HISTORY

Brooks Pool Co., Inc. is unique among Arkansas pool construction companies.  With over four decades of experience in the pool construction industry and the dedication of three generations of Brooks family members, Brooks Pool Company is a company focused on generating superior results.  This tradition of excellence began in 1969 when John Brooks founded Brooks Pool Company.  Fueled by the strength of a personal commitment unparalleled in the pool construction industry, it continues today with the hands-on, dedicated leadership of his son Clyde and grandson Clayton, supported by a carefully selected and rigorously trained construction crew.

An uncompromising standard of integrity, combined with a strong commitment to excellence in each and every project, makes our company an unequalled success in the pool construction business.

John Brooks firmly believed in rolling up his sleeves and engaging in hard work.  He surrounded himself with good people whom he treated fairly, honestly and respectfully. He viewed these qualities as the key ingredients in the creation of both a good life and a thriving business.  All members of Brooks Pool Company are committed to continuing the tradition of excellence John Brooks began forty-five years ago.

OUR COMPANY

We are very proud of the tradition of excellence that has marked our company since it's beginning. As a third generation family owned company, we have a family commitment to our clients to provide the very best in quality workmanship and customer service.  We have established a recognized standard for excellence and craftsmanship and do more than just meet expectations and  produce results; we forge long lasting relationships with our clients. We've built a reputation on proven performance, and our attention to detail and  commitment  to  quality   has  resulted  in  client   satisfaction,   client   referrals,  return  clients, 
and second generation clients.  With more than 90 percent of our business coming from personal and professional referrals, we have a vested interest in making our clients happy.

We believe performance and value are expected, and we're in the business of exceeding expectations.  We create exclusive projects for clients who are willing to invest in superior results.  We approach each and every project with professionalism and personal attention that has established for us a unique place in the industry. Each project is carefully designed to be not only structurally sound, but also a beautiful accessory to the homescape. We utilize only the very best materials and equipment available to insure the end result will last for decades.  Each project is equipped with eco-friendly and energy-efficient equipment which saves energy and costs less to operate.  We meticulously design the concealed elements of each project  to ensure each waterscape operates as efficiently and effectively as possible and we utilize the latest technological advances, state-of-the-art systems and customized waterscapes to craft intelligently designed poolscapes that operate virtually trouble-free.  To further customize projects, we work with numerous landscape architects to create highly individual pool areas for our clients.  By limiting the number of pools we build simultaneously, we give full attention to each stage of the process, resulting in a seamless coordination of every detail.

A leader in the industry, we have forged a formula for success — experience, integrity and a rigorous commitment to excellence. You can buy a less expensive pool, but you cannot buy a higher quality pool than a Brooks pool.

OUR PEOPLE

John Miller Brooks (July 8, 1923 - July 15, 2012)
John began his career in swimming at 8-years-old, doing chores at the White City Pool in Little Rock, which earned him $1 per week and the privilege of being on the "free swim" list.  In the 1940's, he swam for the Little Rock Boys Club and became a lifeguard and swim instructor at the Fair Park Pool in Little Rock.  During World War II, he served in the United States Marine Corps, where he taught survival training to soldiers and swam on the Marine Corps swimming team.  He returned to Little Rock and married Mary Louise Robke in 1947. He continued to teach and coach swimming and in 1958, held the first Age Group Invitational Swim meet ever held in the state of Arkansas.  He served as the Chairman of Age Group Swimming from 1959-1962, and in 1963, built a pool in West Little Rock where he started Brooks Swim School, which operated until 1975. He coached at Brooks Swim School, the Little Rock Boys Club, and the Little Rock YMCA, and became active in Masters Swimming.  In 1969, he established Brooks Pool Company, which became the leading pool construction company in Central Arkansas.  John’s many years of devotion to all aspects of the sport of swimming were recognized when he was among the first inductees into the Arkansas Swimming Hall of Fame in 1986.  In addition to swimming, he was also passionate about dog training, and in 2002 at the age of 79, he won the title of AKC National Champion of Dog Obedience.

Clyde Brooks joined his father John in the pool construction business in 1974 and became President of Brooks Pool Company in 1993.  Clyde has been involved in virtually every aspect of pool construction and has developed and overseen hundreds of projects from beginning to end – from developing plans, working with Owners, Builders and Architects, and working hands-on alongside his crew.  Like his father, Clyde began his career in swimming at an early age as well, and became one of the first nationally ranked competitive swimmers in Arkansas.  In 1958, prior to the official recording of national age group times, Clyde's time for the 100-Yard freestyle, 8 and under division, was unofficially the fastest in the nation.  In 1960, Clyde and his relay teams set official national age group records in the 10 & Under, 160-Yard Medley Relay and the 200-Meter Medley Relay.  In 1961, Clyde ranked in the Top 5 in the nation in three solo events.  He and his team had the fastest time in the country for the 200-Yard Medley Relay and ranked in the Top 5 in the nation in three other relay events.  Clyde continued to dominate the sport while swimming for McClellan High School and Hendrix College and was inducted into the Arkansas Swimming Hall of Fame in 1991. 

Clayton Brooks joined his father and grandfather in the pool construction business in 1993.  He has since become the Vice President and Construction Manager of Brooks Pools Company.  He personally oversees and manages all aspects of each construction project and brings an unmatched combination of knowledge, skill and expertise to every project - from initial planning, developing plans, controlling and monitoring project budgets and schedules, working with Owners, Builders and Architects, and working hands-on alongside his crew.  Clay has completed many projects to the satisfaction of numerous Owners, Builders and Architects, ensuring each is finished at the highest standards and providing a guarantee of quality beyond compare.
 



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