Lights, Camera, SPLASH

Behind The Scenes on the Designing Spaces Set

A few months ago, was approached with an amazing opportunity to be able to educate our audience about all of the benefits of above ground swimming pools through a segment on Lifetime TV’s signature home improvement television series, Designing Spaces.

As a former television producer, and now social media specialist for, I jumped at the opportunity to take part in this exciting adventure!

Earlier this year, we chose one of our local pool professionals in Warner Robins, GA to jump on board. Mid State Pools was going to help take the viewers through the step-by-step process of constructing a 15x30 Garden Leisure Discovery LX from the ground up!

There were several things working in our favor during the few days of production – the first was the unusually mild weather for February in Central Georgia. In fact, the week before construction the area had been inundated with snow and ice. When we arrived, the skies were partly cloudy and the temps never left the mid-60’s throughout our stay. The other factor that made the production seamless was a very accommodating homeowner with a beautiful backyard.

The Psyk family was more than happy to speak on camera regarding their previous (and not so lasting) “pop-up” above ground pool. Because that pool had to be taken down each winter, they were looking forward to the long-term benefits of their permanent above ground pool, as well as having a pool that had effective filtration. They also mentioned that they were looking forward to working with their local pool professional, Mid State Pools for advice on how to maintain their new above ground pool. A relationship with a local pool professional is truly invaluable.

The Designing Spaces production team documented each and every aspect of the process. With the help of Mid-State Pools owner Barrett Fleming, we were able to describe to the viewer in detail how and why each step was important – from leveling the pool location, to making sure the water was correctly balanced. Because we wanted the viewers to see each and every detail of the process as well as the progression of how it all worked together, the typical one-day installation was documented in just over a day and a half.

We definitely wanted to take the time to provide our audience exposure to as many of the amazing products that we used in constructing this pool, including the Premium Blue Sand System, Poolstyle Maintenance products and Regal Chemicals.

The result: a beautiful above ground swimming pool and a homeowner that could not have been more pleased. We are very excited to share this segment with our audience so that you can see how affordable, quick, convenient and lasting an above ground pool can be for endless family fun.

The segment will air on Designing Spaces on April 24th and May 16th at 7:30am (ET/PT) and throughout the summer on Lifetime Television. You can also find it on We hope you will enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed producing it!