Every pool is constructed following the design and exceeding the specifications of a New York State Licensed Professional Engineer.
We use more rebar reinforcement and have thicker walls to allow you to have the most cubic feet of swimming area than any other pool contractor in the northeast. We only use grade 60 American made rebar which is much stronger than the 40 grade that the competition use.
The pool shell is constructed from Dry- Method Gunite concrete. This method allows us to mix the material on site without waste. We inject the minimal amount of water necessary to achieve hydration between the sand and cement. Any engineer will confirm that the less water you inject into concrete, the stronger it will be. We DO NOT use the less effective and cheaper WET MIX shot-crete concrete supplied by local redi-mix plants. This method prevents the pool contractor from having any control over his product. Our gunite swimming pool installation contractors use only the best materials for our customers.
Conklin Pools Inc. proudly provides gunite pool installations and services for the Dutchess County, Green County, Ulster County, Columbia County, Putnam County, Orange County, Hudson Valley and surounding areas.
"I moved to Pleasant Valley in Duchess County on June 1, 2016. Coming from Los Angeles California, I had already had one pool-building experience, and was keen to put in a pool on my new horse farm property. Jesse Conklin returned my initial inquiry promptly, and came out to the property to discuss all possibilities regarding the creation of a new pool. He could not have been more accommodating and informative. Jesse helped me through the paper work, the permits, and promised me (yes, promised!) that I would be swimming before the summer was over. He not only made good on that promise, but he and his crew created the most perfect pool for me and my family. They chose the perfect setting, they were consistent with their time-table, and whenever I had any question, Jesse was always always on hand with a prompt response. he and his crew created our perfect pool in less than a month. Every swim is, seriously, like a vacation in paradise. I wish we could do the whole experience all over again! This is the second pool I have had built in my life time, and I have to say that Conklin Pools will bring you the pool of your dreams, and beyond."
"When we finally decided to put a pool in at our home in Stone Ridge, NY, we talked to numerous friends who had put in pools and nobody was happy with their pool contractor. Even our home contractor couldn't recommend the person he had used to install his own pool. We were then referred to Jessie Conklin by our landscape designer. The reviews from his clients, with whom we spoke, seemed too good to be true. We decided to move forward with Jessie and we now have a dark bottom 36x14 gunite pool with blue stone coping and patio that is breathtaking. Its changed our life upstate and we cannot keep our friends and family away. In addition, Jessie recommended an autocover, which is one of the best decisions we could have made. It keeps the pool spotless, warm (we haven't used the heater all summer!) and most importantly, has allowed us to relax and not worry about our young children since they don't have the code to unlock the cover. Every suggestion Jessie made proved to be a good one, from the autocover to the 2 benches in the deep-end where we relax and chat with friends, drink wine and create a destination for our children when they are swimming the length of the pool. In addition to delivering a pool that exceeded our expectations in appearance and functionality, everything about the process with Jessie was seamless and easy. Jessie told us the pool would take 30 - 40 days from breaking ground to completion, and it did - we were shocked! There were no hidden fees and no surprises - the final price was in-line with the estimate and lastly, Jessie was (and continues to be) completely accessible, answering every call and tweaking every detail to deliver perfection. We cannot say enough good things about Jessie and Conklin Pools
"Before having our pool built, my wife and I did extensive research on the various types of residential pools as well as vetting many tri state area contractors. When it comes to a major project involving excavation, masonry, plumbing, and electrical work, you need a highly competent contractor. After doing our due diligence, Conklin Pools was the clear winner. No other contractor even came close. Jesse’s aesthetic sensibilities and attention to detail assure you get what you want. The cost of the project was fair to both of us, and the overall value is the best you are going to get, anywhere. Quality was evident throughout the construction process. Conklin Pools committed to finish the job in a far shorter time period than did anyone else and they delivered! Jesse is onsite the entire time, and the project was on time and on budget. His crew is skilled, friendly, courteous, and maintains the jobsite in an orderly fashion. Aftercare is great. Jesse is always a quick call or text away. Bottom line: if you need to build a pool that you will enjoy forever, Conklin Pools is your contractor
"My swimming pool was built by a different contractor 3 years ago. When I opened my pool for the season, there were cracks everywhere and the tile and stones were falling off the walls. I called Conklin Pools and Jesse came out to look at it. After he scuba dove it and took some measurements, he told me he would be able to get it up and running like new. Needless to say, they did a phenomenal job and I would highly recommend Conklin Pools for any type of pool renovations.
"Right from the start and throughout our entire project, Jesse was there every step of the way. Whenever we had questions or other decisions to make, he always gave us a timely response. He listened to our wants and needs and had it all come together perfectly.