I’ve deliberately put off writing this review until 6 months after the completion of my pool renovation as I wanted to be able to assess the ownership experience of the new pool as well as the actual project work. The reason for the renovation is that the 40 year old, 75000 litre, in ground concrete pool was at the end of it’s life, and as a result of a number of patch repairs over the years was a nightmare to keep from going green.

Before agreeing to the work, I really appreciated Alex’s ability to listen to what we wanted from the new pool, his willingness to offer different solutions, and flexibility in making multiple changes to the final design and quote. Alex willingly updated the quote in writing accurately numerous times with new changes, and was always offering to explain how the changes had impacted the estimated cost. I valued the fact that Alex had been the sole contractor that I’d spoken to about the entire project and so he had all of the context, and that he would be on site, every day, on the tools, running the project.

The project was estimated to take 9 weeks and it was completed on time. When undertaking a project like this you are committing to having a team of builders on site for a lengthy period, and the core project team working with Alex are a lovely bunch of young men. Little things like a friendly hello, politeness, and pleasantness in all interactions with your family go a long way to making the fact that your home is a construction site a lot less stressful. We had no complaints from the neighbours regarding the project, another hassle I could do without.

Throughout the project there were the usual issues and unforeseen challenges that arise, and I really appreciated the fact that Alex was always on site and simply took care of things. Working full time during the project I had enough on my plate, and I liked how I wasn’t being required to solve problems in the build, and was being kept informed of them as necessary.

Post completion of the project there have been a few minor issues such as the pool gate closing too hard, the chlorinator failing due to a power surge, and water pooling on a tile. In all instances Alex has been very willing to help resolve the issue, even when it turned out to have nothing to do with him such as power surge, and he absolutely stands behind the quality of his work.

We’ve been delighted with the outcome, the final result was exactly as what had been planned. The pool is no longer my maintenance nightmare, and this summer we’ve used it as a family much more than what we had in years prior. In my dealings with Alex I found him to be trustworthy, dependable, and more than up to the task of delivering a complex project such as a large pool renovation.


Absolutely incredible job! Alex and the team worked tirelessly over 6 months to transform the entire look and usability of our property. From design to completion Alex kept us informed and lended his expertise to any question we had.
I would highly recommend using Alex and the team on your next project.


Alex and his team are amazing. They worked solidly each day, all day until the project was completed. Not only are they hard workers but also very polite and respective. Alex is a very meticulous worker, which he also expects from his crew. I can honestly say they were a pleasure to have around and to watch the pool transform from a 70’s style pool to modern stylist pool was exciting.
With the old bush rocks left over from the waterfall, Alex suggested that we use them for a new garden down along side the pool – thanks Alex, I love my new garden.
I would certainly recommend A Grade Pools and Landscapes.


A Grade Pools and Landscapes exceeded my expectations in many ways right from the start with Alex making me feel very comfortable and secure in the works that I had envisioned in my mind for a very longtime. Alex gave his professional advice on all aspects of works and with his amazing team my backyard was transformed into a wonderful outdoor area. Alex was methodical in having each section completed with the next lot of materials delivered and waiting for the next step. Works were completed in less than 6 weeks.
I am totally happy with the wonderful job that Alex and his team did for me and cannot wait for the warmer weather so that my family and I can enjoy the pool and decking area.
I cannot speak more highly of a company that delivered “A Grade” in materials and workmanship in every aspect of the word.
Thank you Alex and your team for everything.
Rosa Panebianco


We had our very old lagoon shaped pebblecrete pool and surrounds renovated by Alex and his hardworking wonderful team at A Grade Pools and Landscapes. They started on time; turned up rain or shine; they were all very polite and professional and they completed our pool renovation on time and we are very happy with the results. Alex was extremely organised and project managed very well. We would highly recommend A Grade Pools and Landscapes. Thank you Alex and Team 🙂


Alex and the crew from A Grade Pools and Landscapes were awesome. Hard working, professional and polite they have given us a backyard, entertainment area and front fence that makes our property more functional for our growing family. Alex helped us with design and worked within our budget and we could not be happier with the final outcome.


We hired Alex and team for our backyard renovation – pool paving, new pool equipment, decking, screens, the works! A real pleasure to deal with – honest, creative and attention to detail the whole way through. The whole job was right on budget, would definitely use A Grade again!!


We originally engaged Alex to re- tile our pool surrounds which had badly subsided. The workmanship in laying the travertine in a French pattern was excellent. During the work it was discovered that the pool needed relining. Alex managed to fit us into his schedule even though he had other jobs lined up. This was much appreciated. Alex’s team we’re extremely hard working and very polite and considerate. Alex also made sure he communicated with us at all times. The team did a great job even through the wet weather which was challenging at times.

I would recommend A Grade Pool and Landscapes – Alex was very professional and the work is high quality.


Alex and the team at A Grade Pools and Landscapes did a fantastic job on the renovation of our tired old outdoor entertaining area and pool, it now looks fantastic. All the team were a pleasure to have at our house,. I highly recommend them and would certainly use them again.


Landscape, Retaining Walls and Driveway. Job completed and per contract with no construction problems. Alex is the contractor you would want to complete your project. No issue was ever a problem and was a pleasure to discuss any issue or change.


Alex and his team did a great job of completely transforming our driveway and front steps. We’d been putting it off for years but Alex made it simple and easy – right from the first phone call, he organised everything and kept us informed throughout. The whole team is very professional: punctual, hard-working, friendly and generally lovely to deal with. They did a very thorough job, we’ll definitely use them for any future work.


Alex and his team from A Grade Landscaping did terrific work in renovating our very old pool, fences and tiled areas. Alex is polite,
organised, and communicates well and promptly. His team are always on time and hard working. We were extremely pleased with the result and have no hesitation in recommending them.


We recently had our pool in Belrose renovated by Alex and the team at A Grade Pool and Landscapes. We cannot recommend them highly enough. They kept us informed and in touch on every aspect of the project and we are very pleased with end of result that will give us many years of family fun. We would have them back anytime and if you are looking for a pool reno you can’t go past Alex and the Crew
The Ryan family Belrose


We contracted A Grade Pools and Landscapes to upgrade our pool area. They replaced the old pavers with travertine tiles, fixed the drainage, relocated the pool filter and pump, installed a glass pool fence and provided landscaping around the pool and garden.

The only surprises were good ones where they went above and beyond our expectations. Alex takes a huge amount of pride in all that he does and constantly checks to make sure the client is happy. He is a superb project manager and kept everything running to time.

A big shout out to the entire team who followed Alex’s lead and put 100% effort into everything they did. We couldn’t be happier with their work and would highly recommend them.


We hired Alex and the team to do our driveway and backyard pavers. His quote was very competitive and they kept to their promised timetable. Always kept us in the loop, very friendly and efficient and the finished result was fantastic.


Alex and his team did a great job paving our front courtyard. Alex is really good to work with. He is very responsive to all our queries and always follows up Very happy to recommend Alex and his team.


Alex and the team at A Grade Pools helped us to renovate our pool and backyard. I found them competent, tidy and professional. Alex was extremely responsive and a delight to collaborate with. We are very happy with the results.


Alex and his team turned our pool and pool area from drab to fab! Alex has attention to deal, very particular on execution and his team turn up on time and finish on time! From initial assessment, planning, consultation and execution, I knew we were in good hands. Customer service is excellent and high standard of work ethic by Alex and the team. You know that Alex takes pride in his work and manages the job like it’s his own yard. We love our new space, thanks again to Alex and the team for creating our very own oasis!


Faultless. Start on time, finished on time, did everything exactly as they said, cleaned up every day, pushed very hard to keep everything going when other trades and suppliers were causing delays or difficulties. Work is exactly as they promised. They make very fast progress, so get ready, and they also stop and listen, so be ready to say what you want. They listened to us about the smallest details, and created invisible drainage plus also worked with the very specific drains we needed to work for “flush threshold” big sliding timber doors. They made a very tricky layout look easy. A year later when we had some problems from other trades (i.e. not them) they still came back and offered ideas and investigated. They worked in really tight conditions and spaces without damaging anything. And cleaned up not just at the end of the job but at the end of each day so we could still use what space we had. Alex walks the talk.


Alex and his team did a great job on our landscaping and paving – they had to rectify a paving issue with a previous job by another company as well. They were on time, friendly, respectful, hard working and very efficient. Alex always explained in detail what was happening and why, so no surprises. I would certainly recommend Alex and his team.


Alex and the team run a tight ship at A Grade Landscapes. He is punctual to appointments, delivers the quotes swiftly and competitively, keeps the job running on time and to the highest quality. Highly recommended!


Alex and the team were super easy to deal with and provided a professional service.
Highly recommended for a transparent service.


We are so so happy with the job Alex and his team did for us. We highly recommend him. Thank you Alex


A Grade Pools and Landscapes was recommeded to me by a paving supplier. After discussing my project with Alex, I was very confident that he could do a professional job. His technical understanding and work ethics resulted in a result that we are very happy with.


Alex and his team did a great job re-building some major retaining walls at our house. Never minute wasted and he was always happy to help with last minute details.


Alex from A Grade Landscape was awesome for my pool design/ building needs. He tackled the job with a huge amount of creativity and has an incredible amount of knowledge within the landscaping industry, as well as being an absolute expert with swimming pools. He took us from the design phase to executing the construction component all the way through, an easy one stop shop.

If you’re looking for expert pool designers/builders, A Grade Landscape is the place for you.

Highly recommend.


Thanks for your hard work Alex, we’re delighted with the gates and front wall. I think it turned out great, and enhances the front aspect of the house enormously! Thankyou to you and your team!


Alex and his team were a pleasure to deal with and they did a superb job. Alex provided a much better and simpler outcome than I had envisaged for part of the work and his response from quoting to commencement was very quick.

They always turn up when they said they will and always on time which is a rarity these days!
Their work is excellent and I highly recommend A Grade Landscapes to anyone requiring their services.


We had a new concrete pathway and steps, very steep block and not easy job. Alex and team were extremely helpful and knowledgeable and always available for questions. Very happy with the result and everything was left really clean and tidy. Would highly recommend and use again for any future work


We can not speak highly enough about the Alex and the A Grade team. They made all our dreams come true!! A beautifully finished Pool and Landscaping area for our family – meeting all of our needs with a feeling of being supported all the way through. Rarely do you meet an organisation and group of professionals who strive for excellence and customer care as this team do in all aspects of their work.


Alex and his team at AGrade Landscapes have recently completed a very difficult amalgamation of two staircases and achieved an amazing resolution to a most difficult assignment. Their cheerfulness, ability to resolve problems, promptness, attention to detail and overall tidiness was very much appreciated. Nothing ever seemed to be a trouble.
The new staircase to accommodate a chairlift and the existing one wrapping around a waterfall to the spa/ pool terrace now blend perfectly. We would engage A Grade Landscapes again without hesitation. Excellent workmanship at a reasonable price.


This is the second time that we have used Alex and his team. Both times we have found them to be hardworking, professional, friendly, respectful and punctual. This project consisted of renovating our pool and surrounds. Alex and his team kept us up to date with the progress of the works and offered suggestions to help improve our ideas. We are extremely satisfied with the end result and look forward to having Alex and his team complete other landscaping projects for us. Would have no hesitation in recommending Alex and his team.


Alex and the Team at A Grade Landscaping undertook a beautiful complete pool surround renovation for us in Limestone. It was not any easy job -lots of curves and I am a fussy client! Needless to say they all took it in their stride – nothing was a problem. Workmanship was executed perfectly. I highly recommend them if you are wanting a professional job. They were always on time – they stay on site till job finished (that is soo important) – they are clean as can be and Alex was true to his word – so nice to work with-thanks boys!


Chose A Grade to do a tiled area in the garden. They came up with design, tile suggestions, samples too.
Work commenced in an orderly manner.
They were tireless, tidy and professional. Would recommend Alex and his team to anyone looking for a A Grade job.
They will be doing more here next year.
Great follow up too, just making sure we are content.
Thanks Alex!


Alex and his team did a fantastic job on our garden. Although we had some ideas it was a difficult site and Alex came up with some great solutions and responded to any queries we had very quickly. They are a hard working team, always turned up on time and until the job was finished, cleaning up well at the end. We are delighted with our garden and highly recommend them.


We were thrilled with the work that Alex and his team did with our backyard. They extended our deck and paved our lawn to make the perfect entertaining area for us.
We had excellent communication from the start of the project right through to the end. I highly recommend A Grade Landscapes and absolutely love our backyard now.


This business is owned and operated by a very professional, very committed, very careful, very pleasant young guy who employs similar people. They turn up on time, every day until the job is finished. We’re very happy with the finished job.


I found Alex to be very punctual, energetic and knowledgeable. There were four people working 2 weeks straight to finish the job in record time with very good quality work and attention to detail. Alex was very organized and consequently no delays. Would have no hesitation in recommending him.


Alex was prompt to quote and made some great suggestions on how to fix some of the issues we had with our house. His team did such a great job re-paving our courtyard and stair case and left the whole place clean. Very happy.


We used Alex at A Grade after a recommendation from a friend as we’d have difficulty sourcing a tiler. Our pool surrounds and outdoor paving posed a few tricky issues and none of these were a problem to A Grade. Other prospects looked at our particular situation and didn’t see what needed to be done. They are knowledgeable in every aspect of their landscaping and so keep all the work in house. They were punctual, clean and tidy, and always polite and professional. Most of all, they have transformed our pool area in a way we love and I would use them again any day !


Alex did an amazing job on our wonky ugly front entrance to our house. He spent a lot of time with us to understand what we wanted and he carefully explained how he would achieve it. He also made great suggestions on how to highlight areas and give a better over all look. The tricky sections that we had no idea how to fix he knew exactly what to do. He is extremely good at what he does and a very easy to deal with. Worth his weight in gold. Thank you Alex I finally enjoy walking in my front entrance.


Alex and his team did a great job installing a new patio and and retaining wall in our backyard, we are very happy! Alex was very detailed when quoting for the job and asked all of the right questions. He worked within our budget and the finished product was even better than expected. Thank you!


Alex and his team were fantastic.. a great crew who work well together and are committed to delivering a great end result. Alex in particular is terrific… We had a loose concept of what we wanted to achieve so he took the time to understand what we were looking for and was constantly talking with us and offering advice as to where to spend money and where to save money

We are already talking to him about the next stage of our backyard makeover and highly recommend him and his team….


Alex and his team were fantastic – reliable, friendly and hard working, We were desperate to get our landscaping done prior to Christmas and despite very tight timeframes, Alex delivered on time as promised. We are thrilled with the end result and his guidance and constant communication throughout the project was exactly what we needed to create the perfect surrounds to our newly build home. Thanks again Alex


We highly recommend Alex from A Grade Landscapes. He & his team did an outstanding job at transforming our previously uninviting backyard into a modern, classy and immaculate space. Alex way surpassed our expectations of what could be achieved, he worked with us in order to meet our budget & provided great ideas on how things could look. We still can’t believe it’s actually our backyard! 100% professional, reliable, & top quality work, we couldn’t recommend A Grade more!!

Mr & Mrs Phillips, Belrose, NSW



After a long selection process to find a landscaper for our back garden we selected Alex and have been exceedingly happy with the work he has undertaken for us. From start to finish he has been excellent to work with, a clear communicator, he is always happy to talk through options and tweak the design to deliver a top quality product to you the customer. 10/10 highly recommended.



Can’t overstate how pleased I am with the work done. We decided to remove our pool and replace it with an ornamental garden. The job also involved construction of a retaining wall, some feature tiled stairs and replacing old pavers with new Travertine tiles.

Alex was thoroughly reliable, punctual and his whole team worked with gusto to deliver an awesome final product. Thanks for a job well done



Alex and the guys from A Grade Landscapes were professional and friendly from start to finish. They did a great job on all aspects of the job which included tiling, paving and retaining walls just to name a few. Despite there be changes to the design on behalf of myself, Alex was happy to adapt and it was never a problem. I would recommend Alex and A Grade Landscapes for whatever work that you require.



I can highly recommend Alex and his team they did an excellent transformation on an extremely difficult site. The project was delivered on time, on budget and in afriendly manner from quotation to completion. Alex was extremely flexible working within the price quoted and extending for further works along the way. It was a pleasure to have all the crew from A Grade Landscapes at our home.



From start to finish A Grade Landscapes were fantastic. They set expectations, communicated and completed on time.
Many other companies saw what the job entailed, but were hesitant to progress with the quote due to the scope of work. Existing pool pavers had to be removed, concrete slab laid and then subsequently travertine tiles applied on top.
A Grade Landscapes were not hampered in any way with what was presented with the size of the job and provided me with the confidence to utilize their skills.
They sat down with me and outlined what was best suited for the area in question and the best layout for the tiles. The travertine tiles selected for the pool area of 180 square metres were perfect and matched the colour of the exterior of the house.
I couldn’t be happier.



Alex and his team do a fantastic job. They are hardworking, honest, reliable, flexible and take a huge amount of pride in delivering a great outcome. They did a very large project for us including earthmoving, blockwork, paving, concreting, carpentry and planting – all done to a very high standard and at a reasonable cost considering the size and complexity of the job. A pleasure to deal with and very highly recommended.


Nick and I are very happy and impressed with the paving work you did and especially the way you treated the area where we have just finished the landscaping. This was quite a difficult site given the slopes. The ideas you gave us were fantastic and appraise for our house


We were going to put up a Stratco outback room, with that we also wanted our back yard re paved. We called Alex who came in and gave us a quote and a few ideas, you could not a get a more reliable hard working young man and his team of boys to work for you. We can not speak more highly of Alex and would recommend him to anybody if they wanted any form of work to be done.


Alex stepped in at short notice to do a fairly big job for us when we were let down at the last minute by another company.  This has turned out to be a blessing in disguise as Alex and his team did a fantastic job and we have definitely ended up with a better end product than we believe we would have gotten otherwise.  Alex has a keen eye for detail and takes a real pride in making sure that the finished article looks just right.  We found the team very friendly, professional and accommodating and would happily recommend them to others.


We just wanted to send a massive thank you to you and your team for the recent work you did on your landscape. We are thrilled with the results but more importantly so relieved to find a trade that followed through on all commitments. Your professionalism and work ethic was so appreciated and your respectful team delivered amazing results with dedication and diligence.

We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending A Grade Landscapes and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year for Stage 2.


A Grade Landscapes, was extremely professional, punctual and honest. The quality of work exceeded my expectations. Alex advised us of all our options and we had a sandstone retaining feature wall built around our pool area,we also had a beautiful sandstone step built coming down from our back door to the outdoor area. The work was completed over 2 days and the boys left the backyard spotless, which is rare for tradesman these days. I am extremely fussy and nothing seemed to a bother. A Grade Landscapes was recommended to me and I was thrilled with the service and would highly recommend to anyone wanting any outdoor landscaping construction work of any type.

Keep up the high standard boys



We were fortunate in selecting A Grade Landscaping for our garden make over. We required 40 sq metres of paving, garden beds and retaining walls modified, trees trimmed, plants removed and new plants added, pond removed, decorative side wall built, tiling, so a variety of jobs.

Alex and his team did a great job and were always accomadating and very hard working. They consistently showed up on time and with a friendly and helpful attitude. Alex’s suggestions were spot on and the work was finished on time and on budget.

I can highly recommend Alex and the team from A Grade Landscapes.


We built a new home on the Northern Beaches in 2011.

This house is on a slightly sloping block with ground water problems and poor drainage.

We employed A Grade Landscapes to build a number of retaining walls  for us, all of which were completed not only to our satisfaction but also within the time frame agreed upon.

Alex suggested plant selections and assisted with the design of the front & back gardens which now look perfect for a beach house.

The back yard was a major challenge. Alex suggested a solution to a major drainage issue. His solution has proved to be completely successful and has adhered to council guide lines.

The back gardens were full of roots and had to be partially back filled owing to poor soil. To date we have not lost a plant.

All the landscaping was completed to above our expectations.

Alex is a pleasure to deal with. He is fair and willing to work within an allocated budget, We would have no second thoughts recommending either Alex personally, or his work ethic and attention to detail to any potential client.

Referral by request



I doubt you will ever meet a more honest, hard-working tradesman than Alex Menniti. When he says he aims for 100% satisfaction for his clients, he means it – he does everything in his power to make sure every aspect of the job meets, if not exceeds, your expectations. His patience, courtesy, and approachability mean he is a pleasure to work with, while his workmanship means you get the job done well and done right!  You’ll be recommending A Grade Landscapes to your friends for years to come.

Petrina Avins



Highly recommend A Grade Landscapes. They provide VALUE for money, exceptional worknanship, is helpful, friendly and accommodating.He turns up when he says he will with punctual delivery of work.

His suggestions to help with landscaping are very professional. He also has exceptional networks for other work which may need to be carried out.

I love coming home to my new yard and have received many positive comments from my neighbours. You won’t be disappointed.



Dear Alex

From the commencement of our initial negotiations, you participated and assisted with ideas and suggestions.

This helped us in developing what we consider an excellent landscaping and paving outcome at a reasonable price.

The schedule and time-line for work completed was met even allowing for weather .

During the project and at the conclusion the work place was kept clean and tidy.

Again happy for you to pass on our details for anyone wishing to talk directly.

Kind regards

Graeme & Theresa Johnson

46 Wareemba Ave Thornleigh NSW

0400 117 259