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Best Pool Companies in Cleveland, OH

Aug. 26, 2019, 5:03 p.m.

Installing a swimming pool is an excellent way to get more out of your backyard. While typically thought of as a feature for families, pools are also perfect for parties and neighborhood gatherings. Deciding what type of pool you want and finding a builder can be overwhelming, however. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best pool builders in Cleveland to help you find the right company to build your dream pool.

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Blue World Pools

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Blue World Pools
Blue World Pools
Features
  • Get a free quote online
  • Installation services included
  • Econoline, Midline & Classic pools
  • Several different financing options available
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#2
Jandy Pro Series
Jandy Pro Series
Features
  • Professional grade pool equipment
  • Product warranties available
  • Reach customer support via chat, phone or email
  • Register your products online for best customer service
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(800) 822-7933
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#3
High-Tech Pools
High-Tech Pools
Features
  • APSP International Awards of Excellence
  • Filtration renovation & upgrade
  • Chlorine generation (salt water systems)
  • Chemical automation
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Location
31330 Industrial Pkwy.
North Olmsted, OH 44070
(440) 979-5070
#4
Highland Construction
Highland Construction
Features
  • Specializes in concrete pools & spas
  • Automatic pool cleaners
  • Swim-up bars & tiled bar stools
  • Rock grottos & waterfalls
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Location
17535 S. Miles Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44128
(216) 581-5809
#5
Mr. Pools
Mr. Pools
Features
  • Offers protective & restoration services for automatic covers
  • Fiberglass pools available
  • Opening & closing services available
  • A+ BBB rating
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Location
607 Marks Rd.
Brunswick, OH 44212
(330) 225-7665
Litehouse Pools & Spas
Litehouse Pools & Spas
Features
  • M-F: 10am - 8pm
  • Sat: 10am - 6pm
  • Sun: 11am - 5pm
  • litehouse.com
Location
7590 Broadview Rd.
Parma, OH 44134
(440) 885-5833
American Pools and Fountains
American Pools and Fountains
Features
  • Hours unavailable
  • ohioswims.com
Location
6337 Chittenden Rd.
Hudson, OH 44236
(330) 656-4335
Pro Pool and Spa
Pro Pool and Spa
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Sat: 9am - 1pm
  • Closed Sun
  • propoolohio.com
Location
575 Golden Oak Pkwy.
Cleveland, OH 44146
(216) 355-71688
Metropolitan Pools
Metropolitan Pools
Features
  • M-F: 9am - 4pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • metropools.com
Location
3427 Brookpark Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44134
(216) 741-9451
Cleveland Aqua Pros
Cleveland Aqua Pros
Features
  • M-F: 9am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • clevelandaquapros.com
Location
6003 Velma Ave.
Parma, OH 44129
(216) 712 - 6118
Aqua Pools
Aqua Pools
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 4pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • aquapoolsinc.com
Location
1996 N. Cleveland Massillon Rd.
Akron, OH 44333
(330) 666-9735
Rios Pools
Rios Pools
Features
  • Hours unavailable
  • riospools.com
Location
13411 Burlwood Dr.
Cleveland, OH 44136
(440) 878-9300

Pool design and installation in Cleveland

Cleveland skyline

Swimming outdoors is usually limited to the summer months unless the homeowner installs a pool heater. Swimming pools remain popular in the area, however, and provide opportunities for relaxing, socializing and exercising.

Some neighborhoods may be better suited for specific types of pools than others. Central neighborhoods, including Tremont and Ohio City, typically lack the backyard space for an inground pool, which makes these neighborhoods ideal for smaller, above ground pools. The Westlake and Brecksville neighborhoods have sizeable backyards and generally flat terrain that make them perfect locations for inground pools.

The Fulton, Cudell and Old Brooklyn neighborhoods have large dense trees that significantly block direct sunlight for sunbathers and litter the pool with debris, which means pool owners in these neighborhoods may need to perform more daily cleaning.

Inground vs. above ground pools in Cleveland

Inground Above ground
Pros Attractive and durable Lower cost and easier installation
Cons Costly installation and maintenance Limited size, depth, and features
Best suited for… Years of anticipated use Homeowners with a smaller budget
Features Diving boards and landscaping features Wrap-around decks and fountains
Average install cost $25,000 - $80,000 $2,000 - $8,000

Inground pools are generally built from fiberglass, vinyl or concrete. Concrete allows for size and design flexibility but is costly. Fiberglass pools require less maintenance, but these pools are pre-built by the manufacturer and offer fewer customization options. Vinyl is affordable but lacks durability, and the liner must be replaced every six to 12 years. Asking pool contractors for advice may be helpful.

Maintaining your pool in Cleveland

To keep your pools safe and running in top condition, there are various maintenance tasks you need to perform. Pool maintenance typically includes:

  • Water circulation: Run the pump daily to disperse chemicals and prevent algae and bacteria
  • Water balance: Water testing kits ensure proper pH levels are maintained
  • Sanitation: Add chlorine as needed and a solution for algae prevention each week
  • Physical cleaning: Requires a rake-like skimmer with a net to remove visible debris, a pool brush to clean surfaces and a vacuum device
  • Backwashing: Reverses the water flow to clean out (backwash) the filter

Many pool builders in Cleveland offer maintenance services or can recommend another company that does, but you’ll still want to perform daily cleaning to keep debris out of your pool and prevent algae growth.

Choosing a pool builder in Cleveland

Because of the significant expense and commitment required in building a pool, it’s crucial to find a pool builder you trust to provide a quality product. If you have friends, family members or neighbors with pools, ask if they were happy with the company they used. Customer reviews are also an excellent place to research pool builders.

If you’ve decided on a swimming pool, make sure the company you hire specializes in that type of pool or material. Pool builders may also provide on-site inspections to see what kind of pool might be most suitable for your yard. If you’re having a customized swimming pool installed, talk to several companies to see how they would approach the design.

When contacting pool builders, be sure to ask questions such as:

  • How much experience do you have building pools?
  • Do you specialize in a specific type of pool?
  • Do you belong to any professional organizations?
  • When could installation start, and how long will it take?
  • What warranties do you include with installation?

Cleveland’s Department of Building and Housing requires homeowners to submit a plan and obtain a permit before installing a pool in the city. This requirement applies to pools holding more than 1,500 gallons of water. First Energy requires pool builders in Cleveland to maintain a minimum distance of 25 feet between the pool and their overhead conductors. Your pool builder should help with all permitting requirements.

Blue World Pools

Blue World Pools

(888) 955-1004

Blue World Pools has been installing above ground swimming pools since 2001. The pools are competitively priced, and the company offers different packages to fit a variety of budgets. Customers from Cleveland recommend the company and say they were surprised with how quickly their new pools were installed.

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Jandy Pro Series

Jandy Pro Series

(800) 822-7933

Jandy Pro Series is a manufacturer of pool supplies, including pool automation products, pumps, filters and lighting. The company sells directly through a network of dealers, and customers can contact Jandy to find the nearest store. Cleveland customers praise the durability of the products and enjoy the high-tech automation features.

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High-Tech Pools

High-Tech Pools

High-Tech Pools has been located in the Cleveland suburb of North Olmsted since 1958. The company builds commercial aquatic projects and residential inground pools. The company designs pools or works with your architect or designer to create the perfect pool for your home. Cleveland customers appreciate the quality of the company’s service and installation staff.

Highland Construction

Highland Construction

Highland Construction is a Cleveland-based company that specializes in concrete inground pools and spas as well as high-end custom designed features. Cleveland clients give the company overwhelmingly positive reviews and say they are impressed with the company’s prompt and detailed followup, honest pricing and friendly approach to customer service.

Mr. Pools

Mr. Pools

Mr. Pools has been based in Cleveland since 1984. The company has a local retail store and showroom that is open six days a week. Mr. Pools primarily builds pools using fiberglass or vinyl, and it also provides pool maintenance and service. Reviews from Cleveland appreciate the ability to work directly with the company’s owner.

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