Written Testimonials



We recently had Grand Vista Pools do a renovation of our pool, our deck, and our screen room. We were extremely pleased with the professionalism and the overall process – and we are thrilled with the results. When we first decided we wanted to go down this road, we were both a bit hesitant, because we have had bad past experiences dealing with contractors and their workers in connection with other house renovation projects. But we decided that our pool project really needed to be done and we agreed that Grand Vista was the right contractor. Our decision proved to be on the money. Kevin Shipp was pleasant and responsive. He kept the job on schedule and on budget. The workers were courteous and qualified and cleaned up nicely after themselves. Kevin was reactive to our punch list (even some of the more minor items). And even as to less critical issues that have come up after final payment, Kevin has addressed those fairly promptly and with pleasure. He clearly cares about his customers and shows it in the quality of his service, before, during and after the job. In fact, the project went so smoothly that we’ve said that if all contractors could be like Kevin and his team, we’d be much more willing to take on some of the other deferred renovations in other areas of our house that have been needed for some time. Every day, as we walk by our kitchen pass through window, we look out at our pool and patio and a big smile appears on our faces. If you are in the market for a pool renovation contractor, we highly recommend Grand Vista Pools.

Gary and Lisa Teblum
Tampa, FL



If anybody is looking for a pool contractor I can highly recommend Grand Vista Pools. We had a pool installed by them 5 years ago at Highland Park and have been delighted with the finished project and after sales support, service etc. Kevin Shipp, the owner, is a master project manager and we were swimming in under 5 weeks from them breaking ground. We had a recent problem, with our waterfalls that involved digging up the pavers, removing and replacing the waterfalls; relaying the pavers; three teams of contractors, tilers, plumbers and pavers which took a lot of labor and many hours of work. All of this was done in a timely and professional manner and best of all it was all taken care of at no charge, even though we were well past the standard warranty period. Very surprising and Excellent Customer Service! Kevin and his team get an A++ from me!

Phil Keeling



Thank you very much for the great job you did, we love our swimming pool. When we first started doing research about putting a pool in, we were very concerned about choosing the right pool company. When you came to our house for the first time, you represented yourself and the company very well, you answered all the questions and you weren't pushy at all, we picked your pool company over the other pool companies that we interviewed and we're so glad we did. From start to finish you were very honest and straight forward, always returned our phone calls in a timely manner and being there through the whole pool construction process gave us peace of mind that we didn't have to take any time off when your crew was at the house, we trusted you and we knew that you will do a great job. It was a great experience from beginning to end and if you would like to use us for a reference please don't hesitate to call.

Thank you,
The Aloisio family
Trinity, FL



The decision to add a swimming pool to our house was a stressful one, until we made the call to Grand Vista Pools. Kevin made us feel very comfortable and he listened intensely to all of our thoughts about how we wanted our dream pool to look. The very next day he provided us a picture of our new pool that was EXACTLY what we asked for. His timeline was reasonable...he beat it. We had constant questions...he took every call and with great care, walked us through all of our concerns. All the workers representing Grand Vista Pools were professional, friendly, and very respectful to our home and family. The price was right and without a doubt, worth every penny! Thanks Kevin and Grand Vista Pools!

Chris and Kim



Our pool building experience was truly delightful and stress free. Kevin from Grand Vista Pools kept us well informed and on-schedule for the delivery of our swimming pool. Our expectations from the design to the workmanship were exceptional! Our friends and family continually comment on the uniqueness to quality of our pool. We enjoy using all the features including the therapy spa jets, fire bowl and laminar jets. We are looking forward to enjoying Kevin’s masterpiece for many years to come. I would recommend to anyone considering building and or designing a pool to use Grand Vista Pools, due to the remarkable customer service and quality of product.

David & Angela Magrisso



When it was time to have a swimming pool built there was no question of who would be doing it, “Grand Vista Pools". They were building pools in the neighborhood I worked in and producing many satisfied customers. As a Warranty Service Manager, the process of the build was secondary, would Grand Vista be there afterwards - was my primary concern! The homeowners I spoke with were not only happy with the process but with the service after completion. Grand Vista Pools stands behind their pools so that we can continue to swim in them...This was the best construction experience I have ever had.

Tammy Hazime
Warranty Service Manager
David Weekley Homes



We are very happy with the swimming pool your company built. The time frame was outstanding, scheduling could not have been better, and the overall craftsmanship was second to none. I can’t imagine anyone doing a better job and if we ever need another swimming pool built you will be the only company we call even if we have to wait a year. If anyone asks, you are highly recommended. Thanks for everything.

T. Greear and family
Tarpon Springs



Kevin- Thank you so much! We love our swimming pool! You are a great judge of character, all of the sub contractors were a joy to work with! We were blessed by this wonderful experience!

Vicki & David Frayer
Tarpon Springs



When my wife and I decided to build a swimming pool, we asked our friends and co-workers, who recently had pools installed, about their experience and suggestions for pool builders. Only one person said they had a positive experience and that they would recommend their builder again and that builder was Grand Vista Pools. Now that we have gone through the construction of our pool with Grand Vista we agree and would highly recommend them. The construction process was quick and timely, the installers who came to my home were friendly and professional, and any changes or problems were dealt with quickly, appropriately and hassle free. I can not give Grand Vista Pools any higher recommendation. They are superb!

Kerry and Jennifer
Palm Harbor



Thank God we chose Kevin at Grand Vista Pools to build our swimming pool! Kevin follows through on every promise and expectation—and more. We have a creatively designed, high quality and well functioning pool—built on time and without the headaches that we hear others have experienced at other companies. During construction and now two years later, we can attest that quality, honesty, and customer service are Kevin’s specialties.

Steven & Janice Schultz.



Our experience with Grand Vista Pools was very positive. Initially, Kevin provided a pool design along with his proposal, which we found to be competitive with other pool construction companies. Our swimming pool was completed on schedule.

The customer service has been excellent. We were well educated afterwards regarding the pool equipment. Kevin has always been available for assistance, even on New Years Day! We have been very impressed with his professionalism. We highly recommend Grand Vista Pools and would use them again.

Tiffany and John



Before we selected Grand Vista Pools to build our pool and spa, we were not really in the market for a new pool. We watched Kevin and his team build a pool for our neighbor. We were so impressed with the professionalism, attention to detail and efficient scheduling that we decided to put in a pool for ourselves. We had never owned a pool before, so we had plenty of questions about the pool building process, equipment, material choices and pool design features. Kevin took the time to educate us so we could make informed decisions. He quickly generated a number of pool and spa designs and developed a layout that was just right for us.

We were also impressed with Kevin’s willingness to let us get involved in the design process. We wanted a high-tech spa that offered a therapeutic experience. Kevin was willing to take on the challenge of building a spa with 11 high-performance Power Storm interchangeable jets. The spa experience is awesome- we are so happy with the way the spa turned out!

During the pool building process, we realized that we wanted to make some minor modifications to the pool design. Kevin was very accommodating and made sure that the final pool design included all those extra details that make a pool and spa a truly personal experience. He paid close attention to quality of workmanship and was on site to oversee all critical phases of the construction process. We highly recommend Grand Vista Pools for the discerning home owner.

David and Bobbi



We really did our homework before selecting a company to build our swimming pool, and I'm glad we did. We found there was a large variance amongst pool builders in three key areas: Quality, Service and Price. Grand Vista Pools presented a well balanced approach to all three, best of all, our expectations were exceeded in each area. I don't easily hand out recommendations, but would not hesitate to strongly encourage potential swimming pool customers to use Grand Vista Pools. We have a beautiful swimming pool to back it up!

Kevin and Suzette



We chose Grand Vista Pools to renovate our pool and patio based on a recommendation of a colleague. Our project presented a unique challenge as the previous owner of our home had installed a fiberglass coating over the original marcite finish. As the fiberglass began to delaminate over the years and we were unable to find someone reputable to repair it we were concerned that we were going to have a pool we could no longer enjoy. We put our faith in Kevin Shipp and Grand Vista Pools to help us find a solution. Kevin presented us with a detailed project plan that documented each phase as well as the time frame involved. The first phase was the removal of the fiberglass finish. The sub-contractor who performed this work did an amazing job. Our pool project went like clockwork – as one phase was completed the next began immediately after. Before we knew it our pool and patio were transformed into our own tropical oasis.

Kevin is a consummate professional whose attention to detail is unsurpassed. The sub-contractors he used were very professional and did an incredible job. You could sense how much they enjoyed working for Kevin. Any type of home renovation project can be stressful but thanks to Kevin and Grand Vista Pools we actually enjoyed the experience of watching the transformation of our pool and patio from something worn out and plain to something spectacular. Thanks again Kevin as well as Santiago, Tom, Traci, Marcus and all of the other folks that worked on our pool remodeling project.

John and Vicki



This past year, my wife and I renovated our home and added a patio and swimming pool using Grand Vista Pools. By far, Grand Vista Pools was the best sub on the job. In the very beginning, Kevin gave us a book outlining every step of the job and he always completed the tasks in the time he said he would. He was always very helpful, answered all of our questions, and was very easy to work with. Not only was Grand Vista Pools’ prices very competitive, but their swimming pool designs were superb. They were also very willing to work around the other trades and their overall professionalism was outstanding. My wife and I would recommend Grand Vista Pools to anyone looking to build a swimming pool. We are very happy with our pool and patio and look forward to enjoying it for years to come.

Steven and Diane
Tarpon Springs



We have nothing but high praise for Kevin and Grand Vista Pools. I researched pool companies in the Tampa Bay area and chose Grand Vista Pools after a recommendation from a friend. Even though they were a little known company at the time, I chose Kevin anyways. BEST DECISION I HAVE MADE! Our pool was completed in 5 weeks. Kevin helped us throughout the design and addressed any and all of our concerns. The finished pool exceeded our expectations! I have a good friend that works for a company that supplies concrete to all the area pool builders. I had asked him whom he thought was the best pool company around and without hesitation he said Grand Vista Pools.

If you want the highest quality swimming pool built by the areas best pool company, have Kevin at Grand Vista Pools build your pool. You will not be disappointed.

Rob and Kate Edmonds
Safety Harbor



Kevin and Grand Vista Pools came highly recommended from a friend, but they still managed to exceed our expectations! Their price was great, they used top quality materials and equipment, and best of all, they completed our swimming pool construction in less than thirty days as quoted. We had heard plenty of stories of days going by with no work done from other builders, but Kevin had guys here working just about every single day. Our new swimming pool and patio are amazing and we couldn't be more pleased.

Todd and Jennifer Christofferson
Palm Harbor



Our experience with Grand Vista Pools has been nothing less than exceptional. I would say that I am one of the tougher customers. We had several separate and extra projects that would start alongside the pool build such as an outdoor kitchen, a separate spa and a swim jet inside the pool plus the necessary electrical work.

I shopped very carefully for our swimming pool builder interviewing more than 5 different companies over 3 months. Kevin just simply stood out from the rest as he listened to our needs and ideas and educated us about different products. As a result of his excellent consultation and our desire to completely customize our backyard and swimming pool, we accepted his timely and accurate proposal. There was just a ton of value in his presentation from price to delivering a complete package tailored to our “needs” and “wants.” Furthermore, the execution of this project was flawless. Even I forgot a couple of things during the build, and he quickly fixed my mistake which is unheard of these days.

The thing that really impressed us is how he managed our swimming pool construction and completed our ENTIRE build in 4 weeks!!!! His employees are true craftsmen and were extremely meticulous in their work. They paid close attention to every detail and were courteous and friendly as we anxiously observed (sometimes hovered) their work.

I look in our backyard and it is truly an oasis, exactly how we envisioned it. If you are considering a swimming pool and you are like us, tough customers who expect the utmost professionalism and require exceptional communication skills, expert craftsmanship, technically superior products and meticulous attention to detail, then you should seriously consider Grand Vista Pools. It sounds like a cliché but we did and we’re glad! Thanks Kevin and the guys at Grand Vista Pools!

Michelle & Chris
New Port Richey



Who would have thought building a swimming pool could be such a stress-free experience! From the initial design stages to the finishing touches, Kevin and his staff were friendly, professional, clean, and prompt. Our swimming pool was completed in 6 weeks and the end result was a gorgeous backyard that was designed specifically for our family's needs. Kevin was always available to answer any questions both during construction and after. We wanted a company that could produce a beautiful swimming pool, in a short period of time, with as little inconvenience as possible--that's exactly what we got!

Todd & Melanie Atkinson



Trying to find quality products these days is a lesson in futility. Too many companies are focused more on the bottom line than anything else. It is a rare occurrence to find a company that produces a quality product, an owner that focuses more on his customers’ satisfaction than his bottom line, and a philosophy of open and honest communication. To my amazement and pleasure, Grand Vista Pools is a synergy of all of these qualities. They exceeded all of our expectations. From our constant indecisions on colors and decking, to our changing of the plans, Kevin didn’t display one bit of frustration. To the contrary, he was patient and understanding and didn’t rush us into any decision. He offered us suggestions and insight that were invaluable. To Kevin, it wasn’t about making the sale; it was all about us. Our swimming pool was done exactly as we had planned. Every detail and every step was overseen by Kevin. He made sure we got everything we paid for. In the end, the pool was completed 2 weeks ahead of schedule and, more importantly, it was perfect.

Jeff and Lisa



After much research, we decided to have our swimming pool installed by Grand Vista Pools. My husband and I were very pleased with every aspect of our installation! Kevin was more than willing to answer all of our questions (and we had a lot) and our numerous emails. Upon signing our contract, we were given a step by step schedule of each process of the installation so we knew who would be working that day and what they were doing. We were amazed that everything stayed right on track! We were told when our pool would be completed and we were swimming in it that exact day!

We would recommend Kevin and Grand Vista Pools to anyone looking to put in a new swimming pool. We are very satisfied with the pool and we were thankful we chose such a great company to do business with.

Marybeth and Simon Thompstone
Palm Harbor



It has been about 12 months since Grand Vista Pools completed our swimming pool and we've been very satisfied. They started and finished the project on time and under budget...a rarity in the pool industry. We found Kevin to be completely trustworthy and dependable. We appreciated Kevin's willingness to work with less than typical building materials which allowed us to build a beautiful and unique swimming pool. I also have found the Jandy pump, filter, and heater system to be top notch. In short...If we were building another pool today the only company who we would call would be Grand Vista Pools. They are that good.

Jeff and Stephanie



I made the right choice when I decided to have Kevin with Grand Vista Pools build my swimming pool. Kevin previously lived in my community so I had lots of great references… my neighbors. My pool project was right on schedule from start to finish. Kevin communicated with me via phone and email during the entire process. I love my beautiful pool!! Kevin’s contractors have obviously been chosen for their excellent workmanship. Everything is perfect… the swimming pool, pavers, and screen cage. I recommend them without reservation.

Debbie Gornik
Tarpon Springs



Kevin Shipp of Grand Vista Pools was integrally involved and maintained excellent communication through the entire process from design to excavation through completion. He was our only contact and exceeded our expectations in every step of the process. Our swimming pool is beautiful and I would choose them to do it again!

Scott & Heather Long



Just a quick note to let you know how pleased we are with our new swimming pool! The pool was completed on time and your customer service has been nothing short of excellent! You under promised and over delivered. I have and will continue to highly recommend Grand Vista Pools to all who are looking for a swimming pool contractor. Please feel free to use me as a reference.

Thanks again for your great work!

John L. Kromer
CENTURY 21 Bay West Realty



Working with Kevin was a pleasure throughout our pool project. His attention to our needs put us as ease right from the start. Getting in touch with him for questions and changes along the way was always easy. In the end he delivered a high quality pool and spa. Finding the right pool builder is a difficult process and we definitely made the right choice with Grand Vista Pools.

John and Iris Poynor



From our initial meeting we knew we wanted to work with Kevin and Grand Vista Pools. The design was so on the mark for what we wanted in our pool. But, what really surprised us was the price! It was less than quotes we had received from other pool companies, and Kevin was using superior products.

When we broke ground I remember a neighbor asking if we were told how long it would to take to build our pool, going so far as to include her experience of waiting three months. When I responded saying we were expecting about 5 weeks she laughed it off wishing us good luck with that. From that day on, Terri and I would get very excited driving home from work each night to see what next step had been taken on our pool. There was activity every day and we were thrilled watching the progress. After reviewing the new work we would sit down and pull out the Grand Vista Pools installation guide and look forward to the next step. I remember towards the end of the third week getting a call from Kevin outlining the work for the next two weeks. And, as sure as the sun comes up each day, Kevin and his crews hit each of those milestones. That is excellent planning and rarely part of most pool companies.

Not only did we enjoy our conversations with Kevin, but the crews onsite were just as professional and wonderful. As we would chat with them the conversation would typically include references to Kevin and Grand Vista Pools. They would share with us how wonderful it was for them working with Grand Vista, and it showed. They really worked on our pool like they were building it for themselves or a close friend. No detail was left to chance and the smallest adjustments were brought to our attention to make sure we were satisfied with the results, and come on, how could we not be?

From the clearing of the work area to filling with water a total of 5 weeks had passed. Though it sure seemed longer to us because of how anxious we were to start using our new pool, it was an amazing short period of time. We have sure enjoyed the experience of working with Grand Vista and truly appreciate the work they did for us. We get compliments on our pool and know we will get many, many years of enjoyment from it.

We appreciate Kevin and all the gang with Grand Vista. What a pleasant experience and we gladly share the name with others considering a pool.

Ken and Terri Naylor
Largo, FL