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 shippingand receivingand helped with company administrationand 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 outand started his own company – Commercial Pooland Recreational Products. Over the past two decades, the company has grown to be an industry leader, offering a range of salesand services to commercial clients across the prairies.
Derek Zacharias started working at Commercial Pooland Recreational Products in 1997, where he learned the basics of water chemistry, quality controland serviceand maintenance. In 1999, he transitioned into a full-time role as service technician. Derek currently acts as General Manager, where he oversees the day-to-day operation of the company, focusing on delivering a consistentand reliable product to customers.
Over 33 years in the construction industry—including 13 years in the commercial swimming pooland water park industry. Experience in all aspects of construction excavation, forming, placingand finishing on both residentialand commercial job sites. Experience in the installation of water parks, including swimming pools hot tubsand water slides.
Commercial Sales & Service
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 knowledgeand experience, having worked as a service technician, customer service managerand in technical support. He has served as a project coordinator for commercial pooland spa installationsand is a certified pool operatorand a master technician with Gecko Electronicsand Controls.
Construction Sales & Project Management
Don has been involved in every aspect of the industry since his beginnings more than 30 years ago. From managing a retail store, to purchasing, to hiring staffand looking after salesand service, Don brings a wealth of knowledge to our company. Working alongside architects, engineersand owners, Don can design whatever you can dream up.
Service Technician & Pool Construction
For the past 14 years, Lee has been involved in buildingand servicing commercial swimming poolsand hot tubs. His expertise includes designingand installingand plumbing for water features to complete mechanical systems for water parks. Lee is also a certified pool operatorand a certified installer of the Delifol PVC membrane.