Our Team

The ALKA team is committed to building our clients’ pool & backyard dreams with integrity, quality craftsmanship, beauty and exceptional service while upholding the highest standards with our employees, suppliers, manufacturers and subtrades.

Carla Sovernigo


Carla grew up in the family pool business and has frequented job sites from a young age. In 1990 she came back to ALKA POOL full-time and is currently co-owner and President/CFO. With a technical diploma in Marketing and Real Estate Studies from BCIT, she has been involved in most aspects of ALKA POOL’s business specializing in marketing, accounting, contracts and systems management. Growing up around so much water has given her a deep appreciation for its beauty and ability to soothe. She enjoys the creative aspects of the aquatic lifestyle which brings pleasure to so many people in our province.

Carla is proud to serve on the Board of Directors of the Master Pools Guild.

Rafaelle Sovernigo

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Born into the family pool business, Raff has been involved in swimming pool construction for most of his life. He joined ALKA POOL full-time in 1993 and discovered his real passion. "Every pool, spa, site and customer are unique in their own way, and all present an exciting challenge to build a new work of beauty." He is honoured to continue the family tradition as co-owner and Chief Operating Officer (COO) in exceeding customer expectations, and proud to be leading a team that is second to none.

Raff is a Certified Building Professional accredited through The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP).

Amedeo Sovernigo

VP Operations

Amedeo has been with ALKA POOL since 1965, co-owning the company with his brother Larry from 1971 to 2008. His industry experience goes back to 1959, and today this master craftsman oversees the building of our projects. Known for his attention to detail and high standards in pool construction, Amedeo monitors every phase of the swimming pool, from excavation to finishing. Together Amedeo and Larry have built over 1500 swimming pools throughout BC, making ALKA POOL the leading pool construction company in the province of British Columbia.

Larry Sovernigo

VP Commercial Sales & Special Projects

With over 50 years of construction experience and a European commitment to craftsmanship, Larry has made ALKA POOL the leader that it is today. He purchased what was then a small swimming pool construction company from his brother in 1971; Larry immediately introduced procedures that would make a good product and service even better. He joined the Master Pools Guild in 1978, achieving new levels of excellence and industry recognition. Under his visionary leadership, ALKA POOL has flourished and developed a reputation for quality that is the best in BC. Larry still is a vital part of ALKA POOL heading up the Commercial and Special Projects division and is a Certified Building Professional accredited through The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP).

Rob Danieli

Estimates & Sales

Rob has been with ALKA POOL for over 25 years as our Estimator and Salesperson. Our customers value both his experience and his enthusiasm. With a background in engineering and a passion for pool design, he enjoys the creative potential inherent in any project. "It’s exciting to collaborate with the Customer, Architect, Landscape Designer and Builder to create the best pool possible every time." Integrity drives his approach to customer service, and he’s proud to be part of an organization that sees its promises through to reality.

Robert Casanova

Project Manager

Robert manages ALKA POOL’s projects, with organizational abilities that ensure your pool is built to our highest standards. With a Bachelor of Science from UBC, he brings experience from various organizations as BC Tel, Stentor Resources Inc., and WCB. Managing ALKA POOL’s projects allows him to watch the customers’ dream unfold every step of the way. His personal goal is to make each client’s experience a pleasure from start to finish.

Sandy Mason

Office Manager

Sandy joined the ALKA POOL team in March of 2017. As the office “HUB”, her responsibilities encompass many aspects of our business, including managing the accounting department, overseeing customer service, and ordering.  Having grown up in North Vancouver, Sandy fondly remembers passing by the offices of Alka Pool on a regular basis at a very young age. It was this memory that drew her to the company. Being part of the Alka family complements her love of water….on a regular basis you can find her ocean side at the beach or swimming in various bodies of water.

Linda Sovernigo

Safety & Marketing Coordinator

From a very young age Linda has been involved in the family swimming pool construction company. Currently, she takes care of the ALKA POOL Safety Program, archives, marketing and all of our social media platforms. A former opera singer, Linda traveled frequently and brings her diverse experiences and creative background to our ALKA team. She is always on the look-out for that great photo of aquatic lifestyle which she can share with all of ALKA POOL’s online friends.