The Pool Specialists began as a service company in 1989 by two brothers, Dave & Mike Harrison. The company has since grown and evolved into a leading pool builder and service company in the St. Louis area. The Harrisons’ built the company on a strong foundation of customer service. The Pool Specialists’ commitment to the customer remains unparalleled. Nearly all pool projects designed and built by the Pool Specialists over the decades have been through word of mouth referrals which speaks volumes to this core belief and their ability to deliver.

Personalized Approach

Our team of designers will meet with each client to get a complete grasp of their specifics wants and desires. We are completely transparent throughout the preliminary design phase, from voicing concerns to itemizing project costs. Once the design is finalized our project managers help make your dream pool a reality. They coordinate the construction process and answer any questions along the way. One of our team members will even teach you how to operate and care for your pool. If you have no interest in maintaining it yourself, we have a team of service technicians that take care of it for you. Every step of the way The Pool Specialists caters to you as a client and the loyalty of our customers proves that.

Expertise and Professionalism

Loyalty to The Pool Specialists brand does not end with our clients – our service managers, construction managers, and lead designers have all worked at The Pool Specialists for over a decade which is part of the reason so many place their trust in us to design, build, renovate, and service their gunite swimming pools. Occasionally we are even brought in to repair pools built by other local companies that are not as detail oriented. The entire company places an emphasis on professionalism, from work attire to communication with our customers. We even keep a running board of compliments for our service department. It is no wonder that The Pool Specialists have risen to the top as St. Louis’ most trusted pool company.

Ensured and Guaranteed

The Pool Specialists takes pride in delivering each project on time and within budget. We use premium grade pool equipment which is covered by a three-year warranty – even the pool shell is covered under warranty. We also use licensed installers for every aspect of your pool. Offering our guidance every step of the way, from conceptual design to the finishing touches, provides our clients with the peace of mind that every aspect is thoughtfully considered regarding their pool. In addition to meeting and exceeding our clients’ expectations, The Pool Specialists want to design and build a pool our company can take pride in and enthusiastically show off to our future clients.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Do I Need to Get Started?

We encourage you browse our website to gather which features pique your interest, the process involved in designing a pool and then contact our sales/design department to schedule an appointment for us to come visit your home or property.

During our visit, we will ask questions to find out how you intend to use your pool. We will show you the many styles and options that are available and ask about your budget to make sure we give you our professional advice on how to go the most from your investment. From there, we will have your yard measured and photographed and then return to prepare our initial design recommendations. When the design is ready, we will return to your home and present you with our ideas for your new outdoor environment.

Are Your Pools Backed by a Warranty?

The Pool Specialists have been standing by our products for close to 30 years. We are confident in the pools we build and we offer a warranty that backs it up.

Why Do Cost Estimates Vary So Much?

While the primary elements of a swimming pool construction project are consistent from one plan to another, there are a great variety of options that can affect the costs and there are numerous features that can be included. In addition, there are a number of swimming pool contractors in the St. Louis area and not every contractor utilizes the same estimating process.

To help you better understand why there are variations in the prices for in ground swimming pools, you should consider that the price is determined not just by the size of the pool, but also by the quality of materials and construction as well as the complexity of the design and whether the contractor includes all aspects of construction in its price estimate.

Many pool contractors are inexperienced with certain site situations and therefore bring in their bids lower to win the job and then add the numerous “cost overruns” after construction starts. While every pool builder faces some uncertainty with the costs to prepare the hole for the pool (due to rock, sinkholes, etc) many also do not factor in essential elements like deck caulking, systems integration, and safety features.

Will Certain Factors On My Property Prohibit Us Building a Pool?

As a custom pool builder severing the St. Louis region with close to 30 years experience, we are able to design a pool for most yards. We have extensive knowledge of building on hillsides and would be able to give a professional analysis of your site.

How Much Does a Custom Pool Cost?

We specialize in building custom concrete pools as concrete is the most versatile and longest lasting construction material available. Like any custom construction project, costs will vary significantly depending on a number of variables. These include the size of the pool, the land modifications required, the size of the surface deck, and the other construction elements you choose. Custom features like built-in hot tubs, water features, vanishing edges, patios and pool houses will also have a significant impact on the costs.

Given the large number of variables, we welcome the opportunity to visit with you and discuss all the possibilities.

How Difficult is Maintaining a Pool?

On average, you will spend approximately 20 minutes a week maintaining your pool. A few items you will attend to will be emptying the skimmer basket, testing the water chemistry and adding the chlorine tablets to the chlorinator. We also have a complete pool service department that offers opening, closing, and weekly cleaning and chemical treatments during the season.

How Do I Choose the Right Pool Builder?

Choosing the right contractor to build your pool is a very important decision and we know that over the years we have faced competition from a number of other pool companies. The Pool Specialists has remained one of the leading swimming pool builders in the St. Louis region for over 25 years with a majority of our design and service work through word of mouth.