Carefree Pools, Inc.

P.O. Box 699

Highwood, IL 60040

  847.432.0710

About Us

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Stunning pools since 1973!

Carefree Pools began in 1952 and has been under the ownership of John Bently since 1973. We have included spas and water features with our pool projects to make the pools more beautiful and desirable for our clientele. In this time period, we have won more National and International Design Awards than all of our Midwest competitors combined.

We are a member of the AQUA 100 group, named to the list of 100 finest pool and spa builders in the US by Aqua Magazine. We're also a member of the US Chamber of Commerce, The National Federation of Independent Business, the American Concrete Institute, and the American Shotcrete Association.

John Bently

John Bently is a "Certified Building Professional" and a "Certified Service Professional", designations received after completing comprehensive examinations regarding professional pool construction and service. Course work included actual design, construction and service of all generic types of pools, spas, and fountains. The exams were by the "Association of Pool and Spa Professionals".

John is affiliated with these groups:

  • Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP)
  • National Builder's Council
  • Genesis 3 Design group (Gold Member)
  • Swimming Pool Subcommittee of the American Concrete Institute
  • Consumer Product Safety Committee, US Government
  • American National Standards Institute
  • Association of Professional Waterscape Designers

The Millers

Robert Miller, our superintendant, began with Carefree Pools in 1970. His wife, Tracy, joined in ownership in 2016.

Moving Forward

We look forward to working to achieve your project goals. If you have any questions, or require additional information, please CONTACT US


"I would like to thank you for the prompt, excellent work putting in our new pool control panel. The workmanship and scheduling were excellent. I would also like to thank you, John, and Rob for the prompt past service whenever we need help. John has shown up night or day to make sure our problems are resolved. Our situation is unique in regard to the physically challenged children that use our pool.

It is very important that we keep the chemicals and temperature very consistent. You have been able to maintain that consistency over the many years, of which we thank you. Your team has such great knowledge and we are fortunate to have you on our team. I would never hesitate to recommend you to any client.
Sincerely,
Dominic Caminiti
Consultant