About Pool Builders Ltd.

We are an award-winning family business founded on 3 generations dating back to 1971 and experts of in-ground swimming pool installations in Ottawa. We specialize in vinyl liner and fiberglass in-ground pool design, sales, and construction. We also offer pool services such as spring openings and fall closings for the pools we’ve installed. Since our start more than 45 years ago, we’ve built over 2,500 pools in Ontario! We bring a professional build and industry knowledge to every project we complete.

If you're considering having a pool installed in your yard, Pool Builders LTD is the company to do it. From the get-go, we could tell that this team just brought a different level of passion & commitment to their craft. They took the time to review all of the details of the project, were happy to answer the MANY questions that we had during the process, and were very accommodating to the revisions & adjustments that we needed to make as things were coming together. They had the expertise & experience to ensure that our dream ...
— Jason & Aileen, 2023
We had an excellent experience with the whole team from Pool Builders. From the planning process with Dominic through to the build, the process was as smooth as you could hope for. All of our neighbours as well as ourselves were very impressed with how efficient and focused the Pool Builder’s crews were. We were thrilled with the final product and would highly recommend them.
— Johnna & Ted, 2023
We had a wonderful experience with Pool Builders and we are so happy with the end result! From the very start of our initial contact, communication has been amazing. They answered all of our questions in a timely manner and more importantly, communication has continued even after our beautiful pool has been installed. We have been completely impressed with their professionalism and customer service and looking forward to pool weather to begin again. Thank you for helping to create incredible memories for our family.
— Debbie & Matt, 2023
We would like to acknowledge the entire Pool Builders team for their excellent service. From our first meeting with you (Dominic), everyone who works for Pool Builders and all of your activities have been first rate. It is not surprising that you have a great reputation. Please extend our thanks to everyone.
— John & Joanne, 2023
Bonjour Dominic, Je tenais à prendre quelque instants pour te remercier de tes précieux conseils quant au choix des matériaux pour notre piscine. Le look est spectaculaire (j’exagère juste un peu) et nous en sommes très satisfait. Merci beaucoup pour tout et je te souhaite un excellent été 2021!
— Line et Claude, 2020
Absolutely amazing. The Pool Builders team is second to none. From the very first meeting with Dominic, to the install, and the ongoing support from Shannelle. They are clearly a family operation that cares about what they do and client satisfaction. They are clean, professional, and were easy to work with for us and other trades (landscaping companies). We cannot say enough good things and have recommended to several people and will continue to do so. Thank you for giving us our dream backyard.
— Chris and Mandy Karadakis, 2019
Pool builders was amazing to work with. We started off the process and planning with Dominic. He was excellent at walking us through everything and answering all our questions. Shanelle’s management of the project was outstanding. She responded to all my questions immediately and with patience. We would definitely recommend working with Pool Builder to anyone who is ready to take the plunge.
— Carli and Carlos, 2019
Sandstone (Highbury)
Not only did Pool Builders give us amazing service before and during the planning and installation of our pool, but they have also continued to go above and beyond for us well after the install was complete. From prompt communication to exceptional customer service we are beyond happy with them and would highly recommend them to anyone thinking of putting a pool in. Thank you, Pool Builders, for everything you've done for us. Pool Builders gave us an amazing pool then continued to go above and beyond for us in term of their post-installation services. Would recommend to anyone looking to ...
— Mandy & Mike D’Aloisio, Stittsville 3 years later
We would highly recommend Pool Builders. Our entire experience has been very positive from the sale, to install and follow up. Everyone is friendly and helpful. If they could only extend the Summer I’d give them 6 stars!! Thanks, Pool Builders!!
— Jeff Milbury, 2019
Good morning Shanelle / Dominic, My wife and I wanted to reach out to you both (and hopefully you can pass this message along to the rest of the company, especially your father) to thank you for the amazing service you have provided. We would like to thank everyone at Pool Builders for the amazing job you all have done in giving us our backyard oasis. Everyone was extremely friendly and provided the best customer service throughout the whole process. Your professionalism was greatly appreciated and trust me when I say that we will be passing along how great of an ...
— The Revill Family, Stittsville 2019
Sandstone (Tan Seastone)
We have nothing but great things to say about this family-owned business. We had our pool installed last summer and the best decision about getting a pool was hiring pool builders! Dom is the best, Shanelle was a pleasure. Everyone else in between were pleasant and hard working. Highly recommend.
— Sarra Getty, 2018
In one word "AWESOME" great service and finished product. Above expectation .. You can tell it's a family run business with pride in their work and service... Bravo Pool Builders.
— Salvatore, Stittsville 2018
We had pool builders install our pool. We are 100% happy with the decision we made to have a pool installed and can not be any happier with the support we received from Pool Builders. When we hear someone asking for pool company recommendations, we are quick to recommend Pool Builders. Thank you for making our experience seamless. Such and amazing team.
— Moreau family, 2018
Blue Granite
Installing a pool... where to start? It's not really an easy task if you've never done it before. You ask opinions, you get advice, you search for reviews on the internet and then it’s time to make a decision, and hope it's the correct one! The most important piece of the puzzle is deciding who will install that new pool that your family will enjoy every summer, and how will you get the right company to get the job done without any delays or hassles? Getting quotes is easy, you tell them what you want and they give you a quote on what ...
— The Di Nardo Family, Manotick 2018
Disco Pearl
We've already said this to Dominic and Shanelle, but praise is never enough: It was really a fantastic experience working with Pool Builders, always very professional, always on schedule, always ready to help... We've already recommended Pool Builders to several friends who are also considering installing a pool :)
— Irena and Vladimir Mijavec, Kanata 2018
Pool Builders went beyond our expectations in every aspect of our pool installation. From the beginning, when we weren’t sure what we wanted, to the very end with finishing touches and the included pool closing, they were all extremely helpful, professional, and responsive. When we first contacted Pool Builders, we were also getting quotes from other companies. Beyond the fantastic price and incentives, Dominic made us feel comfortable to make our own decisions, there was no pressure felt by us, and yet he provided his professional opinion obtained from his years in the family business to guide us to the ...
— Alicia & Mark, Richmond 2018
Royal Prism
We are so happy with our in-ground pool from Pool builders!! We were so exited throughout the process and no matter what our questions were, Pool Builders always answered our questions. From the beginning of the project to the final touches, our backyard transformed into a dream backyard where we can spend quality family time.
— The Jung Family, Kanata, 2018
This past July, my wife and I made the absolute right decision to have Pool Builders Ltd. come in, help design and install our in-ground pool. The weather couldn’t have been better rain wise as there was very little but the heat was extraordinary to say the least. That being said, they worked through it and within 12 days, we were literally swimming!!! Cannot wait to get a full summer out of it next year! From Dominic to Shanelle and the work crew, it all just fell into place nicely.... Thank you Pool Builders, years to come of ...
— Joe & Anne, Stittsville 2018
Pool Builders were great from day one and the staff was awesome to deal with. I got a beautiful custom-built inground pool installed when I purchased my new house. Got the required chemicals to open the pool in the spring and the pool has been zero maintenance since. Would highly recommend!
— Derek Amelotte, 2018
We had a great experience with Pool Builders and have a beautiful pool to enjoy year after year. This is a family run business and is one of the reasons why we chose them. They provided a proper itemized quote and offered competitive pricing. The quality of the build and pool equipment is great, we are happy with the features we chose. We especially like being able to turn the pool heater on from our phones at work, knowing we will swim when we get home. Pool Builders definitely went above and beyond for us to create the perfect pool ...
— Sandra Weppler, 2018
We had such a great experience with Pool Builders. From our first contact with project manager Shanelle, to our quote/plan with Dominic and then to Bob and the crew, it was a pleasure to deal with the whole Grandmaison family. The job was done on budget and on time. Knowledgeable, hardworking and conscientious. We would highly recommend Pool Builders to anyone.
— Virginia & Joe, Stittsville 2017
Pool Builders was absolutely fantastic to deal with, and we would highly recommend them for any pool construction project. During the design and estimate phase, Dominic was extremely patient with our questions, and quite accommodating as we tried to settle on a final size and design. There were no pushy sales tactics, just thorough details and information to help in our decision making. During the construction phase, the entire team were polite, professional, and most importantly the quality of work was excellent. Bob and the team went well above and beyond to ensure we ended up ...
— Mark & Rachel O’Neil, Stittsville 2017
After shopping around for a pool company we decided on Pool Builders. The thought of working with a family based company as well as the price is what swayed our decision. A year later I can confidently say that we do not regret it. From Dominic, our first point of contact, to every crew member who was at our property we have been nothing but satisfied. The issues we had with an uneven backyard were solved in a creative and esthetically pleasing manner. The problem that arose when they started digging was taken care ...
— Anouschka & Adam Kingsley, Greely 2017
We want to thank Pool Builders for such a beautiful set up. A professional team and always available for questions and support. We are so pleased with our pool and enjoyed it from May to October this year.
— Richard, Stonebridge 2017
Ocean Midnight (Highbury)
When we started the journey of creating our own backyard vacation spot Pool Builders was the only company that came highly recommend to us by multiple people. These families raved about the customer service, professionalism, support and skill level of this team and we were not disappointed. From the initial consultation to the final stage of "Pool School" and everything in between we knew we had made the right choice. We cannot say enough good things about the quality of work and the support that was given to us throughout this process. This is a family run business and that ...
— Erin & Scott Gertsman, Stittsville 2017
Electric Blue (Highbury)
Our Backyard Pool Oasis is finally complete! It has turned out exactly the way we had dreamed & hoped it would - Thanks to Pool Builders!! From the start, meeting with Bob discussing and costing out our project, it was clear you are the best experts in pool construction in Ottawa! We met with several companies, and no other company gave us the same level of confidence that we trusted our investment with the best and most cost effective professionals in the field. You helped us connect with reputable and experienced trades to help ...
— Nadine & Rob Redman, Carp 2017
Royal Prism (Latham)
We can't say enough about our experience with Pool Builders, start to finish! Minny arrived for our initial consultation well prepared and very patient in answering our many questions. Shanelle, the project manager was so pleasant and professional to deal with. A few hiccups along the way, but all were dealt with immediately, to our satisfaction. The installation crew worked extremely hard - on a few occasions there were 10+ men working on our pool to complete the task at hand - all knew their roles and worked together well. Dominic's pool school provided ...
— Randy & Linda, Stittsville 2017
Sandstone (Highbury)
Dear Pool Builders, Thank you so much for our beautiful pool! We have received so many compliments and are extremely happy with the entire experience! From the the initial meetings to the final delivery Pool Builders were always very understanding and helpful guiding us through the process as first time pool owners. Thank you to Bob, Shanelle, Benji, Dominic, and the entire Pool Builders team for making our dreams a reality! Sincerely Mike and Susan
— Mike & Susan, Richmond 2017
Blue Granite (Latham)
We had a fantastic experience with Pool Builders. They had great ideas; all team members were very professional and kept to the promised schedule. Would highly recommend their services.
— Sue, Stittsville 2017
Aquarius Liner (Highbury)
Just sending you a quick note to thank Shanelle, Bob and the Pool Builders team for the excellent job installing our pool. We knew right from the beginning that we were dealing with professionals. The crew was quick, respectful of our home and cleaned up entirely after their work. From the personalized selection of the pool to the many details that are involved installing a pool, Pool Builders were there for us at every step of the way. They took the time to listen to our plans and provided us with the right options. Because they deliver what ...
— Heather and Doug Wright, Stittsville 2017
Sandstone (Latham)
Hi Shanelle, Just wanted to say a sincere thanks to you and your family for the excellent job you did on the pool. We just love it! Greatly appreciated! Dominic is an excellent teacher, so we at least have a novice understanding of how to run the pool. Also, if you need a referral for any of your clients, please use us. Sincerely, Anthony
— Julie & Anthony, Nepean 2017
Sandstone (Highbury)
Hi Shanelle, I just wanted to send you a quick email to say thank you for all your help/guidance through the pool process. We are so incredibly happy with the final product and have already got a ton of great use out of it. You guys were fantastic to work with! Mandy
— Mandy & Mike, Stittsville 2017
Natural Grey (Latham)
We are thrilled with our new pool and service by Pool Builders. It has transformed our backyard into a vacation resort, a place for relaxation and fun. Shanelle provided top notch advice and guidance and most importantly, she was patient! The entire project was kept on track, despite the unusual wet weather we experienced this spring/summer. This is a testament to their experience and expertise. Without hesitation, we have recommended Pool Builders to friends, family and colleagues. Thank you for providing us with a ‘WOW’ result and customer experience. We look forward to the years ahead enjoying the pool.
— Adam and Kim, Stittsville 2017
Hi Shanelle, I just wanted to send a quick email to thank you for everything. We are so happy with the pool! Everything went so smoothly, and we couldn't be happier with the job that you guys did. We will definitely be recommending pool builders to anyone who asks!! It's really been a great experience all around. Thanks again!! Megan
— Megan & Mike, Stittsville 2017
Blue Mosaic (Latham)
Thank you so much to Pool Builders for their professional and friendly service while building and installing our pool this past spring. We love the finished product and have enjoyed it all summer! It was so great how well Pool Builders, with Shanelle as our main point of contact, communicated with our landscapers. It made the process low stress and helped when there were weather delays. Thanks so much for our wonderful Pool!
— Michelle S and family, Ottawa 2017
Blue Beach Pebble (Highbury)
What a great experience we had with Pool Builders! We can't say enough about how wonderful your staff has made this whole process. Shanelle is so organized and answered all our questions, even if it was a few times a day! She was quick to respond and always responded within the hour. Now that's customer service at its best! The professionalism in the whole team when they came out was incredible. Not only were they respectful of our property, the crew worked so hard to ensure the job was complete. We knew exactly what was happening each day ...
— Tania and Gino, Barrhaven 2017
Blue Beach Pebble (Highbury)
I cannot say enough good things about Pool Builders! They have made my family's dream come true by installing our amazing in ground pool! From start to finish, they have been extremely professional, knowledgeable, easy to deal with and quite frankly, amazing!!! I would definitely recommend Pool builders to make your dream come true as well!
— Sharon, Kemptville 2017
Blue Granite (Latham)
We are very happy to have chosen Pool Builders for our backyard project. The property posed a couple of obstacles, but the Pool Builders team was helpful, diligent and professional during each construction phase. We are enjoying and will enjoy this new oasis, thanks to the nice folks at Pool Builders.
— Mike and Beverley, Stittsville 2017
Sandstone (Latham)
Thank you very much for the beautiful pool and the attention to details. Pool Builders were on time for building our pool and always were attentive to any questions we had.
— Diane & Bob, Richmond 2017
Hello future Pool Builders clients. The following statements about this company are true to the best of my knowledge and I have expressed this directly to the organization in the past. Poolbuilders pricing is competitive and fair. I collected 4 quotes for my project and poolbuilders was competitively priced in that sample. Poolbuilders is a family run business. I met the father, 2 daughters and 3 sons throughout my design and build. Why does this matter? Service and understanding the client is why. Furthermore, this allows for very effective communication in all phases of your project. Poolbuilders have outstanding customer communication processes. Presale, design, construction, operation, maintenance and post ...
— Aaron, Kanata 2016
Crystal Quartz (Highbury)
We met with 6 different companies when planning our pool installation, and Pool Builders was the obvious choice for us! Not only were they the best price, but they were helpful, professional, and informative from the start. Shanelle and Dominic were a pleasure to work with throughout the installation process, and we couldn’t be happier with the final result! Thank you Pool Builders!
— Todd and Julie, Richmond 2016
We bought our forever-home a few years ago and one of the main criteria on our list was a big backyard because we knew we wanted to get a pool for our family. When the time came we knew we had to pick the right company to make sure it was done perfectly and so began our interviewing process. We met with 4 pool companies and I can honestly say that as soon as I met Josée I knew we were going to build with Pool Builders. She listened to our ideas and was able to answer ...
— The Parenteau Family, Stittsville 2016
Sandstone (Highbury)
We were very pleased with the installation of our pool from Pool Builders. We were put in touch with them via Thunderbolt Landscaping as we had contracted them to do our backyard. From our initial meeting onsite with Bob, we felt very comfortable with the knowledge and service we were getting. Bob handled the dig expertly and managed to navigate through the landscape of our property with ease. Justin was onsite with us for the installation and his crew was amazing. Our interactions with Shanelle were excellent. She was always in contact with us through the whole process to keep ...
— Shillee & David, Kanata 2016
Working with Pool Builders was a fantastic experience! I would have no hesitation in recommending Pool Builders to anyone looking for the pool of their dreams.
— Paul, Stittsville 2016
Notre expérience avec Pool Builders Nous sommes en mesure de comparer notre expérience avec une autre entreprise, que je ne nommerai pas, car c’est notre 2e maison avec une piscine creusée. Je peux juste confirmer à quel point notre expérience fût agréable. Dès notre 1ere rencontre on a ressenti le sentiment de fierté et d’esprit de famille qui règne au sein de l’entreprise. Nous avons délégué la coordination du projet à Pool Builders. Les délais ont été respectés, les coût ($) ont été respectés. Satisfaction totale avec les autres membres proposé par Pool Builder et qui ont participé au projet comme électriciens, ...
— Helène et Alain, Stittsville 2016
Pool builders did an exceptional job from start to finish. I was impressed at how quick that everything was and the open communication when I had any questions. I would highly recommend them to anyone I know. We just LOVE our pool from Pool Builders!
— George, Carp 2016
Sandstone (Latham)
We are really happy with our new pool. We enjoy every minute of it. The whole experience was great, every step went smoothly with Shanelle's help. We couldn't pick a better company for our beautiful project. Thank you Pool Builders!
— Marie-Claude and Éric, Stittsville 2016
The first time we met with Josée, we KNEW that Pool Builders was the right company to build our dream pool. She was so knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. The rest of the Pool Builders team was just as awesome as she was! The project was managed so well and the team did a stellar job of designing and installing our pool and getting us ready for the summer fun. We've recommended PB so many times to others...in fact, our neighbours next door just had them install their own dream pool a few weeks ago!
— Eric & Kristin, Stittsville 2016
Aquarius (Highbury)
We had a fantastic experience with Pool Builders, they were professional from beginning to end and delivered exactly what was expected. They had several skilled teams of people who would come in and out as the job progressed. It seemed like everyone knew what they were doing even in large swarms of activity. We would highly recommend Pool Builders to anyone and if we ever move we would absolutely use them again.
— Ian, Stittsville 2016
You guys have really gone above and beyond to ensure that everything is made right!! I'll thank you and Bob in person for your professionalism but I want you to know that it is very much appreciated as we bring this all to a close. We're very happy with everything and will always be a strong reference for you in the future should the need arise. Thanks again.
— Jeff, Carp 2016
Just wanted to send a quick email to let you know how pleased we are with the pool! From our initial meeting with Josee last summer to her replying to our email this winter while on her honeymoon, we knew we had chosen the right company to build our pool! Fast forward to spring and pool build start, you were so great with guiding us through the process all while answering any questions we had along the way. We really appreciate all the time taken to explain things by your dad Bob and all your brothers, they were so helpful ...
— Chris & Shawna, Richmond 2016
Blue Beach Pebble (Highbury)
I just wanted to send a quick note to say thank-you for everything you have done to help us to make our dream backyard happen. You and the whole team have been truly amazing! We actually got in the pool tonight (temp was 55 degrees) so it was a bit chilly but hey, I'm from Sudbury so warmer than most lakes this times of year!)
— The Ayres, Stittsville 2016
First wanted to thank you all for the hard work getting the job done (especially in the heat) - overall we're very impressed with Pool Builders and would definitely recommend you to others. We were very pleased with how you handled our concerns during the installation. Also, having you available as a point of contact made all the difference. Comments from our friends that have had pools built that had issues with communications made us realize how well your company is organized.
— Mike Cain, Ottawa 2016
Bob, Josee, Shanelle and Team, Guys, I just want to thank you for the amazing job you did on our pool install. From the very first contact I was confident I was dealing with a professional company. There are so many horror stories out there about poor pool contractors. I am very happy to say I was not one of them. Your professionalism from the first phone call was excellent. Your company provided an on time and thorough quote as promised and you delivered on what you committed. Your team was flexible and allowed for adjustments along the way. The project ...
— The Mcgees, Barrhaven 2015
Hi Bob, Both Shelley and I would like to take this his opportunity to extend our gratitude for the outstanding, professional and dedicated work you and your family as well as your staff did in building our pool. The attention to detail and care exercised was beyond our expectations. In as much as you and your staff were subject to a backyard that was almost complete, your team rose to the occasion from the design stage, right through to the end of construction process. Of particular note we would like to personally thank:Josée for her creativity in developing plans that produced ...
— Shelley and André LeVasseur, Stittsville 2015
This summer we’ve decided to install our first inground pool! Thanks to Pool Builders the experience we’ve had during this process was wonderful. Outstanding service, very professional and experienced team, exceptional customer care. Thank you Pool Builders, it was a great pleasure dealing with you.
— Teodora, Stittsville 2015
My husband and I were so impressed and happy with Pool Builders. They kept to their schedule, they kept us informed every step of the way. They have a very competent team of people very easy to deal with. We would definitely recommend Pool Builders to our friends and family.
— M&M Dennis, Stittsville 2015
My husband Rob and I had dreamed of a pool for a long time. The day had finally come and the stars aligned for us. We did our research and talked to a few companies. We went with Pool Builders and we couldn't be happier. We first met with Josee in early summer. She was delightful and answered all of our questions. She even mapped out the pool for us in the backyard which is a big deal for someone visual like me. She was never pushy and geared the pool to our needs. Soon Bob and the crew came ...
— Michelle & Rob, Stittsville 2015
I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone at Pool Builders for a fantastic experience and making a lifelong dream of being a pool owner come true! From our first conversation with Josée to post sales service with Shanelle, and every point in between, the customer service was remarkable. Communication, professionalism and patience were cornerstones of the customer service experience. We were always able to reach someone the same day a question arose, and all of our questions were answered with patience. Many thanks for the fantastic experience that equals our beautiful new backyard oasis.
— Cara & Parri, Stittsville 2015
I contacted Pool Builders sometime last April 2015, a very pleasant lady came to the house, she was completely knowledgeable about what we were thinking of doing, by the end of the appointment she had a detailed report as to the cost of what we wanted to do and with her help as to where to put the pool, the shape and size, she helped with all the small details, when she left we were completely satisfied that we had made the right choice of selecting Pool Builders to put in our pool, we were never pressured into purchasing anything ...
— Maureen And Bill Pim, Carp 2015
I highly recommend Pool Builders for your pool. From their prompt responses to their knowledgeable staff they get the job done, Well! Thank you to the team at Pool Builders my backyard oasis is fabulous!
— Mari, Kanata 2014
After watching most of our neighbours choose Pool Builders to install their pools, we were certain that we would have a great final product, and they did not disappoint. It was so much fun working with Josee to design a pool to fit our angled and steeply sloped yard; we got our perfectly shaped pool that looks so good it is just like it has always been there. A special thanks to the brothers and fellow installers who did a great job under the extremely hot conditions. We have recommended Pool Builders to many friends and would use them again ...
— Andrew and Lynda Milliner, Stittsville 2012
I must admit I didn’t think it would have been done in time for Canada Day, but the amount of work that everyone did to get this pool done in 7 days was outstanding. We were amazed every day when we came rushing home to see what stage it was at! Everyone was very professional and extremely helpful, especially you with the dozens of emails I sent you and I had a reply within minutes. This made our experience so joyful. Once again, we really appreciate everything Pool Builders has done for us and we would recommend you guys to ...
— Jennifer and Todd Reid, Stittsville 2012
Our experience with Bob and his team was very satisfying. The team demonstrated pride, devotion, expertise and commitment in their work. They were very respectful around the work site, even though they worked long hours in very hot weather. The end result was a very beautiful pool which we have enjoyed for the past 4 years without any complications. We love it and we were very happy that we chose Bob to build our backyard oasis.
— Anna, Stittsville
From the minute we called Pool Builders, we knew we were dealing with professionals. Bob and his team were awesome! They did an amazing job on our pool. Not only do we recommend them to everyone we meet, we also love showing off our pool to potential clients. Pool Builders are #1 in our book.
— Frank and Mireille, Nepean
We have now had our pool for over a year and love it! Bob and Pool Builders did a great job at a great price. Everything they said they would do, they did! This was our first experience installing a pool, and we are so glad we went with Pool Builders. Great workmanship—you can tell Bob and his crew have been doing this for years! We had our pool installed in the fall, and in the spring Bob came over to open the pool for us and to get it ready for the summer. If we ever have a question ...
— Kevin and Rebecca, Ashton