With a degree in economics and mathematics, Kevin Barry worked
corporate jobs in the financial sector for four years before finding himself in
the swimming pool industry.
“I just fell
into the industry,” Barry says. “I
needed a change.”
He started at a sports club, first as a pool technician and
quickly became the Certified Pool Operator for the entire facility. A local
swim team recruited him to manage its facility; Barry also spent several months
at a residential pool service company. “All of the experiences gave me the confidence to start a service
company,” Barry says. In 2014, he started Summit Swimming Pools, which
services, renovates, designs and builds swimming pools and spas.