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Meet “The Pool Man, Inc.” Management Team

A Houston Pool Company You Can Rely On

  • Robert Sheltz
  • Robert Sheltz

    Robert’s been in the swimming pool industry for 41 years. He founded The Pool Man in 1981, with the promise to deliver outstanding swimming pool service to customers in Houston and the surrounding areas.His main objective remains the same today- helping you create the perfect backyard escape. Robert is married to Merrie Sheltz and they have three grown children living in the Tomball area.

  • Merrie Sheltz
  • Merrie Sheltz

    Co-founder of The Pool Man, Merrie has been contributing to the company’s success for 36 years. Keeping the office organized, she is the main source of support for the Pool Man staff; allowing our team of custom pool builders to better serve you.

  • Ted Ritts
  • Ted Ritts

    Ted joined The Pool Man in 2001, bringing with him over 43 years of knowledge and experience in swimming pool construction. As the Head of Sales in our new pool construction department, Ted helps homeowners create a pool design that exceeds their expectations while still fitting within their budget. Ted and his wife Donna live in Tomball and have been married for over 30 years with three grown children.

  • Dane Thompson
  • Dane Thompson

    Dane is the Operations Manager at The Pool Man with over 30 years experience in operations and construction. His management and organizational skills keep all aspects of our company running smoothly while keeping customer satisfaction our number one priority. Dane and his wife Barbie have been married for over 30 years and have beautiful twin daughters.