In 1946, my father, Stephen S. Zagorski, Sr., started a gunite restoration business on Boston’s Northshore, specializing in bridge and tunnel construction. As he explored other applications for gunite, he became interested in building swimming pools and he changed his focus.
Known as a man of integrity, my father endeavored to provide customers with a quality product at a fair price. In 1963, he, with a select group of builders from around the country, banded together to form the Master Pools Guild, an organization created to identify pools of excellence and to establish unparalleled standards for the pool industry. I joined the company in 1962 and I was privileged to learn the business under my father’s guidance. As you can see from the picture of me on the left (with the gunite nozzle), my pool education started at ground level; now, as then, I take a hands-on approach. The company soon expanded to include a service department and a retail store, and in 1969 incorporated as Aqua-Craft, Inc., moving from Broadway in Malden to Rt. 1 in Peabody a year later. My father retired in the late 1980’s, and my brother and I carried on together until 2002, when we separated due to differing business goals and philosophies.
aquacraft POOLS inc was established by me and my wife, Paula, in 2002. Our sons, Gregg, the Service Manager, and Scott, the Store Manager, who have over 40 years of combined experience in the pool business, are an integral part of our family team. Together, we specialize in the sales, service and repair of inground and aboveground pools and hot tubs. Through our retail store, we provide chemicals, equipment, supplies, accessories, and sell hard-to-find replacement parts. We offer Nordic Hot Tubs, one of the five best tubs available, featuring the highest quality components, but priced thousands of dollars below comparable spas. We carry the best names in the industry and we constantly strive to increase our knowledge and upgrade our products and services. We added Radiant Pools to our lineup of made-in-America high-quality pools which will satisfy the most discriminating buyer.
With our experienced, knowledgeable, and courteous staff, we proudly continue to operate our business under the same principles that set the standards — quality products, honesty, commitment to customers, and value. Our location on Route 1 North at 75 Newbury Street, Danvers, MA 01923, allows us to serve our customers in a beautiful, bright and convenient space. We look forward to seeing you.
Thank you for affording us the opportunity to earn your trust and your business.