by Amy Sharp
“We had an above-ground pool for years,” says Joy Tilton, “and Barry and I really enjoyed it. Nothing beat relaxing in the water after work…but we always dreamed of getting an in-ground pool. When that above-ground pool needed more work than we were willing to spend money on, we lived without for a few years…until finally we took the plunge!”
Barry and Joy didn’t have to look far. Joy says, “Our neighbors, Mike and Kryshon Bratton, are some of the most kind and genuine people we have ever met, and they had been in the pool business for years. On one of our frequent neighborly get-togethers at the local Mexican restaurant, we asked if they would build us a pool. And it just kind of sparked from there. We started drawing up plans and next thing we knew we were in construction. Before we knew it, the pool was finished in 30 days!”
What sets Bratton Pools apart? “Our entire process!” says Kryshon. “You don’t have to be our friends and neighbors, like Joy and Barry, to get a pool with personality. That’s our favorite part of the planning process! We’ll come out to your home, take a look at your space, and get a feel for what you want. Then we come up with 3D plans where you can really see your ideas come to life. You don’t have to settle for a ‘point-and-click’ prefab design. Every pool we build is custom, so your pool won’t look exactly like anyone else’s. It really is your pool!” Along with Barry and Joy’s all tiled spa, they included a swim jet in their pool for added fun and exercise.
“We just love, love, love our pool!” say Joy. “It’s been several years now and we still consider it one of the best decisions we ever made! It’s like having another giant room outside. Our extended neighborhood family—including Mike and Kryshon’s kids—come over to swim all the time. I would absolutely recommend Mike and his crews. They did a fabulous job both building our pool and educating us about its upkeep.”