Master Pools Guild
The Master Pools Guild is a global network of elite custom pool builders. The Guild's goals are to:
- Provide a forum for members to share building techniques, technology and creative design ideas in their continuous pursuit of building the world's finest pools.
- Embrace a common Code of Ethics relating to integrity, good business practice and respect for the rights of clients, employees and suppliers.
- Develop a global network that clients can trust for quality and value from every member worldwide.
The Master Pools Guild was formed in 1962 by a small group of quality independent pool building craftsmen who realized the potential of sharing ideas and pooling their buying power. Pool construction was evolving with the marketplace demanding bigger and better designs than ever before. Over the next 40 years, Guild members worked together to build and service some of the most beautiful pools and spas in the world — sharing construction techniques and technology of both equipment and water chemistry.
Generally there is only one Master Pools member builder in an area. Members are carefully selected based on their market position as an elite custom pool builder in their region — with a specialization in custom concrete construction for the majority of their pools. They must be craftsmen, operating with a strong commitment to high quality, customer service and business ethics. Membership opportunities sometimes become available due to demographic shifts, but the main expansion of membership will be international in our effort to realize our vision of being a truly global network.
2010 Board of Directors:
- Chairman: Earl Fore, Aqua Blue Pools of Charleston, North Charleston, S.C.
- Vice Chairman: Ron Aveta, Creative Master Pools Inc., Lincoln Park, N.J.
- Past Chairman: Ron Coker Jr., Artistic Pools Inc., Atlanta, Ga.
- Director: Cham Carpenter, Prestige Pools & Spas Inc., Edmond, Okla.
- Director: Keith Lombardo, Lombardo Swimming Pool Co., Matthews, N.C.
- Executive Director: Dick Covert, Master Pools Guild Inc., Richmond, Va.