If your idea of a pool is a chlorine-filled rectangle, think again! Anthony Archer-Wills transforms bland backyards into jaw-dropping natural wonders and pool paradises that will leave you dreaming. Animal Planet’s The Pool Master showcases his amazing aquatic creations. Some of the pools appear to be naturally formed by Mother Nature, when in fact they were forged by a man with a smile on his face and a gin and tonic in his hand. Archer-Wills is a charismatic British landscape visionary who works with a talented team to transform backyard dreams into natural masterpieces. Anthony always incorporates surrounding natural resources – unearthing local rocks, plants and shrubs and then reusing them in his final designs to create the illusion that these pools have always been there.
This season, check out how the pool master and his team are surpassing their clients’ wildest expectations. They rip out a boring backyard and replace it with a Japanese water garden paradise – complete with a mountain hot tub, waterfalls, a gong and rocks that blow fire. The teams also create a British-inspired escape for a Texas family, and in the arid hills of Northern California, Anthony prepares a fireman’s family for the worse by linking a new and improved pool to a hydrant system for an added level of fire safety.
Anthony Archer-Wills began designing water gardens in the 1960s. A true pioneer and artisan, he developed new water gardening techniques that have been adopted worldwide as the industry standard for building water gardens. He’s created more than 2,000 water features around the globe, including the United States. A charismatic speaker and teacher, Anthony has lectured through the U.S.and U.K and is the author of several books.