B & E Aquatics, Inc. – The Pool Guys

“Adding a fair value to the Customer”

Like many companies, B & E Aquatics, Inc. was formed by people that believed they could do something a little better. My partner and I worked together building commercial aquatic centers for over 15 years at our former employer and decided to go out on our own a few years ago. Our business began with a dream, a passion, and a wealth of experience, references, and a large network of engineers, suppliers, and contractors. We specialize in building commercial aquatic centers with union labor. We believe that our people are the heart and soul of our company and our company is made up with people that have been doing this work for many years and have a passion for it. We feel we employ the best in the business. Our installers and technicians have built hundreds of successful aquatic projects for many happy and satisfied customers. Aquatic work is the only thing that we do and our work speaks for itself – just ask our references.

We manage and estimate each project individually and our competent union foremen supervise and build each project in the field. With our 50 years of experience and our relative financial strength, we are able to bring together a large network of engineers, suppliers, and contractors to build any size aquatic facility.

B & E Aquatics is the Northern Illinois/Chicagoland (map) representative for Siemens/Stranco Aquatics. (flyer) Many users believe that Stranco Aquatics manufacturers the “Cadillac” of chemical controllers and their sophisticated Siemens UV systems are at the top of their class. Our service department is thoroughly trained in the testing and repair of Strantrol chemical controllers, Siemens variable frequency drives, and Siemens ultra-violet equipment.

We recently brought plaster, tile, and shotcrete competencies to our company and are certified installers of SGM’s “diamond brite plaster”. Our seasoned installers have 20+ years experience applying these finishes and shooting pools.

Some of our other friends in our marketplace include Paddock Industries. (links) We have been part of a network of Paddock preferred builders for many years now. Paddock has been supplying filters, gutters, and equipment and building aquatic centers since 1958 and they are very well known and respected in the industry. We are the only authorized distributor and installer of Paddock’s new RS “curved” gutter system in Illinois.

And last but not least are our friends at Kiefer, Halogen Equipment, Neptune Benson, Recreonics, Thomas Pump, Lincoln Aquatics , and Columbia Pipe and Supply just to name a few.

Please call us for any and all of your aquatic needs. A partial list of our services, past installations, and references is listed below.


  • Consultation, Planning, and Budgeting
  • Design/Build
  • New Construction
  • Renovation
  • Service
  • Shotcrete, Plaster, Tile
  • Leak Detection and Repair
  • Filtration Systems – Vac Sand, High Pressure Sand, and D. E.
  • Stainless Steel Recirculation Systems including the new RS “curved” gutter
  • Chemical Control featuring Siemens/Strantrol’s new Impact Controller
  • Chemical Feed Systems featuring PPG and Pulsar
  • Quality Deck Equipment
  • Siemens Ultra Violet Systems
  • Virginia Graham Baker Act Compliance and Certification

Some of the B & E Aquatics projects that are in progress or completed:

Waukegan, LA Fitness, Tri-North Builders, Dec. 2008
West Chicago, Prairie Oaks Water Features, Elliot Construction, Aug. 2008, $114,000.00
Lombard, Lombard Aquatic Center, Corporate Construction, Aug. 2008, $1,986,221.00
Sandwich, Waves of Fun Aquatic Center, Aug. 2008, $3,733,000.00
Woodridge, Cypress Cove Aquatic Center, Corporate Construction, Aug. 2008, $1,218,000.00
Peoria, Riverplex UV Systems, Peoria Park District, Aug. 2008, $77,500.00
Riverside, Riverside/Brookfield High School Pool, McHugh Construction, Jan. 2008, $864,736,000
Norridge, Norridge Spray Pool, RR Letsrel, Sept. 2007, $167,000.00
Park Ridge, Centennial Park Pool, Schaefges Bros., Sept. 2007, $357,900.00
Elgin, Highland Woods Aquatic Center, Schramm Construction, Sept. 2007, $855,000.00
Lyons, Cermak Aquatic Center, Schaefges Bros., Sept. 2007, $1,030,750.00
Calumet City, Green Lake Aquatic Center, Schaefges Bros., Sept. 2007, $631,000.00
Niles, Oasis Water Park, Schaefges Bros., Sept. 2007, $232,061.00
Palatine, Forest Grove Athletic Club, Bulley & Andrews, Sept. 2007, $584,500.00
Naperville, L.A. Fitness, Weis Builders, Sept. 2007, $200,000.00
Waukegan, Holiday Inn Express, J.S Capitol, Aug 2007, $75,000.00
Lake Zurich, Paulus Park, Schaefges, July 2007, $52,900.00
Addison – Family Aquatic Center, Schaefges Bros., May 2007, $55,725.00
Roselle – Kemmerling Park, Corporate Construction, May 2007, $815,000.00
Schaumburg Waterworks Renovation, Camosy Construction, May. 2007, $164,000.00
Hawthorn Woods, Schaefges Bros., November 2006, $685,500.00
Camp Manitoqua, PHN Construction, October 2006, $470,091.00
Schiller Park – Memorial Pool, Williams Development, October 2006, $760,119.00
Birchwood Outdoor Pool, Palatine, IL, Corporate Construction, July 2006, $1,084,246.00
Northeast Branch YMCA, Rockford, IL, Badger Swimpools, July 2006, $278,000.00
Elmhurst East End Pool, Elmhurst, IL, Schaefges Bros., July 2006, $612,068.00
Kennedy King College, Chicago, IL. McLier Construction, March 2006, $740,165.00
MeadowHill Wading Pool, Northbrook, IL, Schaefeges Bros., Nov. 2005, $120,000.00
Springbank Aquatic Center, Plainfield, IL, PHN Construction, Sept. 2005, $729,000.00
Centex Homes, Joliet, PHN Construction, Oct. 2005, $353,852.00
Centex Homes, Yorkville, PHN Construction, Oct. 2005, $353,375.00
Rainbow Falls, Elk Grove Village Park District, W.B. Olson, May 2005, $1,477,707.00
Lockport Fitness Forumn Addition, Corportate Construction, April 2005, $326,800.00
Mill Creek Pools, Shodeen Incorporated, April 2005, $338,844.00
Glenview’s Roosevelt Park Aquatic Center, W. B. Olson, May 2005, $1,377,000.00
Lan-Oak Park District, Lansing, IL, Cody/Braun & Associates, Sept. 2004, $97,000
Bloomingdale Park District, Bloomingdale, IL, PHN Architects/Corporate Const., May 2005, $707,000
Grand Bear Lodge & Resort, Utica, IL, Phoenix Pools/Councilman/Hunsaker, May 2005, $386,000
Des Plaines Park District, Des Plaines, IL, May 2004

A partial list of our projects completed while working for our former company is listed below:

Lena Lions Park Pool, Lena, IL
Naval Combat Training Pool, Great Lakes, IL
Stockton Park Pool, Stockton, IL
Barrington Sq. Pool, Barrington, IL
Middleton Park Pool, Middleton, WI
Marengo Park Pool, Marengo, IL
Magic Waters, Rockford, IL
Roselle Park Pool Filter, Roselle, IL
Harlem High School, Rockford, IL
Harlem Jr. High School, Rockford, IL
Proviso West High School, Hillside, IL
Blackberry Aquatic Center, Aurora, IL
Fenwick High School, Oak Park, IL
Rockford College Pool, Rockford, IL
Oakbrook Aquatic Center, Oakbrook, IL
Moline Family Aquatic Center
Fejervary Park Aquatic Center, Davenport, IA
Wing Park Aquatic Center, Elgin, IL
Riverfront RecPlex, Peoria, IL
Service Club Pool, Western Springs, IL
Vernon Hills Aquatic Center, Vernon Hills, IL
S. Barrington Family Aquatic Center, South Barrington, Ir
Lords Park Aquatic Center, Elgin, IL
Adler Park Aquatic Center, Libertyville
Huntley Park Dist. Aquatic Center, Huntley, IL
Tall Grass Aquatic, Naperville, IL
Camelot, Heritage & Frontier Pools, Arlington Heights
Bensenville Aquatic, Bensenville, IL
Geneva Sunset Park, Geneva, IL
Butterfield Park District, Lombard, IL
U-46 High School Natatorium, South Elgin, IL
Centennial Park, Addison, IL
Big Creek Aquatic Center, Canton, IL
Harkins Pool, Rockford, IL
Elk Grove High School Natatorium, Elk Grove, IL
Proesel Park, Lincolnwood, IL