The Pool Patrol was founded in 1995 as a commercial and residential swimming pool maintenance company and by 1998 was starting to specialize in automatic pool safety cover repairs. In 2000 a relationship was formed with a major North American pool cover manufacturer to become their sole distributor for western Canada and all of our resources were directed to the product.

By the year 2005 The Pool Patrol was selling more covers in BC than were being sold across the entire rest of Canada and we continue to lead the cover industry, proudly representing the industries fastest growing cover manufacturer, Automatic Pool Covers inc. As the founder and president, and more importantly as a father of two young children, I realize the importance of pool safety and I am pleased to offer my customers the service and peace of mind they deserve. 

Our team looks forward to meeting you!

Allan Horwood, owner
The Pool Patrol


Allan Horwood started in the pool business in 1984 and, after collecting 11 years worth of experience, he decided to take the 'plunge' and start his own company in 1995 — cue Pool Patrol. The company began in the Vancouver area and once successful, Allan expanded his business to the...
Allan Horwood
Owner and CEO
Eric has more than 10 years of experience as an automotive mechanic in Canada. Prior to joining Pool Patrol, he was a senior mechanic at Leavitt Machinery and Nissan. He brings with him a tenacious work ethic and endless passion for all things mechanical. His hobbies follow suit...
Eric Miller
Okanagan Regional Sales & Service Manager
Prior to joining Pool Patrol, Todd was a customer first. In 2008, Todd had a young family and recognized the importance of a safety cover. Fast forward to 2014, during a teachers’ strike, Todd and Pool Patrol’s paths crossed (again) and he decided to join the team. His strong personal...

Todd Kujawa
Senior Technician

Jesse brings with him over 15 years of experience building swimming pools — which, he is excited to apply to pool covers. He's confident — and proven — that his years of experience in the pool industry are strong transferable traits. Some of the perks of the job include; working outside...
Jesse Parnell
Pool Cover Installer & Technician
I've lived in Kelowna for the majority of my life. When I'm not with my family or taking the dog for long hikes, you can find me skiing at Big White during the winter or enjoying the Okanagan sun with my friends in the summer. Before I joined the Pool Patrol team, I was the assistant parts manager...

Caleb Oenema
Pool Cover Installer & Technician

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