About Us

“The Best Pool Builder in Mahomet and Champaign Illinois”

(That’s a bold claim for a pool builder…!)

My name is Noel Valade; I’m the founder and co-owner of Imperial Pools in Mahomet Illinois. Along with my wife and the rest of the Imperial Pools team, we design, install, service and maintain swimming pools and hot tubs throughout the Mahomet, Champaign, and Central Illinois area.

I know it’s pretty bold of me to claim that “we’re the Best of the Best.” But we sincerely believe it, and I’ll give you 10 reasons why you can believe it too:

Strongest Warranties

We offer the strongest warranties in the business. We’re the only pool builder in central Illinois that offers an incredible five year warranty on all pool equipment. (Most builders offer just a 12 month warranty.) Our concrete shells come with a 10 year warranty, our vinyl liners have a 20 year prorated warranty, and our fiberglass shells come with a lifetime warranty.

Super-Strong Construction

All of our beautiful vinyl-liner pools use the lifetime guaranteed Trimax XP3 steel wall system. It’s the strongest steel pool system in the industry and comes with a strong lifetime transferable warranty.

The Deepest Vinyl Liner Pool Available

We’re one of only a handful of pool builders in the country offering vinyl liner swimming pools with the extra-tall 48 inch “Extreme Wall.” And we’re the only pool builder in the world that offers the “Imperial 54″ pool. It’s a custom-manufactured sidewall that gives you an unheard 54″ sidewall and more than 48 inches of water depth in a vinyl liner pool.

Bigger, Better Plumbing

Where most builders use 1.5 inch or 2 inch plumbing, we always use 2 ½ inch suction lines. And we use 2 inch return lines, when most other builders use inch and a half. It requires less energy, and it keeps your pool cleaner longer.

No Cheap, Short Cut Materials

We never use flex line on any of our pools. (Flex line may be faster, easier and cheaper, than hard plumbing, but flex line has flow restrictions that create turbulence and sap a full ¼ horsepower from your pump. Flex line is also more prone to leak. So we just don’t use it. Ever.)

Superior Foundation

For optimum stability and longevity, we use 100% pea gravel backfill. It gives 98% compaction, compared to only 80% compaction form the sand that most pool builders use. (It also allows for better drainage; that’s why it’s required on all fuel tank installations throughout the state.)

The Hidden Extras

We always build a 2 foot deep de-watering trench under every pool, which eliminates any possible issues with groundwater. (Oddly, most other pool builders don’t bother with this trench at all.)

Certified Building Professional

All installations are overseen by our Certified Building Professional™ (CBP™) and president of the company, Noel Valade.

Factory Authorized Repairs

We’re a certified installer and factory authorized repair facility for Aqua Cal, Heat-saver, Cover Star, Cover Pools, Leisure Pools, Blue Hawaiian Pools, Baja Spas and Hayward, Jandy, Raypak and Pentair equipment.

Perfect Record with the BBB

We’re a member in good standing with the Better Business Bureau. Our perfect record of zero complaints represents our outstanding commitment to you.

Community Support

We’re also strong supporters of our community. That’s why we spend at least two weeks a year volunteering our time to help various charities. We also support our local sports teams through our sponsorship of the “Centennial High School Athletics Program”.

If you’re interested in help with a new or existing pool or hot tub, I hope you’ll give us a call. We are regular people that just happen to be very good at what we do. We look forward to serving you.