Meet The Team
I’m Bob Holt and a member of the AQUASCAPE team.
Dave talked to me in 2009 about the possibility of starting up a new pool company here in Kelowna. He wanted to provide customers with not only the best pool but to build it through a process that would be a pleasant experience for all involved. Too often in the past he had seen that a lack of communication between the builder, the general contractor and the owner had resulted in conflict, frustration, cost overruns and generally an unhappy experience for all. He had my attention.
My early career was spent in the wine industry, mainly here in BC. In the late 70’s I was one of a very few people who really believed that BC could become a producer of world class wines. Over the years, as GM of Ste Michelle Wines and later as owner operator (that means farmer) of Similkameen Vineyards I played a small role in laying the foundation for the great industry you see here today.
From 1986 to 1998 I was the President and CEO of Sun-Rype , Kelowna and from 1996 to 2005 I was a Board Member of Export Development Corporation of Canada.
My name is Dave Holt, and I build in-ground swimming pools and spas. But what I really do is to help turn our customers back yard dreams into a reality.
Our company, AQUASCAPE CUSTOM POOLS, has been in business since 2010. From 2003 until early in 2010 I was the working foreman on major pool projects, both residential and commercial, for another company.
In my career I have been responsible for building over 35 pools, private and commercial, some with wading pools and over 20 Spas, all of them cast-in-place concrete. Many were infinity (vanishing) edge and many pools and most of the spas incorporated challenging curved walls as well as many decorative and functional water features. One of our recent pools has an end wall made completely of plexiglass. I have worked mainly in Kelowna but also have completed projects in Nelson, Sicamous, Vernon, Summerland and Bowen Island.
I have always maintained good working relations with home owners, contractors, and other trades and especially with members of my crew. I believe that not only should the finished pool meet and exceed your expectations but that the process should be stress free and a pleasant one.
To that end my personal goal is to deliver to our customers the pool and/or spa of their dreams at a 100% satisfaction level and to earn a strong endorsement from every customer we work for. All the members of our team subscribe to this goal. We know that the success of AQUASCAPE CUSTOM POOLS will be built on our ability to achieve that goal.