Construction Company Will Turn Your Backyard into a Tropical Oasis

Why travel to a tropical seaside resort when you can have a turquoise oasis complete with golden sand right in your backyard? That’s the question one Louisiana construction company hopes will make its custom backyard oasis a bestseller.

Having a pool or a small pond in your backyard is great, but if you could choose between those and a tropical-looking swimming pond, and they all cost about the same, which one would you choose? Louisiana-based Zydeco Construction, LLC hopes it’s the latter, and it’s willing to create the most spectacular custom oasis to prove it’s worth the investment. 33-year-old Eric White, the founder of Zydeco, claims his beautiful swimming ponds feature crystal turquoise water and are surrounded by fine sandy beaches to recreate the look and feel of a tropical summer destination. They can be made as small or large as the client’s property allows and prices start at around $20,000.

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“It has always been a dream of mine to do these different things,” White told the Daily Advertiser. “I am all about figuring out a way to make things happen. I can look at any situation and come up with a way to fix it. I like to stay in the market for things that most companies don’t offer, especially custom requests.”

White, who has worked in construction for over 15 years and previously ran a pool-building company, says he has been contemplating the idea of tropical swimming ponds for years. He has researched ways to turn regular ponds into stunning-looking locations, going as far as designing a patented specialty pump for them, and is now proud to offer the service to interested parties.

Photo: Zydeco Construction

“Each pond that we do is customized for that area and for the customer. It isn’t something that can be done in a day, they are a true labor of love and I want every customer that comes to me to be happy. We will do something different on every pond we create,” Eric White added.

Photos of Zydeco’s swimming ponds went viral recently, after being posted on popular website Bored Panda, but reactions to them have been mixed. While some social media users loved the idea and wished they had the backyard space or money to afford one, others questioned the practicality of the investment over a regular pool.

Photo: Zydeco Construction

“How do you clean this is my question,” one Facebook user wrote. “And for 20 thousands does that include maintenance, because you’d need new sand every year.”

“How do you clean it? How do you cover it in the winter? How do you get all the leaves out of it?” another person asked. “Yeah, it’s pretty to look at and if you can afford to have it professionally maintained year round, it might be nice. But it’s certainly not practical for the average pool owner.”


Yeah, probably needs a bit more maintenance than a regular pool, but you can’t deny it looks so much better too.