Latham International, the largest manufacturer of in ground swimming pool components, has once again hosted the Pool Builder Academy. The pool builder academy was organized to give pool builders from around the country an opportunity to receive hands on experience and instruction as they participate in the entire process of building a vinyl liner pool. The academy begins with the excavation of the hole and concludes with the installation of a Coverstar Automatic Cover System.
When Latham International first introduced the Pool Builder Academy, it was held in the yard of a homeowner that had purchased a pool and agreed to have the academy at their home. A few years ago, Latham decided that the Pool Builder Academy provided the perfect opportunity to give back to the community. Now, Latham works to identify charitable organizations that would really benefit from having a pool.
This most recent academy was held April 10-14 in Sicklerville NJ. The recipient of the pool was a home called Wings of Steel. The homeowners, Chuck and Dorothy Beck, who raised two children of their own, are now the proud parents of 10 special needs children they have adopted. These children range from 20 months to 20 years of age. Some of the challenges that the children are faced with day to day are spina bifida, cerebral palsy, heart defects and spinal cord injuries. Despite these challenges, the Beck family is happy and excited for the water therapy their new pool will provide their children.
At the conclusion of the academy, the Beck family was absolutely thrilled with the pool and very appreciative that we, along with the other companies involved, donated the pool and cover system.
Coverstar LLC, is proud to have participated in 5 Pool Builder Academy’s. Each of these academy’s has given Coverstar the opportunity to give back to the community as well as meet many new pool builders and introduce them to our Coverstar Automatic Cover System.