Backyard Relaxation

There are several locations in the area to visit if you are interested in purchasing a swimming pool or spa.

However, how many of them are operated by an engineer?

Scott Axelson was a professional engineer, working as a researcher and developer to improve the quality of several items. Now, Axelson is working to improve the quality of swimming pool and spa water.

Axelson operates Clear View Pools & Spas of WNY, located at 679 Fairmount Ave., Jamestown. Axelson sells above-ground and in-ground swimming pools and Saratoga Spas. He also sells equipment and supplies, and provides installation service needed for pools and spas. Since its opening in May, Axelson has served residents in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties and Warren County, Pa.

At Clear View Pools & Spas of WNY people can buy an Imperial Legacy Steel Vinyl Pool. Axelson said he has worked with Imperial for more than a decade and they’re a company people can rely on to provide a quality product.

“They also provide great customer service,” he said.

Axelson said some people feel it costs more than $40,000 to install an in-ground swimming pool. However, he said he can get people situated with their own in-ground pool for around $20,000. Also, the swimming pools he sells are from a company which manufactures its product around Albany.

“They’re made in New York state,” he said. “The same with the Saratoga Spas.”

Axelson said he can assist people with the installation of the pools too. From setting the concrete foundation to electrical work to fencing, he can provide customers all that is necessary to get the job done.

The business has chemicals, starting with a full line of ClearView products, of which Axelson is an exclusive dealer in the area. He also has Natural Chemistry chemicals for spas.

With his engineering background, Axelson said he can help people with water problems in their pools and spas.

“I will explain the problem, and what you need to fix the problem,” he said. “I will educate and help you along each step. I’ll give you a long-term solution so you have a clear pool water to swim in.”

Axelson said he enjoys his new profession because it allows him to provide family fun entertainment.

“I provide people fun in their backyard,” he said. “With the cost of gas, people are looking to vacation closer to home. With a pool you have a vacation spot or waterfront property in your backyard.”

Clear View Pools & Spas of WNY is open from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 12:30-4 p.m. Sunday. Also, Axelson said he will schedule appointments with customers outside of business hours. For more information, call 338-9700.