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A Chicago homeowner came to us starry eyed, with a lifelong dream of having a koi pond in his backyard. Reflections had the exciting task of starting with a blank slate, since the homeowner’s double lot was totally empty. Click to see how we transformed our customers backyard!

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This homeowner came to us by way of another contractor who was in the process of remodeling their swimming pool and backyard. However, they still had an old pond and waterfall with a horrible leak that needed transforming.

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This project began when a family living on the Chicago North Shore decided they wanted to completely redesign their backyard. They were yearning for a recreational pond where their kids could swim and play in the sand while remaining in the comfort of their backyard.

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LARRY CARNES GREW UP near Barrington and as a young man, found himself interested in art, architecture, and landscape design while in school.

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It’s that time of the year! If you are a koi pond owner, then you know how exciting spring is. After a long winter, koi are ready to come out and play, flowers are beginning to bloom, and you can finally enjoy your pond again.

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Many homeowners are beginning to turn to natural swimming pools due to the harmful health effects of traditional swimming pools. Chlorine and other chemicals used to keep pools clean have many health risks to the human body.

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By having a koi pond in your backyard, you can bring the exotic serenity of the far east into your everyday life. Koi ponds are often created and designed to bring a relaxing and peaceful energy to homes. 

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How can one achieve their dream of having a pool in their backyard, but also keep the environmental costs of it down? The answer is achieving that dream by building a green swimming pool, or a “natural pool”.

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With research suggesting the harmful environmental and health effects of traditional, chemically treated pools, more and more people are turning to alternatives, such as natural pools.

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