Pool Crew
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Scott Wheeler, Owner
Scott started his career as an astronaut who took 4 trips on the shuttle and was instrumental in the building of the International Space Station. After an early retirement, Scott began his career as a body builder and eventually won Mr. Universe. Tiring of that, Scott decided to swim across the Pacific Ocean which took him just 14 days! He then moved on to Pools Plus where he works tirelessly to clear up cloudy pools and to kill off really tough strains of algae.
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Bryan Larocque, General Manager
As he walked with dust in his eyes down the long highway that is Route 66, he was confronted with a choice: Should he continue living as a drifter or pursue his calling as a glorified pool boy. Luckily for West Michigan, he chose the latter.
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Katelyn Siboniyo, Operations Manager
Katelyn was born as a lovely baby girl, but it was quickly found out that her vision was not up to par. As she grew older, Katelyn always struggled to see things clearly and when she spent time by the family pool, she was not surprised that the water seemed cloudy just like everything else around her. One day she got special glasses to help her vision and while everything else cleared up, her vision underwater remained horrible because of the cloudiness in the pool. While she was swimming she hit her head on the floor of the pool and had to be rushed to the hospital. Once she fully recovered, she committed herself to take care of pools with cloudy water and now fulfills this calling at Pools Plus.
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Marcus Moncrief, Construction Manager
Marcus was trained from the age of 6 by MI6 in England. He specialized in chemicals and their handling. After a few years of hiatus, he decided to settle down for a quiet life with a job where he could still put his skills to use.
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Adam Soehner, Jenison Store Manager
Adam was born at a very young age. In his early years he was recognized by his peers as a gifted napper and eater. As a young adult, these gifts propelled Adam into the world of competitive eating in which he proudly took 2nd runner up at Sheboygan City Fair eating competition, a record that stands today. With his career at such heights, sadly the politics involved with competitive eating forced Adam to move on to his real passion, science. Unbeknownst to many, even family and friends, Adam was a closeted chemistry fanatic. He could be found in that closet running tests and experiments every night. Eventually he emerged and was recruited by Pools Plus to use his chemistry powers for good, balancing customers pool and spa water. As you have likely heard it said, even though Adam's pH is 10, he is anything but basic.
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Treyton VanWieren, Service Technician
Treyton is a legend. This is a man who knows more about pools and spas than most grizzly bears know about holding their breath underwater to catch a market-fresh salmon. Treyton walked through the doors of Pools Plus years ago with a plan- he was determined to be the best of the best. Customer satisfaction is his lunch, while hard work and dedication are his evening dinner. He doesn't have time for breakfast.
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Jessica Wheeler, Inside Sales
Jessica was born a baby genius and an idiot-savant. She could read at the age of 6 weeks and was driving cars by the age of 2! After graduating from Yale at the age of 7, she decided to get another degree from Harvard! She recently published her 3rd novel, a self-help book and is considering a run for President. While she decides, she tests water and battles cloudy water here at Pools Plus!
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Faith Potter, 29th Store Manager
Faith Potter has always been inspired by the little mermaid princess and adored how she could clearly see all the scales on her tail while she swam through the water. One day Faith was flapping her look alike mermaid tail in her cloudy pool. As she was doing a mermaid flip she smashed her head into the side of the pool because she could not see and was rushed to the hospital. She entered into a coma where she dreamed about being under the sea with her mermaid friends. When she awoke from her coma 6 months later she had the realization that everyone needs to have clear water in their pools so they can swim fearlessly. She got a job at Pools Plus where they granted her the dream of clearing cloudy water for all the people of the pool kingdom and now she never has to worry about not being able to see the scales on her mermaid tail ever again.
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Holden Bacarella, Construction Crew Member
Holden is a miraculous individual. We are not sure how we scored such a pool expert. He started off as a salesman and helped people fix their green pools. Customers flooded the store asking for Mr. Algae. "I want Mr. Algae!" they would say. He changed the lives of many pools, but he could not stay Mr. Algae forever because he had better things ahead of him. One day Marcus, King of construction, called him aboard his team to build pools. Mr. Algae retired and Mighty Mouse was born. He had the strength of a grizzly bear, the work ethic of a bumble bee, and the personality of a very sweet dog. He was the backbone of construction. He built pools faster than you can say "Pools Plus Rocks!" Mighty Mouse became the star of Pools Plus. We should kiss the ground he walks on because who knows if we will ever find another stellar individual like this. Not everyone can build a pool AND clear up an algae infested pool. He has many names because he has many talents. We thank him everyday for his hard work and his wonderful soul.
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Ike, Holland Store Manager
Ike... who is he? What can be said about him? ...Except that he spent too many years fighting to right the wrongs of the world as a private detective. Too many close calls... too many nights spent with his nose to the grind stone, up to his neck in mysteries. He found peace poolside... the sound of the water gently lapping at the vinyl pool walls. There was only one mystery that still ate away at him... what was this cloudiness that plagued the water?.... Due to his previous life as a private detective... his identity remains a secret...
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Brian Stalter, Sales Manager
After a long career with the Detroit Tigers, Brian retired as the only left handed short stop in league and hall of fame history. His years of carrying the Tigers left him with a sore back, so he turned to hot tub and swim therapy. Brian started coming down to Pools Plus every day in his Speedo to test various hot tubs and swim laps in their pools. The employees started to complain so Brian bartered with the owner of Pools Plus to hire him and in turn, Brian started to wear more appropriate swim wear. Now, a successful pool and hot tub expert, Brian still secretly wears his Speedo under his clothes everyday.
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Presley Gilchrist, Sales Associate
Presley was at Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina enjoying her summer and suddenly a big 12 foot shark grabbed her leg. She needed a safe haven so she moved to Michigan. She came upon pools plus, and with the clear water produced she has no fear because she can see the nail polish on her toes. Her purpose was to be employed by this great company, so that everyone's water could be this crystal clear!