Anthony & Sylvan Pools

Anthony & Sylvan Pools

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About Anthony & Sylvan Pools

Anthony & Sylvan Pools is a premier builder of inground concrete and fiberglass swimming pools. Since 1946, we have designed and installed more than 370,000 pools for home owners all across the nation. Our pools are easy to maintain and built for life. With additions such as vanishing edges, raised spas and rock waterfalls your pool is an oasis in your backyard.

Pros & Cons


  • Accessibility and safety features
  • Complete customization available
  • Lifetime warranty available


  • Retail stores not widely available

Bottom Line

Anthony & Sylvan builds, renovates and maintains custom pools. With tons of features to choose from, most customers should be able to design their ideal pool with Anthony & Sylvan.

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We've been with Anthony & Sylvan since 1994. They've always been responsive and they don't make it a habit of trying to sell you something you don't need. So, that's much apprecia...

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Anthony & Sylvan installed our pool some years ago. I've gone around to a number of different pool service providers and [came] back to them. I like Anthony & Sylvan's service guy...

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Anthony & Sylvan Pools

Anthony & Sylvan Pools is a professional in-ground swimming pool company that builds, renovates and maintains pools with a variety of styles, features and options.

Pool typesChlorine, saltwater
Pool finishesConcrete, fiberglass
Pool designsGeometric, modern, freeform, beach entry (aka zero entry), custom design
OptionsTile and mosaics, coping, decking, lighting, fencing
FeaturesWater features, vanishing edges, sunken barbeque pits, beach entries, raised spas with spillways
Safety and AccessibilityKid-friendly pool customizations, handicap accessibility
EquipmentAutomatic controls, pool cleaning systems, pumps and filters, water purifiers, heaters, safety covers

Environmentally responsible pools

Anthony & Sylvan use environmentally-friendly designs, products and systems that are safe for both you and the environment. Special features include high-efficiency pumps, LED lighting and intelligent filtration systems, with saltwater systems that can purify water even when the filter pump isn’t active. The Zodiac Nature2 Fusion In-ground and the Del Ozone Eclipse Ozonator reduce the need for harsh chemicals and eliminate bacteria by up to 90%, naturally.

Handicap accessible pools

Customize your pool with handicap-accessible options including lifts, ramps and walk-in pools (also referred to as beach access pools), so everyone in your family can enjoy the pool or spa safely.

Kid-friendly pools

Anthony & Sylvan can make sure your pool is a fun, safe addition to your home by adding-on safety features including non-slip decking, fencing, gates, covers and barricades to prevent accidents and limit access when you’re not able to supervise.

Anthony & Sylvan pool prices

Because Anthony & Sylvan offers so much customization with their pools, you’ll need to contact the company directly for an exact quote. However, they do have a general price guide that provides a range of $45,000 or under for something basic, to $100,000 and up for a more complex, customized pool.

Anthony & Sylvan pool services

Anthony & Sylvan can help maintain your pool once it’s installed. There’s a simple, easy-access scheduling tool online to book your services, or you can elect to purchase packages to receive regularly scheduled pool maintenance. 

Anthony & Sylvan can help with the following services:

  • Opening and closing
  • Cleaning
  • Equipment repair
  • Warranty service
  • Water testing

Packages are available for regular maintenance in the categories of pool opening and closing, chemical packages and winter watch services. You can also buy closing kits and start-up kits.

Anthony & Sylvan Pool supplies

You can buy pool supplies, equipment, chemicals and accessories online or in-person at Anthony & Sylvan retail stores located in the mid-Atlantic region — specifically Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Do we recommend Anthony & Sylvan pools?

Anthony & Sylvan pools offer customers several options when it comes to designing the perfect pool. If you are looking for a more extravagant experience, we think Anthony & Sylvan have great features and add-ons for a wholly customized pool experience. What really makes them stand out to us is their dedication to accessibility, safety and their environmentally conscious options.

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Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: June 4, 2023

I got a 450 square foot of pool which was built almost a year back from now. I've had no major compliance and everything is going smooth. Through the construction phase with Anthony and Sylvan, the support was great. Now, to the warranty phase, I got two very minor issues which were resolved. But the lead time it took to resolve was unacceptable. When one of the lights was not working, I reached out to them and they got challenges on scheduling the repair. I had to wait for 3 to 4 weeks, but the moment I called and informed the guy who helped me to build the pool, the salesperson, it moved up the ladder and I got it fixed in 24 to 48 hours.

Other than that, Anthony and Sylvan was fantastic and the kind of work they do is truly professional. When my pool was being built, the way that they managed the work, the tracking they did, the messages I transferred, and the way they schedule it, was great because I didn't need to even reach out to them about what was happening, but they would be sending me a daily report. Also, they would be giving me a heads-up when they would be coming and installing, and when the next phase would happen. You also don't need to babysit or do the micromanagement on the contractors that work for them, They know what they're doing and they will fix things properly.

Also, I had some request because we needed to move in as early as possible, so I had to put some pressure on them, asking them to work on their schedule and they were very generous enough to work with me on that. Initially, they told me the installation would take 14 to 15 weeks, but they worked with me to complete that in 11 or 10 weeks. The guy who worked on me on that was Brian and he did a great job on designing the pool, giving me the options, what I needed to be doing, and what I could expect. Then, the project manager who worked with me would come if I needed anything, as well as he woould make sure that everything was in place. He also made sure that things had been taken care of. Justin was also very diligent in coming here, cleaning and watering the pool. It was super helpful.

While they did the landscaping, they found a lot of water coming out of it and we were worried whether it was a pool leak. So I had to call the Anthony & Sylvan folks asking them to help me understand what was going on. I talked with Amanda and she asked if I raised a request in the warranty and since it was the first time I was hearing that, I asked her to send me the details. Instead, she told me to go to website and click this and that. I did that and I understand the process but she could have responded back in a different way saying that there could be multiple causes it could act. She was not rude but the response was not great.

After I raised the request, I got a response in Gmail which was an automatic response saying they got my request and they'd circle back to me. After two days, no response. I called them and she wrote a detailed email to me saying that they could come out and take a look at it. But if there are no issues with the pool, no leakage, they were going to charge me for it. I also raised a request for the pool robot which has been provided to me and someone reached out to me, but no response. After two weeks, I asked them for updates and they told me to go ahead and work with Leslie Pools. So they should streamline their warranty process and provide the support properly. They should always put themselves in customer's shoes and think about how they feel about it, rather than just making them frustrated.

Most of my neighborhood cover the pool and once they take it out, they need to clean it and make sure that everything is back to normal. They need to bring down a lot of things, they need to drain the water from the pool, etcetera. But with my pool, since the cleaning system is running 24/7 and it's doing a great job, I don't need to worry about it. That is a peace of mind for me. I also strongly recommend Anthony and Sylvan. As a matter of fact, two families visited at least in the last few weeks and everybody appreciated the way that we are maintaining the pool. I told them that if they want to build a hassle-free thing, go for Anthony & Sylvan.

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    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: June 4, 2023

    Our experience with Anthony & Sylvan went absolutely perfect. Ray, the project manager looked after us and even gave us advice, going above and beyond. With the ledges, he said that it was nice that it looks tapered but that we were wasting pool space and to cut it off. He took the time. Also, we wanted a saltwater pool, which all of our friends told us to get, and they talked us out of it. They said that if I feel that they were wrong, they could put it in later for the same price. It's more expensive to get saltwater but they would rather do what's best for us. We went with chlorine and we don't regret it because it's not hard on the skin like the old pools.

    Ryan was the one I talked to the most after Ray and that guy was insane helpful. The quality of the pool is amazing and I love the cleaner. We got the highest end cleaner and it's minimal. They took the time to educate me on how to take care of it and they never try to upsell us with garbage. The only negative I could say is we were referred by someone and they never got their referral bonus. Then we referred our best friends and we didn't get our referral bonus. Also, we were owed 19,000 some dollars because of a change and they refunded us, but we had to pay a $250 charge. I didn't like it but it's an accounting process. Other than that, everything was great with them. I've referred Anthony & Sylvan twice to my clients.

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    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: June 4, 2023

    I recommend Brian. He's fantastic. He understands what it takes to build a pool and challenging environments, and that made a difference. It made the project go well and he was always available no matter what. Even when we had the great freeze during Christmas because Duke Power cut all the power off to try to save the grid, he helped me with that. So, Anthony & Sylvan Pools always went above and beyond for us.

    For the most part, the construction went well. Unfortunately, we were the victims of some of the COVID labor shortages, so it was no fault of Anthony & Sylvan. But they came back and they've done a great job. The pool is fantastic. We had no issues other than a few minor things and they've been quick to respond and fix those. That's another reason why we decided to use them again because we always know that the quality has always been exceptional.

    They argued with me on the depth. I made it 10 feet deep and it's 55 feet long and 20 feet wide. Everybody that comes over comments on that and loves the fact that they could jump in a pool that's deep. So, it has been great. I went with the chlorine tabs and cartridges like I did last time, and we had to do nothing to our pool but minimal maintenance whatsoever, a couple of chlorine tabs and shock here or there. So, it's awesome.

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    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: June 4, 2023

    Our pool made by Anthony & Sylvan has a spa. The deepest section is eight feet. There's a small tanning ledge. We had a heater installed with it. The design part of it went well. The designer we worked with certainly took into account all of our ask and brought his own recommendations into it. However, we did not understand the hand-off between Anthony & Sylvan and the partners they work with, for example, with the hardscape.

    The communication between Anthony & Sylvan and the other partners could have been better. The scheduling was not always clear who was doing what and when. But everything came out really well. The partners that Anthony & Sylvan worked with were top-notch. The yard is absolutely beautiful. They've captured my vision well.

    However, we're still working through a little bit, our tanning ledge, 'cause it's a little bit smaller. I don't know if the sizing was taken into account. I'm trying to find a lounger that would fit on there. We thought it was standard but didn't realize that it's not necessarily a standard size to go in to get the lounger. That was one little minor thing. But I found something that would work. But the end result, it's really nice. It's a beautiful job that's been done.

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    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: June 3, 2023

    Anthony & Sylvan did a great job. I really liked the way they laid it out for me and showed me what the pool looked like. The rep was very professional. During the process of building the pool, communication was a little bit on the slack side to start with. But they picked it up once I chewed a little bit. I like the waterfall. It looks good. Also, the little sitting area that we have at the end is good, too.

    I had some issues with the pump and the waterfall. They said, "Warranty would cover that. Fill out a form." But I shouldn't have to do a warranty cover. They should run out here. They were very slow at getting here. I've had to have them out here three times to fix this pool and it was at the worst times possible. That was very disappointing. I called and asked them, “Is there any possible way to come out on Saturday?” The individual told me, “I can't come out. They'll fire me if I come out on Saturday.” But he called me back and said, “No, they wouldn't fire me. We just don't work on Saturday.” His point was he just didn't wanna do it. But he should have just said, “No. I don't wanna work on Saturday.”

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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: April 11, 2023

    Ron ** with Anthony Sylvan Pools is the very best, he was our go-to guy from beginning to end. Everything turned out great. We had a small hiccup on Easter Sunday, called Ron, only because my grandkids were in town. He answered the phone and walked us thru the problem. Thank you so much.

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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Jan. 17, 2023

    It is now two years since we closed on our construction loan and well over that since we signed with Anthony & Sylvan to build our pool as a part of our house. We've been moved into the house for six months now and A&S still isn't done with our pool! In the past three months, the extent of their effort has been that electricians have been out a couple of times for an hour or two each time and still aren't finished wiring everything. Plumbers screwed up and have never been back. Their corporate customer care (Lesley) has been unable to make any progress with the Texas team. This is now the second wedding anniversary A&S has ruined, as well as the second Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years where they should have been done, not to mention the last year of holidays where we should have been using our pool! These people need to understand that their actions, or rather inaction, affects peoples LIVES!

    Beyond the stress and aggravation, they've cost us tens of thousands of dollars in bank fees and interest on the construction loan that we can't convert to a mortgage until they're done, not to mention the dumpster, porta potty, etc. we're also still paying for! This has been a complete nightmare that won't ever end! Based on all the positive reviews, we started quoting our pool project with Anthony & Sylvan in March of 2020, and started construction on our new custom house with pool in January 2021. While the COVID pandemic affected everything, we were still able to complete an entire 5500 SF custom home and move in by August 2021, while A&S was still stuck at a torn up hole in the ground. We went through four project managers over the course of the project.

    The original forms were up so long (over nine months!) that they had to tear them out and completely replace them before they could gunite. They have constantly made major mistakes throughout the process and including having to break out a big section of the pool and start over, cracking our house foundation in the process! By the time we moved in, we were basically back to the state we were over a year before (see picture) with no indication of when they'd be done. Even after the Director of Operations took over the project management to finish the job, they continued to make stupid mistakes and kept having to rework the little bit they'd redone.

    None of their management (including the previous president and regional vice president, both of whom removed their Linked In accounts after I tried contacting them) would respond to me or the BBB. Eventually, they let the Austin manager go and I have been having to deal with a regional manager out of Houston. Even then, they've wasted six more months of extensions from the bank with little enough to show for it. I have talked to others in the area who've had the same sort of issues, although none as bad as mine. Don't be fooled by all the positive reviews. These aren't the people you want building your pool.

    Anthony & Sylvan Pools response

    Hello Michael,

    I am very sorry to hear this. I will continue to work with you and the local division on the completion of your pool project. I appreciate you taking the time to speak with me during the building process.

    I look forward to connecting with you soon.

    Very Sincerely,

    Customer Care

    2 people found this review helpful
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Oct. 12, 2022

    We enjoy our pool. The pool was installed in 2015. Started with a leak. Been through 2 spa lights and 1 pool light. Pump went out. Was a 1.5 and we paid for a 2 hrs. Blower went out. We just a new circuit board installed and the company said it had to be electrical all along. I tried to explain that to the warranty manager, but he refused to do anything. We did have to pay for half the pump install. How can all these thing go out and not be electrical? And we had a part time project manager, probably added to the problems. Needs to be some goodwill here for us. Thought we chose a good pool company. Very disappointed customer. We will see.

    Anthony & Sylvan Pools response

    Hello John,

    I am incredibly sorry to hear you were unsatisfied with your experience. At Anthony & Sylvan we are committed to providing high quality in both our product, as well as the process. Please send me an email at, with the address on your account and the best phone # to reach you.

    I would be grateful to have the opportunity to speak with you soon.

    Very Sincerely,

    Customer Care

    2 people found this review helpful
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Sept. 30, 2022

    I contacted several pool companies for a pool renovation and deck replacement estimate. Because our pool was initially designed and built by Anthony & Sylvan Pools and has held up exceptionally well over the years, we chose to go with Sylvan Pools in Houston. It was the wrong decision! I wouldn't recommend Sylvan Pools to my worst enemy!

    The project ran several weeks behind and was not completed until late August. During numerous delays, I've been extremely understanding and patient. Still, it's frustrating when I have met every obligation they required to pay on time, which even included items they supposedly forgot to include in the original estimate. Communication has been highly fragmented from the beginning, with workers not showing up for weeks at a time and no responses as to why there was no work being done. At different junctures in the project, the workers were given wrong instructions, and the work had to be adjusted, causing more delays. There have been no proactive efforts to keep us appraised of the project, and though the project is now technically complete, we are still having issues. And as had been the pattern all summer, I am still only left with sporadic correspondence when I reach out to them, and the pool is already falling apart.

    I'm still waiting to get an estimate on our new pool light to be installed, but after their electricians came out and spent a day at the house, I'm left with loose wires and connections with no working pool light. Ironically, they told us there was no power, and the light wasn't working on a Tuesday. But, the previous weekend, we had a pool party that Saturday night and the original light was working fine!

    Our pool light was the original when the pool was first constructed, and we wanted to switch to a new LED light. They agreed to replace the light for free because of an issue with the steps and tile trim. The crew installed all the step tile trim before chipping out the pool. Then the workers came and chipped up all the new tiles they had just placed the week before and threw them on the side next to a tree. Before I saw what they were doing, they plastered the pool and did not replace the trim tile we had paid to install; hence, we were given the pool light free. So, we're left with no trim tile or working pool light. But it doesn't matter now because I can't seem to get it installed.

    As far as the pool construction, I'm concerned as after only four weeks; the tile has begun separating from the coping, leaving a 1/2" to 2/4" gap now on two opposite ends of the pool. Around the steps, there are holes where they didn't finish the plaster, so there are prominent craters on either end of the steps. I could go on and on, for example, all the mess they left in our yard with cement boards with exposed nails. One of which my son stepped on, and it went through his shoe! We received two notices from our HOA about the piles of dirt, boards, empty water bottles, wrappers, etc. on the side of our house too! I could go on, but it's getting me even more upset about the whole situation. So, I'll leave it here and wait for a response - hopefully, this year!

    Anthony & Sylvan Pools response

    Hello Warren,

    I’m sorry to hear about the frustrations you’re experiencing. Delivering a high-quality customer experience is something the Anthony & Sylvan Pools Team is committed to. Additionally, I am committed to working toward a positive resolution with you. I would love the opportunity to speak with you directly. Please send me an email at, with the address on your account and the best phone # to reach you.

    I'm looking forward to speaking with you soon.


    Customer Care

    2 people found this review helpful
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Aug. 26, 2022

    Don't get caught up with a "slick" salesman, this company has them. You think you are doing business with a big, reputable, corporation but in actuality, they are a business, and their bottom line is to make money, not to keep customers. The only part of an inground pool done by this company that is guaranteed past 3 years is the concrete. On my fourth season with this pool, I have had tiles falling off and found out that the pool heater they installed was not properly wired and cause me to have to have a pump repair in addition to an electrician's bill to have the wiring redone. I do have to give them credit, they will call you, albeit their resolutions were not helpful because I'm out of warranty, and they are not going to do the repair for free. So again, be aware of the contract and try to find a company that will stand behind ALL their work, past 3 year.

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