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The Vision

These new Burlington homeowners had purchased a house with an existing pool that was over 20 years old. They wanted to renovate and update the original pool to align with their outdoor lifestyle — and they wanted it done quickly. Fortunately, Pool Doctors was able to start on the design before they had possession of the house.

Their wishlist was substantial. The pool needed to be enlarged, with new steps, a Baja shelf for their young children and dog to enjoy, and a built-in year-round hot tub. They also hoped to modernize the rest of the landscape by building a covered lounging area with a TV, a fire feature and sauna for colder evenings, and lots of grass for the kids to enjoy in warmer weather.

The Challenges

Because the original pool was older, the entire pool needed to be re-plumbed, including a new recirculating kit, independent plumbing and a new automation system equipment setup. While we updated the plumbing, we also added LED lights and coloured water sheers. 

We then extended the length of the pool, adding the Baja shelf, four-season spa and a vanishing edge. To accommodate the spa and Baja shelf, we increased the existing pool’s footprint in the shallow end. 

The Results

These customers were thrilled with the results. 

Waterproof vinyl decking was used on the Baja shelf to allow the proper gripping needed for chairs and toys and increased safety for dogs and children and toys — without ripping. 

We used a dark textured liner on the Baja shelf so that the shallow depth was visible for safety reasons as well as aesthetics. All of the steps in the pool and spa were padded and textured for extra comfort. The waterfall flows into the Baja area, which gives the children a fun space to play around in knee-deep water. 

This backyard was refreshed on time and on budget — and now these homeowners can relax all year long. 

  • "We had an absolutely terrific experience with Pool Doctors. This started from the initial consultation and continued through to completion. The team is courteous, hardworking and respectful. From the dig crew led by Mike, the landscape crew led by Wil and the finishing crew led by Jon, you will find their main goal is that you are serviced above and beyond. They have truly transformed our backyard into what we had envisioned. "

    – Pat & Mike, Oakville

  • "We've used Pool Doctors for our pool opening and closing for a couple of years now. The service they provide is exceptional and they are in a different league compared to other companies we've used. They are so thorough in their work and we'll be sticking to these guys from now on. Thanks Terence, Brandon and team!"

    – Beth

  • "These guys did an amazing job with our pool & patio we are very happy we went with them!"

    – Paul, Milton, ON

  • "Pool Doctors did an incredible job! They were fast, professional and a joy to work with. If you are looking for a pool company that does what they say they are going to and will give you exactly what you asked for, call the Pool Doctors. Thank you for the great experience!"

    – Anthony, Hamilton, ON

  • "Brandon, Terry, Tony & team are rock stars! Their customer service is nothing short of spectacular. Our pool is gorgeous and the oasis they created is beautiful. We would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for a professional and delightful experience. "

    – Silvio

  • "Having a pool has always been a dream for my family and the Pool Doctors helped make it a reality! Having a smaller yard wasn’t a problem when they helped create a design that included pool, entertainment, and dining space. Work was done in a timely manner and whenever we have questions after construction about maintenance or upkeep they are willing to help! I recommend them for your landscaping and pool design dreams!"

    – Lucia

  • "Pool Doctors listened to us, understood our vision and provided ideas along the way. What we ended up with is a pool, waterfall and slide of our dreams. All of this at a very, very competitive price. As others have mentioned, Pool Doctors’ attention to detail was second to none. Their continued service (opening and closing) is done very well and all employees of Pool Doctors are friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend them."

    – Todd

  • "Pool Doctors are amazing we love our new pool! They also did a great job with another neighbour on our street! If you want the job done right, give these guys a call. You will not be disappointed."

    – Anne

  • "Pool Doctors is the best! We live in a neighbourhood with small backyards, Pool Doctors nailed the layout and maximized the space perfectly. Great service and product selection. Their product knowledge was the deciding factor for me. I couldn't be happier with my backyard. Who says you can't have a backyard oasis in small spaces."

    – Rita

  • "The quality of work by these guys is comparable to none. I've seen many of their backyard transformations and satisfied customers. Beautiful, quality work and very professional, Highly recommended if you are looking for a beautiful backyard and pool."

    – Dale

  • "Pool Doctors cured our pool issues without making our wallet sick. They build the best and fix the rest and while our pool was built more than 20 years ago they were able to find creative ways to address issues. If you have any questions about your backyard goals, call Brandon and ask how he and his team can help."

    – Martin

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