Have you been working hard and saving up money for a pool? Well, then you probably deserve to have the best! After all, this is an investment that your family will enjoy for a long time. Tideline Pools is a premier provider of new construction, remodeling, repair, and maintenance of swimming pools and outdoor spaces. “Our saying is, ‘Everything under the sun,’” says Ben Bryant, President of Tideline Pools. “If the project is in the yard, we will try to find a way.” Tideline services most of the Charlotte area, including Myers Park, Chantilly, Plaza, South Park, and Carmel, as well as Davidson, Cornelius, Kannapolis, Concord, and Huntersville.
It’s in the Details
No matter the project, the priorities for Tideline Pools are always attention to detail and transparency. “Most of our clients have never had a pool or been a part of a large construction project,” explains Bryant. “This can be completely foreign territory for them. So, we do our best to help them understand the intricacy of the project from beginning to end.” Throughout the project, Tideline strives for clear and consistent communication, as well as openness pertaining to every proposal and every pivot.
A Marine Corps veteran, Bryant has an appreciation for detail that has been drilled into him with the full strength of the U.S. military. It manifests not only throughout the planning and process of each project, but also in the quality of the outcome. He is a firm believer in the transformative power of every element big or small— in an outdoor space. For example, he argues for the importance of intentional lighting, noting that it’s “essentially what brings the project to life by directing your focus to detailed areas or leading you down a path.” He has seen firsthand how the addition of small, inexpensive fire or water features breathes life into a design, and the incorporation of height differences produces greater dimensionality.
Bryant also encourages his clients to approach their outdoor space ambitions in phases. He is a proponent of using 3D renderings to help a client imagine what their dream space looks like. Then, he works with the client to break the end product into its components. Lastly, he helps to map those components into a (sometimes multi-year) timeline. As a result, seemingly unachievable spaces become reality for Tideline clients.
Then and Now
Bryant founded Tideline Pools in 2019, naming the business for areas where water currents converge. These points of convergence, known as tidelines, attract fish. Bryant envisioned creating spaces that, like tidelines effect on our finned friends, bring people together. “It’s not just a pool, it’s an entertainment area for friends and family,” says Bryant.
In the years since Bryant entered the industry, swimming pools have advanced immensely, in part due to the introduction of new technology and in part due to new sustainability initiatives and directives from the Department of Energy. For example, automation systems now enable control with the press of a button, using a phone app to adjust light, heat, jets, and other settings, and single speed pumps have been replaced with more energy efficient variable-speed pumps.
Even as these evolutions change the way swimming pools and outdoor spaces operate, their purpose—at least to Bryant—remains the same. “Where I lived in Florida, most people tend to spend their days outside in their backyards,” he says. “I truly wanted to bring the idea of ‘endless summer’ a little closer to home in the Carolinas.”