Imagine Pools is thrilled to announce the winner of Pool of the Month March 2024: Outdoor Visions by Jeff Gray, LLC in Newport News, Virginia. This family-owned business, established in 2007, has consistently demonstrated its dedication to the art and craft of fine outdoor living. From expansive hardscape projects to intricate landscape designs, Outdoor Visions approaches every project as a unique opportunity to turn a blank canvas into a dream outdoor living space. Their commitment to excellence is evident in every step of the process, from the initial meeting to the final installation.

a dream realized: the illusion 40″ in ocean blue

The winning project is a stunning backyard transformation in Newport News, featuring the breathtaking Illusion 40’ fiberglass pool in Ocean Blue from Imagine Pools. This million-dollar property showcases a resort-like setting that exemplifies the expertise and creativity of Outdoor Visions. The pool is not only a visual masterpiece but also a technological marvel, equipped with saltwater chlorination, heating and an automatic pool cover. The yard’s challenging topography, with roughly a 25-foot drop meeting a river below, required the pool to be craned over the house—a testament to the ingenuity and problem-solving skills of Gray and his team.

a symphony of light and color

One of the standout features of this pool installation is the LED lighting system, which creates mesmerizing patterns and colors that dance across the water. This dynamic lighting enhances the pool’s aesthetic appeal and transforms the backyard into a magical oasis after sunset. The surrounding deck is crafted from beautiful Techo-Bloc pavers, providing a durable and elegant surface that complements the pool’s vibrant blue hue. Additionally, the artificial turf framing the pool not only adds to the visual appeal but also ensures efficient water drainage, making maintenance a breeze.

Outdoor Visions by Jeff Gray, LLC wins Pool of the Month

the ultimate outdoor living space

Adjacent to the pool is a fully equipped pool house, complete with a living room, bar, dining area, shower, bath, makeup room and loft. This luxurious addition is perfect for entertaining guests or enjoying a relaxing retreat. Outdoor Visions also installed an attached pergola featuring an outdoor kitchen with a bar, griddle, grill, sink with condiment station, refrigerator, storage drawers and even a pizza oven. The sitting bar outside the kitchen, topped with glass, doubles as a fire table, creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere for gatherings.

attention to detail: the hallmark of excellence

Outdoor Visions’ meticulous attention to detail is evident in every aspect of this project. The base of the pavers is filled with stone to prevent settlement, ensuring a stable and long-lasting surface. The patio area is adorned with plant hangers, with conduits and sleeves running through the posts to facilitate water transfer to the plants. This thoughtful irrigation system not only adds vibrant color to the space but also ensures the plants thrive. The water cascading from the top pot to the lower pot creates a visually stunning feature, adding another layer of beauty to the environment.

a masterpiece framed in stone and turf

The entire backyard installation is a true work of art, with the pool framed like a masterpiece by the surrounding stone and artificial turf. A black, rectangular fire pit next to the pool provides a focal point for evening relaxation, while low-voltage lights installed on the balcony create a serene ambiance. These lights, controlled by a switch in the kitchen, offer the perfect illumination for nighttime enjoyment, making this backyard an ideal setting for both daytime fun and evening tranquility.

a legacy of excellence

The team at Outdoor Visions brings decades of experience in backyard pools, landscaping and outdoor living environments to each project. Their expertise and passion for creating exceptional outdoor spaces are reflected in every detail of this award-winning installation. Outdoor Visions by Jeff Gray is an exclusive hardscape, landscape, lighting, pool and outdoor living contractor, capable of transforming any backyard into a dream come true.

Imagine Pools Pool of the Month winner March 2024

celebrate outdoor living

Imagine Pools is proud to honor Outdoor Visions by Jeff Gray, LLC as the Pool of the Month winner for March 2024. Their dedication to craftsmanship, innovative design and meticulous attention to detail have resulted in a backyard oasis that is both beautiful and functional. This project exemplifies the transformative power of expert outdoor living design, creating a space where homeowners can unwind, entertain and enjoy the beauty of their surroundings.

If you’re inspired by this stunning backyard transformation and are considering your own outdoor living project, look no further than Outdoor Visions by Jeff Gray, LLC. With their experience, creativity and commitment to excellence, they can help you turn your dream into reality. Let them guide you through every step of the process, from initial design to final installation and create your new favorite place to unwind and enjoy life.