“Meet the Kennerson’s pool. Don’t take our word for it, ask a Boxford MA pool owner themselves!”

Project Location: Boxford, Massachusetts

Project Year: 2021

1. What influenced you to have a pool built?

The pandemic and my mother-in-law. Once COVID hit we knew our space had value (our lot is on over 3 acres). We wanted to create our own little Oasis. It started with a patio idea and morphed into a pool when my mother-in-law questioned, “why aren’t you getting a pool” on a 90 degree summer day. We were dialing SSG the next day.

2. What activities does your pool allow you to do?

Our 3 year-old daughter is learning to swim. We host group swim lessons every Monday with her friends. The sun deck that SSG installed is also a great space for her to play with her pool toys. The original plan was to install some ledge loungers for mom and dad but our daughter changed that quickly. We went with a bigger shallow end to accommodate pool games (soon to come volleyball net and basketball hoop).

3. Why did you choose SSG?

Reputation. I called a reference from my hometown that installed a pool from SSG a few years back. You would have thought that he was on the sales team. Personally we have heard many bad stories about issues with pool installations from friends and family. We did not want to risk that headache for such a big investment. Additionally, we liked that SSG does not outsource many of their jobs. We knew this would provide a smooth and fast build out which proved correct.

4. How was the design process?

Great. We had to get creative since our leach field was in the middle of our yard. Kevin Ransom designed a bigger pool than we expected that curved around the offset limits from the leach field. He also helped us maximize the shallow end while still incorporating a deep end to our pool. And the sundeck idea was a great one. Looking back on it we may have even gone a bit bigger with the sundeck.

5. What was your experience with the employees while building the pool?

All professionals. Never missed an appointment and each foreman was personable and spent time explaining every phase of the project. I was surprised in how good the service was – particularly given how many crews and departments go into building a pool from start to finish. 

6. What was your experience with our supervisors and coordinators? 

Incredibly responsive and willing to explain the details of the project. Their crews were all professional – you could tell there was a culture established that drove this high level of professional service from top to bottom.

7. What advice would you give to someone considering a pool for their home?

Focus more on value and less on cost.

8. Describe SSG using 3 words.

Professional. Quality. Trusted.

This backyard was a collaboration project with Pavers by Pace in Pelham, New Hampshire. Pavers by Pace built the deck that surrounds this pool. 

Boxford MA Pool History

SSG Pools has been helping homeowners build summer memories for over 45 years. If you’d like to discuss becoming a Boxford MA pool owner, please let us know and we will have a designer get in touch with you right away. Outside of Boxford, MA? No problem. We build gunite pools all throughout New England. Visit our full customer story library or look through some of our previous pool projects.

SSG would like to thank the Kennerson family for participating in our Customer Story series. Their project was a very exciting Boxford MA pool to build. We enjoy working with Massachusetts homeowners to build the backyard of their dreams. 

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Our Work Brings Great Reviews


“They build a gorgeous pool. The finished product is exactly what I wanted. I came very close to working with another vendor as I did not think I could afford a quality Gunite pool. I quickly made the switch as SSG worked with me to customize a pool within my price range. Best decision I made and best pool ever! I am very happy with my decision”


– Susan L. | Plymouth, PA | Facebook Review

“These folks did a great job building and finishing our pool. We also needed them to move the equipment after adding an outbuilding, which they did on time and on budget and without complaining! The service people are friendly, punctual, and very professional. Overall, an excellent customer experience.”


– Frank I. | Saunderstown, RI | Google Review

"The staff at SSG went above and beyond to make this pool happen for us, in the least stressful manner possible, amidst a Pandemic that shut down manufacturers, suppliers, deliveries. They worked outdoors in masks in 90 plus degree weather. They designed and created a beautiful backyard oasis for us. SSG is an exceptional company. They do high quality, gorgeous work, and they stand behind their name. They are a FIVE star company!"


– Susan L. | Hampstead, NH | Google Review

"We had an excellent experience with SSG Pools! Professional, accessible, informative, easy to deal with describes everyone from start to finish! And we thoroughly enjoyed watching the installation process of our beautiful new pool. We will recommend to everyone. Thank you SSG Pools!"


– Dot C. | Nantucket, MA | Google Review

"South Shore Gunite Pools know how to build a pool. They showed up when they promised and were always courteous and cordial and competent. Best regards to Rachel, John Fitz, Enrico, Anita, and many others who helped with this project. The pool is fabulous."


– John O. | Biddeford, ME | Google Review

"Expensive, but you get what you pay for. Good service and quality construction. Responsive to service requests. Provided guidance to me as a new pool owner throughout the process of designing, pricing, constructing, and equipping the pool."


– Steve Q. | Tyngsboro, MA | Google Review

"Couldn’t be happier with the whole service from start to finish. The quality of the work was exceptionally good and you can tell that they approach their work with professionalism and enthusiasm. They pay attention to detail and don’t cut corners. The price for the work was very reasonable and they were always responsive and pleasant to work with. Very happy I went with SSG and will be using them again for any future projects/renovations/openings and closings."


– Adam W. | North Reading, MA | Google Review

"We worked with SSG Pools for the installation of our gunite pool and deck. We found them wonderful to work with and the pool turned out spectacular. Stunning! It is a wonderful gathering space for our family and friends now. SSG Pools has a wonderful and skilled staff. Through the whole process we were in good hands and the pool they built was the one we dreamed about. I highly recommend this company and also love the lifetime warranty."


– Danielle D. | Scituate, MA | Houzz Review

"On time and on budget. I have used South Shore over the last 10+ years on 2 pools I have, one at home the other at my vacation home . They repaired a major problems on one pool that other pool companies had been unable to fixed and they completely rebuilt a second pool starting in April and had the job completed and ready to swim by Memorial day. I also use them for weekly service to make sure things run well. In New England you get 3 months to really enjoy your pool why would trust anyone else."


– Paul D. | Weston & Osterville, MA | Houzz Review

"We just had a beautiful gunite pool and deck completed by South Shore Gunite pools and spa last summer. From the very first meeting at our home they understood what we were looking for and made us feel very comfortable with their ability to deliver a beautiful result. Their attention to detail and their ability to connect us with a wonderful landscape architect guided us through the planning and construction phases. Their work crew was well organized, efficient, pleasant and very respectful of our property. It was an amazing process to watch and an amazing result to enjoy. We would be happy to recommend them to anyone looking for a high quality pool company."


– Louis Y. | Orleans, MA | Houzz Review

"SSG was wonderful to work with throughout the pool building process. I anticipated being overwhelmed given that I had never had a pool before, but they helped put my mind at ease with their professionalism and responsiveness to all my needs. Rick (sales) Mark (builder) and Karen (Admin) were outstanding!"


– Michael E. | Pembroke, MA | Houzz Review

"After interviewing 3 pool companies, we chose South Shore Gunite based on their expertise, their willingness to guide us through the process, and their great communication. We chose a filtration system recommended by them that uses an ozonator. Love our pool. Very happy with every step of the way."


– Ruth J. | Westwood, MA | Facebook Review



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