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Since 1970, Douglas Aquatics has been providing pool design, construction, renovation services, management, maintenance and service for commercial sites and private homes. This strategy has provided Douglas Aquatics a strong position in the pool market with continued growth in profits.

Eric N. Arnold

8/1/1971 – 3/23/2010

Eric started as an hourly seasonal employee with Douglas Aquatics of Hampton in the summer of 1998. During the next 7 years Eric worked his way into Supervisory and Leadership roles eventually acquiring the business in 2005. Upon taking over the business, Douglas Aquatics of Hampton began to see many positive changes. The company’s customer base and employee base grew each year resulting in financial growth under Eric’s leadership. Eric’s passion for the business could be seen not only by his employee’s but by the Property Managers and Community Leaders he worked with. As the small business grew, Eric continued to be involved in every aspect of it and made a point to know everyone that worked for him. Eric believed in his employee’s and was always available to help them grow both professionally and personally. Eric believed in second chances, learning from mistakes and never giving up. Within the past several years Eric implemented Lou Holtz’s Do Right plan. Each employee committed to “Do What’s Right”, “Do Their Best” and “Do it with Respect” to guide their actions and decisions. Today, we still follow the “Do’s” in our daily operations. We will strive to run the business with Eric’s passion and values that he instilled in each and every employee.


VISION: To be the market leader in Commercial Pool Operations, Construction and Service.

MISSION STATEMENT: Empowering our employees to provide quality products and services resulting in customer satisfaction and loyalty.

VALUES: Honesty, Integrity, Knowledge, Dependability, Accountability

MOTTO: Do What’s Right, Do Your Best, Do it With Respect