Annette Gustin, Owner of Aquatech Pools GC, Inc., proudly cut the ribbon during their Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Aug 2014 with the Venice Chamber of Commerce and a large turnout of staff, customers, guests and Council members. Continue reading
Sep 12, 2014 /prREACH/ -- It well could have been the largest ribbon cutting gathering in the Chambers' history. This marked the official opening of Aquatech's new retail store and showroom located at 503 Laurel Road E in Nokomis by the Legacy Trail. This move from their much smaller 1,600 square foot location on Triple Diamond Boulevard to their new spacious 5,000 square foot showroom plus 3,000 square foot warehouse is a turning point for the company and a testimony to their consistent growth and plans for the future.
Annette has been turning her clients' dreams into reality with her award winning new construction, remodel and renovation designs for pools, in ground spas and water features for over 15 years. She has really put her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in engineering to work handling projects with properties having limited or unusual spaces and those on the water that each present their own set of challenges. Many clients nowadays are incorporating outdoor kitchens within their pool designs to enhance their outdoor experience and Annette has state-of-the-art ideas for those as well.
The Construction Division, headed by Charlie Terry, takes Annette's designs and brings them to life. This division also handles deck, pool and water feature repairs and gets everything working properly for those clients who already have pools and in-ground spas and would like to continue enjoying them for years to come. Charlie mentioned, "We have seen an increase in customers converting their chlorinated pools to salt water systems and in a few months we will be getting more calls for pool heater installations."
In 2007, the Pool Care Division was added and while many companies were struggling in a difficult economy, this area of Aquatech has successfully grown to just over 350 weekly residential and commercial customers to date. Terry Cline, who manages pool care stated, "The majority of our valued clients have continued service with us for many years."
Since Aquatech's move to the new showroom location in March 2014, they have been setting up their new Retail Division and have just opened their store showcasing above ground spas, patio furniture, outdoor kitchens, pool maintenance supplies. A number of customers, who maintain their pools themselves, bring in water samples from their pool or spa to have it tested assuring it has the proper chemical balance or to find out solutions in order to rectify water clarity issues they may be having. Terry's expert advice and assistance based on these results have helped customers keep their pools crystal clear by eliminating various issues they are running into and any products or parts they may need are right in the store for purchase.
On any given day there are 8 to 9 above ground spas in the showroom so clients can see what model best fits their needs. The above ground spas are all the Alps brand, made in the USA and manufactured in Georgia. This is the largest selection of above ground spas in the surrounding area. All spas can be custom ordered in any shell design and color.
Aquatech's customers imagining their life with a pool even have the opportunity for pool loans through HFS Financial who has developed the 60-Second Loan Application, helping customers get their projects started.
It is no surprise that Aquatech has survived a slow economy and grown their business into what it is today with the multitude of services they provide, their high end customer service and the high quality products and construction techniques they incorporate with all their water feature designs and repair projects.