Who We Are
From our founder Jeff Judson:
In 2013 I started Seattle Healthy Pools because, through 40+ years in varying industry positions, the most common problem I’ve found is that even the most highly skilled, talented people can have very limited knowledge of how to properly operate and maintain aquatic environments and I have the skills and deep desire to help solve that problem.
Here’s a little of my story:
I honestly begin my career as a very young apprentice at The Sauna Shoppe, a family owned spa and sauna business opened in Southern California in 1972. We installed hundreds of in-ground spas (before portable spas became available), wooden hottubs, sauna and steam rooms at high-end properties all around the area. While at work with my father, after school and on weekends, he made sure I learned all aspects of construction, repair, maintenance and operations training right along with him. By the time I graduated high school, I was already well on my way to being a master at installing, troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining all related equipment and structures.
After graduating high school in 1986, I was hired on as an installation, repair and maintenance technician at a swimming pool and spa construction and retail company. Here I gained supervisory and customer relations experience over seven years with them. During this time I was lucky to have wonderful teachers who helped me expand with a wider range of skills while attending pool industry trade shows and manufacturer training seminars.
From 1994 through 2001, I held a lead foreman position with a pool plumbing and electrical contractor, supervising and training installation crews. This was a high production subcontractor serving multiple pool builders in Southern California, which resulted in our completing more than three hundred pools each year. The people I trained are now successful industry professionals in their own right.
The years of 2001 to 2003 were spent as a repair and maintenance department manager at a high-end commercial and residential pool contractor in Colorado. We served fitness clubs, hotels, neighborhood community and condominium associations, educational campuses, military bases and very high-end residential aquatic environments. This position involved planning, organizing, leading and controlling the departments’ invoicing, purchasing, customer relations, product sales among many other responsibilities.
Since arriving in the Seattle area in 2003, I have been privileged to contribute my experience and knowledge to some very elaborate residential and commercial aquatic environments. Three great years were spent as the Facility Manager at a 60,000 sq ft indoor water park where I oversaw the daily operations of the entire environment while hiring, training, scheduling, budgeting, purchasing and so on. Seven of these years were spent as a repair technician at two different very high-end pool construction companies.
My focus is on helping pool owners and operators in ways other pool companies can’t, by providing comprehensive repair services and simplified maintenance and operations training techniques. This creates truly reliable, consistent operation of your pool and its equipment and helps you become proficient in maintaining it all yourself. My passion for being helpful and productive has come from over 40 years of expanding experience in the industry watching people struggle with easily preventable issues.
We are a team of industry certified technicians who have dedicated their careers to self improvement, education and industry advancement.
Although, we are consistently learning ourselves (keeping up with ever-changing technology and product advancement) we seldom find situations that we are not already familiar with and we enjoy teaching what we have learned.
Every aquatic environment has its own characteristics, and we know the “ins-and-outs” of most all types, no matter the age, size, water chemistry, equipment or type of extra features.
We believe the statement “years of combined experience” is silly. Each individuals’ experience should speak for itself. Just ask the technician who arrives on your site about his or her career!