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Affordable Backyard Swimming Pools

An investment in your home and time with family & friends

On-Ground Pools have the look & integrity of in-ground pools for 1/3 less cost.

The on-ground pool from Smart Pools offers the winning combination of backyard beauty and affordability.

Smart Pools is an independent swimming pool company specializing in the design and installation of On-ground or “semi-inground” pools.  Specializing in on-grounds, we also install modified, traditional in-ground pools.

What is an On-Ground Pool?

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Smart Pools On-ground swimming pools look and feel like in-ground pools for significantly less expense.


Swimming Pool Installation

Protective steel sheeting used preserve your lawn

Innovative excavation and installation process to preserve your existing landscape.


Benefit of On-Ground Pools

Retaining Wall Pool and Decking

Smart on-ground pool installations reduce the need for expensive retaining walls.


Deciding to put a swimming pool in your backyard is a big decision that we, at Smart Pools take seriously. With our 35 years of experience, we can help you make the decision that is right for you and your family.

The owner of Smart Pools, Rob will personally share his knowledge and expertise to guide you through the process every step of the way.  There are no pressured sales, simply information sharing … if you are excited by what you hear, you can deal directly with Rob and his experienced staff to customize your pool order.

Following your consultation, you will be able to order your entire pool kit and equipment accessories directly through Rob at Smart Pools On-Ground Swimming Pools.

Your pool will then be delivered directly to your yard before construction begins (see our construction photos and phases of construction) and all of your backyard design details will be confirmed with you to ensure your complete satisfaction.

Swimming pool installation & service in Burlington, Hamilton, Dundas, Ancaster, Cambridge, Waterloo, Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, Waterdown, and Brantford areas.

The crew was punctual, organized, tidy and very professional. They were straight forward and true to their word about how long the job would take and how they would do it. Because of the steel plates Rob used to cover the lawn and part of the driveway, the area was left fully intact and no damage at all when the bobcat dug the hole for the pool. The pool is 40′ by 17′. My family is very happy and enjoys the pool every day. The smart move is to use Smart Pools!

Milton, 2015

We had our first on-ground pool installed 16 years ago by Rob. Last year we were getting our second one (because we moved) and I remembered how well the first job went, so I called Rob for this latest installation. Again, we could not have asked for better service. Rob is courteous, reliable, and informative. It was a pleasure dealing with him. I would recommend Rob to anyone who is thinking about getting a pool.


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We couldn’t be any happier with our pool. The project was completed smooth from start to finish and on time. Robert and Trevor were very polite and professional. The whole process was a very enjoyable experience. We have already highly recommended the company to many of our friends….
Mladen and Slavica

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