John Raykos began installing swimming pools when he was 17 years old – way back in 1973. He moved on to subcontracting complete pool installations 5 years later – doing everything on his own from the plumbing to filtration, backfilling and levelling – the beginning of Raykos Pools. Starting out installing one pool per fortnight quickly grew to 2 pools a week 12 months later. Moving on a few years, swimming pool installations grew to a whopping 10 – 20 pools a week with John breaking the record for pool installations, putting 21 pools in the ground in 1 week! Raykos Pools became the major subcontractor to some of the leading swimming pool companies in WA at the time. It was during this period John had an idea to relocate pools from one backyard to another. Just 12 months later, John had successfully relocated 20 pools, including the filtration equipment and realised a great business opportunity was there to be taken.
Understanding the need for such a business, John cut ties with major swimming pool companies deciding to go into relocating preloved family swimming pools full time. In 1988, John purchased a lot in Cocos Drive Bibra Lake and established his second hand pool business – selling fully refurbished fibreglass pools with new gel coat and brand new pool equipment. The volume skyrocketed to 150 pools a year. Raykos Pools changed their name to Palm City Pools in 1993 to reflect the change in business direction. Palm City Pools joined SPASA in 1998 to have a positive impact in the swimming pool industry.
Since then, Palm City Pools has been one of the top choices in Perth for those looking for skilled and reliable pool companies. Many who choose us for our pool installation services are homeowners who want to get the most value for their swimming pool investment. Our company continues to install fibreglass swimming pools of all shapes and sizes on various types of properties, and is also the most relied upon by residents in Western Australia communities when it comes to swimming pool transfers and removals.
John Raykos is still the man behind the brand and is very happy to have his daughter Nikki and his son in law in the family business. Palm City Pools uses its own trucks, bob cats and employees to ensure the job is completed in full, on time and on budget in a professional manner. No job is too big or small; entrust Palm City Pools to install your next swimming pool – when good old fashioned service matters. Life’s cool in a Palm City Pool.
For more information on our pool products and services, contact Palm City Pools today. John is always eager to share his four decades of experience in the pool industry to help clients choose the best and most cost-effective pool options.