In March 1988, Mike got a call from his lifelong friend, Allan, who had just bought a lawn and pool store. The conversation went like this: Allan inquired, “Mike, I need someone I can refer all these customers to for pool service.” Mike was quick to respond by simply saying, "Looks like I better figure out how to take care of pools, quickly.” Allan knew Mike would be the perfect person to teach himself how to be a pool care expert.
He has always had a passion to be the absolute best at everything he does and pool service would be no exception. At that time, there was no internet to go on and find information or how-to videos
. Mike put in the hard work of reading and testing, along with a sheer desire and determination to be the best he could be at it. When he tackled a pool service job, Mike kept incredible notes on exactly what worked as well as the things that didn’t.
In a matter of a few months, he was tackling some of the worst pools you have ever seen. Pools that looked like green swamps. In less than a week, Mike could turn those swamps into a sparkling blue pool. Customers were telling Allan: