Who is Otter Pools?
Otter Pools is Western Canada’s premier fibreglass pool manufacturer, with a focus on delivering high quality Canadian-made pools. Our unique design features an integrated multi-layered laminate engineered to ensure strength, longevity, and a beautiful aesthetic. We only include materials of the highest quality and have a rigorous inspection process ensuring that our pools exceed industry standards. It is our aim to create beautiful pools that will provide your family with endless enjoyment for decades.
Developed and manufactured in Malakwa, British Columbia, Otter Pools is a division of Performance Poly-Tek. Performance Poly-Tek is an established and trusted Canadian fibreglass company specializing in meticulous and detailed work. This long-standing company has a global reputation for the quality and reliability of their products. As such, Performance Poly-Tek products can be found on every continent and have a wide range of applications. Otter Pools are manufactured using these same methods and standards. The 14,500 sq ft. facility where Otter Pools swimming pools are manufactured permits for the complete construction of these products reducing the build time and ensuring that our exacting standards are achieved at every step.
Quality, reliability, and functionality are a primary focus of Otter Pools. We understand that a pool needs to not only be able to withstand the demands of the Canadian climate, but to do so in a manner that prioritizes the safety and enjoyment of those who use it. We believe that a pool should be able to be enjoyed for as long as you require and strive to ensure that our pools maintain integrity regardless of the rigours they endure. Whether you are looking for a place for your children to play or perhaps would like somewhere to relax after a stressful day; we believe that Otter Pools is the foremost choice for someone looking for a long lasting, high quality pool. Our goal is for us to do the work so that you can simply sit back and enjoy your new pool.
Why should you choose an Otter Pools product?
Otter Pools is a family business with family in mind. We understand the importance of functionality, therefore we have integrated bench seating, a shallow area (3 ft) for the little ones, and a deep end (6 ft) for the big ones. We want our customers to feel as confident and excited about our product as we do. We take great pride in knowing that our pools are bringing comfort and fun to those who use them and do all that we can to ensure that they not only meet but exceed the requirements of our clients.
Here are some reasons to consider one of our pools as an addition to your home:
Our fibreglass pools are developed using industry leading standards to ensure a quality, lasting product every time. Our technicians maintain a thorough knowledge of emerging techniques and materials within the composites industry to ensure that we produce the best products possible. We closely monitor the development through each phase to create products with incomparable structural integrity and a smooth, safe finish.
We have centred our business in a small rural town. This allows us to support the local community and significantly lowers our overhead. We therefore invest more capital and time into the workmanship and products, making our pools the best that money can buy in this price range.
As a division of Performance Poly-Tek, a long-standing fiberglass tooling and manufacturing company, our trusted team has years of experience in delivering excellent quality fibreglass products on a local and global scale.
Our design team consulted with numerous pool installers in Western Canada, to determine how best to tailor our product to their client’s needs. Based on this, we found that additional sidewall strength is needed for our Canadian climate. We decided to incorporate horizontal stiffening ribs around the body of the pool. We then went one step farther and added a complete welded frame with built-in anchoring points along the centre rib of the pool. This allows for additional anchors that can be trenched back from the pool into virgin ground and attached to the aluminium frame helping to prevent any wall movement.
Whether you are looking for calm, stress-free tranquility or the ultimate family-friendly fun zone, our pool is for you. Our pools will help you wash the day’s stress away while you float and unwind, support your fitness and healing goal, or create the best splash from the perfect cannonball.
Otter Pools products are designed to provide you with the ultimate escape, containing desirable features such as ample bench seating and a gentle non-slip surface for safety. We feel that a pool should allow you to indulge in the luxury that your hectic life typically denies you. We also understand that tranquility is not just achieved from a gentle swim, but also from the peace-of-mind of knowing that your investment will last and will not cause further headaches down the road.
Make Unforgettable Memories
While we expect that one of our pools will be with your family forever, we know that the memories created in it will be. In today’s often hectic world, it can be difficult to find the opportunity to come together with your loved ones and enjoy an incredible experience. We know that our pools provide the perfect place for bonding and creating memories; the best part of this is that this can happen right in your own backyard!
Making memories with loved ones is the best way to enjoy your free time. Whether you are socializing with friends or watching your children play, our integrated bench seating is perfect. Our 28 ft of seating will become the preferred gathering point at your home, because who doesn’t love hanging out in a pool!
How are our pools made?
Otter pools have a beautiful integrated design, formulated to ensure strength, flexibility, and longevity. The layers that have been incorporated have been carefully selected to guarantee that our pools are of the highest quality and are meticulously inspected by our technicians between each step. The multifaceted structural layering ensures that our pools are ideally suited to handle everything from the challenges of a rambunctious family to the rigours of the harsh Canadian climate.
1. Mould Preparation
Prior to each pool’s creation, the mould is cleaned and inspected. Any defects in the mould would result in flaws in the pool, which is why we keep our moulds in pristine condition.
2. Gel Coat Application
The gel coat is the protective layer that will ensure a beautiful finish for many years. It is carefully applied to the mould and supervised to ensure that it reaches the optimal cure.
3. Epoxy Vinyl Ester Application
The epoxy vinylester gives the pool its waterproof quality and blister resistance. It is meticulously applied to the gel coat to ensure a strong and cohesive seal.
4. Structural Core
We apply several layers of multidirectional core to provide better than industry standard strength to the pool. We guarantee that every square inch of the pool has been worked and inspected multiple times to ensure that we maintain the highest manufacturing standards.
5. Final Hardware
The final stage includes installing our aluminum support frame, as well as lifting hardware for transportation.
After final inspection, your pool is complete and ready to be delivered to you!