Landscaping & Yard Features

Don’t just plan a pool … plan the resort!

Planning a pool without consideration of its setting is missing out on opportunities to maximize your enjoyment of both the pool and the yard. Some of the benefits are functional such as pathways to the pool area, whereas others may be for privacy or best viewing of floral plantings.

Some of the benefits are functional such as pathways to the pool area, whereas others may be for aesthetic enjoyment of having seating areas for best viewing or plantings for privacy or focal flowerbeds.

Consider the complete area in the initial planning stage. Even if the installation is done in phases, having a master plan upfront produces the most pleasing results.  The following are some landscape and yard features to consider.

Cabana design – A cabana can be the focal point on your deck or a shed hidden somewhat by landscaping. You decide how it will be used and how much profile you want it to have. Will it store the pool equipment? Is it a change room, a garden tool shed, an outdoor kitchen and bar, or will some of these functions be located elsewhere?

Outdoor kitchen and BBQ – If these are not in the cabana, then where? With outdoor living trends, grand stainless steel outdoor “kitchens” – complete with pizza oven provide a focal area ready for the master chef to perform!

Gazebo or bridge – Take advantage of a small creek or pond as a focal point, or add a gazebo for both tranquility and beauty in your dream setting.

Lawn sprinkler system – Plan this as soon as the landscape plan is done. Why create your dream and then have another tradesman in later to mar it?

Landscape theme – Our landscape designers are experts at capturing your ideas. Do you like lots of flowerbeds or more formal gardens with a fountain? Do you prefer a rustic natural stone and trees setting? Is there a need for privacy blocks from neighbours? Do you require a large play area with a playhouse and climber gym? Do you need large retaining walls to access lower yard areas better? How about focal stonework with weeping water or rushing waterfalls, or fish ponds and streams?

Visit our website gallery and Creation Centre for pool and landscaping ideas to help communicate to the designer your vision of a dream backyard resort.

Let us help you visualize and make your dream a reality. The possibilities are endless … and so is the enjoyment!

Gib-San Creation Process

The Gib-San design team has refined a process that makes it easier to design a pool and landscape creation that best captures your family’s vision for your backyard resort. Key to it is capturing your lifestyle needs, providing you with a good overview of the options, and then refining the plan through an interactive process with the designer to make sure it meets both your dream and your budget.

Ranks 9th in Top 50 Builders

Gib-San Pools ranks 9th of the TOP 50 BUILDERS in 2017 North America review by Pool & Spa News magazine as judged according to five wide-ranging criteria that point to the most well-rounded of contractors. This is up from a 16th overall ranking in 2016. Construction revenue – from both new and renovation;

  • Staff quality – based on employee tenure and quality of training;
  • Industry -involvement with contribution both inside and outside the industry
  • Website & social media presence – design, usability and educational value
  • Community involvement – Good citizenship – philanthropy and volunteerism.

In 2016 Gib-San ranked 5th for Service. In 2017 service was not monitored separately.

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Project Management Team

After you have finalized the design for your pool and landscaping creation your project is handed over to a Project Management team who will see it through. They are totally involved with all aspects of your project, making it easier to get answers to any questions you might have. These are our Project Managers.

Back L-R: Devin Gosselin, Peter Friis – CEO, Myles McGregor, Mario Cabral,
Front L-R: Anthony Banoub, Regi Petrocelli

Planning your backyard resort is very personal

What People Are Saying About Our Work

From start to finish, Gib-San has been an absolute pleasure to work with. Every step of the way was handled professionally and punctual. Our end result was even more amazing than we had imagined and we would recommend them to anyone looking for a detail-oriented and friendly company!

Julia B

We were very impressed with GibSan. Would highly recommend this company. All the members of the Gibsan team were very respectful and professional. It was the hottest summer and our backyard has direct sunlight. The Gibsan team worked very hard everyday despite the incredibly hot working conditions. They arrived dressed in GibSan attire and they were friendly and always respectful. We absolutely love, love, love our new pool!!! We would highly recommend the GibSan team!!! Special thanks to John, Mario and his fantastic team!!!


Gib-San was terrific. They were very nice to work with, had great design ideas and finished the project on time. We love our new pool! Special thanks to John and Reggie. The whole team was great.

R. Borins

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