Keeping B.C. Families Safe:
Our Mission & Vision

Our Mission

Built on high standards and a commitment to safety, teamwork and strong relationships, Pool Patrol’s mission is to keep B.C. families safe, one pool cover at a time.

Allan Horwood, owner and CEO Pool Patrol
We’re committed to always move forward. If you believe in your business you need the drive to keep holding yourself to the highest standard, no matter what. We can always do better and Pool Patrol will forever be dedicated to giving the people of B.C. the best— for their safety, their families, what’s closest to their hearts. Allan Horwood, owner and CEO

Our Vision

Pool Patrol envisions a world where families never have to think twice about their loved one’s safety by the pool. It’s a world where the stress of cleaning, cost and maintenance dissolve thanks to premium quality pool safety covers and your backyard becomes an anxiety-free oasis to gather safely and have a good time.

Protect families in their homes through premium, durable pool safety covers.

Whether we met yesterday or a decade ago, we pride ourselves on the relationships we build be it with our customers, suppliers or team.

We hold ourselves to the highest possible standard when it comes to your safety and our products.

Pool Patrol was born in Vancouver and will always remain a local company serving the province we call home.


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Our Pool Safety Cover History

Still local, still keeping B.C. families safe. Pool Patrol’s founder and CEO, Allan Horwood grew up in B.C. and has been around water his entire life, from long days spent by the family pool, to living the beach lifestyle and taking his first job with a pool supply company in 1984.

In 1995 it was time to set out on his own, and Pool Patrol was born. What started as a commercial and residential pool company morphed into a specialization in pool safety covers.

The next ten years took Pool Patrol to the next level, with an exclusive agreement to be sole distributor in western Canada for a major North American pool cover manufacturer.

By 2005 Pool Patrol was leading the industry, selling more swimming pool auto covers in B.C. than were being sold across the rest of Canada, proudly representing the industries fastest growing cover manufacturer, Automatic Pool Covers inc.

As founder, president, and a father of two himself, Allan takes pool safety to heart, and is passionate about providing customers with the service and peace of mind they deserve.

Pool Patrol Van in the 90s
Allan Horwood, Pool Patrol Safety Covers

Our Strengths

Meet the team

Thanks to our decades of experience servicing and installing pool safety covers and cultivating supplier relationships, we’re able to provide the highest quality parts and materials for your pool cover.

Our small but mighty team is the backbone of Pool Patrol. With longevity in the industry and expertise to tackle any automatic pool cover job, our pool cover specialists are not afraid to dive right in.

We’re a B.C. company, born and raised. Pool Patrol covers the province with an office in Vancouver and warehouse in Kelowna, meaning we’re only ever a phone call away and take communicating timelines, needs and services seriously. There’s no guesswork when it comes to your backyard safety.

Whether with suppliers or customers, relationship building is one of the most important parts of working with Pool Patrol. A keen eye for detail means that chances are if we serviced your pool cover once, we’ll remember you with a smile a decade from now.

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Meet the Pool Cover Specialist: Eric Miller
Article | February 12, 2024

Meet the Pool Cover Specialist: Eric Miller

Eric Miller joined Pool Patrol six years ago looking for a new adventure, but he found a fulfilling career. Learn more about what makes servicing automatic pool covers in B.C. a special opportunity for our team.

The Okanagan’s Pool Patrol & Reflection Pools Address Dynamism Faced in the Pool Industry.
Video | December 22, 2023

The Okanagan’s Pool Patrol & Reflection Pools Address Dynamism Faced in the Pool Industry.

Pool Patrol’s owner, Allan Horwood, mixes up this episode with a guest: Reflection Pool’s owner, Owen W. They carry on the informal conversation on best practices and market changes that the Pool and Pool Cover industry in B.C. has witnessed over the past few years. Dive into Allan and Owen’s views on what the future holds in the finale of this insightful series.

Yes, You Can Use Your Automatic Pool Cover as a Winter Cover if You Follow These Simple Rules
Article | December 18, 2023

Yes, You Can Use Your Automatic Pool Cover as a Winter Cover if You Follow These Simple Rules

Protect your backyard investment by following these four simple rules when using your automatic pool cover as a winter cover.