Longevity in Community — We have been serving Central Virginia since 1973. We are a Class A Contractor, licensed and bonded by the Commonwealth of Virginia. We have served thousands customers over the years, while still offering personalized service. Charlottesville Aquatics is one of the five oldest pool companies in Virginia.
Personal Involvement and Commitment from Owners — Both Fred and his wife, Christine, actively participate in the daily operations of our company. Fred supervises the Construction Department and is consistently on-site for every project. Fred also has personally trained our entire field construction team. Christine acts as General Manager and Supervises Sales, Service, Retail, and Accounting.
Recognized Industry Leader and Pool Building Professional — Our President, Fred von Lewinski, is one of only a handful of Certified Pool Building Professionals in the entire State of Virginia. In fact, he was one of the first in the country to receive this certification. He has served in various capacities, including President of the Board of the National Spa and Pool Institute (NSPI), now known as the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance (PTHA), for both the Central Virginia Chapter and the region that encompasses Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
Local Professional Design — Fred utilizes his degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia by combining his knowledge of structural architecture with knowledge of plant characteristics, soil conditions, and hydraulic engineering to design pools that are both aesthetically pleasing and easy to maintain. Fred also maintains an Associate Membership with the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Awarded the Top 100 Pool Company in the United States seven times and the only local company to have been inducted into the Aqua 100 Hall of Fame — This award is given to the companies who have consistently maintained superior customer service, product knowledge, store design, quality craftsmanship, advertising, and promotions.
Full Service Company — Our expertise within the industry is multi-faceted. We build both vinyl-lined and concrete residential pools, as well as commercial pools and in-ground spas. We also have a full-service Service Department and an award-winning retail store.
Winner of 175 National and Regional Design and Craftsmanship Awards — Beginning with our first National Design Award in 1979 to our more recent ones. In 2012 we received the Gold Medals for Residential Concrete Pools and Concrete Spas, as well as the prestigious Gordon Rudd Award for the Best In Show.
Charlottesville Aquatics is the Central Virginia member of United Aqua Group — We are part of an exclusive, national, invitation-only society of pool builders who work together to combine knowledge and talents. To be invited to join United Aqua Group, a builder must meet their strict standards for quality construction, strong business ethics, and impeccable reputations. Fewer than 200 out of ten thousand pool builders in our nation have been invited to join United Aqua Group. We have been a member of United Aqua Group since 1988.
Construction Machinery — The most critical stage of swimming pool construction is the excavation stage. We own all of our own equipment and all excavation is done by our own trained employees. Our excavator has a specially designed and manufactured articulating bucket that was built to our specifications to precisely shape and form the inside of your pool.
Seven-Step Critical Path Quality Assurance Program — Over his five decades of professional experience, Fred has developed a Quality Program which enables us to complete your project with astonishing speed and efficiency while still maintaining the highest quality finished product available in our industry.