Pool Pros, Inc.

Local Swimming Pool Contractors Celebrate 30 Years in SWFL

09/24/2020

WHO WE ARE

OWNER: Joe Mitchell

NATURE OF BUSINESS: Swimming pool contractor

YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: We are celebrating our 30th anniversary

YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 38

EDUCATION: Edison Community College (now Florida SouthWestern State College)

HOMETOWN: Dover, IN

What do you typically tell people when they ask you what you do?

I’m a Swimming Pool Contractor.

How did you come to start this business?

I worked my way through college at a local swimming pool company. I enjoyed the daily interaction with customers and was interested in the variety of backyard environments. I was able to secure my state license in 1990 and began my business with six accounts.

What are two reasons customers should choose Pool Pros over your competition?

We continue to present ourselves as one of the most professional and educated swimming pool companies in the area. We are not a swimming pool service company, but a total and complete backyard environment, service, repair, renovation and construction company, offering everything you can dream of in your backyard — and more!

What can customers expect from Pool Pros in 2021?

With a large number of people in our community being asked to stay home over the past year, we have seen an uptick in the number of calls we are getting. People are taking notice of what they have, or do not have, in their backyards. We want to educate them on what amazing opportunities their backyards are capable of. We want our customers to love spending time at home — in their own backyards.

How is running a successful business different than what you thought it would be?

This affirmation of success resonates with me:

  • Success is hard work
  • Success is perseverance
  • Success is learning
  • Success is studying
  • Success is sacrifice
  • Success is a love for what you are doing or learning to do!

Running a successful business for the past 30 years is everything I thought it would be, and more! No day is ever the same…There are new challenges and opportunities that present themselves daily…There is never a dull moment…I like that the buck stops here, and there is never enough time in the day to complete all you want. It has been that way since day one, and I’m sure that’s the way it will remain.

What would you be doing if you weren’t doing this?

I’d be a successful lawyer.

What is one thing most people probably don’t know about your company?

People might not know that we enjoy giving as much as we get. We have been involved in this community for the past several years through the YMCA, the Heights Foundation, the Kiwanis Club, the Boys & Girls Club, Rotary, the Foundation for Lee County Schools, Watch D.O.G.S (Dads Of Great Students) and the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce. Through these programs we have been able to focus on healthy nutrition, education and athletics.

This article was originally published at Bonita Springs Florida Weekly on 9/24/2020

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.