Meet the Team
The owners of Sweetwater Pools, Inc. have been providing comprehensive, professional pool management services for subdivisions, aquatic facilities and country clubs since 1975. Starting the first year of operation with only one customer, the company has grown to be the largest of its kind serving Harris and surrounding counties.
To have highly qualified and professionally trained pool builder personnel to manage your facility is our goal. It is our desire to be a part of your community and help you reach the goals you set in making the most of your aquatic facility.
Jim is a native Houstonian who grew up in the Meyerland and Memorial areas. He got his first taste of the swimming pool business at the age of 15 as a lifeguard. He was hooked… He returned each summer during high school and college working for the company as lifeguard, Head Lifeguard, Area supervisor, Director of Operations, and upon graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, he bought in as an equal partner with Bill Bownds and Stan Sullivan.
Over the years, Jim has learned every aspect of the pool business including maintenance and water chemistry, service, renovations, and construction. Jim has been married 30 years to another native Houstonian, Dr. Angela Marcaccio. Their daughter Annie graduated Episcopal High School and now attends The University of Texas at Austin. Their three rescue dogs round out the family. His favorite forms of relaxation are gardening and riding around Lake Travis with family.
Derek has been with Sweetwater Pools since 1995. He is a certified Lifeguard Instructor (ARC), CPR/First Aid Instructor (ARC), and Certified Pool Operator (CPO). Derek is active in TPPC and is Team Captain of our American Red Cross Lifeguard Competition teams. Derek oversees all community and country club facilities staffed with lifeguards.
Vice President of Operations
Nat has been in the aquatics industry since 1987 and has worked for Sweetwater Pools since 1990. He is a certified Aquatics Facility Operator (National Recreation and Parks Association), Certified Pool Operator (CPO), Lifeguard Instructor (American Red Cross), and CPR/First Aid Instructor (American Red Cross). Nat oversees our indoor maintenance division and leads our commercial pool repair and renovation division.
Office Manager/ Director of Client Services
Darlene oversees all office staff, accounts receivable, accounts payable, invoicing, and management bids and contracts.
Dan has been with Sweetwater Pools since 1992 and has over 24 years of industry experience. He is certified in Tech 1 and Tech 2, which are NSPI service technician certifications. Dan has over 60 hours of classroom education from various manufacturers and suppliers covering topics such as water chemistry, plumbing, and pool heaters.
Responsibilities include recruiting, advertising, applications, scheduling,and employees.