WELCOME TO Pools By You
Pools By You, Inc. is a family owned and operated swimming pool store established in 1982, designed as a one-stop swimming pool shop for all of you do-it-yourselfers in Southern California. Located at the same street intersection in Granada Hills for over 30 years in the San Fernando Valley, Pools By You is your neighborhood swimming pool expert, offering a fully stocked retail store and featuring full strength chemicals, extensively tested, high quality cleaning equipment and accessories, the industry’s top manufactured filtration equipment, the best recreational supplies, and so much more!
WHY CHOOSE US
At Pools By You, we have but one goal in mind: “Do it better than the other guys . . . with value and honesty.” We take great pride in our swimming pool business and set ourselves apart from other retailers by providing superior customer service, while maintaining competitive prices.
We want you to get you exactly what you need without breaking the bank. Our professional staff has over 50 years of combined swimming pool industry experience, so we have the expertise to teach you exactly what you need to know to keep your swimming pool crystal clear, so you can enjoy your pool and not view it as just another household chore.
Swimming pool maintenance doesn’t have to be complicated. All you need is the right information and the proper direction . . . and that is exactly what we want to give you at Pools By You.
But, if you decide that you don’t want to do your own pool maintenance, we can still help you through our sister company Pat’s Pool Service. Whether we can help you in our store or at your home, contact us.
Finally, and beyond keeping your swimming pool clean and clear, we’re a long-time resident of the San Fernando Valley that proudly and actively supports the communities we serve. We sponsor local high school athletics and neighborhood watch programs. We also contribute to the Balanced Man Scholarship offered through California State University of Northridge. These are just a few ways we are committed to making our community a better place to live and play.
MEET OUR TEAM
Pat Teel – President:
Pat entered the swimming pool industry in 1962 working for an industry manufacturer company known as Swimrite, Inc. In 1964, he moved to the original Leslie’s Pool Mart, where he continued his career until joining the United States Army. After serving two tours in Vietnam and receiving an honorable discharge from the Army, Pat returned to Leslie’s Pool Mart in 1970. Just five years later, he started his own company called Pat’s Pool Service, Inc., which Pat built into a reputable company dealing with every aspect of swimming pools, including maintenance, repairs, as well as, re-plastering. In 1982, Pat added Pools By You, Inc. to his industry portfolio, helping people who wanted to take care of their own swimming pools. Over the years, Pat has obtained many certifications and committed to ongoing training programs to expand his knowledge of the swimming pool industry to better serve his clients. Pat is responsible for his company’s Los Angeles County Department of Health Certification and C-53 CSLB Contactor’s License. Most recently, he became a Certified Aquatic Equipment Installer. Pat’s businesses continue to grow as a result of his strong belief in providing the best possible customer service to his clients, which has always set his companies apart from the competition.
Jesse Teel – General Manager:
Jesse, Pat’s son, virtually grew up in the swimming pool industry, starting work for Pools By You, Inc. and Pat’s Pool Service, Inc. as a youngster in 1994. He has been involved with the two companies ever since on various levels and has had extensive training and experience in both the retail and service end of the industry. His expertise includes extensive customer service in the retail store, as well as in-field swimming pool work performing maintenance, repairs, and installation of pool equipment. After graduating from California State University of Northridge with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a marketing option in 2005, Jesse took on a partnership and upper management role with both Pools By You and Pat’s Pool Service, where he manages both companies. Jesse regularly attends seminars and certification classes to stay current with the highest level of swimming pool industry and product knowledge to better service the companies’ clients. Most recently, Jesse became a Certified Aquatic Equipment Installer and is continuing to increase his knowledge of the technological equipment advances in order to provide clients with the best options in obtaining optimal energy efficiency, as well as environment friendliness. Like his father, Pat, Jesse’s love of the industry is only second to his passion for helping others with their swimming pool needs.
Fred Zimlinghaus – Retail Manager:
After serving in the United States Navy, Fred entered the swimming pool industry in 1974 by working for a major industry supply chain in a wholesale warehouse. In 1980, after gaining a vast amount of industry, product and water chemistry knowledge, he started working in the retail end of the business. Throughout the 1980s and 90s, he also serviced swimming pools. In 1997, Fred was recruited by the industry’s largest supplier and, in 2002, he moved to a large retail chain, where he went through extensive training for various manufacture products, becoming certified in Teledyne Laars, Raypak Pool Heaters, and Polaris Pool Cleaners, to name just a few. Fred was named manager of his own location for the major retail chain and was also put in charge of employee training seminars for the industry’s top manufactured parts and equipment, such as Pentair and Jandy. Fred joined Pools By You in 2013, where he continues today in sharing his extensive knowledge of industry products with our clients. Pools By You is proud to have Fred as an integral part of the customer service team, where he can continue to help pool owners enjoy their swimming pools . . . the way in which they were meant.