Mike the Poolman

About Mike the Poolman - Pool Service and Pool Maintenance

Mike the Poolman is grateful for a long list of satisfied customers.
Customers are the best judges of a company's integrity. 
Since 1995, we have built solid relationships with pool owners for both Pool Maintenance and Pool Service throughout the Sacramento region. This trust between customer and contractor is the foundation of our reputation.

We invite you to give us a try and find out for yourself.

 

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to make a living by providing trustworthy swimming Pool Service and Pool Repair.

Our core principals are:
We provide solution based options to allow customers to make educated decisions,
We make honest, truthful recommendations based on customer needs,
We return phone calls and inquiries*
If we cannot help we will try to refer you to another professional.

Our approach builds trusting and committed customers that produce repeat business and an ever increasing source of referrals.
Our practices lead to long lasting relationships and a sustainable business for the future of our customers and ourselves.
* Exceptions are the mass of cold calls we receive and pool owners in Miami asking for free advice.


Personal Information & Experience

Born:

Michael Augustine Stinson, 1964

Mercy Hospital, 39th & J St., Sacramento, California, USA

Education:

Graduated Christian Brothers High School, 1982

Graduated St. Mary's College of California, BA in History, 1986

Emergency Medical Technician Certified, Sierra College, 1995

Swimming Pool Industry Courses (click here)

Experience:

Premier Pools & Spas, Sales, Service & Remodels, 10/92 -10/95

Mike the Poolman, established 11-1-95

Swimming Pool Industry Courses (click here)


Customer Testimonials
(click here)


Industry Membership

  • Independent Pool & Spa Service Association
    IPSSA is an association of swimming pool and spa professionals who provide sick route coverage for each other. We also have unlimited resources for continuing education within the industry with many types of classes sponsored by numerous associate members.

  • California Spa and Pool Education Council
    SPEC, the California Spa and Pool Industry Education Council, is a statewide umbrella non-profit trade association. SPEC promotes the industry while it educates the spa and swimming pool-owning public, local and state regulatory and legislative bodies on critical issues.


Industry Leadership

  • N.S.P.I. (now APSP) Sacramento Chapter, Secretary/Treasurer, August 1997 to December 1999
  • N.S.P.I. Sacramento Chapter, Vice President, December 1999 to December 2000
  • N.S.P.I. Region XI, Secretary/Treasurer, November 98 to November 2000
  • Capital Valley IPSSA, Resource Development Director, December 1997 to present
  • Capital Valley IPSSA, President, December 1999 to December 2003
  • PPOA, European Representative, 2002
  • Capital Valley IPSSA, Safety Chairman, December 2003 to 2008, www.cvipssa.com
  • California Spa and Pool Industry Education Council, Governor, 2005 to present, www.calspec.org
  • International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials Swimming Pool Code Committee, 2009 to present
  • Pentair Advisory Council, 2011
  • CPSA (California Pool & Spa Association), Secretary, 2013 to present, www.thecpsa.org


Licensing

  • California Contractor's C53, License # 731809   (*Check my License*)
    C53 is the highest classification possible in the pool industry. I can build, remodel & repair all pools and spas in California
  • California Contractor's C46, License # 731809
    Allows installation and repair of solar hot water and photovoltaic solar systems
  • California Contractor's C61/ D35, License # 731809
    My first license- it allowed me to perform basic pool & spa maintenance and repair. I had to pay a fee to CSLB keep it when I incorporated in May 2006, so I gave it up. It served no purpose to keep it active since the C53 allows me to do it all,
  • City of Folsom Business License # 04 06690
    This license allows me to work in Sacramento County
  • Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), Advanced Open Water Diver
    This SCUBA diving certification allows me to SCUBA dive anywhere in the world.
    I completed my courses in Australia, February 1998


Insurance

  • General Liability: $3,000,000 aggregate
  • Bond: $12,500


Industry Education Courses Completed (since 1992)

  • Sta-Rite Water Hydraulics (by the immortal Fred Hare), 3 hrs, Sacramento, CA ~ 1993
  • Ray Pak, Heater Installation & Repair, 8 hrs, Sacramento, CA ~ 1994
  • Ray Pak, Heater Installation & Repair, 8 hrs, Sacramento, CA ~ 1995
  • Jandy Industries, Electronic Control System Repair, 3 hrs, Novato, CA ~ November 1994
  • Teledyne LAARS, Heater Service Training, 16 hrs, Rancho Cordova, CA ~ December 1994
  • Polaris, Operation & Repair of Pool Cleaners, 3 hrs, Orangevale, CA ~ January 1995
  • Kreepy Klear, Installation of Chlorine Generators, 3 hrs, Rancho Cordova, CA ~ March 1995
  • N.S.P.I. Pool Tech I, 48 hrs, Sacramento City College, CA ~ February - April 1995
  • Kreepy Klear, Chlorine Generator Warranty School, 4 hrs, Rocklin, CA ~ November 1995
  • Sta-Rite Water Hydraulics National Training, 24 hrs, Waterford, WI ~ January 1996
  • Western Pool & Spa Show, 16 hrs, Long Beach, CA ~ March 1996
  • Michael Orr Solar (CPO), Solar, Walking on Roof Training, 2 hrs, Stockton, CA ~ April 1996
  • Michael Orr Solar (CPO), On site SOLAR Training, 18 hrs, Folsom, CA ~ April 1996
  • San Diego IPSSA Table Top, Basic Electricity, 3 hrs, San Diego, CA ~ January 1997
  • N.S.P.I. Pool Tech II, 40 hrs, Sacramento City College, CA ~ March 1997
  • Western Pool & Spa Show, 15 hrs, Long Beach, CA ~ March 1997
  • Michael Orr Solar (CPO), On site SOLAR Training, 12 hrs, El Dorado Hills, CA ~ April 1997
  • Understanding Electrical Circuits for Portable Spa Systems, 1.5 hrs, Sacramento, CA ~ April 97
  • Pool Industry Expo, Basic Electricity, 4 hrs, Monterey, CA ~ October 1997
  • Pac Fab Pool & Spa Electrical Testing Course, 8 hrs, Walnut Creek, CA ~ December 1997
  • Mother Lode Dive Center, Basic SCUBA Certificate, Sacramento, CA ~ January 1998
  • Western Pool & Spa Show, 17 hrs, Long Beach, CA ~ March 1998
  • Western Pool & Spa Show, 16 hrs, Long Beach, CA ~ February 1999
  • Sta-Rite Advanced Water Hydraulics National Training, 19 hrs, Mandalay Bay Hotel,
    Las Vegas, NV ~ March 1999
  • The Pool Dentist Underwater Pool Repairs, 8 hrs, San Diego, CA ~ September 1999
  • The Pool Dentist Underwater Rebar Removal, 16 hrs, San Diego, CA ~ October 1999
  • The Pool Dentist Underwater Plaster Patching, 8 hrs, San Diego, CA ~ November 1999
  • Western Pool & Spa Show, 16 hrs, Long Beach, CA ~ February 2000
  • The Pool Dentist Underwater Rebar Removal, 16 hrs, San Diego, CA ~ September 2000
  • Western Pool & Spa Show, 11 hrs, Long Beach, CA ~ February 2001
  • Polaris Electronic Controls & Cleaner Repairs, 3 hrs, Folsom, CA ~ February 2003
  • Ray Pak Heater Troubleshooting & Repair, 8 hrs, Sacramento, CA ~ December 2003
  • Western Pool & Spa Show, 10 hrs, Long Beach, CA ~ March 2004
  • Why Pools Crack seminar, 3 hrs, Long Beach, CA ~ March 2004
  • Gas Pipe Socket Fusion Qualified, 2 hrs, Long Beach, CA ~ March 2004
  • Ray Pak Heater Troubleshooting & Repair, 8 hrs, Sacramento, CA ~ November 2004
  • Sta-Rite University, Heater Installation & Service, 8 hrs, Sacramento, CA ~ January 2005
  • Pentair Electronic Controls, 6 hrs, Sacramento, CA ~ February 2005
  • Western Pool & Spa Show, 2 hrs, Long Beach, CA ~ March 2005
  • The Nuts & Bolts of Remodeling a Pool, 2 hrs, Long Beach, CA ~ March 2005
  • Why Pools Crack seminar, 3 hrs, Long Beach, CA ~ March 2005
  • Goldline Controls, Aqua Logic & Salt Generators, 7 hrs, Sacramento, CA ~ December 2005
  • World of Concrete, Concrete Repair, Part I: Essentials, 3 hrs, Las Vegas, NV ~ January 2006
  • World of Concrete, Concrete Repair, Part II: Crack Repair & Protection Methods, 3 hrs, Las Vegas, NV ~ January 2006
  • Sta-Rite University, Heater Repair, 4 hrs, Sacramento, CA ~ February 2006
  • Solar Depot Thermal Workshop, 8 hrs, West Sacramento, CA ~ February 2006
  • Pentair Electronic Controls, 3 hrs, Sacramento, CA ~ January 2007
  • Jandy Electronic Controls, 8 hrs, Rancho Cordova, CA ~ January 2007
  • Certified Pool Operators course (CPO) by NSPF, 16 hrs, Sacramento, CA ~ April 2007
  • Soils Engineering for Pools and Retaining Walls, 4 hrs, Monterey, CA ~ September 2007
  • The Anatomy of a Perfectly Engineered Pool, 4 hrs, Monterey, CA ~ September 2007
  • Repairing Severely Damaged & Distressed Pools, 4 hrs, Monterey, CA ~ September 2007
  • All About Gunite & Shotcrete, 4 hrs, Long Beach, CA ~ March 2008
  • Rebar Installation & Structural Engineering in Swimming Pool Construction, 4 hrs, Long Beach, CA ~ March 2008
  • Pentair IntelliFlo VS+Safety Vacuum Release System (SVRS) Pump Training, 4 hrs, Sacramento, CA ~ December 2008
  • Pentair 2009 Equipment Training Workshop, Automation and Heaters, 7 hrs, Sacramento, CA ~ January 2009
  • Advanced Electrical, 2 hrs, Long Beach, CA ~ March 2009
  • Anti-entrapment and Our Changing Industry, 2 hrs, Long Beach, CA ~ March 2009
  • Practical uses for Variable Speed Pumps, 2 hrs, San Diego, CA ~ January 2010
  • Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act, Safety around the Pool, 2 hrs, San Diego, CA ~ January 2010
  • Pentair Pool 2010 Equipment Training Series, 9 hours, Sacramento, CA ~ February 2010
  • Swimming Pool Repair and Remodeling, 2 hrs, Long Beach, CA ~ February 2010
  • Advanced Electrical for Swimming Pools, 2 hrs, Long Beach, CA ~ February 2010
  • Pentair Controls and Communication, 1.5 hrs, San Diego, CA ~ January 2011
  • Electrical for the Service Tech, 1 hr, San Diego, CA ~ January 2011
  • Zodiac/ Jandy: Installation, Operation & Troubleshooting of Electronic Controls, 6 hrs, Sacramento, CA ~ February 2012
  • Advanced Electrical for Swimming Pools, 2 hrs, Long Beach, CA ~ March 2012
  • PG& E Certified Aquatic Equipment Installer (CAEI), 8 hrs, Sacramento, CA ~ October 2012

 

 

 

 

 

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Mike the Poolman

705 East Bidwell Street, 2-299 Folsom, California 95630

(916) 985-7665

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