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Welcome to Commercial Pool and Recreational Products

Commercial Pool and Recreational Products combine decades of experience in the commercial swimming pool industry with highly trained staff and products sourced from leading commercial suppliers. We take pride in delivering customized sales and services to our growing list of clients and have worked with municipal, hotel, motel, apartment, condominium, and fitness facilities across Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Northwestern Ontario. From design, specification, and installation to management, service, and training, we offer a complete solution for your commercial pool needs.

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Mel Zacharias


Mel Zacharias started working in the pool industry during the mid-60s as a summer student in his father’s company. In 1975, he accepted a full-time position at Sun Valley Pools where he handled customer relations, oversaw shipping and receiving, and helped with company administration and accounting. A decade later, Mel transferred his knowledge to a newly created position at Krevco, where he started their commercial pool division. In 1994, after taking sales from zero to over $1 million, Mel branched out and started his own company – Commercial Pool Recreational Products. Over the past two decades, the company has grown to be an industry leader, offering a range of sales and services to commercial clients across the prairies.

Derek Zacharias


Derek Zacharias started working at Commercial Pool and Recreational Products in 1997, where he learned the basics of water chemistry, quality control, and service and maintenance. In 1999, he transitioned into a full-time role as a service technician. Derek currently acts as General Manager, where he oversees the day-to-day operation of the company, focusing on delivering a consistent and reliable product to customers.

Dale Holmes

Construction Sales & Project Management

As someone who has worked in the swimming pool industry for more than 27 years, there aren’t too many issues Dale hasn’t come across in his time. He possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience, having worked as a service technician, customer service manager, and in technical support. He has served as a project coordinator for commercial pool and spa installations and is a certified pool operator and a master technician with Gecko Electronics and Controls.

Al Kornelson

Construction Foreman

Over 33 years in the construction industry—including 13 years in the commercial swimming pool and water park industry. Experience in all aspects of construction excavation, forming, placing, and finishing on both residential and commercial job sites. Experience in the installation of water parks, including swimming pools hot tubs, and water slides.

Bryan Zacharias

Commercial Sales & Service

Bryan is a certified pool operator with over 12 years in our maintenance and service department. Bryan has since added the role of sales and brings extensive experience in fulfilling and managing commercial accounts. Bryan is focused on providing the knowledge and solutions that best fit our customers.

Lee Lengyel

Service Technician & Pool Construction

For the past 14 years, Lee has been involved in building and servicing commercial swimming pools and hot tubs. His expertise includes designing and installing and plumbing for water features to complete mechanical systems for water parks. Lee is also a certified pool operator and a certified installer of the Delifol PVC membrane.


At Commercial Pool and Rec Products, we are always looking for energetic team players to join our team of experts. If you have experience in the pool industry or think you would make a great addition to our team, we would love to hear from you. Please email your resume to [email protected].


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