Founded in 1982, Bradford is a 3rd generation, family-owned stainless steel pool builder located in Leland, North Carolina.

In the early 1980s, after a visit to a California hotel where he first experienced a wine barrel hot tub, Dale Brodeur, Sr. was inspired to search for a hot tub for his own home. He found none so he decided to build one himself – out of Stainless Steel! Since then, the spas have evolved into every aquatic vessel imaginable, but the mission has remained the same; build the finest pools and spas with the highest quality materials by the best craftsman.

Our highly skilled workforce takes pride in building luxury stainless steel pools and spas by hand from start to finish. Our products are individually fabricated, never mass-produced or restricted to a mold. Customization gives you the option to source a product that fits your unique lifestyle. We are committed to producing the finest pools possible made with high-grade American materials to create an extraordinary experience. We stand behind our stainless steel, carefully handcrafting every vessel in our manufacturing facility and backing it with a 25-year warranty.

Our evolution from humble backyard beginnings to an aquatics provider for commercial clients and private residences around the world is the essence of American ingenuity. We hope you will trust us to build the perfect stainless steel pool or hot tub for your home.

Our Core Values

Founded in 1982, Bradford is a third generation, family-owned company that has established itself as the worldwide leader in stainless steel aquatic based on the following core values and principles:

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Three generations of Brodeur family and an extended family of employees bring your vision to life.

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Made in America

Bradford was founded on the fundamentals of American craftsmanship and ingenuity. We strive to source all materials and components from other American-made companies.

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Stainless Steel

Nobody does it better than the masters of stainless steel aquatic design and fabrication for over 40 years. We use only the highest quality, marine-grade stainless steel to build our vessels.

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Neither form nor function is ever compromised; elegant designs are born through rigorousengineering and proven manufacturing methods.

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Nothing is as timeless and durable as fully welded, Bradford stainless steel aquatic vessel.

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Bradford continuously drives innovation in the stainless steel aquatic industry.

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Custom Design

The possibilities in design and our capabilities in manufacturing are virtually limitless.

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Every client is our partner. From design to manufacturing through installation, we are with you every step of the way.

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Problem Solving

No matter what your vision or challenge, Bradford can make it come to life in beautiful stainless steel.


  • Does a spa need to be backfilled?

    No. We actually require that you do not backfill around our spas. Bradford spas have plumbing around the shell that may need to be accessed.

  • Should I leave the spa on all the time?

    Yes. Our equipment is preprogrammed with 24-hour heat and filtration. This type of cycle is the most efficient use of energy.

  • How much do the spas weigh?

    Weights will vary according to model type, water-filled and dry. You can find weights for our spas on their product pages.

  • How many jets do your spas have?

    Our spas have 16 commercial-grade, stainless steel jets.

  • What is the difference between Frame Mounted and Remote Equipment?

    Frame Mounted Equipment is installed on the spa itself, right under the spa stair. Spas with Frame Mounted Equipment will require that they be installed with a point of access, like a removable hatch or panel, to the equipment for routine maintenance. Remote Equipment is provided on the platform and is designed to be installed away from the spa.

  • Is there a certain way a Bradford Spa has to be installed?

    Nope. Our spas are completely self-supported. They can be installed in-ground, partially in-ground, or sitting on a load-bearing structure.

  • Can I buy the shell from you and have someone else provide the equipment?

    Absolutely. Our spas are designed and built plumbed to stub-outs so just about any equipment is compatible. You should always source your spa through your local pool professional if you choose to take this route.

  • What do I need to provide prior to installation for my spa?

    A flat, level, load bearing surface, a dedicated circuit, iron-free water, and a swimsuit.

  • Can I install a Bradford Spa myself?

    Sure you can. However, we highly recommend you protect your investment by using a local pool/spa professional. They will be aware of all local codes and other factors that could impact your installation and end experience.

  • Will I need a crane?

    Your pool installer will provide all recommendations regarding installation logistics.

  • How deep is the MPool?

    Our stainless steel MPools are 4’ 6” deep.

  • Can the MPool be installed above ground?

    Yes, if you have the necessary support.

  • Can I get a wider MPool?

    The MPool was designed with a fixed width for the most efficient shipping purposes. Any wider and it would require an escort. The 12-foot width is an acceptable size for relaxation, exercise, and fun. It comes in various lengths up to 40-feet.

  • Will Bradford install my MPool?

    No, to purchase an MPool you will need to go through a local pool contractor. They will be responsible for handling the installation of the pool and providing your pool equipment.

  • Does the MPool have to be backfilled?

    Yes, the MPool requires backfilling on all four sides.

  • How much do your pools and spas cost?

    There are several factors that determine the price of our pools and spas. Size, type, shipping, and component selections are things we take into consideration when pricing. If you are interested in learning more click to connect with a salesperson in your area.

  • What kind of warranty do you offer?

    All Bradford pools and spas are backed by a 25-year warranty on the stainless steel shell.

  • Stainless Steel Vs Concrete?

    – Speed of Installation: Stainless steel pools are faster to install than concrete pools. The MPool is pre-fabricated and can be installed relatively quickly.
    – Durability: Stainless steel is highly resistant to corrosion, making it a durable option for pool construction. It can withstand exposure to water and pool chemicals for many years without deteriorating or developing cracks.
    – Low Maintenance: Stainless steel pools require less maintenance than concrete pools. They are easier to clean and don’t require as much resurfacing or repair work over time.
    – Smooth Surface: Stainless steel pools have a smooth, non-porous surface that is less likely to harbor algae and bacteria. This can result in easier cleaning and water maintenance.
    – Energy Efficiency: Stainless steel has good heat-conducting properties, which can help the pool water heat up faster when using a pool heater. This can potentially save energy and heating costs.
    – Longevity: Stainless steel pools have a long lifespan and can last for several decades with proper care and maintenance.
    – Resistance to Cracking: Unlike concrete, stainless steel does not crack or shift due to ground movement or freeze-thaw cycles, reducing the risk of costly repairs.

  • Why Stainless?

    Aside from their sleek aesthetic, our stainless steel hot tubs are inherently hygienic, highly durable and stunning additions to any environment. A stainless steel spa will never crack, peel, fade, or delaminate over time. If properly maintained, it will look just as good in 20 years as it did the day it was delivered. Don’t forget about its minimal carbon footprint! Stainless steel is one of the most environmentally friendly materials used in manufacturing and is known for being recyclable.

  • Can I use salt water in Bradford’s pools and spas?

    No, the use of salt water or mineral treatments will void your warranty.

  • Will it rust?

    No, stainless steel will never rust. It will, however, stain if your water gets out of balance and stays imbalanced for too long or, if there are metals in your water.

  • I don’t live near you. Can I still get a Bradford pool or spa?

    Yes! All our vessels are manufactured in North Carolina but can be shipped virtually anywhere. Pool contractors all over the country can install Bradford pools and spas.

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The Stainless Difference

Bradford’s stainless steel pools and spas deliver first-class durability, longevity, and corrosion resistance - providing less maintenance and repairs than traditional construction materials. Stainless steel also features an impressive strength-to-weight ratio, which further reduces material costs and installation time. When properly maintained, our stainless steel pools, spas and hot tubs never delaminate, crack, peel, discolor, leak, or require renewing finishes. Backed by our 25-year warranty, our stainless steel products give homeowners an exceptional home aquatic experience and well-deserved peace-of-mind.

Key Features:
25-Year Warranty
Lighter, Faster, Stronger
Precision Engineering
Watertight Welded Integrity
Reduced Structural & Installation Costs