About us

Pool Architecture are expert swimming pool designers and consultants.

As a leading specialist in swimming pool design and construction, since 2006 having worked on more than 400 projects for over 15-20 years, there is not much we haven’t seen. Whether your dream pool is something standard or complex, indoor, outdoor or a little of both, our expertise can guide you through your project.

Our Clients

30 years in the Wet Leisure Industry

The below is an example of some of our high net worth clients.  Please note that this list, by necessity, excludes clients where we have non disclosure agreements.

Duchy of Cornwall

Sir James Mancham KBE

Lord Young (MP)

Mr and Mrs Robert Kilroy-Silk (MP)

Andrew Black (Betfair)

Strutt & Parker

Stephen Kinsella OBE

Sir Alan Parker

Francis Holland School, Regent’s Park

Foxhills Country Club

Tom Black

Mark Du Jardin

James Dearden – writer

John Grayken – Loan Star

Antler Properties

Sir Robert Akenhead

Andrew Cohen – Wood Hall

Wyre Forest Special School

Paul Greengrass

Esmond Bulmer (MP)

Tim and Nicola Horlick

David Gold

Rohan Masson-Taylor

Matthew Ponsonby

David Tilles

Teymur Goryaeva

Andrew Harrison – Car Phone Warehouse

Paul Olney – Solicitor

James Hanbury

Simon Williams – Camelot Financial

Robert Parker – Jupiter Asset Management

The Right Honourable James Hogg

Edmund Thornhill

Martin Reith – Reith Capital

Gary Grant – The Entertainer

Martin Scicluna – Chairman of Sainsbury’s

Anthony Clack – Marshall Mace

Dr Christopher Emslie

The Skeldon Estate

Merlin Swire

Ben Thorpe – Goldman Sachs

The Oratory School

Sandy Mitchell – Redbook

Alistair Farley – Watson, Farley and Williams

Lord MacLaurin

Robert Wood LLB – Deputy Chairman John Laing

Sir Michael David Kadoorie GBS

Separately we have worked recently with the following more high profile architectural practices.

Smallwood Architects

Danks Badnell Architects

Robert Adam Architects

Simon Hurst SCHD Ltd Architects

Ian Adam Smith Architects

Adam Richards Architects

Bowen Evans Architects

Threefold Architects

Crickmay Stark Architects

Woodford Architecture

PlusMinusZero Architechts

Iain Exley Architecture

Yiangou Architects

Here is what some of our past clients have said:

“Sasha and I are extremely pleased with the pool and pool house. We have had many favourable comments from those who have seen what has been achieved. Having completed the project on time by the end of September it was useful to have almost a whole month to test everything out. The children loved it and can’t wait to get back in! There is not much I would change. I think the layout of the pool house will work very well. One of the unexpected but attractive features of the pool is that it is really only the pool house you see from the house. The diving board appears to float in space above the grass which makes an interesting design feature. The position of the pool means that it doesn’t dominate the garden. In summary it sits very well in its surroundings. Worthy of an award perhaps?! We are very pleased with the outcome. Many thanks to you, Tom and Mike Phipps for all your help and advice.”

Alexander Baillie-Hamilton | March 2023

“We were impressed with Mark and Tom from the outset. We had never had an indoor pool before and they carefully and gently guided us through all the considerations we needed to make as we started to formulate and design our perfect space. Nothing was too much trouble, they were always available and happy to make suggestions on design and materials to ensure we maximised the quality and look of the final product, managing our preferences with our budget. They stayed with us throughout the build which was very challenging at times due to contractors and Covid and we are utterly delighted with the final result. It far exceeds our expectations and we have a wonderful space to enjoy with the family throughout the year. We can’t thank Pool Architecture enough for all their hard work and support throughout the project, we are delighted we chose to work with them.”

Linda Christmas | March 2023

“Mark ensured that we have a pool that is both extremely beautiful and technically spot on. It manages to be all things – an outdoor pool that can be used comfortably year-round, a family pool providing endless hours of entertainment for children of all ages and a training pool for long-distance open water swimming. Every system has redundancy built in. Mark was able to recommend fantastic contractors and the build quality is impeccable. Most of all, he was consistently there when needed to provide calm, thoughtful, practical and proactive advice. The project would not have succeeded without him, I cannot recommend him highly enough.”

Matthew Ponsonby | Spring 2018

“I have worked with Mark Saxton on a number of high-quality domestic refurbishment pool projects and find his knowledge of both products and design far exceeds that of other pool designers and contractors. His sense of style, his expertise and attention to detail mean that our most fastidious clients are overjoyed with the end result.”

James Slater – Building Surveyor and Designer | Spring 2008

“On one occasion, Mark met me in Leicester to go to my favourite ironmonger to pick all the door closures and hinges for the pool building.”

Michael Crane – Jersey | Summer 2002

“Following on from our earlier call, please find attached some photos of the finished pool. I just wanted to take time to thank you for all of your support on this project. We are delighted with the results and hope you agree it looks fantastic. Should you want to visit and see the final result in person, please let us know if you’re ever in the area.”

James Ashwell | Spring 2015

“We are thrilled with the pool and both Jane and I have very much valued your help in the designing phase and guiding us through the contract. The boys (and us) have had a great time using it this summer (and we even had some good weather in which to enjoy it!). Many thanks.”

Andrew and Jane Fenwick – Gloucestershire | Summer 2011

“While we were thrilled by our pool/gym building 2 years ago when it was completed, it is even more thrilling to be able to write and say that we are still thrilled by it, and that we have had no problems at all in the intervening period. This is a reflection we are sure, of all the brilliant design and the highly competent implementation of that design that went into this by you in the first place. Thank you for giving us such pain-free enjoyment of the facility!”

John Singer – Cheltenham | Autumn 2008

“Mark Saxton is serious about pool design. He’s very professional, he takes written minutes, he follows up everything, he speaks his mind, he takes no prisoners. He’s absolutely first class, I would absolutely recommend him for any scale of pool project. He’s been all round the circuit and knows exactly what he is doing. I would never have got this result without him.”

Ralph Kanter – Hampshire | Summer 2005

“The pool has been a triumph!”

William Pitman | Spring 2015

“Nothing was too much trouble for Mark. He took the fear factor out of what was a very complex pool project from start to finish. We had regular meetings to ensure I was kept up-to-date and my personal requirements were always of the utmost consideration. I am overjoyed with the final product.”

Anita Paul – Surrey | Winter 2004

“I dread to think what would have happened if I hadn’t called Mark in to help us. He drew our attention to so many issues and questions that we hadn’t thought of regarding pool design. These were all things that would have happened in a completely unconsidered way if the pool contractor had been left to do the job himself. Some of the things that the contractors worked on, without Mark’s input, have gone wrong since the installation of the pool in 2004. But everything that Mark had anything to do with has worked faultlessly ever since.”

David Stewart – Stirling | Spring 2004