Meet Our Spectacular Team Of Pool Nerds
There are movie nerds, computer nerds, and sports nerds – everyone on our team is a pool nerd. We run three separate crews of people that are all seriously knowledgeable about pools, and they come to each job armed with their expertise a sense of humour. Everyone who steps on your property is bonded and insured, plus they’re pretty awesome folks. That’s why we hired them.
It was in 2004, while I was attending college, studying the machinist trade and working on pools as a summer job for my Dad when I first saw an opportunity to repair pools under water using scuba gear. I had an interest in diving, and when coupled with swimming pool repair experience, it seemed like a great way to pursue an interest and make it more than a hobby.
After completing scuba training in 2005, I started repairing pools with scuba gear underwater and started a business called Underwater Vinyl Pool Repair. While still going to college and working out of my ‘91 Pontiac 6000 car, I expanded into other types of larger pool repairs.
I have always been driven by a passion to learn and innovate, so I would build specialty tools for repairing pools using what I learned as a machinist. A few years later, Underwater Vinyl was shortened to UV Pools and I hired my first employee.
Brandon joined our team in 2010. He is our friendly and approachable construction supervisor. With a keen eye for detail and a strong work ethic, you will meet Brandon on large renovation projects and troubleshooting projects. Brandon is recently married and lives in Winnipeg with his wife. He also plans to snowmobile till he is 83 years old.
Frank joined our team in 2007 as the very first UV Pools employee. He is our construction foreman and service supervisor. Frank has 6 children and lives outside the city with his wife. He loves his grandchildren and building gigantic wooden decks. When it comes to woodworking he is often accused of knowing all the answers.
Julie joined our team in the spring of 2016. As our office assistant Julie is the voice behind the phone and the emails at UV Pools keeping things organized. Her many years of customer service experience makes her a valuable asset to our team. In her free time Julie enjoys going for bike rides with her husband, practicing yoga and walking their little dog Cooper.
Ivan joined the UV Pools team in 2018. Originally from Croatia, he has quickly proven himself as a valuable part of our company. With 3 years of experience in various construction jobs, Ivan decide that it was time to learn something different and he joined our world of liner replacements. In his free time, Ivan likes to go camping, shoot pool and play cards, hangout with friends, and travel.
Setting Ourselves Apart
UV Pools specializes in complete pool renovations and pool liner replacements. Our team is the only Manitoba-based pool company to hold a Genesis 3 Gold accreditation for educational training and building ethics, and we are constantly keeping up to date with changes in the industry. Our team is dedicated to providing every customer with peace of mind through superior commitment, communication, and integrity throughout all UV Pools projects.
The experts at UV Pools enjoy being innovative and creative, and building pools that last. We use stainless steel where most others use coated steel, high strength concrete instead of regular strength, and we rebuild where others repair. We are always training and building the skills of our team to increase our capacity and market share of the swimming pool industry in Manitoba. We believe in constant improvement and using creativity and resourcefulness to provide our clients with a high quality and stress free renovation process.
Today, we offer a variety of services related to pool renovations including swimming pool repair, vinyl liner replacement, safety covers, Rubaroc concrete deck coatings, ultra violet light sanitation, chemical free pools, pool equipment upgrades (including gas heaters), pool automation, complete pool remodeling, chlorine alternative sanitation systems, and salt water conversions. Are you ready to start transforming your backyard? Contact us today!