Meet our Pool Designers

At Aqua Pool, we have experienced full-time designers that take you through the process of planning your dream back-yard pool all the way through to construction. Our trained and experienced designers have been working in the Connecticut pool industry for a combined 90 years. They will listen to your needs and guide you through the decision-making process to ensure that you have an inground gunite pool that exceeds your expectations. Meet our designers — Jason, Debbie, Chuck and Blaine — below. Also, be sure to browse our pool photo gallery to get inspiration for your back-yard pool.

About Jason Guilmette

Title: Senior Pool Designer

Years of experience designing gunite pools: 17+

Town of residence: South Windsor, CT

Family & Pets: Wife, Leesa; son, Nicholas; daughter, Emily; two Goldendoodles

Hobbies: Enjoying time with family and friends and spending time in Wells, ME.

What Jason loves about his job: Helping people make their back-yard dreams come true.

About Debbie Madden

Title: Vice President of Aqua Pool & Patio, Pool Designer

Years of experience: 35

Town of residence: South Windsor, CT

Family & Pets:  Husband, Keith; 20-year-old daughter, Angela; 22-year-old son, Sam; 2 dogs, 1 pig, 1 hedgehog and lots of chickens

Hobbies: Traveling, skiing, scuba diving, caring for animals.

What Debbie loves about her job: I know from personal experience how a pool can add a wonderful new dimension in the life of a family. An inground pool by Aqua Pool is not just a hole in the ground with water in it! It’s the centerpiece in the life of a family, keeping kids and their friends in the back yard. Even without children, a pool is such a wonderful addition to any lifestyle. What I really love is that Aqua Pool is a company that builds pools to the best standards possible, really cares about its clients and is available with a tremendous amount of support after construction.

About Chuck Santanella

Title: Pool Designer

Years of experience: 24

Town of residence: Enfield, CT

Family & Pets:  Wife, 5-year-old daughter, 6-month-old son, and a Black Lab

Hobbies: Fly fishing, golfing, and nature walks with my family

What Chuck loves about his job: I love designing custom backyard pools that I know my clients will enjoy for a lifetime.

About Blaine Grisel

Title: Pool Designer/Controller

Years of experience: 15

Town of residence: Woodstock, CT

Family & Pets: Partner, Lenny and 2 rescue dogs. Elvis is a Wheaton Terrier and Charlie is a Shih Tzu.

Hobbies: Yoga, kayaking, gardening/landscaping

What Blaine loves about his job: I love pools so much, I’ve had Aqua Pool build three for me and they liked me as a customer so much, they hired me!