need a complete inground pool installation, or just supplemental landscaping services for your surrounding yard, GT is the team to turn to. We have several pool installation packages that feature pool design and installation options.

Our Pool Packages

When it’s time to open up your pool, we want you to celebrate! At GT Design & Landscapes we’ll go above and beyond to show you what life will be like with the latest addition to your household. If you purchase an outdoor kitchen or patio with your pool, we’ll host your first party and help to supply amenities for your new backyard like patio furniture, pool floaties and toys for your kids, pool games, etc.

With your dreams and imagination – combined with our knowledge – we’ll consider many things for your pool and landscaping project:

Deciding on the perfect pool


Whether it be a standard or a custom manufactured pool, planning and constructing an in-ground pool is critical. The choices in pool types, styles and themes are nearly endless nowadays with features that use to only be seen at a luxury resort – elaborate spa pools built into the large pools, vanishing-edge pools, and shallow areas for lounge chairs. Our staff is the best in pool design and installation, as we’ve hired the best experts in the country and have fostered great relationships with vendors in the Twin Cities areas.

The materials selected, shape and size chosen for your pool will influence the theme of your landscaping plan. Freeform shaped pool layouts will soothe the look of the landscape and establish a more overall natural feel. Geometric-shaped pool designs tend to transform your yard into a contemporary or even modern landscape look. Lastly, you can go with novelty shaped pools, which allow you to express your personality in a unique way. Splash areas, pool depth and pool lounge areas affect the patio location, along with plantings, pergolas, pool shelters and perimeter fencing.

The patio, wall and water features that extend from your pool are typically the products that really make your landscape design come alive. Consider these features: stone built, natural or even artificial rockery waterfalls that feature spouts, spillways, tiered steps, and troughs that move water around and back into the pool. Rockery and cascading water features add value and brilliance to your space.

Stone, concrete, or coping accents around the pool edge enrich the shape of the pool and patio area with changing colors and textures. Examples of coping products include ledgerock, concrete, and flagstone.

Natural flagstone, stamped concrete, and paving stone are typically the most popular products used to construct patios. Stamped concrete adds a wide array of color options and is currently seeing resurgence in popularity. For information on our patios, click on the patios page.
GT Design and Landscapes has a great deal of landscaping projects – and pleased homeowners – behind us. Before diving into the deep end, contact us to see how your pool can create your ideal landscape – as well as your dream backyard escape.