David Ghiz has spent a lifetime in water; his dad started Phoenix-based Paddock Pools in 1958. Ghiz and his brothers grew the family business into one of the largest pool and backyard specialty companies in America. In 2005, they sold to a private-equity firm, which began liquidating Paddock in 2012. Ghiz attempted to buy it back, but the deal fell apart, and in the process he restarted conversations with vendors like Jacuzzi/Sundance. In 2014, Ghiz opened Imagine Backyard Living, a 15,000-square-foot showroom that features hot tubs, patio furniture, outdoor kitchens, hardscapes and patio heating and cooling systems. After one year in business, Imagine Backyard Living became the No. 1 volume single-store Jacuzzi and Sundance dealer in the world, and has maintained that ranking every year except 2018.