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About Backyard Getaways

We are Luxury Backyard Builders and Swimming Pool Service Experts

Specializing in quality pools, concrete and landscaping, Backyard Getaways has created some of the GTA’s most stunning backyard pools and backyard environments. Year after year we continue to set the industry standard for engineered excellence, thanks in part to our reputation of doing exactly what we say we are going to do, including starting and finishing on time, on budget, while beating quality expectations. This is why we have been voted the number 1 pool company in 2010, 2011,2012 and 2013 as rated by homestars.com

By offering expert design solutions and utilizing innovative construction techniques, we are able to provide our customers with the highest quality custom built pools and spas available in the Greater Toronto Area. We’re also well-known within the industry for our superior customer service. By assigning dedicated and knowledgeable office staff, sales people, designers and project managers who are responsive and easy to contact, we ensure that our customers pool and landscape building experiences are worry-free.

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Secret of Our Success

We have unparalleled knowledge and experience in building quality swimming pools and creating luxurious backyards. Our detailed project management throughout the entire construction process helps keep us on track and homeowners up-to-date on the progress of the build. Our crew is meticulously selected to ensure their specialties complement each other to produce the finest of results. Our experience makes us leaders in our industry, and ensures that each project follows exceptional quality standards that are among the highest in the industry.

In addition to the experience of our installation crew, each job is overseen by our ‘in-house’ project manager, professional landscape designer and leaders. This means that each swimming pool or landscape project is built to exact measurement specifications and quality control standards. We also offer competitive warranties on our equipment and materials, while sourcing the best of the best.

Our Team

John Petrocelli

John founded this company in 1999, after working countless summers with his father, Aldo Petrocelli. John Graduated from the University of Toronto with an Engineering degree and worked throughout the construction industry, deepening his understanding of efficient construction methods and properties of materials, while achieving the requirements for his Professional Engineering Designation. In the last 25 years, John has dedicated his time to building a company focused on providing backyard getaways to each of his clients where they can make priceless memories with their families and friends. John’s passion for building quality backyards is on display through his thorough planning, his attention to detail, and his responsiveness to customer concerns.

Joe Langleben
Project Manager

Joe is a University Graduate with a dual degree from the Western School of Engineering and Ivey School of Business. Joe spent his university summers working construction with Backyard Getaways, where he instantly developed an appreciation for the quality standards and family-like culture between the crew and management. Joe’s understanding of construction materials and drawings through his engineering education ensures we always have structurally sound designs and quality sourced materials throughout our projects. Joe’s ability to optimize and streamline the construction process by implementing technology ensures no details are missed, schedules are followed, and projects stay on budget. Furthermore, Joe shares John’s passion in taking pride in our work and creating memories for families that last a lifetime.

Luke Greko
Construction Manager

Luke Greko is an experienced construction manager and people leader, with 15+ years of field experience. Luke is an innovative and empathetic leader, always pushing our crew to meet the quality expectations promised by Backyard Getaways. Luke’s “do it right the first time” mentality ensures that no corners are cut during the construction process. Luke ensures the crew behaves as if they are working in their own backyard, ensuring safety is in check, no damage to property occurs and there is no mess at the end of the work day. Luke is a key member of our team, motivating our work crew to unlock their maximum potential and take pride in their own work. The individual accountability Luke instills in our crew fosters an environment of selfless workers, problem solvers, and hardworking individuals.


Bought a house this past summer with a fantastic gorgeous pool by Backyard Getaways. We of course chose them for our pool services. Very helpful and professional. So happy with the pool and this company.

Mary from Brampton

Backyard Getaways has been a pleasure to deal with from the beginning. The crew always made a good effort to communicate with us about scheduling and about the details of our projects. We are currently enjoying the work in our yard even through the winter season. We had a few issues with our lighting system (bulbs burned out) but John was quick to send someone out so that we could enjoy our lights projected onto the winter snow. I would not hesitate to recommend this company. We will be hiring them come the spring to seal our new driveway and backyard project.

Sandra P

Backyard Getaways is very professional, courteous and pride themselves in customer satisfaction and quality workmanship.

They were always available to help with questions we had and addressed our changes along the way.

We highly recommend Backyard Getaways and would not hesitate to use them again in the future.

They provide quality work and are truly a pleasure to deal with.

We are so happy we decided to use Backyard Getaways!

They definitely stand out from the rest.

FloMaggio Maggio from Woodbridge

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