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Creating Backyard Bliss

Elevate Your Commercial Space with Gunite/Concrete Pools from Big Kahuna Pools and Spas

Welcome to Big Kahuna Pools and Spas, Eastern North Carolina’s premier pool and spa specialists. Since our establishment, we have been dedicated to designing, building, and maintaining the highest quality custom pools and spas. Our reputation as industry leaders is built on a foundation of craftsmanship, innovation, and unparalleled customer service.
At Big Kahuna Pools and Spas, our mission is simple: to transform your outdoor living spaces into stunning aquatic environments that inspire relaxation, fun, and lasting memories. We strive to create unique, personalized experiences through our comprehensive pool and spa solutions while ensuring every project reflects our commitment to quality, durability, and beauty.

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Meet the Owners

Chris Varholick

I was born and raised in Northeast Ohio, spent the first forty years of my life in the suburbs of Cleveland and Akron Ohio. Northeast Ohio is a great place to live but the winters are very harsh. I have been married for over 20 years to my wonderful wife and business partner Janine. We have two wonderful children, Justin is attending The University of Bern in Switzerland working on his Phd and Jaret is at Craven Community College Studying Cyber Security. We all love everything that has to do with water. When we are not at the business you will usually find us at our pool, on our boat, or at the beach.

Prior to moving to the area, I was self-employed in the Home Remodeling Industry. I was responsible for the following: Selling to homeowners, designing and managing crews. I have always enjoyed working with my hands and seeing my creations come to life. After being involved in a serious auto accident we decided to take a serious look at where we were at and where we really wanted to be. The harsh winters were really starting to take a toll on me and it was time to look for a warmer climate. After researching many different areas and industries we visited and fell in love with New Bern. We love the small town charm and the proximity to the ocean. Taking over this business has seemed very natural and we know that we have found a home in this industry and Eastern North Carolina.

We have been to the National trade shows for the last couple of years in Vegas, New Orleans and Orlando. I take many classes to ensure that we keep up with all of the changes and improvements with our industry. I fully believe in This Ever Changing Industry. We are always looking for ways to improve our business and our relationship with our customers.

Janine Varholick

I was born and raised in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. Chris and I moved here in April 2007 after he was in a terrible car accident. The harsh Cleveland winters proved to be very difficult for him, and we decided to look for a business that we could work in together in an area we would want to retire to. We have loved living in the New Bern area and when we are not working you can find us either at the pool or out on the boat hanging with some truly wonderful friends.

Chris and I have been together since 1988 and have two wonderful sons. Justin is 30 and Jaret is 22. Justin is currently living in Florida working at the University of Florida on his Post Doc research in regeneration. Justin married Katie in June of 2019. Chris and I now have the most wonderful daughter-in-law. Jaret is working full time here in New Bern at ASI, Inc. and also taking classes at Craven Community College. I cannot explain how proud of a Mom I am of these two young men.

Make a Splash with Big Kahuna Pools and Spas

Your Trusted Partner for Eastern North Carolina Backyard Bliss!

At Big Kahuna Pools and Spas, we're more than just pool builders – we're passionate about creating backyard escapes that bring families and friends together. Serving New Bern and Eastern North Carolina, we've built a reputation for exceptional service, quality craftsmanship, and a commitment to exceeding expectations.

Our team of experienced professionals brings a wealth of knowledge and creativity to every project. We take the time to understand your vision and lifestyle, ensuring your dream pool becomes a reality. From design consultations to after-care support, we're here to guide you every step of the way.

Let Big Kahuna Pools and Spas transform your backyard into an oasis of relaxation, recreation, and lasting memories. Call us at 252-637-4076 and get started today.

Areas Served: Brices Creek, Bridgeton, Fairfield Harbour, James City, Neuse Forest, New Bern, Pollocksville, River Bend, Trent Woods, Onslow Cty, Carteret Cty, Pitt County, Beaufort County, Craven County, Jones County, Lenoir, Emerald Isle, Morehead City, Jacksonville, Havelock, Kinston, Greenville, Washington, and Sneads Ferry.

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