About Us

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Welcome To Aquatech Pool Systems

For over 22 years, owners Bruce and Suzzette Bartell have built a solid reputation as one of the Bay Area’s most trusted businesses. The Bartell’s are committed to providing quality service to the community and they believe that a reputation as an honest and reliable business is the recipe for success. While others seek to profit by cutting corners, or recommending unnecessary services to customers, the Bartells believe that consistent service will reap greater profits in the long run.

Bruce and Suzzette have since brought on their youngest son, Aaron Bartell. Aaron grew up in Northern California, helping with the family business. He began apprenticing his father at a young age and has developed a deep knowledge and understanding of running a successful enterprise. Aaron has inherited their family’s unique insight and knowledge.

Who Is Aquatech

Our business is preserving and improving human life. All of our actions must be measured by our success in achieving this goal. We value, above all, our ability to serve everyone who can benefit from the appropriate use of our products and services, thereby providing lasting consumer satisfaction.

We are committed to the highest standards of ethics and integrity. We are responsible to our customers, to AquaTech employees and their families, to the environments we inhabit, and to the societies we serve worldwide. In discharging our responsibilities, we do not take professional or ethical shortcuts. Our interactions with all segments of society must reflect the high standards we profess.

We are dedicated to the highest level of excellence and commit our research to improving human health and the quality of life. We strive to identify the most critical needs of consumers and customers, and we devote our resources to meeting those needs.

We recognize that the ability to excel—to most competitively meet society’s and customers’ needs—depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of employees, and we value these qualities most highly. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement, and teamwork—an environment that rewards commitment and performance and is responsive to the needs of employees and their families.

Our Services

Pool Covers
Pool Fencing
Spa Covers
Energy Efficient Pool Equipment

Meet Our Team

Aaron Bartell
Aaron BartellPresident
I grew up in Northern California, helping My family with the business. I began apprenticing my father during high school summer breaks. I’ve developed a deep knowledge and understanding of running a successful enterprise. I’ve inherited our family’s unique insight and knowledge. I have taken over the company as well as taken the company to new heights. My Team & I look forward to serving you.
Gina Vickerman
Gina VickermanBusiness Manager
I’m a California native with a background in payroll. I have had various jobs including the one where I met my husband 31 years ago. We fell in love with the Contra Costa area and have been raising our family here for over 20 years.

I joined this company not knowing anything about the pool cover industry. I have learned so much and continue to learn, thanks to my wonderful co-workers. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my two new grandsons and my new position as worthy matron with the Order of the Eastern Star. (This years project is the local food bank).

Michael McILvaine
Michael McILvaineTerritory Manager
I started in the Pool & Spa Business in 1977, where I have been for the past 39 years. I began as a

Repair Technician, then quickly moved to Service Manager. I have been the President, CEO, and RMO of my own company, and Vice President, and RMO of another.

Now I bring my wealth of knowledge and experience to the Aquatech Team. I am here to help you with your Pool and Spa needs.

My Hobbies are: Photography, Biking (Harley), SCUBA Diving, Water Skiing, Snow Skiing, Hiking, Gardening, and the occasional excursion to a Jimmy Buffett Concert, or Bike Rally.

Jennifer Yiu
Jennifer YiuOffice Assistant
Hi my name is Jennifer and I’ve been with AquaTech since January 2016 and I am the office assistant.
I have a background in administrative assistance and customer service and have worked for such companies as ITT, Williams-Sonoma and Behr Paint. I really enjoy working at AquaTech. It’s a smaller company with a wonderful “family” feel. I especially enjoy helping customers feel safe and secure with a cover or fence protecting their kids from the swimming pool.
Stefanie Salvotti
Stefanie SalvottiAccounts Manager
I’m a fun, easy going mother of 3, married for 16 years, and a Wellness Educator.

For fun, I enjoy playing with our family pets, & spending quality time with my family in the great outdoors.

I joined AquaTech Pool Systems in 2015 and I am committed to providing excellent Customer Service. I work in the Accounts Receivables Department and also interact with all our customers following up on confirmed Estimates and Bids.

BryanSr. Tech
At the end of day, I make sure my integrity shows in everything I do. I ve been in the construction and demolition field for as long as I can remember. I’ve picked up everything in between. On my free time I like to play music with family and friends and work on cars. I just purchased a home and look forward to that whole experience. In the next couple of years I would like to see myself running the show here at AquaTech. I take advantage of everyday to further my life. I am proud to say things are looking good.
NaiSr. Tech
I ve been in the Pool cover business for the past decade. I’ve learned all the tricks of the trade. I am a family man, and enjoying fishing with my son in my free time. Ive been in Northern California for as long as I can remember. I love this area and look forward to teaching others, learning and furthering my life.
David Pool Fence Specialist
I have been working construction, specifically carpentry and electrical with my father and family for as long as I can remember. My father is a general contractor and has been working in the field for 50 plus years and has passed on his skill and expertise to me over the years.

If i’m not working I must be playing softball, that is how I like to unwind after work and on the weekends.

I am excited to be on the team.

BrandenSr. Tech
My Friends and family know me as a hard working person. My top two goals are to be friendly & informative going above and beyond to get the job done right. Safety for your family is a huge concern of mine and I take it very seriously.
You can catch me spending my free time with my family & enjoying the outdoors. I love animals & enjoy all the pets I get to meet throughout my day. I look forward to helping you.
JazminCompany Dog
I’ve Been helping Aaron with running the business for over 9 years. I Enjoy long walks on the beach and welcoming employees to work everyday. My Favorite thing in the entire world are Wednesday meetings! Everyone gathers around me and I get to look cute. I also get to eat all the crumbs from all the goodies that fall on the ground. Come by the shop some time and you’ll get to meet me.

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