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About US

Aqua Pool designs, installs and services the highest quality swimming pools, spas, and landscapes in Connecticut and neighboring New England states. We have been highly awarded as one the industry’s most trusted and forward thinking pool companies. Our innovative designs, staffing practices, and thought provoking abilities have earned us the following recognition.

 

Awards

4th YEAR in a row! Aqua Pool – One of the TOP 50 Pool Companies in the USA!

 #7 in the COUNTRY – #1 in the Northeast!

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      • Top 50 Builders IN THE USA 2014, 2013, 2012 –Pool Spa News
      • 2012, 2013, 2014 AND 2015 Best of Hartford Magazine: Best Pools/Hot Tubs
      • 2010 Service Company of Excellence Award
      • 2008 Service Company of Excellence Awards
      • 2006 Masters of Design Award-Pool and Spa News
      • 2005 Editors Pick Annual Design Awards
      • 2005 2nd Place winner in Concrete Pools Category-Aqua Magazine
      • 2005 2nd Place winner in over 600 S.F. Category-Aqua Magazine
      • 2004 Top 71 spa and pool dealers that have been inducted into the AQUA 100 Hall of Fame
      • 2001 Top 100 businesses –Aqua Magazine
      • 1999 Top 100 businesses –Aqua Magazine
      • 1997 Industry Choice Award

 

Features:

      • 2013 Home Yahoo “Is this Quarry the Most Beautiful Backyard in America?”
      • 2010 Luxury Home Design Magazine
      • 2009 Connecticut Home and Garden Magazine
      • 2007 Home By Design Magazine
      • 2006 HGTV- “Big Splash” presentation
      • 2005 Custom Living Rooms -2005 Luxury Pools
      • 2004 Rock of Ages-Pool & Spa News
      • 2002- Woodland Retreat from Better Homes and Gardens
      • 2002 –AT the Water’s Edge from Better Homes and Gardens

 
We are family owned and operated. Now in our second generation of dedicated management were continuing to construct pools and spas that will last a lifetime. Our story began in 1970; Ron Giannamore Owner/President and Pool Designer purchased a pool from Aqua Pool and Patio Inc. After recognizing the quality and satisfaction that Aqua pool presented, Ron became a pool designer in 1972. Years later in 1974 he became a partner and by 1977 he was a full partner. In 1980 Ron became 100% owner of Aqua Pool and Patio. Today Aqua Pool and Patio still remains in the family. Son Michael Giannamore is President of Aqua Pool and Patio Service Corporation, and Vice President of Aqua Pool & Patio Inc. Michael’s sister Debbie serves as Vice President of Aqua Pool and Patio Inc. and is our most senior Pool Designer. Many other members of our team have a long standing history working for Aqua Pool and are considered family as well. Our staff always offers the highest level of customer service; we will always offer quality advice throughout your entire pool construction. We boast over 45 years of customer satisfaction, by honestly guaranteeing our work, an accomplishment that few pool companies can match.

Our Staff

 
Ron Giannamore – Owner/President – Aqua Pool & Patio, Inc.
Ron has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University and a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Connecticut. His career history also includes being a Quality Control Engineer with the Defense Contract Administration Service. He taught Engineering at Villanova University and worked as an Engineer for several years at Hamilton Standard. Ron holds 13 patents in electronics, and has designed an uncountable amount of breath taking pools throughout the CT region. Ron is also Association of Pool and Spa Professionals trained, and is a founding member of the WET institute.
 
Michael Giannamore
Owner/President Aqua Pool & Patio Service Corporation
APSP Certified Building Professional, APSP Certified Service Technician and CT Plumbing and Piping Limited Contractor-SP1 License STATE OF CT SWIMMING POOL BUILDER LICENSE #44. Michael has been with Aqua Pool since 1983. He has a plethora of experience in the Pool industry, from design to construction and everything in between. Michael’s formal education includes both a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Vermont in Philosophy and a Master’s Degree in Education  from the University of St. Joseph. Michael also carries an SP-1 Plumbing and Piping License issued by the State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection.
 
Debbie Giannamore Madden
Vice President Aqua Pool & Patio Inc. –Pool Designer
Debbie has been in the family pool business since 1979. Her pool design knowledge is extensive. Debbie also has a background in business administration, sales and marketing. Her formal education includes a Bachelor’s Degree from American University in Washington D.C.
 
Gregg Pruitt
Vice President of Aqua Pool & Patio, Inc.- Construction Department
Greg has been a member of the Aqua Pool team since 1980. Along with Michael Ginnamore, Gregg runs daily operations and is responsible for the construction of our pools. Gregg began as part of the Gunite Crew and has honed his skills in both construction and management through on the job training and numerous APSP classes and seminars. In 1987 Gregg was promoted to construction Foreman and in 1998 was promoted to Vice President of Aqua Pool and Patio, Inc. Our construction team is the best in the industry and enables our customers to realize the outdoor living room of their dreams.
 
Mike Grabon
Controller/Accountant
Mike has been a member of the Aqua Pool & Patio Inc. staff since 1994, but has has a working relationship with Aqua Pool since 1977. His professional degrees include a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Science in Professional Accounting, Master of Science and Taxation and Master of Business Administration. He received his CPA Certification in the State of CT in 1976.
 
Jason Guilmette – Pool Designer
Debbie Callender – Service Manager
Chuck Santanella – Service Manager
Grant Lapointe – Service Manager
Leslie Coburn – Draftsman
Tom Sheehan – Fleet Manager

 

Senior Members of the Aqua Pool Construction Staff

Danny Norris-Excavator
Gary Hill-Plumber

 

Senior Members of the Aqua Pool Technician Staff

Dave Norris-Senior Service Technician
Tony Perla-Senior Service Technician
Dave Schillinger-Senior Service Technician
Rick Mahffey-Senior Service Technician