About Us AAA Pools

About AAA Pools


AAA Pools, the area’s only full-service pool builder, has been building dreams since 1970. AAA Pools strives to protect your investment by providing the best materials and workmanship possible.


The owners, Richard Shaver and Carol Whitenack, truly care about your family and its pool, and will be there to ensure your family enjoys a lifetime of happiness. In fact, referrals make up 90% of his business. After 40 years, this is quite a track record!

Richard Shaver first began his career at age fifteen as a lifeguard. By age sixteen, he began building pools. About a year later, the company he worked for lost its business.

So, at age seventeen, Richard began building pools for himself. Over the years, he has built hundreds of pools in the surrounding area, including, but not limited to, the Eastern Shore, the Bay Bridge area, the beltway area, and many locations throughout Caroline, King George, Rappahannock, Spotsylvania, and Stafford counties.

Richard is fully certified in all aspects. He is a member of the Association of Pools and Spas Professionals (APSP), which regulates it’s Associates with a strict code of business ethics. The mission of APSP members is to deliver the highest quality of customer service and industry products so that the public will have a safe and enjoyable recreational water experience.

Richard is also certified in concrete work through Increte Systems. Richard stays abreast of his product and service delivery by continuing his education annually. Areas of study include soils and its effect on pools, chemicals, and water purity and clarification. His knowledge and expertise in these areas help him to build you the best quality pool possible.


Vinyl liner pools offer the best value for your money. Vinyl pool shapes include free Form, Double Roman, Figure 8, Flat Back Kidney, Grecian, Grecian Lazy-L, Kidney, Lazy-L, Oval, Rectangle, Straight Sided 8, and True L.


AAA Pools and Spas is an authorized dealer for San Juan Fiberglass Pools. San Juan Fiberglass Pools have superior construction and use only the highest quality materials.


AAA Pools provides the craftsmanship you seek for your in-ground concrete pool, whether it is a new build or a renovation of your existing concrete pool.


We are proud members of the following organizations:

  • Certified Building Professional
  • Association of Pool & Spa Professionals
  • Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce
  • APSP – The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals

The APSP is the world’s largest international trade association representing the swimming pool, spa, hot tub and recreational water industries. APSP is the leading industry advocate promoting professional best practices through education, industry standards, and safety. APSP members adhere to a code of ethics in business and technical practices and share a strong commitment to the safe, healthful, and enjoyable use of industry products. The APSP effectively replaced another well-known industry organization known as “National Pool and Spa Institute” or NSPI in 2006.

APSP Member Code of Ethics

All members of The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals agree to observe and be dedicated to the following principles and policies:

To promote the concepts of free enterprise and service to the public and the industry. To strive continually to gain respect for the industry, both in the local community and on the regional and national levels. To contribute to the health, safety and welfare of the public in the installation, maintenance and operation of swimming pools, spas and hot tubs, and to comply with applicable laws, ordinances and regulations. To support efforts to improve swimming pool, spa and hot tub products and services, and to encourage research and development of new materials, techniques and methods. To avoid statements which will mislead customers in advertising and other efforts to sell products.

CBP ‘Certified Building Professional’

A Certified Building Professional is an individual who has passed all the rigorous requirements of the APSP’s Certified Building Professional training program. Graduates of the course learn the skills and value system pertaining to high ethical standards, commitment to the highest standards of workmanship and construction, business stability, and superior customer relations. After completion of the training, all graduates must complete continuing education requirements on an ongoing basis in order to maintain their CBP certification.

Why Builder Education Matters

AAA Pools owner, Richard Shaver, believes strongly in the importance of education. He is a “Certified Building Professional” with the APSP (Association of Pool & Spa Professionals).

And he isn’t alone in this belief. Take a look at this video, to see what the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals has to say about the importance of pool builder education.

Certificate of Appreciation

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