Swimming Pool Contractor Toronto & GTA

Are you interested in turning your backyard into a blissful oasis with our custom pool designing, contracting and installation services? Pools and hot tubs are luxuries that many homeowners indulge in to enhance their backyard and to create better social experiences with friends and family. Get in touch with AHS today so we can talk about how we can transform your backyard and thus your home.

Everything You Need to Know About Our Pool Installation Process

Action Home Services is a fast-growing inground pool construction and installation company in Toronto and the GTA. Thanks to our commitment to excellence, we have built a strong reputation with our clients because we take pride in delivering stress-free experiences with magnificent final results.

If you are in the market for a new pool, hot tub, or spa, get in touch with us by filling out our contact form. Here are some perks you can expect from working with us:

  • Full Pool Design Services
  • Pool, hot tub, and spa features that will make your space stand out
  • Modern & Custom Hot tubs and Home Spas
  • Free In-Home Estimate
  • Top-of-the-line materials and installation methods
  • Limited Warranty On Labour (5 Years)
  • Affordable Rates
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Pool Design & Installation Services You Can Trust

Are you ready to turn your backyard into the outdoor oasis of your dreams? Action Home Services is here for you. No matter what kind of pool you are looking for, we can install it. Our professional designers and contractors are on hand to help you achieve your backyard oasis. If your goal is to create an amazing space to create long-lasting memories with friends or family or you need a space to relax, then we are the team to call in Toronto & the GTA.

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Vinyl vs Fiberglass vs Concrete vs ICF

There are four main types of pools in Canada. Each has its own installation process, benefits, and maintenance requirements.

Vinyl pools are the most popular. They are constructed using a frame made of galvanized steel and concrete with a vinyl liner overtop. these pools can be customized with different colours, patterns, and shapes. they are simple to maintain with the right knowledge. With liner pools, you get the option to change the liner at your leisure, should you want to give your pool a facelift. Note that sharp objects can cause punctures in the liner.  

Fiberglass pools are the quickest and easiest to install. They come in a pre-formed shell with various models and features. Their gel coat makes them more durable against sharp objects since they cannot be punctured. This type of pool is also low maintenance, like a liner pool,  as it is non-porous and resistant to algae growth. 

Concrete pools are the most luxurious, most durable, and most customizable. They are the most expensive due to their building process, however, this is outweighed by their longevity and endless customization options, as they can be built in any shape or size. They also require more maintenance (including regular cleaning and resurfacing) than other types of pools, as they are susceptible to algae growth. 

Insulated concrete form (ICF) pools are insulated concrete pools in a nutshell. The efficiency of ICF pools is better than concrete and you have the option to use a liner, giving you the opportunity to facelift your pool in the future. These pools are relatively inexpensive compared to concrete pools, saving you both time and money on the construction process.

Inground Pool Comparison

Concrete Pools Vinyl Pools Fiberglass Pools ICF Pools
Installation Speed
Concrete swimming pools need to be professionally excavated and zone requiring a lot of time and heavy machines. Vinyl liner pools are quicker to install than concrete but not as swift as fiberglass options. Fiberglass is the fastest to install due to its dig-and-drop nature and design. ICF pools take around the same time as concrete pools.
Interior Finish Quality
Concrete pools look gorgeous with minimal effort. They are classic, traditional and aesthetically pleasing. Vinyl pools have the biggest potential for rips and tears making the quality of the interior much less strong than other pool options. Fiberglass has been the go-to for pool manufacturers and homeowners for decades. Because of all of the innovation and technology fiberglass pools look beautiful and clean, ICF pools have two options; you can go with liner or marbelite. Both have their pros and cons, but marbelite looks gorgeous and it is the same finish as concrete.
Available Features
Concrete pools are quickly becoming the chosen type of pool for owners of beautiful homes. Because it is virtually all customizeable, the availability of added features to the pool are endless. Minimal additional features are available for vinyl liner pools. Fiberglass pools offer a large variety of added features and skews. They are premade so features have to be added before the size and shape are finialized. ICF pools are in line wth concrete pools because of their luxurious look and added energy efficiency. They have endless features just like concrete pools.
Yearly Cost
Concrete is robust and strong, it needs little to no maintenance costs to keep it running and looking good. Vinyl liners need to be maintained with chemicals and other treatments which can make the annual costs higher than concrete pool options. Fiberglass pools have the highest annual cost of ownership. ICF pools are robust and strong, with little to no maintenance required. They are more insulated than concrete pools so their energy efficicancy is much higher.
Custom Sizing Options
Endless options of shapes and sizes. Vinyl pools allow for a medium level of custom shapes and sizes. Pre-fabricated so sizing is chosen from a manufacturer catalogue. ICF pools allow for a medium level of custom shapes and sizes.
Extremely durable. Vinyl can rip and tear over time. Fiberglass is a strong material that holds up extremely well to the elements. Extremely durable for the marbelite option. For the vinyl liner option, it can rip and tear over time.
Concrete pools need to be maintained well to prevent cracks. Marbelite needs to be maintained to ensure mottling doesn't occur. Maintenance depends on condition of vinyl liner. Fiberglass needs the least overall maintenance. Marbelite needs to be maintained well to insure it doesn't start mottling.
100 to 200 years. 50 to 100 years. 50 to 100 years. 100 to 200 years.
Ranging between $100,000-$300,000. Ranging between $60,000-$150,000. Ranging between $60,000-$120,000. Ranging between $80,000-$240,000.
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Benefits of Having Your Own Private Swimming Pool

Having a swimming pool in your backyard is the ultimate luxury, but where do you even start when it comes to designing and building one? Hiring a pool designer can be a great way to ensure that building your dream pool becomes a reality through extraordinary designs and seamless execution.

Knowledge and Experience
Our pool designers know all about the various types of pools and available features, and are able to share their knowledge with you so can make an informed decision. If you are looking to take your pool to the next level they would also be happy to show you the additional features we can include in your design.

Save Time and Money
Hiring a professional pool designer can save you both time and money in the long run. Our team will lay out and walk you through the entire process from start to finish, so we are on the same page about our goals. This will help us avoid setbacks, which helps reduce the risk of costly delays and unexpected surprises down the line. With years of experience, our experts are able to anticipate and troubleshoot a wide range of problems early on, saving time and money.

Our professional pool designers will be able to use their expertise to come up with personalized designs that will make your swimming area beautiful and functional, as well as add to the appeal and value of your home. From adding foliage or decorative rocks around the perimeter of the pool, to installing intricate tilework along its edge—the possibilities are endless!

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Pool Installation Cost Factors

There are four major factors that could affect the cost of your new pool. These factors include:

  1. Type of pool. Vinyl, fiberglass, concrete, and ICF pools all have different price ranges, which can be viewed in the chart (above).
  2. Size. The larger the pool, the more materials, transportation considerations, labour, and so on, need to be evaluated.
  3. Equipment Used. There are lower and higher-end equipment options that will affect the cost, like automation, lights, and water features.
  4. Accessibility. Depending on the size of your walkway and yard, it may be difficult to maneuver machines. If more back-and-forth trips are required, costs will be higher to compensate for added time and labour.
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Considerations & Limiting Factors

There are a few factors that could impact the size of your pool, or your ability to install a pool, altogether.

  1. The size of your backyard. Your hardscape (decks, sports courts, turf) cannot cover 30 percent to 70 percent of your yard (depending).
  2. Trees. Big trees will likely require a permit to remove. Your permit submission may not be approved in all cases.
  3.  Accessibility. There are minimum requirements for the space surrounding the pool, which need to be followed.
  4. Budget. this is the most common constraint. We will maximize your pool and features to meet your needs and budget.
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AHS | Pool Design Process

Now that you have decided to install a swimming pool, it is important to understand the process involved in designing your pool. This will help ensure that the entire process goes smoothly and that you end up with a pool of your dreams.

After deciding between the different types of pools; the first step in the design process is to determine the size and shape of your pool. This is an important decision as it will impact the overall look and feel of your pool and backyard. Once you have decided on the size and shape, we will help you select an appropriate location for your pool. It is important to consider factors such as sunlight exposure, soil type, grade, drainage, and municipal bylaws when selecting a location.

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AHS | Pool Installation Process

Once you have selected a location, we will prepare the permit for approval. Once approved, the first critical step begins with excavation. This is typically a one-day process.

Upon the completion of the excavation process, our team will come in and begin building the pool. This is different for each pool but will require about a week to build.

Once built, the pool is ready to be backfilled and prepared for the final finishes inside. At this time, the pool equipment will be installed and prepared for turning the pool on. Final finishes can be a marbelite or vinyl liner. Once that is complete, the pool gets filled with water and turned on for water flow and water heating capabilities.

Don’t forget that you will need to maintain your custom swimming pool on a regular basis. This includes skimming the surface of the water to remove debris, checking the pH levels, and adding chemicals as needed. By following these steps, you can ensure that your pool will provide years of enjoyment.

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Additional Features - Hot Tubs and Spas

There are many features you can add to your pool. You can add hot tubs, spas, water features, and lighting to enhance your outdoor experience.

Grabbing a drink, turning on the spa jets, and zoning out while listening to your waterfall is one of the best ways to relax. It is also great for promoting muscle recovery, and for entertaining your guests outdoors, even on chilly evenings.

Here at AHS, quality within budget is the name of the game for everything we do for homeowners in Toronto and the GTA. Whether we are installing a pool, interlock, landscaping your front yard, or building a new deck, we always strive to deliver final results that the homeowner will love for many years. When it comes to hot tubs, swim spas, steps, and other features, we make sure that your finished product stands out and gives you enjoyment for years to come.

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Additional Features - Steps

Additional steps are great for making the pool more safe and more accessible, especially for larger pools. There are 2 main step options:

Fiberglass: pre-set steps, some come with water features (ie; jets)

Steel: more expensive, more customization options (ie; tanning deck between steps)

The steps will have the same finish as your pool.

**Ask our professionals about which step is best for your pool.**

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Custom Backyard Landscaping Services for Your Pool

At Action Home Services, we believe that installing a pool into a backyard space is only the beginning. To truly turn your backyard into your dream luxury oasis it requires custom stone interlocking, adaptive mood lighting and proactive and stylish design. Action Home Services provides all of these contracting and landscaping services and then some. You can be sure that when you go with Action Home Services for the design and installation of your pool, you are getting the highest quality of workmanship in Toronto and the GTA. We are proud of all of our gorgeous landscaping and pool installation projects. Get inspired! Get in touch with us today to start the process of turning your backyard into your dream space.

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Experienced, Well-Equipped Professional Pool Contractors

We know exactly what we’re doing; with cutting-edge technology and workers who want to get the job done right, we are your best choice for professional pool installations done in great time. We have performed pool installations with a variety of shapes and sizes: rectangular pools, oval pools, kidney-shaped pools, freeform pools, as well as roman, L-shaped, river-style, and much more.

Our inground pool services seamlessly merge interlocking, flagstone, landscaping, and critical design principles to get you the best backyard possible. Contact us to get started today!

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to install a pool with Action Home Services?

The cost of installing a pool will depend on the size and type of pool you choose, as well as any special features or finishes you desire. Generally, however, you can expect to spend between $5,000 and $20,000 on a basic in-ground pool installation.

How long does it take to install a pool?

Again, this will depend on the size and type of pool you select, but most in-ground pools can be installed in two to three weeks. Above-ground pools may take less time to install, depending on the model.

Do I need a permit to install a swimming pool?

In most cases, yes. You will need to obtain a building permit from your local municipality before you can begin the installation.


How do I choose the right location for my pool?

There are several factors to consider when choosing the location of your pool. First, you’ll want to make sure the area is large enough to accommodate the size of pool you desire. Second, you’ll want to ensure there is enough clearance around the perimeter of the pool for safety purposes. Finally, you’ll want to consider things like sunlight and drainage when selecting a spot for your pool.

What type of pool should I install?

There are many different types of pools on the market today, so it’s important to do your research before making a decision. Some things you may want to consider include the size of the pool, the depth of the pool and what type of features or finishes you desire.

How do I maintain my swimming pool?

Proper maintenance is essential to keeping your swimming pool in good condition. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning and chemical treatment. You should also have your pool professionally inspected and serviced on a regular basis to ensure it is functioning properly.

How much does an In-ground pool cost?

Inground pools start at $50,000 and rise depending on the type of pool, features and upgrades.

How much does a Fiberglass pool cost?

Fiberglass pools start at $65,000 and rise with features and upgrades.

How much does a Vinyl pool cost?

Vinyl pools start at $50,000 and rise with features and upgrades.

How much does a Concrete pool cost?

Concrete pools start at $100,000 and rise with features and upgrades.

How much does a Autocover cost?

Autocovers cost around $1800 per linear foot to supply and install so depending on your pool size it can vary.

Are pool patio slipepry?

As long as the right interlocking and coping is used, it is perfectly safe to have interlocking by the pool. In fact, we highly encourage it as it provides the best safe playing surface by the pool

Can I have artificial turf by my pool?

You sure can! There are many blade lenght to consider if so, and all of our artificial turf are permeable, so you don’t have to worry about water sitting on your new artificial turf!

Are diveboard legal?

Unforauntely, most pool are not recommanded to be ‘diving pool’, thus making dive board rather ‘not recommanded’, and many wards in the city actually banned diving board as someone coming up from the pool can actually knock themselves out!

What can i use instaed of a diving board?

A diving rock is what we recommand! More or less a platform to jump off of. As long as it does not overhang to the water’s edge, it is rather safe

What is the popular depth of deep end?

Many times, we actually get called in to filled in the deep end! more and more, people want a sports pool, or a play pool. so often the deep end goes to 6’ft, so someone can stand up and still have their head above water

Why are deep end getting more shallow?

Mostly to do with the land avaliable. There is a buffer zone where a slant is needed to create the deeper depth, so with land being smaller and smaller, deep end on the pool gets harder to achieve, as they are common in much larger pool.

What is the good shallow end?

Typically 3’ish feet is great! you can stand up in it, exercise in it, and still have enough depth to chill and relax

What is a good feature for pool

Full width step is the GO TO for all pool. They look amazing and really give that pool the luxury look. Most of the time, they double as a tanning and seating ledge, they are awesome!

Should i leave a full wall on the shallow end?

This is a great question, many people leave a short wall at the shallow end to use as a ‘kick off’. But kicking off in the shallow end isn’t easy as many people find it challenge to do so to begin with. So having to front crawl and turn yourself around by pushing off of the step became a popular solution

Salt or Chlorine pool?

Salt tends to be the popular option as it is less harmful to the skin, and much easier to take care of. At least you dont’ have to worry about the chemical balance.

How do i keep my pool heated?

A solar blanket works great! Auto cover is the golden standard, but they can be quite up there in price range. Speak to us! We have more options for you to choose from!

What are solar heating?

Essentially it is a system that force the pool water to go up a solar panel like heating system, that naturally heats up your pool. You actually get quite a good saving from doing so! Though it can take up a few days to naturally heat up your pool, so we recommand a heating system still build in in tandem with this set up!

What is the best size for pool?

We always love a 12′ ~ 15′ width, at a lenght of 30 ~ 35’width. This is the best bang for your buck for pool! As it can utilize a standard set of equiptment, but you get the best water surface area to pool equiptment ratio

Can i put my pool equiptment in a shed?

You sure can! Pool equiptment are meant to be outdoor, so it is perfectly fine to leave them outdoor. In fact, we recommand it .But if you want to put it in a shed, not a problem at all! We just have to add a chimney as air ventilation for the pool equiptment.

Are pool equiptment loud?

It can take a bit getting used to, but once you do, it becomes almost a white noise. However, if you find your pool equiptment to be too loud, we can always make a sound proofing solution for you!

What is a swim up Bar?

This is a fun one! Many times, we take advantage of the deep end’s depth, and we use the coping of the deep end as a bar top that your friends can serve you from the other side. This is luxury living to its finest!

I want a beach entry, how do i achieve that?

You’d be suprise at how easy it is to do one. Vinyl can achieve one with enough support, but these are commonly found in a concrete pool, it is absolutely divine to have one!

Can I put furniture in my pool?

You sure can! but just be careful when selection furniture for it. There are some pool only furiture that does not rip your liner if you have a vinyl pool, or does not scratch your fiberglass pool.

How many lights should I have in my pool?

We often recommand minimum of 2. Designer special, we love to add one where the shallow end goes into a slope down transition area, and one just when you are about to hit the deep end. Aside from illuminaton, it acts as a great marker to know when you should turn from back stroke to front crawl, etc.

Can I do Dophin kick in my pool?

You sure can! But we would recommand a deeper pool to really get those kicks in! really, depending how strong of a swimming you are. In our pool, you can do all four strokes! Front crawl, back stroke, butterfly and frog.

What is the distance from waters edge to fence line?

Typically 4′ ~ 5′. Some ward do vary, but 5’ft is the safest.

Would a pool cause water issue for my neighbour?

Now all pool, like housing, must have water shedding away from it, however, with proper drainage, we never had an issue where our pool has cause anyone any issue. Now only you drain all your old pool’s water to the property line where your neighbour is that, that is a different question!

Do I need to empty my pool?

Typically it is good to drain some water out of your pool and get some fresh water in every season. But please do not completely drain your pool, you need some water weight in there to hold down the pool itself!

My fiberglass pool came out from the ground!!

Oh dear, there are many reasons why this happens, one of our project manager can definitly helpyou with this! We fix this common issue very regularly.

What should I consider also with my new pool?

Most importany, storage! there are many things that goes into the pool, especally every day life stuff! Where are you going to store those new floaty, the pink unicorn? the clenaing product? A shed is a perfect pairing for a pool!

How do i clean my pool?

You can either do it with a great deal of elbow grease, or get an automatic robot cleaner, they are fantastic!

Can animal drown in my pool?

We sadly do see that from time to time, so please do put up your safety net when you are not using the pool!!

Can I walk on my auto cover

You sure can! most auto cover are strong enough to hold a person’s weight. We don’t recommand playing on it, as it is a cover,not a trampoline.

My dog want to swim in a pool, what should I get?

We highly recommand a fiberglass pool if so, they have the strongest wall durability so that nails can’t get to it

What kind of equiptment should I stay away from in my new pool?

Pool equiptment wise, we provide you with the best basic standard, but let say for actual day to day, we try to ask you to avoid flippers that has steel rods in it. they can easily damage a liner

Help! There are ducks in my pool!

Please do put up your safety cover when not using your pool!

Can I have fish in my pool?

Technically…you can, but the chemical or salt use in the pool is not a good hospital environment for a pool

Can I have a natural pool?

You sure can! In fact, they are becoming more and more popular, and they has that natural charm that many has dream of!

What accessies can I add to a pool

Oh this is a big topic! Anywhere from water fall, jet arch, a rain curtain, or even extra pumps for those really good work out, the possibility are endless!

How hot can I get my pool to be?

Typically anywhere from 90ish ferhenheight is where you want to max it out at. Anymore, the liner may start to sag!

I have an old pool that I want to get rid of, what do?

We have filled in many pools before, and we turn them into beautiful lawn space, interlocking area, or many more!

Can I fix my old pool?

We sure can! we have revive and give life to many amazing old pool! Things in the pool side are mostly repairable or upgradeable, don’t be shy, ask us!

I suspect my pool is leaking..

Many times, a pool do drop in water level due to natural evaporation, but if you see your pool dropping by like a foot of water within a week, that is mostly a water leak somewhere. Sometimes it is as simple as a liner leak, or sometimes it is pipe issues. Ask us, we can detect those for you guys.

What colour liner should i get?

Commonly the classic blue are perfect! More and more people are going for the teal for the carribean vibe.

Are tiles hard to clean on pool?

Tiles often have some sort of grout so they can be harder to clean, but nothing that a brush can’t handle

What are the white spots at the bottom of my pool?

Hard to say! send us a photo and let us inspect it! Often time, we do see chemical burnin the pool when the mixture isn’t done right

Where should I locate my pool?

We recommand the sunnest spot for the maximum fun!

Should I get a tanning ledge for my pool?

125% absolutely! Tanning ledge are amazing for relaxing and chilling in!

Are corner step safe?

You bet ya! All pools we sell as a standard package comes with a corner step. It maximize the swimable area in your pool while keeping it nice and safe to get in and out.

Should I use a latter on the deep end?

We acutally see this less and less as it can interfer with the pool cover. So we find that a second set of in-water steps become common in the deep end.

What exercise can I do in my pool?

Absolutely anything you can think of! We can even turn your pool into a polo play area!

How old can children be to use the pool?

This depends on the training that your children has. Some as old as 1 can be in the pool to get used to the water. Many people bring introduce their toodler into the pool early on, but since children has harder time regularing their temperature, we highly recommand getting the pool warmer first.

What if I puked in my pool?

I am glad that all of our basic model has a decent amount of filtration system. So no worries! Either puke or doing the number 1, it can handle it.

Are auto cover worth it?

Every Penny! Auto cover is a fantastic way to keep children and animal safe! It is an absolute golden standard when it comes to pool safety.

I never had a pool before, is it a lot of maintenance?

Not as much as you think! Sure you have to clean it time to time, but if you have automation system, it helps a lot better!

What if leafs and debries get into my pool?

There is always a skimmer that concentrate all the droppings into the pool that get forced to. keeping your skimmer nice and clear helps a lot!

Pool Installation Near me

We service all across GTA! We have several teams of in house pool installer to service multiple pool project at the same time!

Do cost of installation matters depending on location?

We offer fair pricings to clients in all area! Although sometimes there is a service charge for region that are remote, but within 50km of GTA, you would be in the cmopetitive price range.

Pool repair near me

We service all across GTA! We have several teams of in house pool installer to service multiple pool project at the same time!

Onground Pools Ontario

Onground were, or above ground pool had their huge spike in popularity during the Covid period. However, they often don’t last as long in their entry level options. So we always recommand an in ground pool.

Onground Pools vs Inground pool

Both functions really similarity! Though Onground is often the smaller version, and it sits above ground. This makes sometimes a DIY friendly option. Though an inground pool gives you that luxury feeling, and offers you a much wider range of options from sizes, colour, features, and even how the surrounding space get incorporated!

How much for a water feature?

Water features start at $2000 for a simple one and can go over $50,000 with all the features, size and types.

How much for emergency pool repairs ?

We provide free consultations to come see what the issue is and depending on the repair it starts at $500.

Our Service Areas

  • Ajax
  • Aurora
  • Bolton
  • Brampton
  • Bridle Path
  • Burlington
  • Caledon
  • Concord
  • East York
  • Etobicoke
  • Forest Hills
  • Georgetown
  • Halton Hills
  • Hamilton
  • Keswick
  • King City
  • Kleinburg
  • Maple
  • Markham
  • Milton
  • Mississauga
  • Newmarket
  • North York
  • Oakville
  • Oshawa
  • Pickering
  • Richmond Hill
  • Rosedale
  • Scarborough
  • Schomberg
  • Stouffville
  • The Beaches
  • Thornhill
  • Toronto
  • Unionville
  • Uxbridge
  • Vaughan
  • Whitby
  • Woodbridge
  • York Mills


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Designing Around Your Swimming Pool

Do you have a pool or are planning to install a pool in your backyard? If so, you’re probably going to want to know how you can design the space around the pool so that it is beautiful, welcoming, and relaxing.

Your backyard pool is a place where you can escape from all your worries and responsibilities, and gather with your family and friends during the hot summer days. Here are 5 tips on how to design your swimming pool.


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