Swimming Pool, Pool Design, Pool Construction, Pool Spa Boise, Landscape Design

Boise Idaho Pools and Spa Custom Pools & Patio
 
About Custom Pools & Patio


Our Philosophy

Have you been seeking a dependable, full service company capable of cutting edge design, state of the art construction techniques, and affordable support of the pool, spa, or water feature after the sale? Stop the search!

Custom Pools & Patio is the pool service provider for you. Custom Pools & Patio has been faithfully serving our residential, commercial and municipal clients in Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Oregon, and Nevada for the past 53 years.

Custom Pools & Patio takes enormous pride in having assembled the most highly qualified and educated team of Licensed Landscape Architects, Waterscape Designers, Contractors, and Technicians in Idaho. This body of knowledge and skill is available to assist our clients in attaining their dreams of an affordable poolscape, landscape or waterscape environment. We provide our clients the scalability of design only, design-build or construction management services.

Our Pool Support Store and Service Department have been geared towards supporting and maintaining the pools, spas, and water features we design and build. Our clients find the Pool Support Store is stocked with a wide variety of parts, chemicals, and knowledgeable advice on pool care and water chemistry. Our Service Department has a highly trained staff capable of the most complex repairs or keeping pool water sparkling clean. By teaming our Pool Support Store and Service Department Custom Pools & Patio can provide unparalleled support to our clients.

Custom Pools & Patio is the choice for people seeking a company capable of bringing their dreams to life and carrying that relationship into the future through exemplary construction, service, and support.

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Our History


Starting in 1953, Bill and Barb Chandler were very busy running Bogus Basin lodge during the winter months. They put in 19 years serving the Basin Burger, which at that time sold for $1.00!

Many have known Barbara Chandler as the First Woman of Idaho Tennis. Barbara was the 1946 National U.S. Women’s Clay Court & National Junior Hard Court Champion. She held the Idaho Singles, Doubles, & Mixed Championships for 15 years & the Intermountain Singles, Doubles & Mixed Championships for nine years. In 1996 she was inducted into the Worlds Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame.

In 1957, a new pool company was formed by Bill & Barbara Chandler & Bob Clark. The company was originally known as Swim, Inc., building two vinyl pools that first year.

In 1958, Swim, Inc operated out of a trailer. Next to that trailer at the corner of Roosevelt and Kootenai was a pool, an office and a dressing room. Barbara taught swimming lessons and tennis lessons helping to keep the fledgling business going.

That same year Bill sold his first gunite pool. Customers Jerry & Gladys Shoup invested $1,800 and trusted Bill to build his 1st swimming pool.

Original Gunite PoolThe photo to the left was taken in June of 2004, and represents his first creation over 50 years ago. Mrs. Shoup owned the home and pool until she moved to Los Angeles in 2002.

In 1959 Bill sold Swim Inc. to Bob and started Custom Pools, Inc. In 1962, Custom Pools, Inc. moved to Redway Road, then in 1970 to its warehouse location on Osage.

Custom Pools built its retail location in 1989 to better serve the growing list of clientele developed over the previous 30 years in business. Once the store was well established Bill decided it was time to play some golf and Steve Chandler took over management of the business.

Building on Bill’s reputation for a quality product and his legacy of integrity Custom Pools has become Idaho’s premier designer and builder of pools, spas, water features, and landscape projects.

 

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Testimonials


"All of your people go the extra mile!" -Gary, Boise Idaho

"Bill and his team provided some of the most economical and impressive pool designs..." - Dan Patton; LKV Architects

"I am especially pleased with your performance, especially in working until the job is done..." - Jack K. McCall Idaho

"A special thank you is hereby extended for your outstanding work..." - Walt Morrow Western Ada Recreation District

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Industry Awards

We are a leader in our industry, FOUR times named to Aqua Magazines 100 Best Pool & Spa Dealers in America, and THREE times named to Pool & Spa Magazines Top 50 Pool & Spa dealers in America. Additionally, we have received the awards below.

Custom Pools & Patio was featured in the Spring 2007 issue of Luxury Pools Magazine. Click HERE for the article.

Master Pools Guild Awards

Custom Pools and Patio Boise Idaho Pools and Landscapes

Year
Award Project
2007
Gold Free Form Pool Caven
2007
Gold Geometric Pool Miguel
2007
Gold Spa- Attached Caven
2007
Gold Semi Public  Shores
2004
Gold Free Form Residential Pool White
2007
Silver Free Form Pool  Yorgason
2005
Silver Spa Construction Residential  Gile
2004
Silver Traditional Residential Pool  Hummer
2004
Silver Free Form Residential Pool  Borup
1999
Silver Technical /Engineering Achievement  Hopeman
1996
Silver with Automatic Cover  Lowder
2007
Bronze Semi Public  Settlers Bridge
2007
Bronze Geometric Pool   Gile
2007
Bronze Automatic Cover  Scott
2007
Bronze Traditional Pool   Falash
2004
Bronze Concrete Spa Non Attached   Hummer
2001
Bronze Residential Free Form  White
2001
Bronze Residential w/ Auto Cover Borup
1996
Bronze Residential Pool Klingingsmith

National Spa and Pool Institute NSPI

Custom Pools and Patio Boise Idaho Pools and Landscapes

Year
Award Project
2002
Silver Award of Excellence Residential Concrete Pool White
2002
Bronze Award of Excellence Residential Pools w/ Covers  Borup
1999
International Design Award  Gold Medal Pools w/ Automatic Covers  Hopeman
1997
International Design Award Gold Medal Residential Concrete Pools – Natural under 600 Square Feet Klingingsmith
1997
International Design Award Gold Medal Residential w/Automatic Covers w/ Tracks Lowder

Aqua Design Winner

Custom Pools and Patio Boise Idaho Pools and Landscapes

Year
Award Project
2002
Tenth Annual Aqua Design Award 1ST Place Pool and Spa (over 600 Square Feet) White
2003
Tenth Annual Aqua Design Award Concrete Pool Entry Borup
1997
Fifth Annual AquaDesign Award 2nd Place  Custom Pool   Bitterroot
1998
Sixth Annual Aqua Award Pool and Spa (600 square feet or less) Childs
1999
Aqua Design Award Pool and Spa Only (under 600 square feet)  Hopeman

Cover Pool Awards

Custom Pools and Patio Boise Idaho Pools and Landscapes

Year
Award Project
1997
Award Winner McClure
2000
Award Winner Lowder

 

4048 Chinden Blvd. | Boise, Idaho 83714 | 208-345-2792 | fax 208-345-5299
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