My name is Stephen Kelly. I am the current President and owner of Stephen Kelly & Associates Inc. a large technology consulting company in the GTA.
My wife & I were looking to install a nice in ground pool, in ground spa hot tub and build out a couple of cabana’s along with cement stamped colored concrete deck and patio in the backyard in our new home. We are both very detailed oriented and spent two months researching and speaking to pool builders asking many questions. What we found was everyone was telling us the same thing including even Pioneer pools that Solda Pools is the very best. Even my brother who has been in the pool business 15 years agreed Solda Pools are the very best thus we engage Solda Pools directly with further questions and asked to meet with them.
Frank Solda came out to our home and spent many hours with us to gain insight in to what we were looking for and was very insightful in helping us with great ideas at no cost to us. Frank then came back to our home with a detailed draft of architecture designs, locations of the pool, hot tub and cabana’s, decking and really took his time explaining everything to us but also said we can make any changes we want – anytime – even on the fly when the build phase commences. Frank then had a team come up and draw the design patterns with paint actually in the backyard to even give us further insight to what it might look like, sizes of everything, layout and provided us with very detailed pricing for us to think about. This was an absolutely great experience for us being first time buyers of a pool/spa ect…. We felt very comfortable with Frank and at no time felt pressured to sign anything or commit. After careful thought and consideration we agreed to partner with Solda Pools.
The build stage commenced – Peter Solda was great at getting all the permits , working with the city to do so – nothing we needed to do. When the build commenced it didn’t take long for my wife and I to realize we hired the right company and having Peter Solda on-site each day was absolutely fantastic – no one knows pools/spa’s and cement like Peter Solda – just an absolute expert. It was awesome to watch – some days there was as many as 27 full – time Solda Pools staff on site and they showed up everyday just the team size varied as the projects moved forward depending on what was next in the build phases. My wife and I got to know a lot of Solda Pools staff. The workers on site are a pleasant surprise, most had been with Solda Pools greater than 20 years as full-time employees and even some with 27/28 years and experts in their craft. My wife and I did make changes on the fly in terms of deck size and layout to increase deck size and design & had Solda Pools plug in beautiful flower beds around the pool area that we would populate at a later date. The phase two build experience was equal to or greater than even our phase one experience. My wife and I were so pleased with Solda Pools as it was all stress free for us and we just had to watch and enjoy and have fun. The guys were really great in every area. Solda Pools had the project complete end to end build phase done in less than 3 months and this was a big project. – thus having everything ready for my family & I to just enjoy. They also provided a one on one education day with us face to face in home on how all the hardware works in the Cabana and spent as much time as we needed to familiarize ourselves with the pool/spa/heater controls. We then opted to go with their hand held wireless remote feature that manages everything as it relates to the pool spa hardware , heating lighting , ect .. end to end at the simply press of a button thus did not need to deep dive learn how all the hardware works as the remote does it all.
We were so impressed with Solda Pools that we didn’t want anyone else but Solda Pools to service the pool . We engage John Solda and Will Burns. Wow just when we thought we seen it all – The service crew is absolutely fantastic, extremely knowledgeable and know everything and more about the pools & spa’s and all the hardware and plumbing. The guys come out every Friday to our home to service the pool /spa and have never missed a cleaning, they are so dependable! They repair any cracked pipes at no charge or any smaller issues you may experience at no charge – they are just that good and the customer service they bring is absolutely great. The guys are very friendly and helpful in all of your needs. The service experience has been fantastic and no one but Solda ever touches my pool and Spa. The service team just goes the extra mile always is what we find and we are so pleased with them. They also provide special cleaning services for your big pool party events which we also take advantage of as we run a large family pool party of 30 guests each year and Solda comes up in the early morning to make sure the pool/spa is crystal clear and ready to go for your big event and gone much before any guests show up. – Really great !!! There’s just no words to descried just how good these guy really are.
Phase Four – Final Phase which was completely optional.
Again we were so impressed with Solda that we then engaged Solda landscaping and horticultural experts to landscape the front of our home and to complete all landscaping in the backyard. What a great experience this was. Sounds odd to have a pool company landscape your home. These guys were fantastic providing architectural designs and consulting along with all associated pricing. We commenced the landscaping phase and it was done to perfection. The reality is our home is the nicest on the street and everyone stops in the community asking us who did the fantastic landscaping and installed all the big trees and shrub/flower gardens. We are so proud, my wife and I.
Final comments: The difference – Solda is a full turnkey end to end company employing 100 full-time long standing staff of experts. Solda does every phase with all their own full time staff never outsourcing or giving any phase to a third party business we learned before initially engaging and are the only full turnkey pool/spa provider – Solda does it all end to end. The other pool companies farm out phases of the build to inexperienced third parties- they will all tell you they don’t but when the build phase happens you will see then all the problems you will face with each company blaming the issues on the other company. My neighbour is a perfect example of that trying to save money going with another brand name pool company and ended up with so many problems an no real on-going warranty.
The reality is you get what you pay for: Solda Pools while not cheap are the very best in everything they do and if you’re looking for the highest level of quality and service in every phase and have a product that will last years and years Solda Pools is the only company to engage. My wife and I highly recommend Solda as they exceeded our expectations in every phase of the above and are the most honest people to partner with – simply no surprises and the craftsmanship and quality far surpasses any other pool company in operation today serving the GTA and surrounding areas including the country side homes. Simply put – Solda pools is the very best !!!
For further information please feel free to reach out to me directly @ 416-498-0404. I would be happy to share my Solda experience with you as not many times do you get a good honest company like Solda that puts out the highest level of quality in every phase and for me that’s deserves recognition.
We just want to express our gratitude to all the Solda team for a job well done. Every member of your team was courteous and polite and dedicated to delivering the best product possible. When challenges arose, as they always do, a solution was discussed with us so we were always kept in the loop. And, we were obviously thrilled our project was completed ahead of time and looks just beautiful (can’t wait to get to the painting and planting this spring).
Your company is exceptionally professional and will be strongly recommended. Frank is amazing….he does what he says….. And this is priceless……thanks again for being so reliable and professional. Thanks
I’m just letting you know that your guys are truly a great company and worth every penny (cause you’re not cheap and now I know why). From the 1st meeting with Frank I felt I was in good hands with Solda and with every obstacle you guys proved you guys are the best period!! The courtesy you provided my neighbours was legendary and your guys rose to every occasion. Christian and Sherville’s crew went above and beyond to deal with them and always kept it professional. Thanks again
From the time we first met with Solda until the project was completed, Solda was professional and true to their word on everything. They offer the highest quality construction and design concepts, with attention to every little detail. Solda has great follow up and timely service so everything is always working perfectly. Our pool is low maintenance and we enjoy it year-round, regardless of the weather. We would not hesitate to recommend Solda Pools for any project.
We had the pleasure of working with Solda Pools to create our backyard oasis. From the initial meeting with Frank Solda we knew we were dealing with the most knowledgeable professionals in the business. Frank took the time to carefully go through all of our options and help us design the backyard of our dreams. We worked closely with Andrew Solda who always took the time to respond to all of our questions and concerns in a very prompt manner. Solda is a family run business and their pride in their work is amazing. They installed a concrete pool for us with a water feature as well as a built-in hot tub which turned out beautifully. In addition, they transformed our old shed into a new structure, built another shade structure with an outdoor fireplace, and a complete outdoor kitchen. All the stone work and decking was also put in by their crew. Given the scope of this large project, it’s hard to believe there were no issues along the way and that everything ran as smoothly as it did. We truly have been thrilled with the customer service from their entire team and would highly recommend them to anyone looking to deal with an exceptional company.
Dear Frank, Peter and John (and the entire Solda team),
With Spring time weather upon us, and the onset of what we hope to be a very HOT summer, our pool is finally completed. We wanted to now take this opportunity to thank you and your entire team.
Making the decision to install a pool and recreate our backyard was one that we had been toying with for a long time. Last summer it all came to fruition. Before we knew it, we were on the phone with you and starting the process of selecting and installing our beautiful new pool and deck. I was amazed and shocked at how quickly it all happened. However, it speaks to the professionalism and reputation that Solda Pools has.
We were very pleased and so impressed at how everyone who played a part in the design, selection of materials, construction and installation worked together with us to create an incredible backyard oasis for our family. Thank you for making this process an enjoyable one and for being a wonderful team to work with.
Well all I can say is wow. The final product looks amazing and just like Frank, you and John said you treated our project like it was your own and it showed, Many people have commented on the quality of everything but the biggest wow factor has come from your concrete work (the exposed aggregate is a hit)…you told me so, glad I listened to you. The advice on the retaining wall was also the right choice.
We are so glad we chose Solda, and have enjoyed the pool so much already. Again, thanks for the work, I’ve already recommended you to a number of folks, hopefully they will book with you. We would be happy to speak to anyone and act as a reference for your work…but I know you don’t need it.
This is the 3rd pool we have put in from Solda… we will probably put in a 4th in the near future and I would not trust anyone but Solda to do my work. Expensive…yes…but you get what you pay for…Service and warranty is outstanding and timeliness is perfection with this company.
Where do we begin?? Love it, Love it, Love it, we couldn’t be happier with the way our backyard turned out. Solda has truly exceeded all our expectations and has created a true paradise for us to enjoy for many years to come.
From your, administration, pool installers, labourers, and landscaping staff, they continued to impress everyday with how professional, courteous and punctual they were. It would be our absolute pleasure to recommend Solda to our family and friends…
Many thanks again! From our family to yours.
Our pool/spa was installed in 1988 by Solda Pools in a very timely fashion and quality. Since then, we have used Solda Pools exclusively for all of our pool and spa service needs including yearly openings and closings. Due to the original excellent quality of our pool and equipment, our service needs have thankfully been minimal considering the 20+ years we have had the pool. All Solda staff, including the office, on-site crew and service management have always been courteous, quick to respond, efficient, and have offered high quality that has been cost competitive. They take care in ensuring we are always pleased with their service. To this day, we are very pleased that we chose Solda and will continue using them for all our future needs. We highly recommend using the Service Team from Solda.
Dear Frank, John & Staff,
In the summer of 1992, we became the proud & excited owners of a Solda pool. It was the best built, most attractive pool in the neighborhood & 20 years later continues to be so! We wanted to let you & your staff know that the construction of our pool has stood the test of time, exceeding our expectations in terms of durability. The shape, location & surrounding lay out have received many compliments over the years & have been a source of constant pleasure to our family.
We would also like to express our appreciation to the Solda staff for their friendly, courteous & efficient service over the years; special thanks to Diane for her helpful suggestions. (e.g. this yearâ€™s new color changing light has given new dimensions to night swimming) & expertise in all areas of pool maintenance.
We look forward to our continued association with the Solda organization & wish you much success as you continue to build the best pools in the neighborhood.
Solda Pools is definately THE company to call for an outstanding job! From start to finish our outdoor paradise was easy to deal with. All of the employees are kind and professional. The experience that the owners have, allowed us to feel confident that the job will be done to our expectations. As it was! I can’t say enough about the way the crew cleaned up every night after a days work so that we can look outside and not feel overwhelmed with dirt and dust. Solda is the best pool company and has my highest recommendation!
Solda built our original pool in 1994 and we were very satisfied. Recently we had them in to refurbish our back yard. They did a wonderful job. They were in and out very quickly with significant pool/spa/ decking/ gardening re-modelling. They cleaned up everything perfectly. We really like Solda because they are a general contractor with the ability to complete the whole job.
The Solda brothers are an interesting bunch. It’s pricey but you get what you pay for. The service team especially Sherville are fantastic. If you want a good quality pool and understand value added service Solda is the company for you.
Quality always speaks for itself and in our opinion, Solda Pools definitely delivers on all counts! We met Frank Solda in the early winter of 2011, shortly after deciding to undertake our huge backyard project. Immediately, we were impressed with his professionalism, depth of experience and Soldaâ€™s up-front â€œno surpriseâ€ pricing schedule that allowed us to realistically assess our costs for the project and budget accordingly. Our project began even earlier that projected despite our extremely rainy spring, and again, we were impressed with the work performed by every member of the Solda team. We canâ€™t say enough about the crews that spent countless hours on our property. They were always courteous to my family and I, professional, and willing to address the few concerns/questions we had. Each and every Solda employee took great pride in the quality work they performed. We knew we were in great hands! In addition, Frank, John and Peter were valuable guides through the process. We were so grateful for their expert advice, and appreciated their commitment to complete customer satisfaction at every stage of the project. So impressed were we, that we decided to stretch our budget to include some work on our front yard as well. We are very proud of our new backyard, and find ourselves enthusiastically recommending Solda Pools whenever we have visitors to our home. With springâ€™s arrival, we now find ourselves counting down the days until the pool opens when we can bask in the sun, while enjoying this stunning extension of our home!
Dear Frank, Peter, Nick, and all the staff,
As 2011 draws to a close, we look back to reflect on the year and everything that we were up to as a family. Unquestionably, a major highlight was our new Solda pool and landscape project.
Over the years we’ve completed many home renovations, and can honestly say that we’ve never experienced the combination of quality work, professionalism, thoroughness, and attention to detail that the Solda team displayed. This was combined with a positive attitude and a pride in workmanship that showed through in every Solda employee we met.
From initial design, through construction, to finishing touches, every stage of the project was a pleasure. The combination of the pool, the decking, the landscaping, and the lighting has transformed our backyard into our own little paradise.
We enthusiastically recommend Solda to everyone we know that is considering a pool and landscape project, and want to say Thank You for being such a pleasure to work with and for a job well done.
From beginning to end Solda pools was a pleasure to deal with. When doing my research, they came very highly recommended by friends and past customers of theirs. We dealt with Andrew who is relatively new to the business yet extremely knowledgeable and easy to work with. We also had the input of a few of the company’s veterans here helping us plan and execute our vision as well. It is a family business that is very well run and they take pride and personal interest in making sure the job is done right. Always available when you need them, and construction staff was truly quick and professional. We are very pleased with the outcome and even though they are not the cheapest they are worth it! We have not had the chance as of yet to enjoy the pool because it was a fall install, however we are really looking forward to being up and ready early as not to miss even one sunny day out back! Thank-you Solda for a job well done!
Simply the best – as a young family looking to install an pool and landscape in our new home we wanted a company that could take care of us from beginning to end. Solda took care of the entire job from design through plants in the gardens. We could not be happier that one of the Solda’s was at our place everyday making sure everything was done right and on time. I encourage anyone looking for a pool to give Solda a call!
I recently had Solda install both my hot tub and pool. I thought taking on this project would be stressful, however, it wasn’t. They were very professional and organized. The staff was knowledgeable, hard working and friendly. Therefore the installation was completed on a timely basis and worry free. Solda took care of everything, they also obtained any permits I needed.
I would like to thank Solda Pools for the amazing job they did on our pool. We have had two other pools built by other contractors and the way Solda constructs a pool cannot compare to anything we have seen. The attention to detail is bar none. The pool will defiitely outlive us. There was no comparison in the construction methods. We also have a beautifull pool and landscape to experience. It doesn’t hurt that the pool won a silver award in the Pool and Hot Tub Council of Canada Awards. We will enjoy our Solda Pools for years to come with our friends and family. Thank you Solda Pools and we highly recommend you to anyone interested in purchasing a pool.
From start to finish Solda Pools informed us of the entire process and took us seamlessly through each phase of a project of this size. We love our pool and look forward to opening it up every year. This past year we completed the landscaping which is beautiful. As well as the exemplary work done consistently by Solda Pools, we enjoy their maintenance services which are equally excellent and always reliable. I am a business owner myself, and I am always impressed at how well this company is organized and run. Thank you all at Solda Pools for your beautiful work and your continued excellent service. We would very highly recommend Solda Pools if you want excellent quality, expertise, service, and reliability!
We chose Solda for our recent pool and spa project. Right from the get go they were all business. The initial site meeting gave us a great comfort level that allowed us to have a full understanding of the costs involved. Don’t be fooled by other pool companies only giving you half of the picture!! They did a fabulous job and were more than happy to work around other parts of the landscaping that we were doing ourselves. The post service was also exceptional. We had a troublesome heater that had to be changed out and rather then pointing fingers they worked at it until they had it sorted and never left us with the impression they were going to walk away from it. Great team of people!!
Hi Frank, John & Peter,
We wanted to thank you for the wonderful pool and landscaping work that you built for us in 2010. We were impressed by how carefully you planned and undertook each phase of what became a large component of our renovation. You always responded promptly to any concerns we had and in fact, John came out at 9pm one evening to inspect some flagstone we inadvertently loosened. We learned that you sincerely care about the quality of what you build and that you want your customers to be happy. In so doing, you have very happy customers!
We are very grateful to Peter for taking an entire day to calculate the grading of our property, and to help think through the best solution to our back yard steps at a below grade door. His design of flagstone steps look fantastic and have helped integrate the old part of our home to the new. It is a vast improvement over the original design. He graded the level of our garage floor, even though that was not part of his contract, as a favour.
Upon the initial running of our filtration system, we noticed the pump seemed a bit noisy. Frank responded immediately and brought the company rep to our pump, who was able to fine tune the equipment to a negligible level.
The tile and stonework were installed by skilled craftsmen who took a lot of pride in their work.
The value of using the Solda Brothers is that they took the viewpoint, what would I want done if it was my house. We would definitely recommend Solda Pools for their pool and landscaping work!
Mary Jo and I just want to confirm how wonderful Solda Pools service has been over the past eleven years. There has never been even one single instance in all that time where your service has not been excellent. You always come when we call. You are on time thorough efficient and helpful. As a result our pool is in tip top shape and look as good as new. We can’t thank you enough for making owning and maintaining a pool carefree and easy.
We have had the privilege of having our Backyard Cottage created by the Solda Family some time ago. To open our doors to the serenity and convenience of a backyard retreat without the hassle of driving north is truly a blessing! From the excavation to the completed project, we were truly impressed by the craftsman of Solda Pools!
Over the years, wee have been extremely pleased by the service department, not only on opening and closing of the pool, but for any additional maintenance as well. Mr. Burns and his crew provide stellar service!
We are currently in the process of additional landscaping, to complete a newly erected garden shed. Once again, we continue another project with Solda, as their craftsmen provide outstanding work! We look forward to continuing to develop our Backyard Cottage with Solda!
Dear Frank, Peter & John,
When we decided to install a pool, we knew that it was not going to be a simple venture. It was going to be a HUGE job!! After all, our ravine lot has 3 uneven levels, there were trees, and we had a sunroom to demolish.
We researched pool companies and it was clear that Solda Pools was considered the best. But of course, we called a few other companies for estimates. At different times, representatives came, saw our yard, said they would get back to us and were never heard from again. It became evident that most companies wanted a simple installation of a pool, with no headaches.
When we met with Solda Pools, Frank came and surveyed our yard. He shook his head and told us it was a huge job. Instead of leaving like the others before him, he sat down with us and explained the process. He recommended materials, suggested landscaping ideas, and gave us an estimate. We immediately realized why Solda Pools was considered the best in the pool business. We felt that we were in great hands!!
Peter, John, and their construction crews, with a special mention to Craig and Alex were amazing skilled, professional, courteous workers who always showed up on time every day.
Our ugly backyard was transformed into a beautiful paradise. We could not be happier with the end result. In fact, Solda Pools was awarded Bronze in Technical Achievement by The Pool & Hot Tub Council of Canada. Congratulations!!!
With sincere thanks and appreciation,
Solda Pools installed a pool in my backyard over twenty years ago, and I continue to this day to rely on them for my servicing.
I want to thank Will and his team for their exceptional service throughout the years. They have made owning a pool a worry free joy because of their absolute reliability and attention to detail. Problems are solved before I even anticipate them. I would highly recommend Will and his team at Solda.
Many, many thanks for over twenty years of wonderful service.
Our pool was constructed in 1997 by Solda Pools Ltd. Solda offers a full service package and they did the complete installation of the pool equipment, decking and Cabana, including gardens and sodding, and all were completed to our satisfaction.
During the following years we have enjoyed our summers by the pool and when service was required, it was done promptly and well.
The staff at Solda has always shown us courteous, prompt and efficient service. The information we have received was always helpful and the weekly water test has given our pool a longer life and kept our pool perfectly balanced. The opening and closing of the pool has always gone well and made our life easy. Our partnership with Solda has made our pool experience a positive one and we happily recommend their services to our friends and acquaintances.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the excellent job your company performed last summer with the installation of our pool.
We were very impressed with the complete and professional service our company provided from the initial design stages, right through until the final tree was planted. You developed out backyard into a very functional and attractive pool and garden area. The creative and the unique ideas that you adapted into our plan addressed all of our needs and made out backyard a very unique and special place.
We were most impressed with your site workers. They continually showed a great interest in working with us, “the customer”, to make sure that we were very happy with the project. The workers continually conducted themselves in a very professional and courteous manner at all times.
One again, thanks for a job well done and for creating a pool and landscaping design that will provide our family with many years of enjoyment.
As your busy season starts to ease, I felt this was the most appropriate time to inspire planning to install a pool next year to “DO IT NOW”. Our fall installation was stress- free, the ground was solid, workmanship uninterrupted and your mastery at creating and delivering on schedule a pleasure to behold.
We saw a backyard full of dull grass transformed into a resort within a two week period. We have enjoyed the whole summer since opening the pool on the May long weekend and it has enhanced our lifestyle beyond our dreams.
Solda Pools offers the most complete package with impressive expertise in landscaping and deck work as well as pools. Thank you for taking the “fear” out of such a major project and actually making it fun.
I’ve been remiss in not writing sooner, but it’s probably because we’ve been enjoying our pool so much!
I want to thank you, Peter and your team for an absolutely outstanding piece of work. We have been very impressed with your company’s performance, both before and after completion.
The pool, spa and waterfall have been admired by ourselves and many guests throughout the summer.
We were particularly with your company’s ability to deliver on time and as promised! Please feel free to use us as referral or recommendation as you see fir!
Once again, thank you and all the best.
Now that the dust has settled, we would like to “formally” thank you, your two brothers and the rest of your team for the excellent job that you did on our pool and driveway.
As you know only too well, we had begun to think that the pool would never get finished, what with the weather, the city and our house builder. Despite all the problems we did manage to get three weeks swimming in and enjoyed every minute. Just as you promised, the patterned concrete deck is wonderful and all our friends comment on the unique treatment given to the steps outside the two patio doors. All this luxury and no grass to cut!
Despite the fact that we went way over budget, the decision to have the driveway done in the same material as the pool deck was definitely the right one and your creative design made the project worth every penny. We’re looking forward eagerly to the spring when we can get to enjoy the pool and have friends and family over to share in the fun. It’s rather ironic really, we bought a smaller house and yet the pool, walkway along the side of the house and the driveway make it seem like millionaires now!!
Thank you once again for the wonderful job and please feel free to have prospective customers visit our pool. We will be only too pleased to show it off.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the excellent job you did planning and installing our pool. From start to finish everything was done professionally.
Being first time pool owners, we know we made the right decision in choosing your company. Everything went on schedule and within our budget as promised.
After speaking to Frank we decided to have a spa put on the pool as well. We are so happy we did. We use it all the time. It’s also a real hit with the kids.
We would also like to thank Peter for his ideas and suggestions for our concrete stairs and walkway. It looks great. John was a big help in making sure everything ran smoothly and answered all our questions.
We would highly recommend Solda Pools to anyone who is interested in installing a pool.
The time to put in a pool had finally come. We had no trouble picking a company to do it. Solda Pools had been highly recommended by friends.
Frank Solda set up a meeting to get things going. He was very helpful in laying out a plan for our pool as was the pool architect.
Two weeks later, our pool was started. The workers at Solda work hard all day. They were very impressive. They even worked on Saturday just for our convenience.
Peter Solda worked in the site most days and was eager to please us if we wanted any changes.
We are very proud of our pool and the wonderful job that the Solda people did. We can hardly wait for the summer when the Solda crew opens our pool so that we can enjoy it.
Solda was the right choice for us and we recommend them highly.