Pool Installation

Pool Installation

We specialize in custom vinyl lined swimming pools, standing behind their longevity, versatility and value

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Environmental Awarness

Environmental Awarness

Consideration of both the surrounding natural area and your lived environment are at the forefront of all our projects

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Power & Safety Covers

Power & Safety Covers

We focus is on power and safety covers because they go above and beyond for you, bringing efficiency and security to your pool

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Swimming Pool Installations

We specialize in Custom Vinyl Lined Swimming Pools, standing behind their longevity, versatility and value. These days vinyl lined pools are not only available in standard shapes but can be custom designed to appeal to everyone’s application and imagination. Our team makes up one of the most experienced Kelowna pool installation companies, and we believe in going beyond the norm of the standard Kelowna pool installation – we commonly install unique features, such as swim up benches, waterfalls, diving rocks, and underwater stainless steel bar stools.

We can help you create anything from a large, fun, family pool to an exercise pool or a small plunge pool, or design a pool with elements of them all. Another unique option is to incorporate a swim current system such as the “Infinity Pools” system. As a company dedicated to your satisfaction, the planning and design is the most important step of any project. Listening to your ideas, we will contribute suggestions to the plan or, if necessary, bring in additional professionals such as designers or architects to ensure the project meets your satisfaction. We are sticklers for detail and strive to provide a flawless finished product. We will work with any budget and enjoy providing choices and options to suit each budget, ensuring it suits your unique ideas. We will choose the highest quality products within the budget, always making quality service our priority.

Environmental Awareness

Consideration of both the natural area in Kelowna and your personal lived environment are at the forefront of all our projects. We are an environmentally concious company, using products and construction techniques to ensure your project is energy efficient and conserves resources, while striving to minimize the impact on the surrounding environment during construction. Whenever possible we use or recommend local and/or recycled products, along with recycling and/or reusing materials whenever feasible, keeping as much waste out of the landfill as possible. Our team is dedicated to a clean workspace, ensuring our job sites are left in better condition than when we started.

Further, we excavate our pool sites ourselves, ensuring proper location, elevations, and soil conditions. The pool water circulation system will be designed considering your pool size, shape, and features, making sure to install the most efficient system, benefiting both you and the beautiful Okanagan environment. Our Kelowna pool builders have the knowledge and experience to ensure the installation of the structural components will meet or exceed manufacturer’s standards – providing you with the strongest, most stable of pools that has minimal long-term impact on the environment

Before the pool installation itself, we take the time to listen to your ideas, helping you design an outdoor environment equipt for your family’s fun, exercise, and entertainment. Suitable shape, size, features, and location are very important, but our pool builders know proximity to the kitchen, washrooms and of course exposure to the sun, shade, and wind are equally so.

With such substantial Okanagan pool building experience, we understand that pool installation is so much more than installing the pool itself. The pool decking is only one other component, but it must be designed as spacious and functional while enhancing the pool's shape and features. Along with this, the equipment location is a factor of your lived environment, and our team will find the best location and layout to make it functional, efficient, and aesthetically appealing. Therefore, considering the location of equipment relative to the pool, keeping in mind the amount of use the equipment will get while minimizing the impact on the surrounding environment, is of great importance to us in line with our commitment to sustainability and resource management. 


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Founder Norm Kneller has over 35 years experience in the swimming pool business in Western Canada, working with custom vinyl pools and hot tubs. With Norm at the head of a hardworking, knowledgeable crew it is easy to see how we are a trusted source for Kelowna pool construction. He has created hundreds of backyard retreats, each one unique and personally designed to mesh with the family’s lifestyle. He started in the trenches as a labourer and over the years has taken many courses and seminars, becoming one of the very first National Spa & Pool Institute’s “Certified Building Professionals” in Western Canada, who now takes great pride in helping people design their very own backyard oasis.

Constantly keeping up to date on new technology & innovations in the industry, you can feel comfortable asking him about features like in-floor cleaning, salt water sanitizing systems, remote controls, waterfalls or LED lighting. When it comes to pool installation Norm believes the only limitation you have is your own imagination.

Swimming Pool Power & Safety Covers

We focus is on power and safety covers because they go above and beyond for you, bringing efficiency and security to your pool. The standard solar bubble cover serves its purpose of retaining heat and chemicals, however when you add safety into the equation you need to look at different options. Power covers and safety covers not only add protection for the young ones in your life but also keep pets and wildlife safe and dry, while helping to protect your investment. There are many benefits to power covers in the summer months, including using them as safety barriers, maintaining a clean pool, retaining heat and chemicals, and minimizing evaporation. Mesh safety covers can be used year-round, but are more commonly used as an ultra-safe winter cover as they are anchored securely to your deck, fitting most pool shapes. We have plenty of experience with the installation and service of any make of power cover or safety cover, just ask to determine what options are right for you. 




Swimming Pools FAQ

We specialize in Custom Vinyl-Lined Swimming Pools, standing behind their longevity, versatility, and value. Our team makes up one of the most experienced Kelowna pool installation companies with well over 40 years of experience, and we believe in going above and beyond your average Kelowna pool installation – ask us about many of the unique features we install, such as swim-up benches, waterfalls, diving rocks, and underwater stainless-steel bar stools.

Power covers offer many benefits to your Kelowna pool beyond retaining heat and minimizing chemical and water usage. They offer protection to children, pets, wildlife, and your overall investment, while also minimizing the amount of time you spend cleaning your pool.

The greatest limiting factor for features in a custom Okanagan pool is your imagination. We have experience building swim-up benches, waterfalls, diving rocks, swim-up bars, Infinity Pool current systems, automatic cleaning systems, and more. We’d be happy to hear your ideas to make your dream pool a reality.

Swimming pool costs have many variables. The size and shape of your pool are two of the basic factors that will determine the cost, however, potential features and any changes to the surrounding landscape, such as a retaining wall, are also factors to consider. There can also be unforeseen variables such as groundwater control or earth compaction that need to be factored in. Every pool we build is so completely different; we do our best to work with you and find the best fit for your budget!

To account for the environmental impact of swimming pool construction, Rafter 4K excavates all our pool sites in-house, to ensure proper location, elevation, and soil conditions. We also install all circulation and structural components ourselves to use our expertise to ensure the most efficient and minimally invasive design, benefiting both you and the beautiful Okanagan Valley. We are also committed to resource management, reusing as much material from the site as feasible, recommending energy-efficient and local products when possible.  

Yes, swimming pools require a permit with your local jurisdiction prior to construction.

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