Poolside was founded by James and Shari Weid in 1964 with the primary focus of providing the best pool products and services to both residential and commercial pool owners in the Twin Cities area. In 1978, Lou, Joanne, and Rob Anderson purchased Poolside and expanded the business into pool construction and hot tub sales and services. Today Poolside is the Midwest's leading provider of everything you need for backyard living at its best. Poolside's retail store offers a complete line of pools, spas, saunas, chemicals, barbecue equipment, and outdoor accessories from some of the top brands in the industry, including Fox, San Juan, and Sterling Pools, Dimension One Spas, Finlandia Sauna, BioGuard, and Big Green Egg. The staff is highly trained on all of the products and will take the time to share their knowledge and help you make an informed decision, whether you're looking for a pool or shopping for accessories to enhance your backyard landscape. Along with offering quality pool, spa, and backyard products, Poolside specializes in inground pool installations. The company began constructing pools in the mid 80's at the request of many customers looking for a high quality pool. Poolside has installed over 500 pools since then and continues its commitment to quality by offering leading edge products in both design and energy efficiency.
From standard pool shapes to custom designed pool packages, Poolside offers a wide selection of vinyl-liner and fiberglass swimming pools with features and accessories to turn your backyard into a personal paradise. The company's expert design consultants will work with you during the design phase of your new pool to ensure it fits your decor, budget, and lifestyle. The comprehensive staff of service and building professionals will then handle every step of the pool building process, from excavation to installation to inspection. All of the team members are certified by the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) and many have more than 20 years of experience in the pool and spa industry. As a full-service swimming pool contractor, Poolside also provides extensive pool renovations, pool and spa maintenance, equipment repairs, liner replacements, and other valuable services. The service staff includes technicians certified by the APSP and continues to be educated in all facets of water chemistry, construction, and service. As a family- owned and operated business, Poolside has worked extremely hard over the years to maintain its tradition of product and service excellence, while setting the highest standards in the industry. Its dedicated and experienced staff takes pride in offering the absolute best service, products, and information, which could explain why over 80 percent of the company's new pool construction projects come from customer referrals. Throughout its 49 years of operation, Poolside has received many local and national honors, including induction into the prestigious AQUA 100 Hall of Fame for being one of the top pool and spa dealers in the industry. Poolside is also a member of Aquatech, an invitation-only society of the top pool building and retailing professionals in the country.