From humble beginnings working out of a rented warehouse in April 1986, Pool Patrol has grown to become a leader in the swimming pool field.
It celebrates its 20th anniversary this month.
The idea for a pool company was seeded when Mike Shield needed his own pool resurfaced.
There were few people in the business in those days and the resurfacing was a painful experience with much feet dragging and many days when nobody showed up.
Mr. Shield saw an opening and jumped in. He started with a service route of one pool – his neighbours.
At the end of two weeks he had eight pools and at the end of a month, 16 pools and his first employee.
From the beginning he spent a lot of time training and to this day Pool Patrol requires its staff to become certified pool operators.
As the business grew more and more pool technicians were trained and the fleet of vehicles grew larger. A repair technician was sought to carry out the repairs.
Having outgrown the warehouse, Mr. Shield searched for a shop location, which he found at North Sound Plaza where he purchased a unit from David Arch.
As the business continued to flourish more units were purchased as they became available. In 1993 four units were knocked into one and made into a showroom and offices.
They were remodelled again in September 2004 courtesy of Ivan, but Pool Patrol took the opportunity to completely redo the entire property, the current showroom and offices are the result.
Pool Patrol is a full service pool company with a truly dedicated staff.
Mr. Shield stated that he has the best staff ever, they are all keen to learn and they do their utmost to completely satisfy every customer.
He said Pool Patrol has had a wonderful 20 years and he is looking forward to taking care of Cayman’s Pool and Spa owners’ needs into the future.