Backyard Dreams Pools, Spas & More

3125 Washington Avenue Alton, IL 62002

About Us

Backyard Dreams is your one-stop-shop for resort-style living in your own backyard! We pride ourselves in our customer service and we take the time to make every customer's backyard dream a reality. No matter what style of home you own, Backyard Dreams has the perfect complement to your backyard landscape.

"Making dreams a reality, one backyard at a time."

Pools & Spas


Do you have a vision of the ideal backyard or need help conceptualizing the perfect plan?
We have helped create simple family fun to elegant backyard resorts. We take pride in offering our customers the ability to have a unique design in their backyard with custom steps, benches or ledges, and water features. The possibilities are endless. 

Design process:  First you will need to think about how you and your family will use the pool.  Will it be for recreation, exercise, entertaining or some combination of all of these?  A Backyard Dreams representative will be glad to do an on-site visit to help you decide which pool design will work best with your yard and how you envision the pool being used.  We will also help you decide which type of coping, steps, vinyl-covered benches/steps, liner, and safety cover.

We will educate you on all types of filtration, sanitation, and automation. We have done the research, know the trends, and can transform the site into your ideal backyard. 
Backyard Dreams is proud to offer Pentair pool products on all of our swimming pools.  Pentair manufactures products like Intellichlor salt generators, Intellibrite or Globrite LED lighting, as well as Intelliflo variable speed pumps and Screen Logic.



Imagine your family enjoying the soothing cool water on a hot summer day...this dream can be a reality in no time flat!  We offer multiple sizes and models of pools, several pool step systems, a great selection of liners, and countless accessories to complete your dream pool.  We guarantee the best price, quality, and value around! We work with quality pool installation contractors or will have everything ready to be picked up for a self-installation. 


A semi-inground pool is perfect for yards which slope because the pool can be installed partially in the ground and partially out. It can be complemented with a full or partial deck. This pool wall, equipment, and materials are like that of an inground pool but competitively priced like a higher-end above ground pool.


Backyard Dreams has enjoyed providing customers in the Metro East area with an exceptional line of spa and spa products since 2002.  We sell, install, and service spas.  Relax in your own spa or hot tub from Sundance Spas and Nordic Hot Tubs.

We have trained technicians to serve every customer need and our friendly customer service staff is the best.  Visit our store today to discuss your spa/hot tub ideas and experience the Backyard Dreams difference.



Sundance offers the perfect spa.  Every model is designed with quality features: powerful jets, ergonomically designed seating and easy to use controls.  Your spa can be customized by choosing from a variety of options: color, texture, cabinet, and types of jets.  Every Sundance Spa from Backyard Dreams is equipped with the Clear Ray water purification system.  You can also add the Blue Wave Spa Stereo System to most models.


Nordic Hot Tubs is the practical choice that offers full hydro-therapy at a cost-effective price.  The combination of high flow water and individual jet therapy provides the perfect balance of active and passive muscle and joint relief.  Other spas have forgotten the benefits of the whirlpool circular motion and only provide jets where you sit.  Nordic offers Lifetime Shell Limited Warranty, 3-year Component Limited Warranty, 3 Year Heater Limited Warranty, 3 Year No Leak Limited Warranty, 10 Year Perma-Wood cabinet Limited Warranty.

Big Green Egg

Here are some of the benefits of the Big Green Egg:

  • Fast lighting -- ready to cook in 10 minutes with no lighter fluid
  • Ceramic walls retain heat with accurate temperature control and no hot spots
  • Fuel efficient so there is no need to add more charcoal while cooking; unburned charcoal can be reused
  • Constant tending not required; with enclosed cooking, there are no grease flare-ups
  • Withstands temperature extremes from below 0º to 1800ºF
  • Can be used year around, even in freezing temperatures and rain
  • Surface stays cooler and is safer around children than metal grills
  • Weatherproof ceramics won't rust
  • Handsome, decorative and unique design
  • Produces the juiciest, most succulent food you'll ever taste

Services & Hours

Pool Opening, In-ground pool - $300.00 
The opening includes cover removal, hosing off and folding. Start-up of equipment, installation of ladders, algaecide and shock added. 

Pool Opening, Above ground pool - $225.00
The opening includes cover removal, hosing off and folding. The cover must be pumped off. Hook up of hoses and equipment, ready to be filled and started, algaecide and shock added. 

Pool Closing Inground pools up to 20,000 gal. $350.00 and up to 40,000 gal. $400.00.  Closing includes lowering pool water, blowing lines and adding antifreeze, adding winter algaecide and shock, removing plugs in pump, filter, and heater, and installing the cover.  Additional charges may apply for water features, additional skimmers and returns, and spas.

Pool Closing Above ground pools $250.00.  Closing includes lowering pool water, disconnecting hoses, removing plugs in pump and filter, and adding winter algaecide and shock.

Weekly Pool Cleaning $50.00        Pool vacuumed, baskets emptied, filter backwashed as needed, water chemistry checked and adjusted as needed.  Chemicals additional - free delivery.

Vacation Pool Cleaning $50.00
Pool vacuumed, baskets emptied, filter backwashed as needed, water chemistry checked and adjusted as needed. Chemicals additional - free delivery. 

Monday - Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday Call for appointment
Backyard Dreams Pools, Spas & More
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200 W. Third Street | Alton, IL 62002
Suite 200