There are custom pools and gardens – and then there are Lucas Lagoons. Animal Planet’s new series, INSANE POOLS: OFF THE DEEP END, follows award-winning pool designer Lucas Congdon as he turns high and dry homes into exotic waterfront properties through grand, nature-inspired designs to encourage his clients to rediscover their love of the outdoors. The six-episode series, INSANE POOLS: OFF THE DEEP END, premieres on Friday, February 20 at 9:00 pm ET/PT on Animal Planet.
From a long generation of landscapers, Congdon was inspired to revolutionize an industry that was stuck in the habit of making square, boring pools. He quickly proved that his work wouldn’t fit into any box. From concept to creation, his Florida-based company, Lucas Lagoons, creates one-of-a-kind backyard oases across the country. From majestic waterfalls to natural saltwater grottos on remote islands, Lucas and his crazy team of artisans, including his mother who everyone calls “woman,” have been building timeless creations that reinvent outdoor living for over 20 years.
Congdon’s passion for these aquatic paradises is contagious, and he often finds himself convincing clients to go bigger or go home, including a couple whose original plan for a $25,000 koi pond turns into a $165,000 pool remodel. These upgrades can cause serious tension amongst the design and construction teams who are striving to execute intricate builds meet and still meet client deadlines.
INSANE POOLS: OFF THE DEEP END is produced by Fishbowl Worldwide Media in association with CryBaby Media for Animal Planet. Vin DiBona, Beth Greenwald and Juliana Kim are the Executive Producers for Fishbowl and Danny Passman is the Executive Producer for Crybaby Media. Dawn Sinsel is the Executive Producer for Animal Planet.