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About Us

A Tradition of Quality for Three Generations

Hunter’s Pool Center, is a family-owned business with three-generations working side-by-side and taking pride in providing their loyal customers with personal, professional service. What started out to be a small business in the basement of Robert and Rita Hunter’s home in 1963 has now grown into three large buildings and over twenty knowledgeable employees.

The Hunter Family Tree – Who’s Who?

Rita & Robert HunterRita and Robert Hunter:

Hunter’s Pool Center, Inc. was established by Rita and Robert Hunter back in 1963. The business started out in their basement and gradually grew to be the large success that it is today with their hard work, dedication and love for the industry. Today, Rita is our family matriarch, and only recently retired in 2008. Every day we work together as a family, we honor Robert and the business that was his pride and joy.

Glenn HunterGlenn Hunter:

Glenn is a second generation Hunter, and Rita and Bob’s oldest son. He has been working at the business since he was a young boy. Today, Glenn handles the daily operation of the parts department and services all customer’s pumps and filter systems in the store. He is also a sales person for both inground and aboveground pools. On his days off you can always find him cruising the state on his Harley.

Bobby HunterBobby Hunter:

Bobby is Rita and Bob’s second son and manages the installation crew for all inground liner replacements. He can also be found handling many of the service calls for onsite filter and pump repairs throughout the summer. On his days off, Bobby enjoys working on his extensive tractor collection or visiting the family cabin in Vermont.


Alan HunterAlan Hunter:

Alan is Bob and Rita’s youngest son and performs all of the aboveground pool installations. He also manages the aboveground liner replacement and pool repair crews. In the winter months, you can find Alan in his office handling Ski-Doo snowmobile sales. On his days off, Alan will either be cruising on his boat or snowmobile, depending on the time of year.

Kevin HunterKevin Hunter:

Kevin is Glenn’s son and begins the third generation of our family operation. Kevin manages all of our inground pool installations ~ from meeting with the customer at a preliminary sales appointment to operating the heavy machinery during the installation of your pool. In the winter months, Kevin is the Service Manager for our Ski-Doo snowmobile and Can-Am ATV service department. Kevin has won many prestigious awards water racing his snowmobiles and participates in many races around the region throughout the year.

Jesse HunterJesse Hunter:

Jesse is Bobby’s son and currently handles many aspects of the service and fieldwork. He is Kevin’s partner on all inground installations to help make sure everything runs smoothly. Jesse also services all of our customer’s Saratoga Spas, as well as onsite pool filter, pump and repair service calls. In the winter months, Jesse is a master technician in our snowmobile and ATV shop. On Jesse’s days off, he can be found snowplowing, snowmobiling or water racing.

Kelly 2016Kelly Johnson:

Kelly is Alan’s daughter and handles many aspects of the business. Kelly does all of our Marketing and Advertising and heads up our Customer Service Department. She is also an inground pool, aboveground pool and Saratoga Spa salesperson. She puts together all of our repair and installation estimates, customer invoices and assists customers in the store. She is also our computer guru and helps to keep our technology operating and up to date. On Kelly’s off-time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children at the pool or beach.

Craig HunterCraig Hunter:

Craig is Alan’s oldest son and works in the parts department as well as assists customers in the store to provide product knowledge and answer mechanical and technical questions. He is an aboveground pool, inground pool, Ski-Doo snowmobile, Can-Am ATV and trailer salesperson. Craig also handles our annual purchasing for Ski-Doo snowmobile accessories, clothing and gear inventory. On Craig’s days off, he can be found cruising on his boat or blazing new trails on his snowmobile or Timbersled Snow Bike.

Dana 2016Dana Wright:

Dana has been a valuable member of our team since January of 2014.  She comes from a long background of managing her our local family business, Kogut Florist and Garden Center.  She now acts as our Store Manager and juggles the hiring and training of our summer staff, merchandising the store for both our summer and winter seasons, testing pool water and assisting customers throughout the year.  On her days off, Dana can be found with her family at the beach or pool.

Troy BaylowTroy Baylow:

Troy has worked for Hunter’s Pool since 1994. He is an essential part of the team and works on both of our inground and aboveground installation crews. He is also the manager of our Pool Opening and Closing service and crew. In the winter months, Troy is also a master technician in our snowmobile and ATV repair shop. On Troy’s days off, he enjoys spending time with his dog and working around the house.

Mike 2016Mike Pieta:

Mike joined our team in May of 2015 as our Parts Manager for our extensive pool, snowmobile, ATV and trailer parts departments.  He manages the inventory to ensure a proper supply for our customers, as well as our Filter and Pump Repair and Snowmobile Service Departments.  Mike has proven himself to be a valuable asset to our team due to his extensive background in auto repair.  On his days off, Mike can be found in his shop repairing cars and spending time with his family.

Carolyn PavlickCarolyn Pavlick:

Carolyn is our bookkeeper and has been with us since 2000. She handles calculating our daily deposits, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. Carolyn also makes sure the office and store stays stocked with supplies necessary for our daily operation. In her spare time Carolyn enjoys exercising, swimming and cruising the state on the Harley.

Eileen HunterEileen Hunter:

Eileen was our store manager for over 35 years. She assisted customers at our water lab and could solve any water chemistry issue under the sun. With her extensive product and industry knowledge, Eileen had a solution for any question brought to her. We lost Eileen to a rare form of leukemia on her 64th birthday on November 27, 2013. She was the face of our company and a cornerstone of our family. As many of you know, her smile was infectious and the genuine care she had for her customers, friends and family was incredible. We miss her greatly both as our store manager and our beloved family member.

Hours of Operation

Open All Year Around!

Winter Hours:

October 2019 – March 2020

Monday 9am – 5:30pm

Tuesday 9am – 5:30pm

Wednesday 9am – 5:30pm

Thursday 9am – 7pm

Friday 9am – 5:30pm

Saturday 9am – 3pm

Sunday Closed






Postal Address:

263 Church Street (Rt. 68)

Yalesville, CT 06492

(for GPS directions, you must use Wallingford, CT 06492 as the city)


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Pool or Spa Questions

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From Points North:

I91 South to Exit 15

Right onto Rt. 68 West

Follow Route 68 for 2.5 Miles

Look for our Showroom on the Left

(Just after United Concrete)

From Points South:

I91 North to Exit 15

Left onto Rt. 68 West

Follow Route 68 for 2.5 Miles

Look for our Showroom on the Left

(Just after United Concrete)

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