Thank You to All of Our Clients

For Your Confidence in Us

Our Inground Pool and Spa Clients Remarks

As a leading Inground Pool and Spa Design and Build contractor in NJ, we are grateful to work with great clients in northern and central NJ areas. We strive to make the inground pool design and installation process as worry-free as possible by explaining the steps and proactively communicating with clients when we need to adjust the plan or schedule. Our goal is complete satisfaction with the process and the resulting inground pool and spa.

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Our Clients' Remarks

We completed our pool build in November of 2022, and now with most of the season under our belts, I can say without hesitation that Jeff and crew built us an incredible pool and backyard living space. Pools by Design built us a roughly 20×40 free form gunite pool with integrated spa and sun ledge. Because of the grading of our backyard, Jeff came up with a design that naturally flowed from the rear of our house and back patio to a large travertine pool deck with access to the yard where he included a fire pit area. In consultation with Jeff, we decided that we wanted to fully reconstruct our back patio to better work with the pool. The existing patio was about 15 years old and not in great shape. This added a lot of cost to the project that we were hoping to undertake in another year or two, but Jeff worked with us to select materials and take advantage of the fact that his crews were already on-site to make it an affordable value for us that we don’t regret getting done.

Working with Jeff was a pleasure. He values your time and budget constraints. Jeff is a fantastic communicator and sets very realistic expectations that, in our experience, he was able to deliver on time and on budget with exceptional quality. His contract is very detailed and thoroughly inclusive leaving little to no room for ambiguity. You do have to understand that Jeff is building you a higher end pool, and that he seems to only take as many jobs as he needs and can reliably deliver. This is why he was able to get started when he said he would (August 2022) and be completed when he said he would (late Oct/early November). When Jeff was working on our project, he was 100% dedicated to us. This focus was huge in building our confidence. I would confidently recommend Pools by Design and Jeff to anyone looking to build a higher end in-ground gunite pool and backyard living space.

– Robert B.
“We worked with Jeff and his crew on our pool and hot tub and they came out gorgeous. Everyone says our back yard looks like a resort! Jeff was responsive and actively involved the entire time, his crew was professional and competent, and they moved the project forward quickly. They listened to our ideas, provided many options and made changes as we wanted them. We could not be happier with how everything turned out. We completely recommend Pools By Design!
– Stephanie S.
We highly recommend Pools By Design NJ. Jeff and his team did an incredible job from design to construction. Construction had its set of challenges due to our property’s configuration, but Jeff was able to come up with solutions every step of the way. We truly enjoyed working with the entire crew and have never met a person as responsive as Jeff. Project came up better than expected, we would use Pools By Design again if we needed to.

–  The Reyes’

“A pool project is exciting but also stressful. Transforming your backyard is a big investment involving dozens of decisions big and small throughout the process. Jeff was great to work with from initial concept all the way through the punch list. He always did what we said he would do and was very responsive. We would send him emails or texts at all hours with ideas or questions. He always responded right away and steered us in the right direction on design and costs. His upfront contract and pricing are thorough and account for just about every possible contingency or change order. It’s all open book with no surprises. Any project of this scope will have challenges along the way. But I can’t imagine it being run any more smoothly than the way Jeff handled it. The end result is incredible.” 

–  The Engelhardt’s

Jeff and the Pools By Design team are exceptional. Honest and transparent from the outset to the end.  When there were unforeseen challenges Jeff and the team worked with us to find the best solution. We can’t say enough good things, total professionals from Jeff himself to everyone he worked with. The project management was exceptional mitigating any potential delays. I wish all projects were this good of an experience. Thanks to all involved.”

–  The Golding’s

“We are thrilled with our new pool and the job done by Jeff T at “Pools by Design.” Starting with a small (yet comfortable) backyard, and limitations related to municipal zoning and impervious coverage, we now have a beautiful pool and landscaping that has brought us daily peace, pleasure and exercise.  We love our home, and this has certainly become the centerpiece of our family life.  We smile each day we walk out back, and so appreciate the work of art that “Pools by Design” created…thank you Jeff T!!  Do not hesitate to direct your prospective clients this way – believe that they too will understand the value of a dedicated pool builder!

– Beth & Herb Lazarus, Tenafly, NJ

We love our new pool!  We highly recommend Pools by Design.  Jeff and his team did an excellent job from the initial design to the finished product.  Jeff communicated well, was punctual, professional and friendly.  Our home is on a hillside with its own set of unique challenges.  We encountered rock while digging and plenty of rain during installation.   These weren’t problems for Jeff – it was just another day at the office.  We would hire Jeff again in a second.

– David A. C.

“Dear Jeff and the entire Pools By Design Team,

We are thrilled with our newly renovated pool and patio! We absolutely love our outdoor space. You have turned our backyard into a resort-like setting! We highly recommend your company for anyone’s pool renovation or new pool construction. The process was seamless from beginning to end. You kept us informed throughout the entire project. Your employees and your sub-contractors were very professional, friendly, and went above and beyond to execute our project plan. Thank you for the amazing job you did.

– The Moran’s

“The entire project from design trough installation far exceeded our expectations. Jeff, the owner, was in constant communication during the entire project and helped turn our dream pool into reality. It was clear from the first planning meeting that Jeff and his entire staff take pride in their work. Where other companies simply filled out a form and presented a quote, Jeff took the time to listen to our concepts and walk the backyard to really understand what we wanted. He guided us through each step and made sure that there were no surprises or hidden fees. At the end of the day, the finished product turned our yard into a resort. I highly recommend Pools by Design NJ.” 

— Michael J Fiure

“Dear Jeff,

I am writing to let you know how absolutely thrilled we are with our new pool. We have worked with many contractors in the past, but none have come close to the professionalism and quality workmanship your company provided.  Your company and sub-contractors all went above and beyond; I wish I could name and personally thank each person who had an impact because they were all fantastic and very skilled at their jobs.

Every neighbor, family member and friend who has seen it comments on how absolutely beautiful it is and how they feel like they are at a resort in our backyard.  We gladly share your name and the wonderful experience we had and will continue to do so.  Please feel free to us as a referral if you wish.  Thanks for helping us transform our backyard into something we will enjoy for years to come.”

Best wishes,

Joe and Robyn Rantuccio

Wow what a great pool!

Thanks for the wonderful job you did for us. Everything went so smooth and the pool was finished right on time. Very professional and courteous team of people. We could not have asked for a better experience than dealing with Pools By Design. You have given us a pool for my family to enjoy for many years to come. We would definitely recommend this company to friends.”


— Tom & Linda Milone

“Pools By Design designed and constructed our in-ground swimming pool and did a wonderful job from start to finish. Jeff showed professionalism from the very first time we met him and throughout the construction process. He is a pleasure to work with, always on site and available to answer all of my questions.  His regular email updates kept me confidently informed about the next steps of our pool.  Jeff goes above and beyond; we had an unexpected snowstorm during the early phase of our dig and Jeff showed up on Saturday morning to personally shovel snow from our pool site.  Our pool exceeded our expectations and the followup and communication has been fantasticHighly recommended!

“If you are looking to have a pool put in by a company that “gets it”, then look no further. Pools by Design is reliable, highly competent, does wonderful work, and communicates flawlessly. They dot every i and cross every t. Jeff Tierno, the owner, is a pleasure to work with and delivers a high quality product on time and at budget. My wife and I really have no complaints. When was the last time you hired someone and felt like that??? If you have surveyed the pool companies out there, you know most leave you feeling something is lacking. Have Jeff come present his vision in person. If you are serious about a pool, let Jeff take over. You will be happy you did. ”

— Dan and Kate Bavuso, Rumson, NJ

“Jeanie and I would like to thank you for a beautiful pool, waterfall, and landscape project. Pools by Design transformed our backyard into our own private resort. When we first met, you explained the process from design to completion and your team executed the plan. You constantly monitored the project and made sure Jeanie and I were made aware of all options as the project progressed. The timing of the project could not have been better, we contracted Pools by Design in September to plan, build, and complete the project prior to the following swim season. Jeff and his team made this happen!

We had a full season with the new pool and patio and everyone we entertained could not believe how our back yard looked like a resort.

Thanks Again Jeff for all your hard work.”

— Jonathan