Artistic Pools Helps out Navy Seabee

The San Juan Family had the privilege of building a therapeutic pool and spa combination for Navy Seabee Peter Reid who was severely injured in the Iraq war. In all our years as a company we have never witnessed a group come together and work so unselfishly to make someone else’s life better.

After San Juan Pools’ recent annual dealer conference in Orlando, Fla., 50 participants volunteered their time to help build a fiberglass therapy pool and spa at the home a Navy veteran who had been critically injured in Iraq. Peter Reid, a Navy Seabee of 17 years, was injured in an attack 11 months ago when a mortar hit a compound where some Seabees and Marines were gathered.

The explosion paralyzed Reid’s left side and left him blind in one eye. Upon hearing about his case, San Juan agreed to build its conference demo pool at Reid’s home. The dealers stayed behind after the event to work on the installation, valued at $50,000. The San Juan dealers also collected $5,000 in cash for pool maintenance, which the company matched.

Over twenty San Juan dealerships volunteered their time and expertise to complete the project in addition to raising $10,000.00 that was presented to the Reid family to assist with upkeep and maintenance of their new pool.

Our vendor partners came through with flying colors donating virtually everything to complete the project. The end result was a completed project that we can all be proud of.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who participated!

Jose Aragones
Jean Beaulieu
Roger Benscoter
Marc Campbell
Ron Casso
Jim Erskine
James Evans
Kevin Fox
David Frye
Luke Gulczynski
Dan Howe
Randy Hughes
Ron Jackson
Clancy Kaye
Paul Kennedy
Gary Key
Denise Manka
Tom McCarthy
Mike Neri
Mark Peditto
Geoff Potts
Paul Rodriguez
Kirk Sullivan
Todd Sullivan
Gary Thomas
Ronika Thomas
Harold Tilson
Carl Untch
Steve Wharton

I have to say one thing about this project (awesome).  Kudos for all the women and men who helped make this event one to remember.  After personally meeting Peter I can honestly say I have a greater respect for life itself and for the men and women who serve our country every day.  It was such an honor for Artistic Pools to be a part of such a wonderful opportunity.  Our main part of the project was the installation of the Stamped Concrete Deck around the Therapy Pool.  The Pool had numerous Jets. a wheel chair lift, and multiple therapy stations for Peter to rehabilitate himself.  The project took a total of three days to complete from start to finish.  Again thanks to Peter Reid and San Juan Pools for allowing us the opportunity to serve such a wonderful person.

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