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Our story began when Les Ewen and Ken Jones, two esteemed Baton Rouge area builders with many decades of experience each, united their expertise to create something extraordinary. Les brings his extensive pool construction acumen, while Ken is renowned for his mastery of high-quality home building and architecture work. Together, they forged an innovative team fueled by passion, dedicated to crafting awe-inspiring outdoor living spaces that redefine luxury in Baton Rouge.

Geaux Swimming transcends the boundaries of traditional pool builders. While we take pride in designing and constructing custom pools that surpass expectations, our ultimate goal is to curate an unforgettable outdoor living experience for you and your family.

Whether it’s a stunning pool house, a gourmet outdoor kitchen, a captivating gazebo, or a mesmerizing fire pit, our team of architects, designers and skilled craftsmen will breathe life into your vision.

While most of our work is focused on Baton Rouge and the Ascension Parish, it’s not unusual for us to engage in projects in other parts of the state, spreading the magic of Geaux Swimming throughout Louisiana.

Our partnership with Jones Design-Build is what sets us apart from avarage builders. Our deep background in residential and commercial pool and building design and construction allows us to offer an unmatched level of architectural expertise to your project. Our team will bring to fruition any outdoor structure, seamlessly integrating it with your pool area, transforming your wildest dreams into reality.

At Geaux Swimming, we don’t just talk the talk, we walk the walk. And then we swim laps around our competition. We’re not satisfied with simply meeting your expectations. Our goal is to blow them out of the water.

We don’t just build pools; we build memories. So if you’re ready to take your backyard to the next level, don’t settle for mediocrity. Contact Geaux Swimming to see what’s really possible.

Geaux Swimming Pools becomes the go-to company for premier swimming pools and outdoor spaces in the Baton Rouge area.


At Geaux Swimming Pools, we are proud to have two accomplished founders who have dedicated their lives to design, construction, and making backyard dreams come true. Meet Les Ewen and Ken Jones, the co-founders of Geaux Swimming Pools.

Les Ewen has over three decades of experience in the pool business and has been designing and building custom Gunite water features since 1986. In 2000, he became the owner of Ascension Pools and ran the company until 2011. During his tenure, Les was a member of the Care Craft and Paramount PACE programs, which are prestigious organizations that recognize excellence in pool building. Les also wrote for Water Shapes magazine in May 2004, showcasing his talent as an expert in his field. Apart from his professional accomplishments, Les is a volunteer firefighter/first responder who served as Fire Chief and chief of the response team during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Gustav. Les’s passion for boats and airplanes is well known, but his priority has always been his family and friends. He brings his vast experience and dedication to every project he works on and makes sure that every family’s backyard dream becomes a reality.

Ken Jones is a licensed architect and general contractor who brings a wealth of experience in architecture, construction, and real estate development to Geaux Swimming Pools. He founded Jones Design/Builders, LLC, and Truitt-Jones Construction in 1997 and 1990, respectively. Before starting his own firms, he was the operations manager for a construction and real estate firm in Brentwood, Tennessee. Ken has also worked as a chief architect and corporate secretary for Lakeside Construction Company and served as the director for design and development at The Bluffs Golf Resort. He is an active member of the American Institute of Architects and has been licensed to practice architecture in several states. His expertise and passion for design and building have earned him professional designations such as Graduate Master Builder, Certified Graduate Builder, Certified Aging in Place Specialist, and Certified Green Professional from the University of Housing in Washington, D.C. Ken has served as chairman, vice-chairman, and committee member of the National Design Committee for the National Association of Home Builders and is currently a life director on the board of directors for the organization. He also teaches continuing education courses to architects, contractors, and builders throughout the United States.

Les Ewen and Ken Jones bring unique experiences to the table, and their combined expertise in design, construction, and real estate development has made Geaux Swimming Pools the go-to company for premier swimming pools and outdoor spaces in the Baton Rouge area.


At Geaux Swimming, our design process is something that we take very seriously. We understand that our clients want the very best when it comes to their swimming pool, and we are dedicated to surpassing expectations in every single project that we undertake. Our design process is a key part of this commitment, and we believe that it sets us apart from other swimming pool designers and builders in the industry.

To start with, our design process always begins with an initial conversation and site visit. We take the time to talk to our clients about their vision for their pool, and we also take a thorough look at the site where the pool will be built. This allows us to gain a clear understanding of the project requirements and to develop a design concept that is tailored to the specific needs of our clients.

Once we have a basic idea of the design concept, we move on to the next stage of our process: the 3D rendering phase. This is where we really start to bring the design to life. Our team works closely with our clients to create a detailed, animated version of the pool design using cutting-edge software. This allows our clients to see exactly what their pool will look like before any construction work begins, and it also gives them the opportunity to make any necessary changes or revisions to the design.

Finally, once the 3D rendering has been approved, we move on to the construction phase of the project. By hand-selecting premium materials and equipment and collaborating with skilled artisans, we ensure that each pool we create reaches exceptional standards that exceed expectations. We also work closely with our clients throughout the construction process to keep them informed about progress and to ensure that they are completely satisfied with the finished product.

At Geaux Swimming, we are extremely proud of our design process and the results that it delivers.


Home Builder Association Hall of Fame Awardee

HBAIn addition to his many professional accomplishments, our co-founder Ken Jones has received numerous awards throughout his career, including being named to the Hall of Fame for both the Baton Rouge Home Builders Association (HBA) and the Louisiana HBA. These prestigious awards recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the homebuilding industry and who have worked tirelessly to promote quality and excellence in housing.

Ken Jones is a well-respected and active member of the Greater Baton Rouge Home Builders Association (HBA), where he has been involved for many years. He has served as the past president not only for the Baton Rouge HBA but also for the state of Louisiana HBA.

Totally Hayward Authorized Dealer

tottaly-haywardGeaux Swimming Pools is proud to be an authorized dealer of Totally Hayward products, offering customers access to the highest quality pool products on the market today. Totally Hayward is a trusted name in the pool industry, known for its dedication to innovation and excellence. Geaux Swimming Pools is committed to providing customers with the best-in-class products to help them create the backyard oasis they have always envisioned.

Louisiana Commercial/Residential Pool Contractor License

LHBAGeaux Swimming is proud to hold the LA32831 / MS23772 license for commercial and residential pool contracting in Louisiana. This license allows Geaux Swimming to provide a variety of services related to swimming pools, including design + build and maintenance. Our team of skilled professionals has the knowledge and expertise to ensure that each project is completed to the highest standard.


  1. Expertise: Geaux Swimming stands at the pinnacle of the pool industry, with our founders amassing over three decades of unrivaled experience. Their profound knowledge and unwavering expertise permeate every project we undertake.
  2. Craftsmanship: Immerse yourself in the world of meticulous artistry. Geaux Swimming’s commitment to unparalleled quality ensures that every detail is meticulously attended to, resulting in outdoor living spaces that are not only visually stunning but also built to withstand the test of time.
  3. Beyond Boundaries: Geaux Swimming transcends the ordinary. We shatter the limitations of traditional pool builders by offering an extensive range of outdoor living services. From breathtaking custom-designed outdoor structures to awe-inspiring pools, we bring your wildest dreams to life.
  4. Collaborative Excellence: Our visionary alliance with Jones Design-Build unleashes a torrent of architectural expertise, propelling us beyond the boundaries of standard pool construction. This partnership empowers us to deliver unparalleled craftsmanship and amplify the possibilities of your outdoor oasis.
  5. Distinction in Reputation: Geaux Swimming proudly boasts an esteemed A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, symbolizing our unwavering dedication to excellence. This accolade exemplifies our commitment to surpassing expectations and ensuring unparalleled customer satisfaction.
  6. Trailblazing Visionaries: The pioneering spirit of Les Ewen and Ken Jones, the founders of Geaux Swimming, has garnered numerous prestigious awards within the homebuilding industry. Their contributions have set new standards of innovation and creativity.
  7. Authorized Empowerment: As a Totally Hayward authorized dealer, we empower our clients with access to an exclusive realm of top-tier pool products. Our partnership ensures that your pool is equipped with nothing less than the finest.
  8. Licensed Assurance: With the reputable LA32831 / MS23772 license for commercial and residential pool contracting in Louisiana, Geaux Swimming provides you with unwavering peace of mind. Our compliance and commitment to industry regulations solidify our status as a trusted leader.
  9. Vision Realized: Geaux Swimming fosters a collaborative environment where your dreams become tangible realities. We engage with you, embracing your unique desires and aspirations, to create an outdoor living space that is truly one-of-a-kind and tailored to your vision.
  10. Unparalleled Care: At Geaux Swimming, we recognize that exceptional customer service extends far beyond the transactional realm. We are dedicated to cultivating lasting relationships, exceeding your expectations, and providing a personalized experience that elevates your satisfaction to extraordinary heights.


We absolutely adored Ken and his team. From the moment we met them, they felt like old friends, like we could trust them. And it turns out we were right. We had some challenges because the construction took place during COVID, but they kept things moving, and they kept us informed of what was going on. I was quite impressed with the crew also. They were very professional. The whole project was like a dream come true. And now my grandkids are over here practically every day, enjoying the pool.”

Arledge, Rhonda

We were referred to the Geaux Swimming team by our landscape architect, who recommended them highly. Ours was a pretty challenging high-end job, with a fairly sophisticated custom outdoor kitchen, plus a beautiful bathroom to go along with the swimming pool and other amenities.

Getting materials during COVID was a bit of a challenge, but these guys kept the project moving, and we are very happy with the results.”

MacDonald, Carlo