Our Story

It was the summer of 2014 and I was stationed at Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas. As if summers in the south aren't hot enough, 2014 was one of the hottest Arkansas summers on record. One day I had the sprinkler set up on the lawn for my little girl, and she looked up at me and said, "Daddy, I want to go swimming in a big pool." Sadly, I explained to her to that we didn't have a swimming pool. After seeing her reaction I don't know who was more heartbroken, her or me. I knew I had to do something. I looked at my truck sitting in the driveway and then hit me like a ton of bricks. I could lay a tarp in the bed of truck and fill it with water. Well, easier said than done. In the breeze the tarp became a parachute, and I wrestled with it for 20 minutes before I finally pinned it down with enough bungee cords and ropes to sink a battleship. The final product looked ridiculous. I thought to myself, "There has to be an easier way to do this." Well, a quick internet search revealed there wasn't. That's when I decided to start Pick-up Pools. As they say, the rest is history. Thanks for visiting our website and taking the time to learn about Pick-up Pools.

Tommy Prestella

CEO/Founder, Pick-up Pools Inc.