Award-Winning Pool Designer, Builder in South Florida

Essig Pools will help you transform your backyard dream into a reality, even if it needs something more than a pool. Our award-winning pool designers can show you hundreds of photographs of custom swimming pools, spas and water features.

Our Product and Services

At Essig Pools we provide the following products and services:


About Our Company

Essig Pools was founded by Dan Essig in 1981. Since then we’ve delighted more than 5,000 homeowners with beautiful new pools. And every one of those pools was built the way a pool ought to be built, with a lifetime structural warranty.

You see, since the day we first opened our doors, it’s been our goal to build a better swimming pool – A pool that we can be proud of. That’s why we created the “Smart Pool™.” The Smart Pool By Essig includes all the features a great pool should have to be beautiful, safe, and easy to maintain. The Smart Pool has 30% more steel and up to 50% thicker walls than required by South Florida building codes. And it’s built with Shotcrete, not Gunite, so it’s stronger and harder than your average pool, and guaranteed to never leak.

Our desire to be a leader in the industry is what drove us to join Aquatech, an exclusive society of high-integrity pool builders. Working with other top-notch pool builders from around the country, the Aquatech programs keep us on the cutting edge of pool engineering and design. Less than 1% of the world’s pool builders have been approved to join the ranks of the Aquatech Society. We’re very proud to be part of the elite Aquatech team.

We are accredited by the Better Business Bureau, and members of the Florida Swimming Pool Association, Associated Swimming Pool Industries Group, and United Aqua Group. Our founder Dan Essig has been active with the Associated Swimming Pool Industries and the National Spa and Pool Institute / APSP for more than 30 years, including one year as president of both associations. Dan was chairman of the ASPI ethics committee for six years, and APSP Builder’s Council for four years. Dan also taught pool construction at Miami-Dade Community College.

Essig Pools has received more than 200 awards and accolades from industry experts and organizations. We received the exceedingly rare “Aqua 100 Hall Of Fame” award, which means we were chosen as a “Top 100 Builder” by Aqua Magazine for five consecutive years. We’ve also been selected five times as winner of The Industry Choice Awards for Business Excellence and named one of the Top 50 Builders in the Country for several years.


Our team of professionals work hard at making backyard dreams come true. Our award-winning pool designers can show you hundreds of photographs of custom swimming pools, spas and water features. Or they can create a virtual dream custom pool design and take a peek at what it could look like in your own backyard.

Association and Certifications

Essig Pools is proud to be accredited, certified and active members of the following associations and organizations.

Aquatech Society

Aquatech Society is a collaboration of independent pool builders from across the country who work together to share their knowledge and talents. The Aquatech Society is an invitation-only organization and is one of the most prestigious associations of pool builders. To be a member, pool builders have to consistently meet their high standards for quality construction, business ethics, and impeccable reputations.

Less than 1% of all pool builders in America have been approved to join the ranks of Aquatech builders. Formed in 1962, Aquatech is a group  of over 120 pool building professionals, and over 100 retail store operators.

Aquatech has ongoing professional educational programs to develop the skills of each pool builder’s in the overall planning process, leadership and customer service. Aquatech is neither a franchise nor a corporate chain. It is the nation’s #1 Society of Pool Building Professionals.

For more information please visit: Aquatech Society

United Aqua Group

United Aqua Group is one of the nation’s largest organizations dedicated to the professional pool building and retail industry. The group is member-owned and is comprised of individually operated business owners that have been selectively qualified and are committed to upholding the highest standards of integrity, quality and service in the industry. United Aqua Group manages and operates Aquatech brand.

For more information please visit: United Aqua Group

International Awards of Excellence

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) sponsors the highly coveted International Awards of Excellence competition every year. This contest recognizes and rewards installation of pools that showcase the most beautiful and creative work in the industry. Because of the intense and highly qualified competition from around the globe, the International Award of Excellence is the most difficult to win. We are proud to say that Essig Pools has won this award twice.

The competition is open exclusively to APSP member builders, designers, service and retail firms. Many hundreds of entries are submitted each year, representing member firms across the United States and around the world.

For more information please visit: International Awards of Excellence.

APSP - The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals

The APSP is the world’s largest international trade association representing the swimming pool, spa, hot tub and recreational water industries. APSP is the leading industry advocate promoting professional best practices through education, industry standards, and safety.

APSP members adhere to a code of ethics and professional practices and share a strong commitment to the safe, healthful, and enjoyable use of industry products.

The APSP took over another reputable industry organization known as “National Pool and Spa Institute” or NSPI in 2006.

For more information please visit: The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals

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BBB - Better Business Bureau

The BBB is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and foster the highest ethical standards between companies and their customers in the areas of:

  • Dependable Service
  • Honesty in Advertising
  • Honest Business Practices
  • Reliable Complaint Handling Procedures

Examples of services provided by the BBB are Business Reliability Reports, Dispute Resolution, Truth-in-Advertising, Consumer and Business Education and Charity Review.

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FSPA - The Florida Swimming Pool Association

The Florida Swimming Pool Association serves as the coordinating organization for swimming pool builders and other pool industry professionals who have committed to abide by the FSPA membership code of ethics.

Also, the FSPA provides government relations representation on behalf of its members to the Florida Building Commission and the Construction Industry Licensing Board as well as other legislative bodies that regulate the swimming pool industry in Florida (such as the Department of Health).

The Association provides educational courses for industry professionals, produces an annual industry trade show, and acts as the consumer resource for finding reliable professionals in the swimming pool industry.

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FSPA Design Award Program

Essig Pools is proud to be announced FSPA Design Award Winner. The annual Florida Swimming Pool Association Design Awards program gives members an opportunity to enter their pools, spas, and waterfeatures for judging on workmanship, soundness of design, beauty, practicality, and safety. Categories customized for Florida pool construction divide the entries by size, type of construction and features.

Pools are awarded a Gold, Silver, Bronze or Award of Merit based on a panel of industry judges’ review. Each award winner receives a plaque with a mounted photo of the pool or spa so they may display their accomplishment to prospective customers.

Top 50 Builders

Each year the Pool & Spa News magazine researches all the major pool and spa builders in North America based on criteria such as longevity, customer satisfaction, quality ratings, awards, etc. and compiles a list of the Top 50 Builders in the pool and spa industry. We are privileged and proud to be on this list of the Top 50 Builders.

For more information please visit: Pool and Spa News

Aqua 100 Hall of Fame

Each year, AQUA Magazine published profiles of 100 of the top spa and pool dealers, builders and service companies in the industry. These outstanding companies were chosen not by their size or sales volume, but by the overall professionalism they displayed in the areas of customer service, store design, product knowledge, craftsmanship and advertising/promotion.

We received what is considered the most prestigious award in the pool industry when inducted into the Hall of Fame by Aqua Magazine. The Hall of Fame recognizes swimming pool companies that have consistently demonstrated the highest levels of professionalism and creativity in customer service, workmanship, store design, promotions, advertising, and product knowledge.

More info at Aqua 100 Hall of Fame.

United Pool & Spa Association

United Pool & Spa Association (UPSA) was chartered in 1983 as a non-profit trade association.  It was originally organized to serve the interests of commercial pool contractors and their associates, suppliers, and the engineers that design public pools.  In recent years UPSA has expanded its membership to welcome solid residential swimming pool builders, as well as swimming pool service contractors, particularly those serving the commercial and public pool trade.

UPSA exists to create and maintain a better business environment for the members. The association is active in government agency liaison and oversight, safety promotion, education and providing networking opportunities for all members.

UPSA will continue to seek new and creative solutions to industry challenges. By attracting those who appreciate our approach, which uses a non-confrontational and consensus building style, we expect modest, but controlled growth.

UPSA is registered with the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board as a CE Course provider. Our courses are non-commercialized and inexpensive. They are offered to the trade at our Annual Meeting and Expo and at seminars and workshops regularly scheduled in major metropolitan markets throughout the state. Refer to our calendar page in this website for upcoming educational events.

More information at: United Pool & Spa Association

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