Everyone who worked on the pool were courteous and polite
Curtis Larson and his company are outstanding. We started the process of getting pool estimates in November 2011, and quickly became very disheartened with the industry. We had a set budget, and every pool company we spoke to would completely ignore our budget, and if they even got back to us, would give us an estimate in excess of 25% above our budget. We also had an easement issue that needed to be resolved.
Curtis listened to our wants and needs, and came up with a product that not only fit our budget, but also gave us more bang for the buck. Then came the 15month wait while we worked on getting the easement vacated. Curtis and company were nothing but patient. Laura in the office was a pleasure to work with and ensured all the T’s were crossed, and I’s were dotted. Were were pleasantly surprised to see Curtis at the Pinellas Board of Commissioners hearing we had to attend to have the easement vacated – great moral support.
Once were had the go ahead, the pool was completed within 4 weeks of breaking ground. Everyone who worked on the pool were courteous and polite (we have a 4 yr old and construction sites often have some colorful language), and did their jobs well.
From Curtis, to Matt, to Laura, to Larry and everyone else who played a role in building our dream pool – we thank you! My business is built on referrals, and you can be assured that I will refer you every chance I get.
Highly recommend Tropical Pools
If someone asked me who I would recommend to build a pool, I would highly recommend your company. Your dedication and hard work convinced me that I made the right decision. The finished project speaks for itself. Even though there were some difficulties, each problem was taken care of in a timely manner. I believe that your company takes great pride in their work and will correct any problem that may arise and do whatever it takes to make things right. I just want to express my appreciation and thank you for a job well done.
Tropical Pools did such a awesome job
Tropical Pools did such a awesome job on our pool/spa. From the very start of the process, we were satisfied with the attention and ease that it was to put a pool in. Thank you so much for our beautiful tropical backyard.
We are extremely happy with our pool
Our pool was recently completed by Ronnie, it turned out better than what we expected which was a real positive given the big investment we were making in a pool. During the process we dealt with Ronnie who was always comfortable to deal with because of his open honest communication, delivery on promises and being available to answer questions 24/7. We were able to picture what were getting at the outset and that is exactly what we got (with a few addition surprises like a better expected water feature, small ledges added in the deep end of the pool that my 3 & 6 year olds spend most of the time swimming between, excellent colour co-ordination, help in maintaining pool post construction, etc.) all within 26 days from breaking ground with no issues and nothing negative to say. At the outset we were a little disappointed with the initial responsiveness of other pool companies who took days to respond to quote requests, negative reviews, longer than expected completion dates, large upfront deposits and having to deal with salesmen as opposed to the owner of the company. We are extremely happy with our pool and would not change anything – for me the most important decision was selecting the right pool builder. Good luck with your pool – I highly recommend Tropical Pools.
Quality workmanship and attention to detail
Curtis was very professional to work with throughout the entire process. The quality workmanship and attention to detail was excellent. Dealing directly with the owner allowed us to design our dream pool without wasting time and money!
Curtis continues to service our questions, an is a pleasure to work with.
Grateful I hired this company
I wish I could really express how grateful I am that I hired this company. I’m thrilled with what they have done for us. Our pool is more gorgeous than I imagined it could be. Our sales person, Jon, was very honest. We met with 6 other companies and when I started asking about some features we wanted for our pool, he was less expensive and explained what it costs them to install that feature and what they made off it. The honesty was refreshing after all the other salesmen I spoke to. He also explained that we needed a special line put in for the cleaner we wanted, that none of the other salesmen mentioned which made me feel like I could trust that he really knew what he was talking about. The plans, pricing, contract all went seamlessly. We knew we were in line behind other builds. When our time came to start, men were here at 8am each morning that they were suppose to work I was never chasing down “when will you be here”. The man who runs the build, Curtis, was awesome! He answered all my millions of questions along the way. He never tried to nickel and dime me, which I’d heard stories about other companies doing and was worried about. Everything went off without a hitch. Our job was particularly complicated because our yard is large and the house is old, 1928, with lots of strange complications. The rocked it. The pavers are beautiful! The sales person, Jon did warn me that if I went with a particular paver company I had picked out that they take a little longer., he was right but in the end it was worth it. I also used their paver guy, Junior, to seal out pavers after. I’m so happy with the outcome and how they took care of us…I’d recommend them to anyone.
The entire experience has exceeded our expectation
Marilyn and I want to take this opportunity to express our thanks and appreciation for the excellent job that Tropical Pools and Pavers did on both the design and installation of our new swimming pool. The entire experience has exceeded our expectations. It is becoming rare these days to find a company that can combine a pleasant sales experience, a quality product, a great value, and deliver it all in a timely fashion. It has been a pleasure to work with you in sales and design, with your brother overseeing construction and the great group of experienced sub contractors that were always ready and willing to answer any question that I had.
Please feel free to have anyone interested in working with you contact me, I would be most happy to speak with them and answer any questions that they might have. I spoke with several of your former customers before deciding on Tropical Pools and Pavers. My experience was the same as all of your former customers explained to me. You simply do a great job.
Seeing is believing
Seeing is believing and “seeing” the outcome of our dream pool/deck come to life was pure joy! We first met Curtis last Fall, as one of 3 companies we interviewed and were very impressed with his sincerity, competitive offering and willingness to over-impress. Now, our standards are very high and with high expectations we realized that we had the right guy to over-see and “manage” a tough project. Now, material is material; you can get that stuff anywhere – however, the key is the workmanship and integrity to make things right without excuses…again, we found the right guy! We waited ~5 months to write our comments because inevitably there is always things that need to be adjusted and it was important that we took the time to experience our “jewel” before commenting. Everything is as awesome now as when they completed the project! One story I will relay – at NO FAULT of Tropical Pools, we had a leak on the side of our pool. We thought that this was going to drain our kids college fund to fix – but when we explained the situation to Curtis, he said “you’ve got the right guy” – enough said. It was taken care of with his caring and conscientious team and to our delight, we can still send our kids to college :). In summary, we were very impressed and best of all, there were no excuses – the job was completed to OUR satisfaction. Again, we chose “the right guy”…
Working with Tropical Pools and Spas was a great experience from start to finish! My suggestion before selecting a vendor. is do your homework (social media reviews, BBB, etc) . We did..and so glad! These guys are the real deal! From Jon, our sales exec to Curtis, our construction manager, to the front office staff, they assisted us with our design ideas, offered suggestions, kept us informed, stayed on schedule, on budget, and were very accommodating. Their subs are top notch – clean, neat, professional. You will be very pleased with the finished product and the overall experience! We highly recommend them!
I would highly recommend this full service company!!
We started our pool construction with another company. Two weeks into the project we learned this company was having financial difficulties and we opted to finish our project with Tropical Pools and Pavers. Curtis was a life saver! He helped us in our time of need- through honesty, character, affordable pricing, and representing himself in the most professional manner. I would highly recommend this full service company!!
Tropical pools builds a great pool
Tropical pools builds a great pool and has fantastic customer service. I had a minor issue with my pool one year later and Curtis came out and fixed it with no charge and no worry! They are a company you can trust and they build a great pool.
You will not be disappointed with their work or their results
When we initiated our search for a pool company we interviewed over 6 different companies, all offering a variety of service and quality. We selected Tropical Pools and Pavers based upon their price, work ethic and demeanor in dealing with us. We found Ronnie and Curtis to be open, honest and responsive to our needs and concerns. Having served 29 years as a School Superintendent I have dealt with contractors and builders throughout my career. I can honestly say Tropical Pools and Pavers was the first company I dealt with which followed through on all of their promises and delivered a quality product. We are very happy with the design and workmanship of our product. I strongly recommend Tropical Pools and Pavers to anyone who considering installation. You will not be disappointed with their work or their results.
A company that backs up their promises and delivers a beautiful pool
It is rare to find a company like Tropical Pools and Pavers – a company that backs up their promises and delivers a beautiful pool on-schedule. Throughout every phase of the construction, Curtis and the team consistently communicated each step of the project and kept me apprised of the progress. The Tropical Pools and Pavers team started construction on March 18th and completed the entire renovation by April 26th. My wife and I are extremely happy with our new investment, but we believe our grandchildren’s joy eclipses ours when they are playing in the new pool. When you are speaking with contractors about your new pool, we highly recommend Tropical Pools and Pavers as the right company that delivers on their promises.
I would recommend this company to anyone wanting to build a pool
Talk about patient! My wife and I asked Ronnie to draw up a pool about 10 months ago. After multiple revisions, additions, deletions and other requests my wife and I finally got the pool built. Ronnie was EXCEPTIONALLY patient with us, was never frustrated and completed each request promptly. Even during some of the “down time” when we were thinking about the project, Ronnie was never pushy or rude. When we did build the pool the service was top-notch. The pool was completed faster than expected and the quality is excellent. I would recommend this company to anyone wanting to build a pool. Small enough to have a personal touch and relationship but large enough to have all the resources at the right price!!
From the start our experience was positive
The team at Tropical Pools and Pavers were amazing. From the start our experience was positive. Everyone was very professional but also very friendly and courteous. Jon listened to all our wants and transformed our thoughts into a beautiful image. And the finished product was even more amazing than the picture. We were so very pleased. Every stage of the process was handled by the best folks, from the footers and concrete being poured, the tile and coping being laid, each stone being precisely placed, the pavers being laid…everyone took pride in what they were doing and did a great job. This was our first experience with having a pool built so I had LOTS of questions and no one ever minded answering them. I questioned my choices of tiles, pavers, stones and Jon and Curtis were always very helpful and reassuring. Once the pool was completed Larry was really good about teaching us what we needed to know to take care of our new pool. Laura made sure the inspector were on target so that we stayed on schedule. Curtis came over several times throughout the process though he probably didn’t need to, his team was on it. Curtis is very knowledgeable and always returned calls or answered questions. You will not go wrong using Curtis and his crew, they are all top notch individuals who together make a fantastic team. And you can tell a good company when the folks who do the work have good things to say and they all spoke very well of Curtis Larson. Thanks Curtis and Crew for all your hard work and talent. We love our outdoor living space that you created!
We absolutely love our new pool
When you are investing tens of thousands of dollars in building a pool, you better be really careful about whom you choose to build it. We did a lot of research and had several pool builders give us ideas and quotes on our new pool. It was apparent from our first contact with Curtis that he was going to be our choice. He had a reasonable quote with renderings of the pool for us the very next day. I wanted a pool to swim laps to train for triathlons and my husband wanted a free form pool to float in and have great pool parties. Curtis was creative enough to come up with a beautiful and affordable solution. We’ve never had a pool, so we had many questions about the seemingly endless options for materials and equipment. Curtis always promptly called us back and patiently answered all of our questions. It would be impossible to find someone more honest, hard-working and dependable to build your pool. I’ve never seen a building project of any magnitude managed so perfectly. Each phase was done right after the other and everyone worked very hard to make it right. They transformed a patch of grass into a magical tropical lagoon. We absolutely love our new pool and we couldn’t be happier with how Curtis and the whole crew worked to bring our dreams to life. Our warmest thanks to Curtis and everyone at Tropical Pools & Pavers for bringing paradise to our back yard!
A wonderful experience from start to finish
When undertaking a project as big as building a pool from scratch, we could only hope to survive the stress. Those feelings became totally unfounded from the moment of our first meeting with Ronnie Larson of Tropical. Every single step from that first meeting – design, scheduling, construction was stress free. Curtis Larson, who oversaw the build was always available for questions and followed up immediately on any changes that we may have thrown at him. Every single group that was involved – digging, shaping, pavers, stonework, pebbletec, whatever were prompt, friendly and great to work with. Tropical Pools and Pavers surrounds themselves with the most professional and courteous group of workers. I was always amazed at the speed that the various stages were completed and all were perfect. From the first shovel hitting the ground to our first swim and spa use was five weeks – amazing! A wonderful experience from start to finish.
A pool owner’s best friend
I have had the pleasure of Curtis’ poolbuilding expertise for the past 6 years. He helped realize the dream pool I always wanted. He never hesitated to build what I wanted (like so many others I had interviewed before). It’s been 6 years now, and my pool is still performing as new, and Curtis is always there for me anytime I have a question or need help. He’s a pool owner’s best friend, always humble and assistive. You can depend on him long after he’s built your pool. You really can’t go with anyone better for service and professionalism, long after your pool is built.
EXACTLY WHAT WE WANTED
We knew we wanted a combination spa/pool but had limited space and wanted to work with a landscaper as well during the construction. None of the other pool companies responded back in all aspects as well as Tropical – they stood out significantly. Regan was very helpful throughout the design process and offered great ideas for the layout. Coordination between the contractors worked out fine and their work complimented each other very well. Curtis is a hands-on chief, manning the bobcat as well as being responsive to all requests we made. I couldn’t ask for a better team to work with. Laura was also helpful in coordinating the work from beginning to end. Gary provided all the details necessary on maintaining the pool in an easy manner. Our family and friends have raved over the results – the back area has transformed from a dirt pile to an oasis. Tropical Pools is tops!
If you do not use this company, you are making a big mistake
Curtis and his staff were great. Curtis went above and beyond installing our beautiful pool. We needed several trees moved. We needed a huge outside kitchen moved, which weighed over a thousand pounds. Curtis was willing and able to assist with these needs. Every step of the way, Curtis was there to answer any questions and guide us when needed. I will be recommending Tropical Pools and Pavers to everyone I know that is interested in building a pool. If you do not use this company, you are making a big mistake. Great job. Thanks again Curtis.
We are so pleased and excited with Tropical Pools. We just had our pool put in by them and it looks amazing. Jon helped us design our pool to meet our needs. He is very knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Curtis oversaw the project of the pool and I can’t say enough about them. Thank you Jon and Curtis for the amazing work you have done for us. I also can’t forget Gary the pool guy who helped us along when the pool was first up and running. Highly recommend Tropical Pools!
Fast, efficient, courteous and thorough
Curtis and his direct and indirect crew did a superb job on our spa and pool deck renovation. Fast, efficient, courteous and thorough. Everyday from the start of the project until the end, there was something being accomplished.
All the work was top notch and at the end of the project scrap and other materials were cleaned up and we were enjoying the new pavers, screen and stone spa as soon as the pool was filled back up.
For me to recommend a company to friends and neighbors, the experience has to be near flawless. I have recommended Tropical Pools to two families interested in installing a pool and both of them went with Curtis’ team and I sleep well at night.
Thank you for a no hassle experience and a superb product.
You and the entire team, have expertly transformed my home into a paradise
My husband and I had been wanting to build a swimming pool and patio enclosure for the past 6 years; however, due to the very expensive estimates we received, we placed our dream on extended hold. It was not until a few months ago, when I saw my neighbor’s gorgeous, yet affordable, enclosure and after he shared his seamless experience with the process, that I became excited. We had finally found the right builder, Tropical Pools and Pavers.
My words can not adequately express our gratitude to Curtis, Ronnie, Larry……and all the other amazing workers and family from Tropical Pools and Pavers. You and the entire team, have expertly transformed my home into a paradise, and we are truly thankful and loving it!
So if you are looking for a builder, shopping around and wondering about who to hire? Know this;, Tropical Pools and Pavers has a special gift, which I believe makes them exceptional. They are not just a group of workers, but a large genuine family of brothers, uncles, cousins, friends…. that are all amazingly experienced, talented and driven to give you/ us their best. And it shows everyday from start to finish. I never thought I would say this, but, we actually miss seeing the crew in our yard! For any prospective client out there, feel free to contact me and I will gladly show you my home addition. Cell # 813-454-4057
Quality work & professional customer service
Upon purchasing our home on the water – the pool/patio area was dull. Curtis & his professional team at Tropical Pools & Pavers transformed our pool/patio into a WOW. We now have a salt water pool & a new spa. The pool/spa has a beautiful ocean blue pebble tech with turtles inset on the steps & floor of the pool. The new pool tile & patio pavers are striking. We have really enjoyed the Jandy system – which allows us to control all the pool & spa amenities with the remote.
We now LOVE our home even more – thanks to everyone at Tropical Pool & Pavers for the quality work & your professional customer service.”
We love our pool
Our experience with Curtis Larson could not have been any better. Curtis was referred to us by a neighbor and we engaged him for a quote and to review some basic plans regarding our first pool project. My wife and I did not know what to expect, and Curtis made the process seemless from day 1. He quickly reviewed our initial plans and submitted his own recommendations with terrific graphics and precision. His timelines were dead on, and the project would have been totally completed in 30 days if it weren’t for a 1 week delay on a set back issue outside of his control.
His cost estimate was precise and there was not an extra penny of overrun not accounted for on his initial contract.
We love our pool, and our 2 young girls have spent lots of time in it this summer. We feel like it was a terrific investment and upgrade to our home, and we highly recommend Curtis to anyone looking to build a new pool.
We could not be more pleased
We contacted Tropical Pool and Pavers in May and Jon worked with us on our design, we told him what we wanted, which was a unique pool and his first design was very close to be exactly what we wanted. A little tweaking here and there and soon had the design, they had many options and of course Kat wanted almost all. To sum things up, the entire team, delivered a superb looking pool, at a fair price, completed within 2 months in peak pool season, with a lot of attention to detail. We could not be more pleased.
The quality of work and attention to detail is second to none
We wanted a pool. We got a work of art. That may sound like an exaggeration until you see our pool. For quite some time a pool seemed like a pipe dream. Four builders responded to our inquiries and all indications were the pool would remain a pipe dream. Then we met Ronnie. Less than 24 hours after giving him an extremely vague idea of what we wanted Ronnie had a complete design and price break down of every detail. The permit was issued late on a Thursday afternoon. First thing Friday morning, the Tropical Pools and Pavers crew started work. We were swimming three weeks later. We had our first official pool party this weekend and it was a huge hit. We enjoy our Tropical Pools and Pavers pool more than we ever could have imagined. Most importantly, it’s refreshing to know there are professionals and craftsmen like Ronnie, Curtis, Larry and Laura. The quality of work and attention to detail is second to none. Thank you!
They are timely, neat, and professional
Simply an amazing company! There really is little to say…in a good way! We spoke with 4 other pool companies and we were leaning toward not putting in a pool. We had the pleasure of meeting Ronnie and within a week signed a contract.
As stated there is little to say about this company except they are simply amazing. They are timely, neat, and professional.
It was simply a true pleasure to work with Ronnie and the entire staff. It is so very refreshing in today’s world to find a company as amazing as this one!
Thank you very much-we are just loving our new pool!!!
The quality of the work is evident
We absolutely love our new pool and outdoor area! Ronnie’s design was just what we wanted. The pool was completed quickly and the quality of the work is evident. Thanks Ronnie and Curtis for a job well done.