Placid Pools has been a family run business since its inception in 1978, when Joe Spelta registered the business name after the pool construction company he was working for collapsed. Clients had half-finished pools in the ground, which Joe finished solo...that's where Placid Pools began.
Initally working out of his home at Clifton Beach, then moving to the first commercial premises at Ardisia St in Smithfield. Joe set out to build the biggest all-inclusive swimming pool display centre in Australia. In 2004 this became a reality at the current site in Mt Millman Dr, Smithfield.
To date Placid Pools has installed over 9000 pools in Far North Queensland and have won countless national and international awards. Placid pools is unique in it's ability to cover more elements in-house than any competitor in the country.
Placid Pools now employs 22 people. Among those employees are Joe's three children Tanya, Amanda and Mark. Having grown up in the industry, they now run the day to day operations of Placid Pools with swimming pool knowledge and hard work in their blood.