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Bill Drakeley

Bill Drakeley

Drakeley Pool Company
74 Hickory Lane
Bethlehem, CT 06751
T (860) 274-7903
F (860) 274-7902


Drakeley is principal and founder of Drakeley Pool Company, a luxury design and build firm based in New England, and Drakeley Industries, an international consulting firm focusing on shotcrete applications and techniques, notably providing training for the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority underground tunneling projects. Bill is the first and only pool builder to sit as a Voting Member of the American Concrete Institute’s (ACI) Committee 506 – Shotcrete and serves as Secretary of ACI C660 Nozzleman Certification Task Group. Bill is also the incoming President of the American Shotcrete Association (ASA) and the Chairman of the ASA’s Pool and Recreational Shotcrete Committee. An educator and advocate for high industry standards, Bill has conducted trainings for GENESIS® Construction School, the Colorado School of Mines, the American Society of Landscape Architects CT Chapter, World of Concrete, Aqua Show, and the Iamong others. His technical writings have been widely published in trade magazines.

Recent Highlights

American Shotcrete Association Outstanding Pool & Recreational Project Award | 2005-2008, 2010, 2013
American Shotcrete Association Outstanding Underground Project Award | 2013
Aqua 100 Excellence Award | 2006
Aqua Magazine Design Award, Concrete Pools | 2006


Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Dean College, Franklin, MA


American Concrete Institute, Member, 506 Committee - Shotcrete
American Concrete Institute, Certified Shotcrete Examiner
American Concrete Institute, Certified Nozzleman
American Shotcrete Association, Member, Technical Advisor
American Shotcrete Association, Chair, Pool and Recreational Shotcrete Committee
Woodbury Historical Commission, Chairman
Association of Pool and Spa Professionals, Member

Bill Drakeley Education Credits

Introduction to Perspective Drawing "2003", "2009"
Pool & Watershape Construction School "2005"
Design Schools "2005/2006"
  • Understanding and Designing Fountains and Waterfeatures
  • Elements of Design
  • The Vocabulary Architecture and Style
Design Schools "2007"
  • Measured Perspective
  • Basic Color Theory
  • Renovation & Remodeling (Part A & B)
CPO Instructor Certification "2011”
Major Renovation School "2017"

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Bill Drakeley Woodbury Connecticut Luxury Pool Designer
Bill Drakeley Woodbury Connecticut Luxury Pool Designer
Bill Drakeley Woodbury Connecticut Luxury Pool Designer