Pools for Home Design & Construction

Formerly Pools For Home
Swimming Pools, Spas & Hot Tubs
Burlington ON
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K Grainger in Burlington
K Grainger in Burlington
1 review Burlington, ON
10/10

Inground pool and concrete deck

Marc came in and gave us a quote, came in the middle compared to other quotes. Pool was completed on time, excellent stamped concrete deck and a fantastic job on the pool and equipment layout. I recommend pools for home to everyone. You will not be disappointed.

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Ralph & Josie Gardiner in Oakville
Ralph & Josie Gardiner in Oakville
2 reviews Oakville, ON
10/10

New pool instalation, water feature and mermaid, mega arbel decking, lighting, patio with sitting walls, plus front yard flagstone patio, steps, decking and stone wall with 4 posts

After receiving 7 quotes we selected Pools For Home (PFH). Their price was in the middle, but we were impressed with their references, their quality, their experience with inpool steps and the fact they could do the stone decking as well as the pool. We were very pleased with the results - everyone calls our backyard an Oasis. Marc's staff are very thorough (and fun to work with). Marc is very hands-on and is readily available anytime you need to contact or see him. At least 2 families in the neighbourhood also selected PFH after seeing how our backyard turned out. Marc's team also worked well with the carpentry company that we hired for the fence, pavilion and upper cedar deck. Marc is pragmatic, explaining when ideas won't work. He frequently offered suggestions to reduce our costs. We were also pleased with how clean they left the yard every night and they never left dirt or stone on the street, which the Developer was watching for. Bottom line - we're very thankful we selected Pools For Home and couldn't have been happier with our back and front yards.

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Karley Gittens in Oakville
Karley Gittens in Oakville
1 review Oakville, ON
10/10

Pool

We are extremely happy with the pool that Pools For Home built for us. We were even more impressed with the customer service. We probably drove him crazy with the endless phone calls inquiring about everything and anything to do with our new pool, which he was very patient and helpful with. His plumbing work it outstanding and he uses all high end equipment. His knowledge in the pool industry is far greater than most pool companies. His prices are on the higher end but you get what you pay for in the long run. We recommend them all the time.

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Stephanie Smith in Oakville
Stephanie Smith in Oakville
1 review Oakville, ON
10/10

Custom pool, waterfall, hardscape - stone side steps, stone patio and walkway, landscape

After sourcing several pool companies at various price points and levels of service, we chose Pools For Home. We have been thoroughly satisfied and thrilled with our new pool and total backyard renovation! Marc did everything, from the design of the pool (with our input) to all the dealings with the town and inspectors, to the laying of concrete, stone side steps (a tricky undertaking with all the rain), walkway and stone patio, all landscape lighting and even help with the remodeling of our existing second level deck and extensive trellis work! All our fears regarding the digging, grading and permits involved with a pool build were totally allayed and this is important as digging commenced during the worst, rainy summer on record! The crew was great and were more than accommodating. It's been three years since the completion of the work and the after service care has been exceptional. Marc has even come out to change bulbs in the garden lights! Opening and closing services are offered and the guys are great. We would highly recommend Pools for Home to anyone and we have received numerous compliments on our backyard. Our backyard is the summer destination!

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Tom in Oakville
Tom in Oakville
1 review Oakville, ON
10/10

New Pool, Water Feature, Stamped Concrete Decking

Having met with several of the local pool contractors, I met Marc. Marc understood my vision and brought his wealth of expertice and experience to the table to create a one of a kind backyard oasis.

One thing I learned from Marc is that there is more to a pool than a hole with water in it. Selection of the correct pool equipment and automation was as important as the final design of the oasis.

One can not be fooled by all the "Pools Cheap" contractors out there. There is a reason why you need to upgrade that pump, add automation and don't forget about the auto fill feature. After all, you can call Pioneer and get the spring special that comes with a motor that you can hear three houses away, has no floor drains so if your water level runs below your skimmer, you burn out the motor. Oh and they use that cheap 1 1/2" black water pipe. I know you don't see it, but how would you like to break up your deck to replace a piece of this pipe. Install the oversized 2" pipe designed for this purpose.

I would never do a project like this based upon low bid. That means corners and talent are being cut. You might think you are buying a decent pump, when in fact it is substandard. The same goes for the heater and all the other equipment.

Overall, it was a great experience and I can't say enough about Marc's knowledge and professionalism. Marc is very hands on. You deal with him start to finish and he is there for all the critical elements.

I was not an easy customer. You will find that as your yard starts to take shape you will add elements as I did. Marc handles this process very well, even when they are non-traditional elements that task his creativity. It may push your completion back, but you need to understand that if you add major elements in the process, it does back things up. Patience is something you need to have with any major project.

Highly recommended. You won't be disappointed. He is worth the extra $$.

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DMG Oakville
DMG Oakville
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Pool With Large Deck / Basic Landscaping

Marc/Poolsforhome completed our backyard oasis in a timely (adjusting for weather) and professional fashion.

The company's pricing is somewhere in-between the high volume/low cost dealers and the really high-end high-dollar contractors.
However, we believe we received a premium product/project from the company a fair price. We valued the owners hands on participation in the project and found him to be very personable, accessible, and a man of his word.

Finally and perhaps most importantly, the after sales service has been excellent. As can often be the case with these large projects we have had some minor issues after installation and they were very quickly dealt with.

Overall, good value from a professional company that offers premium workmanship and backs it up after the fact.

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Paul White in Burlington
Paul White in Burlington
1 review Burlington, ON
9/10

Pool, spa, waterfall and desck

My wife and I were very happy from start to finish on our new backyard project. Marc went through the whole process from design to end. His team showed up when they were planned too and when they did not we received a call.....usually due to the rain. We like that he started on time and answered our calls. When we started the project of course it grew as we added in, which affected his next project, so we had some time delay but that was our problem. Not the cheapest and definitely not the most expensive. He closes the pool and opens so we see him twice a year. At times we knew we more then a handful, but by the end of the process it was done right! Family and neigbours love it! We got very tired dealing with salespeople that had no REAL idea of what it takes and never returned calls! YES, we would use this company for any water concrete landscape project.....judging by his album, we made the right decision!

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Niki - NW Oakville
Niki - NW Oakville
3 reviews Oakville, ON

First Review

1/10

Installation of in-ground pool and stamped concrete decking

Website and meeting with Marc were great. Job started on time and his promise of us being in our pool in 4 weeks was honored. Then the job fell off the rails. Our spa construction was substandard and was re-done, still not to our expectations. Sealing of concrete decking was messy, (drips, over spray on pool steps, house, neighbor's house). Blocked pipe underground, leak in auto fill pipe. After numerous promises to correct/finish the work and give us a tutorial on how our system works, the job has remained unfinished for over a year.

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More about Pools for Home Design & Construction

CATEGORIES
Swimming Pools, Spas & Hot Tubs
SERVICES
Inground Pool, Landscape Design and Construction
WEBSITE
http://www.poolsforhome.com/
YEAR ESTABLISHED
1999
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
6
PAYMENT METHOD
Cheque
MEMBERSHIPS
Landscape Ontario
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
BONDED
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
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