About Us

 Aquatic Pools, Inc. is New Mexico’s Premier Swimming Pool Builder.

  • We build more customized residential and commercial pools than all of our New Mexico competitors combined.

  • We use more in-house highly skilled craftsmen than other pool builders in New Mexico

  • We construct each pool using the very latest building techniques, resulting in the best quality pools and spas available.

  • We maintain strict control of the construction process, equipment and material.

Our extensive experience and commitment to quality have earned Aquatic Pools, Inc. an exceptional reputation within the pool building community.

…they can expect and will get the best

Our Awards and Recognitions

  • Ranked number 30 in the TOP 100 U.S. pool builders by Pool and Spa News (2003)

  • Paramount’s Award of Excellence (2015, 2006, 2009, 2010)

  • Paramount’s Sale Excellence Award (2011)

Our awards let our customers know that when they choose Aquatic Pools, Inc. for their commercial or residential swimming pool construction, they can expect and will get the best.

Contact Aquatic Pools, Inc.

If you are making an investment in your home or business by adding a pool, work with New Mexico’s best. Aquatic Pools, Inc. has helped hundreds of businesses and thousands of homeowners throughout the nation create one-of-a-kind aquatic experiences. Take the plunge! 

Our bottom line is customer satisfaction


Aquatic Pools, Inc. began as a partnership in June 1981 and was incorporated in January 1983. Ron Yates has been president of Aquatic Pools since its inception and is the company’s sole stockholder.

Aquatic Pools builds custom in-ground concrete pools and spas and provides service and repairs to all types of pools and spas, both residential and commercial. Aquatic Pools will build, install, repair and service these pools and spas.

No company in the industry or in the state offers their customers more types, sizes, and shapes of pools that will fit everyone’s pocketbook.  The company is the exclusive dealer, in the state, for the aquatic glass dura-tech process – – the ultimate in pool and spa refinishing. We firmly believe that our sincere commitment to excellence defies the competition and we shall continue to strive to be the best. While we may forget to thank our customers verbally, we never lose sight of the fact that we are here solely because of our happy customers. As our valued customers deserve, we are committed to providing the highest level of finished products followed by enviable service. Quality customer service is our way of saying Thank You for the opportunity.

As our outstanding statewide reputation indicates, Aquatic Pools applies rigid quality standards to all of its products. High quality is without a doubt, the reason for Aquatic’s continued growth over the years. Aquatic Pools employs skilled personnel – – operating with proven machinery, accessories, and equipment that experience has proven to give the best performance and value for the investment. We have a complete commitment to service both before and after the sale for our most valuable asset, our customer.  In fact, the majority of the company’s business is the result of recommendations from happy satisfied customers – – our goal is 100% customer satisfaction.

Attainment of our goal permits the realization of our motto – -“Where customers send their friends.” Customer satisfaction has been a key factor in the growth of Aquatic Pools and is a part of everything we do. The total number of pools built by us in 2001 rose for the 20th straight year. In 2002, Aquatic Pools won more Gold Awards than any other pool company in the United States. In 2003, Aquatic Pools was ranked by Pool and Spa News at number thirty among all pool builders in the United States. We build more custom designed residential and commercial pools than all of our New Mexico competitors combined.

Our bottom line is customer satisfaction. We are not the best because we are the oldest; we’re the oldest because we are the best. Give us a chance and we’re sure you’ll agree.

Aquatic Pools is committed to providing superior products with consistently prompt, accurate, professional, and friendly service. When you buy an Aquatic Pool, you will realize that we are not just another company. Our philosophy is different in that we believe you expect a high quality pool and there are a lot of pool companies out there to choose from. We firmly believe that the way we treat you is just as important as the pool you buy. In fact, we know our business depends on that. Customer satisfaction is not only our policy – – it is our business. There is no better advertising than a satisfied customer. We can make a difference.



(The word gunite was declared obsolete a few years ago by the American Concrete Association and GUNITE was to be replaced by CONCRETE)

  • In 1988 Mr. Yates completed two gunite sewage lagoons, totaling approximately 120,000 square feet in Jemez Springs, NM for the Indian Health Service, US Department of Interior.

  • In 1989 and 1990 he completed large gunite projects for the US Army Corps of Engineers in northern NM and a bank stabilization project for the city of Albuquerque.

  • In 1990 he completed a lagoon renovation and expansion project totaling approximately 16,685 square feet on the Sandia Indian reservation, in Sandoval County NM, for the Indian Health Service.

  • In 1991 he completed gunite work at the electric station in Joseph City, AZ.

  • In 1992 he completed gunite sewage lagoon for the Zia Indian Pueblo totaling approximately 49,000 square feet.

  • in 1996 he completed the beryllium technology facility (a large gunite job) in Los Alamos for the Department of Energy.



Employed by Sun-n-Fun pools from June 1974 to June 1975 and from July 1978 to May 81 as gunite nozzleman. Projects consisted of commercial and residential pools.

Employed by Crockett & Bradley, Fort Lauderdale, Florida from January 1976 to June 1978. The company was a gunite contractor for 17 west coast Florida pool companies. Work consisted of the application of gunite to aproximately 20 commercial and 500 residential swimming pools.

Mr. Yates was employed by Crom Corporation, Gainsville, Florida, builders of prestress gunite water tanks, as a certified gunite nozzleman from July 1975 to January 1976.

Mr. Yates has 38 years of varied gunite application experience.

We demonstrate a high level of professionalism


What to Expect from New Mexico and Texas’ Premier Swimming Pool Contractor

When you work with the Aquatic Pools, Inc. to make your personal oasis a reality you get the best service and finished product available. We are committed to 100% customer satisfaction from start to finish, and that means you can expect:

No-Pressure Swimming Pool Sales

The decision to invest in a swimming pool for your home or public facility is a big one, so you should be completely happy with your design and fully understand all involved costs. To that end, Aquatic Pools, Inchas developed a no-pressure swimming pool sales process that helps you visualize your pool in your space and perfect the design before you sign a contract.

Quality and Professionalism

Aquatic Poofs, Inc. has the largest staff of experienced craftsman of any swimming pool builder in New Mexico, and we take pride in our work. We stay current on the latest trends in swimming pool design and construction processes and use the most advanced equipment and technology. We demonstrate a high level of professionalism in the way we do business from how we interact with our customers or general contractors to the way we leave your site at the end of each work day.

Aquatic Space Masterpieces

Our creative designs and your vision for the ideal aquatic space combined with our expertise and use of only the highest quality products and most advanced processes allows Aquatic Pools, Inc. to create masterpieces for each and every customer.

Continued Service

Even after your swimming pool is complete, you can expect continued service from Aquatic Pools, Inc. Our residential swimming pool customers can take advantage of our pool maintenance and repair and pool cleaning service.  We will take on the tasks of regular pool upkeep so all you have to do is jump in and enjoy!

Expect More

We want you to enjoy every aspect of your swimming pool,  including the process leading up to its completion.  If you want more details about what to expect during swimming pool construction, visit our commercial swimming pool installation or residential swimming pool construction pages for an outline of the building process. You may also find answers to many of your questions on our FAQ page. If you want more information, contact us!