After slight growth in 2018, the Canadian swimming pool market, based on the number of permits issued, continued its positive upward trend in 2019. In fact, the total number of permits recorded last year was the second highest in the last 20 years, ranking only behind 2016 (13,054)
When this author’s company (Pool Craft) was initially contacted by a homeowner in King City, Ont., for a pool and landscape project, it seemed as though it was going to be a typical installation; however, it was quickly discovered the project was going to be quite different from others.
Education and training are integral components for those in the pool industry who strive to be the best. For far too long, the approach most builders took was the in-house, transfer-of-knowledge style of teaching. While this may be an easy and effective method, it rarely explores new practices and methods.
A complete transformation was required to revitalize this backyard. This included the installation of a pool that provided an area for adults to entertain and socialize, but also a place for children to play and have fun.