Jenny Merchant


Jenny grew up in Southern California, where she was surrounded by the construction world from early childhood. Every day after school she accompanied her mother back to her office at a design firm in West Los Angeles, where she was exposed to all things creative. After graduating Summa Cum Laude at Texas Woman’s University, she began working for a prominent privately owned custom home builder in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. She spent 9 years working with homeowners, architects, and contractors to build high-end residential homes from concept through final construction. During her time managing design and construction of these homes, she built a great working relationship with her pool contractor, Charlie Claffey. Jenny found her love of pool design and has spent 5 years working with a very diverse group of customers in designing their outdoor backyard space with Claffey Pools. When she is not sitting at a local Dallas coffee shop drawing and creating backyard dreams, you’ll find her spending time with her brood of dogs and cars, volunteering to feed the homeless, and having fun with her hobby as an aerial acrobat.

Design Portfolio

Pools & Spas