A unique idea from a customer was the spark that led to
the creation and evolution of Crestwood Pools, Inc., the Ultimate
On-Ground Pool manufacturer.
In 1986 an above-ground
pool owner looking to replace his rusted out metal wall pool and damaged
liner came into our family's Swimming Pool manufacturing and retail
facility in Vestal, NY. We
have been the premier pool builder in our area since 1961.
Upon reviewing our quote for the replacement items, the customer
came up with a 'light bulb' idea.
He was employed by a company that made wooden silos, that has since
become one of the leading custom laminated beam manufactures in the world.
His idea was, "I'll just build a 24' diameter Silo, 4' high out of
Pressure Treated Wood and buy a liner and other necessary components to
make a pool from you".
In the early 1970's, we stopped selling above
ground pools due to the inherent problems associated with the typical
metal wall above ground pools, such as rusting, instability, etc.
We shifted our focus to building only custom built in-ground vinyl
lined pools, which provided superior materials, quality and workmanship
resulting in a long-term trouble free product for our customers.
When the customer presented his idea, we
immediately could see the many benefits of using the proven design of a
Silo or Barrel to construct a pool above ground that would stand the
test of time and natural elements, without the common look and problems
associated with typical above ground pools. With our family's knowledge of
proper pool construction and materials, we knew there was a market for a
quality On-Ground Pool using the Silo concept as the base structure.
We began to purchase the walls and "Silo Hoops" to hold
the boards together and we created the first complete pool display.
By placing the pool next to our busy parkway location, people saw
the pool, and immediately started to inquire about this unusual Silo
looking pool. Inquiries
quickly turned to sales and as they say "the rest is history".
During the early years of constructing these original
pools, we frequently made adjustments and improvements to overcome some
installation challenges. We
finally turned the "Silo" concept into a purpose designed On-Ground Pool
system. Drawing on over 100 years of combined knowledge in the swimming
pool and construction industries we perfected the Crestwood Pool.
With some revolutionary ideas and innovations that were huge
improvements over previous above ground pool products, we finalized all of
our components, applied for a patent, incorporated and established
Crestwood Pools, Inc. in 1989.
We were amazed at the popularity and rapid sales of
Crestwood Pools with virtually no advertising or promotion.
Our only exposure was the original display pool.
We decided to make Crestwood Pools available to other
like- minded swimming pool dealers who shared our commitment to selling
only top quality pools with excellent utility, performance and stability.
Our dealer network has been growing steadily since then with
thousands of satisfied Crestwood Pool owners in the USA and other
Since that humble beginning, Crestwood has become the
standard to which all others are compared and although others have tried
to copy Crestwood Pools, our premier product has never been duplicated.