There’s a place for every kind of backyard pool, spa and water feature. And any format — concrete, vinyl, fiberglass, self-contained acrylic — can be pushed to its design limits. That is what brings joy to homeowners, the industry — and us at PSN as we showcase some of the best installations to have graced properties in the past five years.

From the most complicated, clean-edged, modern aquascapes to sweet intimate garden spas, these projects show the lengths designers will go to improve their clients’ lives and stretch their own talents. You’ll find 10 aquascapes on these pages — including four concrete installations designated by Genesis. Here on the web, we present expanded versions of some and reveal three more online exclusive honorees. We celebrate them all. Enjoy.