Almar Pools, Inc. was established by Albina and Marion Wiggins in 1972. Following Mr. Wiggins death in 1989, Gerry Waser and Chad Jackson of Jackson Pools in Estero, Florida, purchased the company and changed the name to Almar/Jackson Pools, Inc. Shortly thereafter, Gerry Waser received his state license and became the sole owner of the company.
Waser, a graduate of the University of Florida, started his management career in 1978 with North American Biologicals, Inc. of Miami, Florida, eventually rising to the position of Vice President of Operations. Interested in building his own company, he “dove” into the pool business with the help of his good friend, Chad Jackson, who already ran a very successful business on the west coast of Florida. Gerry’s philosophy was simple: “Hire the best craftsmen, control your costs, charge a fair price, and show up when you say you will. Most importantly, communicate with your customers and make sure they are satisfied.”
After the first five years of continuous growth, Gerry realized he needed assistance in the sales and design department, and after a four-year search for the “right” candidate, Ray Bushnell was brought on board in 1999. With Ray’s help (and many referrals from our customers) Almar/Jackson Pools doubled in sales and expanded into the commercial market. They currently have three licensed contractors on their staff, and designer Omar Guzman joined their sales & design team in 2018.
In recent years, Gerry’s daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Drew Nash, have taken on leadership roles within the company and enjoy working alongside Gerry, Ray, and the rest of the team at Almar Jackson Pools to continue the legacy of building quality and unique custom swimming pools.
Almar Jackson Pools has received dozens awards for design, technical expertise, and renovation work. Whether you are considering us for a simple resurfacing or a complete backyard transformation, we have the experience and personnel to make your dream a reality!