Carter Aquatics was started by Laurie Carter in June of 2015 and has seen constant growth ever since. The company has completed renovation and new construction projects for both residential and commercial pools and aquatic recreational facilities all over Southern and Central Delaware. We are continuously seeking new opportunities to showcase our design and construction skills.

With the better part of two decades' experience in pool service and management in Sussex County and the surrounding Delmarva Peninsula, Laurie holds numerous certifications from the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP).

Pools are gathering places for families, friends, and neighbors. Whether you’re hosting a backyard summer barbecue or the annual community pool party, Carter Aquatics wants to help you bring your people together and ensure you’re getting the most out of your recreational aquatic experience. Contact us today to get your custom pool build or renovation started.
Chris Recrop Biopic

Chris Howard has been working all over the Delmarva Peninsula for the better part of the last decade. Before coming to Carter Aquatics Chris worked with a premier East Coast company building distinctive swimming pools for the most discerning customers.

Having attained the highest certifications available in the industry, including Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) Certified Service Tech and Certified Building Professional, Chris is happy to have become a permanent part of the Lewes area and a fixture of quality within the Carter Aquatics Group.

Always working towards customer satisfaction; Chris’ goal is, "to make our customers’ decision to purchase a swimming pool not only a lifestyle choice but a life changing experience!"

kathleen mahon

As a designer for Carter Aquatics, Kathleen Mahon works between departments and with clients to ensure we capture exactly what you want in your pool or spa.

Kathleen began her swimming pool career as a lifeguard in Texas and Delaware where she gained experience in pool management and operation. First introduced to Computer Aided Design as an Industrial Design student, Kathleen went on to graduate with a degree in Studio Art from Western Washington University in 2014. Her knowledge of CAD, the design process, and creative concept development allow her to bring each customer a design that speaks specifically to their needs and desires. Since coming to Carter Aquatics a few months after it's founding, Kathleen has become fluent in our specialized CAD program, Pool Studio and completed the classroom portion of the APSP's Professional Builder course.

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Laurie Carter assumed responsibility for her family pool in elementary school at the age of 8 and has been in the business ever since. A Delaware Certified Pool Operator since 1990, Laurie left her position as the Chief of Environmental Education and Interpretation with the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control within the Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation to start her first company; Carter Pool Management (CPM) in 2002. 

Through CPM Laurie regularly oversaw residential and commercial pool renovations and actively collaborated with developers and homeowners on design, filtration, sanitation, building, and troubleshooting. When Laurie sold CPM in 2015 it was only natural her next venture would encapsulate not only Pool Renovations but Custom Pool Design & Building as well. 

Laurie's Certified Pool Operator status allows her to conduct pool inspections for home buyers and sellers. She maintains a vast and continuosly growing network of contacts within the pool, real estate, and construction industries. Laurie's mission with Carter Aquatics it to ensure our customers receive the best quality services for a manageable price. We want your pool to be something you and your family enjoy for the rest of your lives not just the next few years.

Residential Look Book

For a downlaodable booklet of residential pools Carter Aquatics has built or renovated click here!
For a downloadable booklet of commercial pools and aquatic recreational facilities Carter Aquatics has built or renovated click here!

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