Knickerbocker Pools & Spas
Knickerbocker Pools & Spas is a family owned pool, spa and recreation equipment company specializing in installation, service, repairs and retail sales. The business operates six retail locations - Kettering, Tipp City, Springfield, Beavercreek, Huber Heights and Xenia (headquarters) in the Dayton, Ohio, area.
The Knickerbocker family started building pools in 1976, when Don Knickerbocker worked at Wright Patterson and Edie Knickerbocker was a teacher in the Beavercreek school system. The two started small, buying a kit to build their own vinyl-liner pool in 1972.
Eventually, the couple faced the choice between government job relocation and finding an alternate career in Dayton. They had already begun building pools, greenhouses and custom homes for their friends and neighbors, and decided to stay in the area, close to family, and expand the new business.
In addition to its six retail outlets, as well as its Xenia offices and warehouses, the business operates two outdoor pool parks for customers to see both inground and aboveground pools - on display year round - at its Xenia and Huber Heights locations.
The company also owns Knickerbocker Storage, which offers every variety of storage, including self-storage and mini-storage, in Xenia.
Products and Services
Knickerbocker Pools & Spas builds all types of pools of any shape and size, and has been featured for years in the prestigious homes of Home-A-Rama. Sundance Spas was introduced in 2009 as the new premier line of hot tubs offering many choices, from a small patio spa for one or two people, to larger family and entertainment spas for up to 10.
Knickerbocker offers a variety of pool/spa chemicals, supplies, and accessory leisure products including hot tubs, saunas, patio furniture and tanning beds, sreen products such as electric heat pumps, solar pool heaters, solar heating pads, solar pills, mineral sanitation systems and automatic covers, robotic pool cleaners, automatic sanitation systems, heaters, electric covers and more.
Knickerbocker runs a year-round professional service department that can open pools in the spring and prepare them for winter in the fall, and repair and replace any equipment when needed, as well as offering regular cleaning and maintenance.
- Don Knickerbocker - Owner
- Donald Knickerbocker - President
- Dave Kramer - General manager
- Sherry Shipley - Finance executive
- Julie Lawter - Kettering store manager
- Ed Kesling - Tipp City store manager
- Jeff Walden - Springfield store manager
- Jeff Roggenbeck - Xenia store manager
- Ken Winter - Huber Heights store manager
- Mike Harper - Beavercreek store manager