Aquatic Pools, Inc. began as a partnership in June 1981 and was incorporated in January 1983. Ron Yates has been president of Aquatic Pools since its inception and is the company’s sole stockholder.

Aquatic Pools builds custom in-ground concrete pools and spas and provides service and repairs to all types of pools and spas, both residential and commercial. Aquatic Pools will build, install, repair and service these pools and spas.

No company in the industry or in the state offers their customers more types, sizes, and shapes of pools that will fit everyone’s pocketbook.  The company is the exclusive dealer, in the state, for the aquatic glass dura-tech process – – the ultimate in pool and spa refinishing. We firmly believe that our sincere commitment to excellence defies the competition and we shall continue to strive to be the best. While we may forget to thank our customers verbally, we never lose sight of the fact that we are here solely because of our happy customers. As our valued customers deserve, we are committed to providing the highest level of finished products followed by enviable service. Quality customer service is our way of saying Thank You for the opportunity.

As our outstanding statewide reputation indicates, Aquatic Pools applies rigid quality standards to all of its products. High quality is without a doubt, the reason for Aquatic’s continued growth over the years. Aquatic Pools employs skilled personnel – – operating with proven machinery, accessories, and equipment that experience has proven to give the best performance and value for the investment. We have a complete commitment to service both before and after the sale for our most valuable asset, our customer.  In fact, the majority of the company’s business is the result of recommendations from happy satisfied customers – – our goal is 100% customer satisfaction.

Attainment of our goal permits the realization of our motto – -“Where customers send their friends.” Customer satisfaction has been a key factor in the growth of Aquatic Pools and is a part of everything we do. The total number of pools built by us in 2001 rose for the 20th straight year. In 2002, Aquatic Pools won more Gold Awards than any other pool company in the United States. In 2003, Aquatic Pools was ranked by Pool and Spa News at number thirty among all pool builders in the United States. We build more custom designed residential and commercial pools than all of our New Mexico competitors combined.

Our bottom line is customer satisfaction. We are not the best because we are the oldest; we’re the oldest because we are the best. Give us a chance and we’re sure you’ll agree.

Aquatic Pools is committed to providing superior products with consistently prompt, accurate, professional, and friendly service. When you buy an Aquatic Pool, you will realize that we are not just another company. Our philosophy is different in that we believe you expect a high quality pool and there are a lot of pool companies out there to choose from. We firmly believe that the way we treat you is just as important as the pool you buy. In fact, we know our business depends on that. Customer satisfaction is not only our policy – – it is our business. There is no better advertising than a satisfied customer. We can make a difference.




(The word gunite was declared obsolete a few years ago by the American Concrete Association and GUNITE was to be replaced by CONCRETE)


  • In 1988 Mr. Yates completed two gunite sewage lagoons, totaling approximately 120,000 square feet in Jemez Springs, NM for the Indian Health Service, US Department of Interior.
  • In 1989 and 1990 he completed large gunite projects for the US Army Corps of Engineers in northern NM and a bank stabilization project for the city of Albuquerque.
  • In 1990 he completed a lagoon renovation and expansion project totaling approximately 16,685 square feet on the Sandia Indian reservation, in Sandoval County NM, for the Indian Health Service.
  • In 1991 he completed gunite work at the electric station in Joseph City, AZ.
  • In 1992 he completed gunite sewage lagoon for the Zia Indian Pueblo totaling approximately 49,000 square feet.
  • in 1996 he completed the beryllium technology facility (a large gunite job) in Los Alamos for the Department of Energy.


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Employed by Sun-n-Fun pools from June 1974 to June 1975 and from July 1978 to May 81 as gunite nozzleman. Projects consisted of commercial and residential pools.

Employed by Crockett & Bradley, Fort Lauderdale, Florida from January 1976 to June 1978. The company was a gunite contractor for 17 west coast Florida pool companies. Work consisted of the application of gunite to aproximately 20 commercial and 500 residential swimming pools.

Mr. Yates was employed by Crom Corporation, Gainsville, Florida, builders of prestress gunite water tanks, as a certified gunite nozzleman from July 1975 to January 1976.

Mr. Yates has 38 years of varied gunite application experience.

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Partial List of Commercial Projects:

All Star Inns: Kingman & Flagstaff, AZ; Santa Fe, NM Barstow & Needles, CA Gunnison and Ouray, CO; Belen, NM; Alpine, TX; Mohab, UT
Comfort Inns: Junction, TX; 3 in Albuquerque; 3 in Santa Fe, NM Silver City, Las Cruces, Santa Rosa, NM South Fork and Durango, CO; Valentine, NE; Ozona, TX
Days Inns: Albuquerque; Rio Rancho, Carlsbad, Gallup, Santa Fe, Ruidoso and Las Vegas, NM; Cody, WY Mohab and Hurricane, UT; Norfolk and York, NE; Montrose, Greeley and Lamar, CO Holiday Inn Express: Farmington, Roswell, Socorro, Santa Fe, Hobbs and Grants, NM
Luxury Inns: Albuquerque; Pueblo, Steamboat Springs and Colorado Springs, CO Gallup and Farmington, NM; Rock Springs, WY; Gothenburg, NE; Greenriver, Hurricane, Monticello, Nephi and Vernal, UT; La Junta, CO Hampton Inns: 2 in Albuquerque; Santa Fe and Taos, NM
Ramada Inns: Rio Rancho and Farmington, NM – Sun North Estates, Albuquerque Hilltop House, Los Alamos, NM Riverwood Apts, Carlsbad, NM
Meadowlark Apts, Rio Rancho Life Trends, Albuquerque Marriott Hotel, Albuquerque
Discovery Inn, Tucumcari, NM High Mesa Inn Zia Vista Apts
Fort Marcy Compound Communcio Condos in Santa Fe, NM El Dorado Terrace, Puerta de Corrales
Overlook Apts Pueblito del Paiz Apts Don Fernando Holiday Inn, Taos, NM
White Mountain Estates Condos, Ruidoso, NM Bel Rau Lodge, Cortez, CO Tierra West Estates, Albuquerque
Cloudcroft Inn (gunite pond), Cloudcroft, NM Budgetel Inns; Albuquerque and Las Cruces, NM The Pavilions, Travelers Inn, Albuquerque Country Club, Albuquerque
Villa Rael Apts, Santa Fe Classic Inn, Santa Fe, NM Woodland Condos, Red River, NM Cortez Motel, Cortez, CO
Taos Spa & Court Club, Taos, NM Cheyenne Motel, Cheyenne, WY Ramada Limited: Albuquerque and Santa Rosa, NM, Gunnison, CO
Meadows Apts, Santa Fe, NM Ice House, Telluride, CO Stagecoach Stop, Rio Rancho, NM
Ute Mountain RV Park, Towoac, CO Shadowridge Apts, El Paso, TX La Paloma Apts, Santa Fe, NM
Cedar Creek Apts, Santa Fe, NM Park Inn, Albuquerque Sleep inns: Santa Fe, Gallup, Albuquerque, NM; Flagstaff, AZ
Estancia del Sol Apts, Albuquerque Travel Lodge, Santa Fe, NM Sunset Motel, Clayton, NM
Comfort Apts, Colorado Springs, CO Santa Rosa Inn, Santa Rosa, NM Sky Ute Casino, Ignacio, CO
Rio Volcan Apts, Albuquerque Orphan Valley Ranch, Cuchara, CO Howard Johnsons: Santa Fe, Alamogordo and Albuquerque, NM; Pagosa Springs, CO
Summersuites, Albuquerque Comfort Suites, Taos, NM Bridgepoint Apts, Albuquerque
La Villa Allegre Apts, Albuquerque Hunters Ridge Apts, Alamogordo, NM Amerisuites, Albuquerque
Motel 6: Albuquerque and Roswell, NM Econolodge, Silver City and Albuquerque, NM Bluewater Village, Villa Hermosa, Albuquerque; Crane Motel, Roswell, NM
Pinnacle High Resort, Albuquerque Santa Fe Sleep Inn, Santa Fe, NM Inn at Pine Springs, Ruidoso Downs, NM
Rio Costilla Resort at Ski Rio, Costilla, NM Broadway Place Apts Sunrise Homes Apts
Mesa Grande Apts Enchanted Trails La Ventana Apts, Albuquerque
Econo Lodges: Silver City and Albuquerque Red Roof Inn, El Paso, TX Marriott Residence Inn, Durango, CO
Microtel Inn, Tucumcari, NM Drifter Motel, Silver City, NM Renaissance Apts, Albuquerque
Homegate Studios, Rio Rancho, NM Sunrise Homes Apts, Hobbs, NM Mesa Grande Apts, Carlsbad, NM
Broadway Place Apts, Hobbs, NM La Ventura Apts, Albuquerque Cottonwood Ranch Apts, Albuquerque
Blue Water Village Apts, Albuquerque Oak Tree Inn, Vaughn, NM Taylor Ridge Apts, Albuquerque
Mesa Verde Apts, Roswell, NM Broadway Apts, Hobbs, NM Kays all Swim School, Albuquerque
Vancouver Suites, Las Cruces, NM Pecos Village Community Pool, Pecos, NM High Vista Apts, Albuquerque

Exceeding 3,000 residential pools.

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