It’s all about the kids!

“Having over 10 years in the local area looking after pools and spas from Sagres to Portimao and spurred on by the arrival of my baby boy I decided it was time to go-it-alone. We know that nothing focuses the mind like another mouth to feed or indeed sharpens the enthusiasm for hard work and commitment but my son has ignited a passion for what I do – and I like it!”  Ellis Barfield – Founder.

When you think about it, although we love to relax by the side of a sparkling pool with a glass (or two) of wine, it is the sound of laughter and loud splashes from excited kids having fun that really makes the investment worthwhile. Rest assured at we look through the eyes of a new parent when considering the safety and healthiness of your pool or spa. is committed to providing a professional, measurable and responsible Pool and Spa Management service that goes way beyond that which is currently available to Algarve pool and spa users or operators.

What makes us different?

ispe200We take pool and spa maintenance seriously, dealing with potentially dangerous chemicals requires great care and the neutralization of the hazardous nature of these additives can only be achieved through precise
balance. The recent green murky water experienced by the divers at the Rio Olympics was an embarrassing example of just how easily the composition can alter if not correctly monitored.

Every pool or spa is different, for example:  Who uses it the most?  Do they have naturally sensitive skin?  How often is the pool used and by how many people?  What time of the year is the property used? Is the property rented out? Is the chlorine added or generated by salt? Because of this we treat every pool and spa individually and will create a maintenance schedule that will be right for the pool and your pocket.

All about

To provide the highest quality service, support, advice and best value pool and spa management in the Algarve.
We believe in the total eradication of dangerous chemicals in the treatment of pools and spas.
Total integrity. In everything we say and everything we do.

Our skills.

Pool & Spa Management 96
Pool & Spa Equipment and Circulation Systems 95
Pool and Spa Safety Barriers 85
Pool and Spa Renovation 75
We have been using Ellis of Pools4U for the past year and I must say that compared to the company that maintained our pool before them, it now sparkles! They do a fantastic job, always prompt and courteous. No problem is too small so if you want your pool to be and look sparkling clean we highly recommend Pools4U – you won’t be disappointed.
Del & Linda
Pools4u provide an excellent, first class friendly service with dependability, reliability and honesty using their wealth of experience of pool and spa maintenance in the Algarve.

As a non resident it is great to know that my pool is being looked after properly. They provide text and video updates to assure me that all is ok.

I am always told how great my pool looks and would whole heartedly recommend Pools4u to everyone.

Richie & Family
Ellis and his team have been looking after my pool for several years now and I cannot recommend him enough. His knowledge and advice has been invaluable – he really knows his subject.
Milan & Family

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