About John

John2Experienced pool builder & Pool Authority owner, John Skop, was born in New York, but moved to Tampa in middle school. As a teenager, John started working at Pinch-a-Penny. In the five years he worked there, he completed his high school diploma and AA degree. John learned pool chemistry, and the importance of proper chemical balancing  to protect the pool finish and the customers’ investments. John also learned the workings of a pool, the pump, motor, filters, and other pool cleaning equipment. By 1994, he was a state licensed Pool Contractor.

Armed with knowledge and drive, and with Contractor’s License in hand, Clean Sweep Pool Service & Repair, Inc. was born. By 2000, the company had grown to over 400 accounts, both commercial and residential. Clean Sweep was busy fielding service calls to re-model and repair pools, replace skimmers, change lights, provide maintenance services, and more. Two years later, John decided it was time to open his own retail store, a place for customers to learn how to service their own pool.  Two stores were quickly up and in operation.

The demand for pool re-modeling steadily increased. John quickly realized this was where his true passion lay: the design aspect of creating waterfalls, building rock structures, extending decks and creating a backyard oasis for the customer. By 2006, the demand for pool remodeling and repair was so great that John had to close down the pool maintenance side of his business to focus on leak detection, equipment repair, and building and remodeling pools.

In 2010, the decision was made to close down Clean Sweep Pool Service & Repair and start a new company which encompassed my vision. Bay Area Pool Authority, the last word in backyard fun, was born. We are a full-service pool contractor who can help you for years to come. We will build your pool and build a long relationship. Unlike your typical contractor, Pool Authority has an expert understanding of pool chemistry and repair, to keep your pool your paradise for years to come. Our customers love the high standard we have set and have been loyal to us since 1994.