Mike Farley is one of the most educated and awarded swimming pool designers in the United States.
Designing projects uniquely to the client's home, site and lifestyle is Mike's specialty.
He has joined forces with Claffey Pools because of their ability to handle the variety and scope
of the projects he designs. He is currently working the DFW area in North Texas.
Mike's Pool Philosophy
Welcome to Mike's Reference Site!
Mike Farley has over 25+ years of experience, has designed over 600 unique projects that have been constructed, winning
numerous awards in both California and Texas.
He earned his Landscape Architecture degree from Texas Tech University in 1985, received his Landscape Architects license in California, is 1 of 42 Worldwide Certified Designers of the Society of Watershape Designers through Genesis 3 design group, and is a Certified Building Professional (CBP). He has since taught the construction portion of the CBP exam, and been an instructor for the Southwest Pool & Spa International show teaching "Designing Big in Small Spaces" , "Outdoor Living" and this year "Designing on Hillsides".
In his spare time, he has written over 100 columns for
Watershapes and Aqua magazine and created over 200 videos
specializing in swimming pools.
2015 Master Pools Guild Awards designed by Mike:
Master Pools Guild 2015 Awards just came out this weekend in Phoenix, AZ and 9 of Mike's projects took awards ( 5 Golds and 4 Silvers) - Check out the Awards page.
"The World's Greatest Pools 2013" book just came out by PebbleTec - This issue has 3 of Mike's projects (and photos) on pages 45, 49 and 61! This is a great book for beautiful ideas with stunning projects.
Check out the February 2015 Aqua Magazine - "Spinning Solutions" by Mike Farley. This is a 5 page article about a high-end project in Flower Mound designed by Mike (posted on Mike's "In the Media" webpage).
Mike traveled to San Antonio for the APSP Region 3 Pool & Spa Show to teach "Designing on Hillsides" , attend classes and the Awards Banquet. He was awarded for 4 of his projects - 1 Gold (Parker County - freeform under 750 sq ft) 2 Silvers (Colleyville - water feature & Aledo - Traditional/Geometric 601 sq ft and more), and one Award of Merit (Dallas - freeform 751 sq ft and more).
Mike got back from the 2014 International Pool & Spa Show in Florida with a new Bronze Geometric Award to add to his collection! See "Design Awards" for pictures.
Cool Pools - Lazy River Feature
Hope you didn't miss the HGTV "Cool Pools" - They featured the Hardeman's Lazy River designed by Mike!