Testimonials

At our suggestion our main building contractor obtained a quotation from Shaun McClintock of Northern Pools for our new 10 metre x 3 metre swimming pool at Point Wells. His price was competitive and Northern Pools were contracted to build our pool.

Shaun and his team were very competent and professional and the process went without any difficulties and was built within our time programme and to cost. Two of our previous homes had pools using chlorine as the water treatment method with the attendant side effects of chlorine in the water and so for our new pool Shaun recommended that an Enviroswim water treatment system be installed. We have been very impressed with this water treatment system and the water quality is fantastic.

The pool has a Quartzon rendered surface and Shaun laid and grouted the mosaic tile wave band and the coping stones and again his attention to the finishing details has been impressive.

We would certainly use Northern Pools for any future projects.
Alan's completed swimming pool

Alan - Point Wells -

We choose Northern Pools to construct our pool on the basis of the recommendations of local people we trust. Now that the pool is in, we wanted to pass on to others our wholehearted endorsement of Shaun and his gang at Northern Pools.

Put simply, our pool is stunning and every single person who has seen it has raved about it! We chose a concrete pool as, like most homes in this area, our soil is largely clay and we wanted the strongest possible construction to guarantee the integrity of our pool. We also wanted the look you get with a concrete pool - with render and tile finish.

Throughout the design, construction and after-care process, Shaun conducted himself with a high level of professionalism. He listened to our ideas and guided us to the right decisions, with the end result being a stunning pool.

Shaun and his staff are always courteous and attentive and his follow-up care has been fantastic - with regular visits to ensure all is going well with the water quality (it is) and that we are happy with every aspect of the job (we are).

Northern Pools are competitive with their pricing, yet in our experience their work is done with meticulous care and attention to detail. We recommend them to anyone in the local area who is interested in putting in a pool.

Tim & Melanie Bentley

We would like to offer a short testimonial to express our sincere gratitude to Shaun, Raine and the rest of the team who were involved in the construction of our new swimming pool.

We are so pleased that we were put in contact with Shaun at Northern Pools Ltd. He is very experienced, knowledgeable and a real perfectionist. Nothing is too much trouble.

It has been a pleasure to have the Northern Pools team working on our project. They have all been so courteous, hard working and professional and we are thrilled with the high standard of finish we have received. We have already recommended Northern Pools Ltd to several of our friends and would be more than happy to provide further references for potential clients in the future, as required.

Thank you!
The Eyre Family's finished swimming pool

The Eyre family - Warkworth -

After almost 3 months of intense stress watching contractors trying to rehabilitate a pool damaged by tree roots without success, we found Shaun from Northern Pools and brought him in for a second opinion.

Within 2 weeks Shaun, assisted by his son Raine, had taken over the project and completely upgraded our pool. Shaun and Raine were a great team. Their work included rehabilitation of the concrete formwork, new tiling and liner, and commissioning the completed pool. We could not fault their workmanship and their communication and reliability meant we always knew what was planned.

The pool area was left neat and tidy after every days work and Shaun and Raine were great to have around. We very soon considered them as friends and will be using Northern Pools for our ongoing maintenance. Shaun's wealth of knowledge and experience in both pool construction and maintenance was invaluable to us and we would have no hesitation in recommending Northern Pools to others.

Peter & Sue Evans - Orewa -

I chose Northern Pools to build my pool just from looking at their website. So glad I did. We had a difficult space to put the pool and Shaun recommended the best way to optimise the space and keep the cost reasonable. He took care of the Council applications and engineering inspections and kept me informed through the whole process.

I have ended up with a stunning pool that fits in with our existing landscape and works so that everyone in our large family can enjoy it. Shaun gave great advice on the type of pool that would best suit us. He continues to give advice on maintenance and care.

Would highly recommend Northern Pools. Thanks.
Carol Weaver's completed pool.

Carol Weaver

We wanted a new concrete pool to replace the lined type that was existing on the property when we purchased. We had numerous companies come to advise and quote but none apart from Shaun (Northern Pools) looked like they would suit our requirements. Shaun's advice and knowledge of the whole process is really second to none; he has been installing servicing pools for a long time and this is reflected in the continued service he provides to his clients. We had the luxury of visiting installed pools, giving us a chance to view various products. The workmanship and relentless efforts during the build were top class. We knew all along what it would cost and the timing of the build up to completion, with no hidden extras. Needless to say we have recommended Shaun to friends. A very happy and pleased new pool owner.
Excavating the Atkin's pool. Completing the steel framing for Paul and Julie's pool. Concreting the Atkin's pool. Concreting complete. Framing and plumbing. Painting the pool interior. Paul and Julie Atkin's completed pool.

Paul & Julie Atkins - Warkworth -

Northern Pools were fantastic: they were prompt, efficient and easy to deal with. We are more than pleased with the transformation of our pool. Costs were as quoted. Thank you Northern Pools.

Northern Pools begin restoration work on Tania & Kevan's pool; first step: sanding. Repainting the newly sanded pool. Touching up the pool steps. The finished, repainted pool.

Tania Taylor & Kevan McDonald

We had a 15 year old pool on our farm at Matakana which was looking very tired. We called Northern Pools and Shaun came out and made a few suggestions. The team re-marbled the inside surface and re-grouted the surrounding tiles. The pool ended up looking like a new pool and we were very pleased with his workmanship and good advice. Shaun is a very pleasant person to work with and he continuously Valets our pool to a high standard. I can thoroughly recommend Northern Pools.

John Kemp

My wife and I can fully recommend Shaun and Northern pools without question. He was able to guide us through the various pool options easily with a large wealth of experience in the pool industry. He and his team worked on the project from start to finish with enthusiasm and diligence. They also demonstrated the high standards of accuracy and craftsmanship required to install a new pool. The new pool looks amazing and everyone who has seen it has been very impressed. If you are going to take the plunge we would recommend Northern Pools.

Pat & Paul Steinkamp

Dear Shaun,

I thought a letter of appreciation was in order for the smooth running of the Scott Family swimming pool project that you did for us in Omaha. The fact that the House Company has a high standard of workmanship required from contractors we use, we were very pleased with your company's ability to work with our tight schedule and the client is extremely pleased with the finishing of the swimming pool. We hope that in the future we can work together again on another one of your award-winnning projects.

Hamish McArthur: Managing Director, The House Company

Shaun from Northern Pools constructed our pool in 2008 and has since serviced it monthly.

During the building process he was always considerate of our needs and professional in his work. He has a quiet and calm approach with a good sense of humour. The job was done on time, with the minimal of fuss and the result was stunning. We have enjoyed the pool immensely from October until April every year and Shaun has helped us by instruction in the care, with many suggestions that have made this ongoing care easy and achievable when we are both busy professionals.

I heartily endorse Northern Pools as the best company to build and maintain swimming
pools.

Sally & Bruce Wilson

When we planned our 12.5metre pool in our new house, we were determined to use a top class professional pool installer. We had heard there were a few cowboys in the game - so we did our research and Shaun from Northern Pools always seemed to come up trumps. We weren't experienced pool owners so we needed someone who we could trust and point us in the right direction.
We are thrilled we chose Northern Pools because :
  • Shauns extensive experience meant we got the right advice.
  • Shauns calm, professional manner meant things went smoothly.
  • Shaun's skill as a pool builder meant we got a top notch end result that we are extremely happy with.
We have no hesitation in recommending Northern Pools to potential pool owners - and are happy to supply verbal references if required.

Terry & Annette Wilson - Orewa -

We have a historic house in Western Springs, with a 30 year old pool! After doing some research on line for pool builders and pool renovators, I came across Northern Pools website. It clearly stated the services that they undertook with pictorials of recent work, but what won us over were the testimonials.

We contacted Shaun who replied promptly and set up at onsite meeting the next day. Surprise, surprise; a professional tradesman actually turned up and on time! Straight away you got the feeling Shaun knew what he was talking about. He questioned us on exactly what we were wanting and what the final project would look like. He made many recommendations and when pushed gave us the 'hard answers' - Shaun is not a salesman, he is a professional tradesman! Shaun came back to us promptly with a full detailed written quote, which he then went through with us onsite, that allowed us to completely understand what we would get as a finished project.

Without getting any other quotes, and we are so pleased we didn’t, the project has been completed to exactly what we wanted and to the highest standard that Shaun had promised. Yes we are wrapped! Please feel free to contact us for a verbal reference and or to visit the site.

Joe & Bridget -Western Springs-

Shaun built our concrete block pool in 2004 and we have had 5 years of trouble free swimming. We chose a dark blue tile finish with 2 powerful swim jets to swim against. Shaun is a perfectionist and is hands on in ensuring every aspect is right; and anyone we know who wants a swimming pool, we tell them to use Northern Pools Ltd.

Judith and Bob Larson -Matakana-

When we bought our property years ago, it had a beautiful swimming pool built by Northern Pools Ltd. Shaun has looked after our pool for many years and has always been very reliable. Since my husband passed away early last year, Shaun has been helping me with all sorts of things that I find too much. He will do anything I ask, very promptly and a very good job well done. I trust him 100%

Jan Frost -Brick Bay-

We have known Shaun for 4 years. He built our pool to time and budget and to excellent standards of workmanship. Since then he has maintained the pool and has always been available with friendly, positive advice and support.

Richard and Marcia Butcher -Sandspit-

Last year when building a new house, we decided to build a heated indoor swimming pool. We wanted a local Warkworth pool specialist and chose Northern Pools Ltd. We were not disappointed. Our brief was:
  • No-Chlorine-based system
  • Top quality plaster which would last many years longer than some on the market
  • Reliable back-up service, including accurate water testing
Shaun has proved to be totally reliable and straight forward to deal with. Their work has been top quality and the service second to none. As a "back-up", Annie has been a delight to deal with, doing the regular water testing; and locally! We trust their advanced and accurate water testing methods.

Bob & Sue Stevenson -Mahurangi West, Warkworth-

Over the past 30 years I have used a variety of pool service providers. Last year (2008) I started using Shaun McClintock of Northern Pools to look after our pool up here in Rodney District. Shaun gives us the best results we have ever had in a pool. Our water is clear, the pool and spa sparkle, the equipment is well maintained and clean, records are kept up to date, and he is reliable on his times. His price is competitive. I can recommend Shaun as a pool service provider with absolute confidence

Mark Newcomb -Warkworth-

Thank you for generously sharing your knowledge to help us out with the difficulties encountered with our pool down here in Wellington. Even though you had no reason to help, you did and we gratefully acknowledge your assistance. We wish you would set up a branch in Wellington as we would have no hesitation in hiring your services.

Yvonne & Mark -Lower Hutt-

Dear Shaun, this is a note of appreciation for your service to us here in Leigh. We have found you cheerful and unfailingly prompt in responding to our needs over the years; and your efficiency in finding leaks and repairing them in our vinyl lined pool has been impressive. You have given us useful advice on maintenance and care for our pool and your charges have seemed reasonable. We have been very pleased with your service and we have enjoyed doing business with you."

Kevin & Bobby Free -Leigh-

Shaun built our pool about 13 years ago and we were very glad to have chosen him. The pool has been great and Shaun has kept in contact with us over the years to check on the pool. His workmanship and sense of pride are both very high. He has returned several times to do maintenance and his rates are extremely reasonable without any compromise on quality. I have recommended Shaun to friends who have also been very happy with his work. I would highly recommend Shaun and Northern Pools to anyone who wants a professional job done at a very good price. He is also very friendly and personable.

Simon Mills