Baker Pool & Spa
Baker Pool & Spa is an independently owned swimming pool, hot tub and retail supplies company serving the St. Louis area and headquartered in Chesterfield, Mo.
In the early 1960s, Tom Baker worked in the farm supply business, in particular constructing grain silos and selling milk-extraction equipment. The grain silos were made of radius steel panels bolted together and anchored by a concrete footing. One day Tom and one of his customers were staring at the first rung of what would soon be an entire grain silo. The farmer said to Tom, "If you were to put a liner in that base as it is, it sure would make a good swimming pool."
Tom Baker, entrepreneur that he was, listened to that advice, and the rest was history.
Baker Pool & Supply, Inc. was born in 1968, and almost from its inception was a premier builder of swimming pools in the St. Louis area. Over the years a custom designed inground swimming pool niche was forged, and a strong market presence is enjoyed to this day.
As a direct off-shoot of building quality inground swimming pools, a service department and retail store was established in the mid '70s. The primary focus of these departments was to cater to the service and supply needs of the growing list of new in-ground pool customers. Over the years, however, the retail store, primarily with the introduction of portable spas, has become a self-sufficient department that rivals in-ground pool construction for total revenue. The service department also developed into a self-sufficient department, though it primarily caters to the company's in-ground pool and portable spa customers.
In 1992, Baker Pool & Supply, Inc. became Baker Pool & Spa, Inc. (as portable spas became a primary focus along with in-ground swimming pools).
Products and Services
In addition to custom inground pool design and installation, the company carries hot tubs by Hot Spring, Limelight, Tiger River Spas, Solana and Hot Spot, as well as covers with lifting mechanisms, hot tub entertainment packages, salt water sanitizing systems, pool cleaners by Aqua Products and Polaris, chemicals by BioGuard and more.
The business also specializes in a full range of swimming pool and hot tub services, including openings/closings, weekly maintenance and repair, among others.
- Pat McCormick - President
- John McCormick - Vice President