About Top Dog Pool Supply
The staff members at Top Dog Pool Supply are uniquely qualified to help you with not only product selection, but parts and repairs as well. Since 1986, we have developed relationships with all major pool equipment manufacturers. We also work closely with the technical departments of those swimming pool companies.
We understand swimming pools, hydraulics, and energy conservation and have become leaders in our field. Draw upon our experience to help with your next project or repair.
Our fearless leader has extensive experience in retail sales and business operations. He believes honesty and integrity are the basis for a successful customer relationship. Also, he has hands-on experience with installation and repair for all types of swimming pool equipment.
Jerry's experience includes almost 20 years at Top Dog Pool Supply managing a team of field technicians and handling service related items. Additionally, as a former store manager for another pool supply store chain, he has become a product expert.
Top Dog Pool Supply was started by Jim Cecero in 1986 as a pool cleaning business. At the time, it went by the name of Top Dog Pool Service. For the first few years, it was just a part-time operation. Jim always believed that there was only one way to do things, and that was the right way! When word got out about a really good pool service, things started to get busy.
Each year, Top Dog Pool Supply grew more and more. Cleaning pools led to making repairs to swimming pool equipment, such as pumps, filters, and heaters. Jim had an extensive background in electrical and plumbing and used that experience to obtain a California State Contractor License, allowing our repair and installation services to be expanded. The company became known as Top Dog Swimming Pool Repair. In those days, the one-man operation was performed entirely from a used potato chip delivery truck. Customer communications were provided by one of the first portable cell phones available!
In 1996, Jim worked closely with Hayward Pool Products to help improve the Hayward Navigator and Pool Vac. Sta-Rite Industries also called upon him to provide in-field feedback for the new Great White Automatic Pool Cleaner. Some of Jim's ideas are still in use on modern pool cleaners. Jim also became one of the first Barracuda automatic pool cleaner in-field warranty representatives. This experience has helped Jim and Top Dog Pool Supply to become the automatic pool cleaner experts we are today.
In 1997, repair calls started to come in at a frantic pace! The next step was to find more help. Since then, the employee pool grew each year, and a small warehouse had to be rented as a base of operations. In 1998, using the funds from a small SBA loan, Jim purchased the assets of his largest competitor, and the resulting company became known as Top Dog Swimming Pool Repair and Neu-Dek Pool Supply. Then 1999 brought the move to our present location, and the company name was shortened to Top Dog Pool Supply. We built our first internet site in 2000.
Our store has grown to over 7,000 square feet and is open seven days a week during the Bakersfield swimming season. We have most items in stock that folks need for their in-ground pools. Our service department is second to none, always keeps up with the latest technology, and offers the best products available today. From basic equipment to the most advanced electronic systems, we have it all.
Over the years, Top Dog Pool Supply has employed some of the best technicians, pool service persons, and customer service representatives in the business. We keep up with all the latest goods and services available in the swimming pool industry. Our company is an authorized service center for most pool equipment manufacturers and provides in-field warranty service in the Bakersfield, CA, area. Top Dog is well known in Bakersfield and the surrounding areas for our knowledge and extensive inventory of swimming pool and spa supplies. For more than 32 years, Bakersfield pool owners have regarded us as a source of expert advice regarding the care of their swimming pools.
We use our extensive experience to help our customers. Our staff can answer your questions and give you advice because we know about — and have firsthand experience with — our products.