Pool Pros, Inc.

Fort Myers Pool Company Hires Steve Baker as the Company's New Vice President

07/22/2010

SUMMARY:
Fort Myers Pool Company, Aqua Illusions, who is the sister company to Pool Pros, Inc. has hired Steve Baker as their newest Vice President.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Joe Mitchell
President
(239) 277-7783
joe@poolpros-inc.com

Fort Myers, Florida—July 22, 2010— Fort Myers Pool Company, Aqua Illusions, sister company of Southwest Florida’s Pool Pros, Inc., has hired Steve Baker, formerly of Baker Contracting, as the company’s newest Vice President.

Steve started out working at the very young age of 10 assisting his father with new home construction projects. But as the recession hit in the 1970s, he found himself looking for better opportunities. Though Steve was born in Kokomo, Indiana, it was a happy accident that brought him to Fort Myers, Florida.

In 1979, he worked his first job in the pool business. He trained in all various areas of pool construction and gained proficiency and skill through hands-on experience, eventually earning his residential pool contractor’s license. In 1990, Steve opened Baker Contracting. But it wasn’t until 1993 when he was re-certified as a commercial pool and spa contractor that doors really began to open up for him and he began earning many million-dollar contracts, including one in the Bahamas for a 27,800 square-foot pool!

Because more and more residential home owners are adding to and renovating their homes, rather than moving to other homes, several home owners are adding pools to their back yard to increase their home value and their overall enjoyment of their home.

And, due to the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act—which was signed into law on December 17, 2007, commercial construction and remodeling is also seeing an increase in demand, based on the new legislative changes put in place this year.

Joe Mitchell, Owner of Pool Pros and Aqua Illusions, remarks, “We hired Steve because he is an expert in the commercial pool construction industry. We knew Aqua Illusions, Pool Pros, Inc., Residential and Commercial New Pool and Spa Construction division needed to grow to meet the increasing demand. We’re really excited to have added him to our team and we know the future holds great things both for him and for us all.”

Says Steve, “It’s important for me to educate my clients with all the information I can give them. I let the customer determine what will best suit their needs. I offer them the highest quality product and provide excellent service to them. It takes a great amount of pride and serious passion for what we do to earn respect and be the best in the business. I’m extremely honored to help create aquatic environments so that families can enjoy more quality time together—being a part of that is priceless!”

As the deadline for changes to commercial pools and spas approaches, Steve and his pool and spa experience will be a big asset to help the company prepare for changes and upgrades they will have to make to existing customers’ pools to comply with the new law.

To learn more about the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (P&SSAct), please visit PoolSafely.gov or simply watch the following videos.

About Pools Pros Inc.:
Fort Myers Pool Company, Pool Pros, Inc. is a state-licensed and insured pool service, pool maintenance, pool repair, pool renovation, and pool storm clean-up company doing business in Cape Coral and Fort Myers, Florida. Additionally, we can assist you with new pool construction, spa construction, driveway pavers, and creating ultimate outdoor environments for you and your family.

State Licensed & Insured to provide Commercial and Residential Pool Design, Pool & Spa Construction, Pool Repair, Pool Service, Pool Maintenance, Pool Cleaning for Salt Water Pools and Chlorine Swimming Pools in the communities of Cape Coral, Naples, Sanibel, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Estero, Sanibel, Captiva, and all of Southwest, Florida.