Reaching a milestone of 60 years in business, we can only imagine what changes and challenges Crystal Pools has seen and endured during this time. Sareen Stone congratulates Crystal Pools on celebrating this major achievement.
The 50’s in Australia, like in many countries, was hailed as a time of vibrancy and optimism, a welcomed change from the era of doom and gloom of the Great Depression and World War 2. 1957 was a year that followed the Melbourne Olympics, an exciting time when advances in technology saw the introduction of television, Joern Utzon won the Sydney Opera House Design Competition and the year when Crystal Pools was founded by a pioneer of the pool industry, Les Denton.
Les Denton began his working life as a traditional cottage builder. At this time, it was very early days for the swimming pool market – in fact there really was only one company of any note at the time. When this was suggested to Les decided to make the move and established Crystal Pools in 1957.
This was a time when spray concrete was someone’s pipe dream and ready-mix concrete was a while away from becoming a reality. So, preparing the concrete for each swimming pool was seriously back breaking, highly manual labour. At this time, all plans were drawn ‘long-hand’ (in duplicate copy) and swimming pools were built in the conventional method of ‘form and poured’. Simple rectangular shapes were the expectation – varying shapes, sizes and depths were not really viable back then.
Les began Crystal Pools with the philosophy to limit the number of pools built each year to ensure quality control. His building background meant that he held traditional values and principles where there was only one way to do a job – the right way! This philosophy has endured for 60 years and is still embraced today by the award-winning team at Crystal Pools.
Their expertise extends across commercial and residential projects, both locally and nationally enabling them to confidently set the benchmark for their industry. To date Crystal Pools has built more than 20,000 pools and counting. Their team has won over 220 major state, national and international awards and strives to continue to achieve many more.
From the team at Sareen Stone, happy 60th birthday Crystal Pools. We look forward to continuing working side by side with you into the future.