No one knows pools better than Swim Things.
Welcome to Swimthings.com! We're excited to bring the very latest merchandise that will put the fun in your pool throughout the year. As you search our website, you'll find we've carefully selected the best of the best - from the chemicals that keep your water sparkling to the lounges, pool toys and accessories you will use again and again.
Why do we offer only top-quality merchandise?
Because we know what people want, need and expect from their pools and pool supplies. Swim Things is a Certified Pool Builder and one of the nations top 50 pool companies. Since 1973, we've developed and implemented innovative pool designs for residential pool and commercial pool use, and we have helped those satisfied customers maintain their pools over time. We've chosen the products on this website with your family fun - and our high standards - in mind. In fact, we're so certain you'll be satisfied with our Swim Things purchase, that we offer a 100% guarantee. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied, just return the product in its original package within 30 days, and we'll refund the purchase price!
It's simple. If you want the best pool products, buy from the pool experts - Swim Things - and enjoy your fun in the sun!
Swim Things started as an outlet for competitive swimsuits. Our owner,
Chuck Baldwin, was a swim team coach for many local groups as well as
facility manager for commercial swimming pools. As the need grew for
supplies for all of these teams and pools, Chuck decided to become a
Speedo dealer and provide product to his swimmers. As the need for
renovation of his commercial pool accounts rose, it was necessary to
start repairing these aging pools. That expertise led to the building of
new inground swimming pools, which started in 1979. Since that point
Swim Things has developed into the largest pool builder in the Kansas
City metro area. Not only building pools but also offering full service
needs to over 1,000 customers per season. We added our 5,000 sq. ft.
retail store in 1988 and it continues to be a staple for customers in
Philosophy-We attempt to
provide complete service of your swimming pool needs. We expect to do
that in a professional, timely and accurate manner. From the time we
build your pool and through the years of service and into renovation, we
are able to supply you with all the tools necessary to give you a great
backyard experience for many years to come.
Chuck Baldwin- Owner and founder of Swim Things, still oversees all
aspects of the company while focusing on ensuring that every pool we
build is built to a high standard.
Amy Davenport- Office Manager and HR Manager, Amy oversees all of the
retail store operation as well as overseeing all financial accounting of
the company. In the retail store she focuses on the swimwear division
which includes competitive swimsuits and fashion swimsuits.
Vince Davenport- Vice President and General Manager, Vince oversees
retail store operations specifically focusing on Spa Sales, Inside pool
sales, Chemicals and replacement parts. In addition, he deals with all
marketing/advertising for the company.
Brad Harding-Service Department Manager, Brad coordinates all aspects of
our service department including Openings, Closings, Weekly Service,
and Renovation. He also bids and coordinates liner replacements and
Winter Cover installations.
Mike Mittie- Service Department Coordinator, Mike is the operations
manager of our service department. He oversees all of the daily
schedule for the openings, closings and equipment repair. He can help
with the current situation of any service call in our service
Kristy Findley- Competitive Swim team Sales, Kristy takes care of all of
our swim team sales and helps to facilitate the day to day needs of over
30 swim teams in the area. In addition to swim team sales, Kristy is a
retail floor salesperson for our furniture and swimwear departments.
Heather Harding- Fashion Swimwear Buyer, Heather takes care of our
fashion swimwear department, which includes buying, displays, and
coordination. She also is a floor salesperson for patio furniture and
most aspects of retail needs in our store.
Greg Morgan-Parts Manager, Greg is able to take care of all of your in store needs, including all in store repairs, chemical questions and replacement parts.
Kyle Luster-Spa Sales Manager, Kyle takes care of our sales for
Bullfrog spas as well as retail sales in the store for chemicals, pool
equipment, and replacement parts.
Lindsay Porter- Retail Sales, Lindsay is a key component to our retail
store, helping with all areas of the store. In addition to retail sales
she helps to implement our on line sales department.
Brian Porter- Construction Foreman- Brian is one of our construction
foreman, he has 27 years experience in the field of pool construction.
He handles unique and difficult challenges everyday. If we need a
problem solved, Brian will be the one to fix it for us.
In season we have over 60 employees that contribute to make Swim Things
what it is today. Anyone of us can help you with your backyard needs.
Dedicated to Excellence
Swim Things, Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri goal hasn’t been to build the most pools, just
the best! We take pride in providing great customer service with high quality pool construction.
At Swim Things, Customer Satisfaction is Number One
A Commitment to Quality.
- Most of our Business is Referral.
- Great Customer Service.
- We use only the best materials and equipment.
- We are proud to be member of the best associations in the pool industry
- We enjoy an AAA rating with the Better Business Bureau
When walking into Swim Things, you notice the difference.
A Commitment to Do Things Right .... The FIRST time.
We've been doing things right over the years, and it's paid off for you, the customer.
Quality In Our Employees.
Almost everyone we meet compliments us on our store employees.
Quality In Everything We Do. We Guarantee It.
Our promise to our customers is simple: everything we do or sell is guaranteed.
Quality In Our Management.
Success comes from the top down, as well as from the bottom up. Management is committed to helping our employees succeed. That's the only way we can develop a new generation of leaders.
We offer pool construction in Kansas City and surrounding areas (Olathe, Overland Park, Leawood, Blue Springs, Lees Summit, Liberty), Bullfrog Spas in Kansas City, all your pool chemicals for Kansas City, a retail location that offers you anything and everything for your pool needs including swimsuits, pool toys, chemicals, outdoor furniture, and outdoor accessories.