I was hesitant to post to this thread initially. My name is Rick. I've been in the pool industry in south Texas for over 17 years. My father has been in the industry all of my life and introduced me to the industry at a very young age. For the better part of those 17 years, I've been taught what I see everyone refer to regarding pool "professionals", "this is how we've always done things." It took me parting ways with my family business to really become aware of the possibilities of providing a better service to my consumer.
I come here as a novice compared to the contributors on this site. I have been humbled, yet excited, to begin learning all of the possibilities available for my own personal growth. I look forward to becoming an active participating member. I look forward to communicating with so many knowledgeable people and developing relationships that will allow for me to begin my journey to become a true pool professional.