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Staff Experts

Tom LarsonPresident
Tom is our fearless leader and president of Wolter Pools & Spas. He started working summers at Wolter’s back in 1985 while still in college at UW-La Crosse. After graduating, he continued working in the pool industry but with Sta-Rite: building and designing leading products still used today. In 2005 Tom returned to Wolter’s and assumed the presidency. In 2016 official ownership of Wolter Pool Co. changed to a partnership between Tom and Kim Wolter. They’re a remarkable dream team with a wealth of knowledge, expertise and vision to make backyard dreams a reality.
Kim WolterVice President
Growing up in the family business, Kim learned the “best of the best” in waterplay knowledge and customer service from her parents. With more than 30+ years of industry schooling through American Pool and Spa Professionals and Bio Lab Inc, Kim loves to help customers select the best pool, spa, or sauna for their needs. She looks forward to each season starting so she can reconnect with her customers – many of which have become dear friends. Kim’s our resident problem-solver: when a customer comes in with a challenge, she’s the first on deck to find a repair part, balance the water, or ease the concern. The faster she makes the customer smile, the happier it makes her!

Our Founders

Russ Wolter
Russ is the driving passion behind Wolter’s – in fact, it all started in his and Pat’s garage back in ’65 when he launched Wolter Pools & Spas. After 50 years in the business, he has retired from the actual installing and servicing of pools, but you will still find him highly involved in the business. From organizing the warehouse to lending an ear when Tom has questions on a “pool job,” he loves staying current with the industry and our customers. Russ has a rich history with our customers – and a world of knowledge he loves to share.
Pat Wolter
Always open to listening to ideas and offering advice, our employees love to see her walk through the door… when Pat’s in the building, it’s sure to be a great day! Pat has brought joy and energy to Wolter Pools from the very beginning. She’s been an active co-owner of the store since the business began in1965. While Pat makes an occasional appearance in the store showroom, most of her time is devoted to making everything run smoothly upstairs – we’re blessed to have her as our bookkeeper.

Wolter Pools & Spas is proud of its humble beginnings more than 50 years ago

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Our Valuable Team Members & Pool Experts

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Brian is a customer-turned-staff member here at Wolter Pools. In 2013 he joined the team and we’re thrilled to have him as part of our “extended family.” Brian is one of our go-to guys when it comes to pools: he’s been trained at Doughboy University about our pools, has Pentair training on equipment, and goes onsite with every pool dig. He even installs pool covers, and goes to seminars to learn the chemistry of how to make our pools last longer and always look their best. Brian is dedicated to figuring out how everything works – and that attitude is truly infectious.
Wolter’s is lucky to have Dan as our expert hot tub technician. He’s been a part of the team since graduating high school. From repairs to adding chemicals, Dan loves to diagnose and troubleshoot any hot tub problem our customers might encounter. He’s trained to work with all the spas we offer, and can fix nearly any other spa brand that has similar equipment packs or plumbing. During the peak season, Dan’s the guy in the backyard repairing the pump, cleaning pools, and making our customers’ backyards what they’re supposed to be: relaxing and enjoyable.
Jim is a vital part of our seasonal full time staff – he has a vast knowledge of installation, service, chemicals and parts. He learned the business in Florida, and is our walking encyclopedia of industry and product knowhow. When you have a question, seek out Jim. He knows all the answers – and if you stump him, he knows where to go to get the knowledge you need. Jim’s the talkative, lively one of the group… he’s a blast to work with!
Smart and a quick learner, Pam passed with flying colors the intensive Bioguard Chem courses necessary to provide the best in water care to all our customers. She is our “go-to” water care specialist during peak season — which conveniently happens when she’s home from college. Pam loves helping our customers, and is always ready to greet and answer questions for anyone who walks in the door!
Michelle is a customer-turned-staff-expert. She works with children as a teacher’s aide for the Turner school district during the school year, and in the summer she returns to Wolter Pools & Spas to offer the best customer service possible. Michele has a first-hand knowledge on the products we offer – and how to maintain them with ease – since she has her own pool and spa at home.
Kate has been with Wolter’s for seven years. She started part-time while in school and was such a perfect fit that when she graduated, she came on full-time. We consider ourselves very lucky to have her! Kate is the lead trainer for all new employees and she’s the ultimate organizer: she keeps the store immaculate and the customer service experience spectacular. A familiar face to all our customers, she is a water care professional focused on their experience and satisfaction. Kate is also our safety administrator – she ensures the entire team is equipped with the knowledge and skills to avoid any injuries.
A resident water care professional, Andrew is our sales manager. He’s brought his expertise in customer service, management, and business operations to the pool industry for the past three years – and has learned the industry very quickly. Andrew is always up for a challenge and loves to learn about every aspect of the business and customer satisfaction. He’s here to make your experience a great one…and takes great pride in the work we do.
Chris has helped out as a sales associate with our team since 1989. As a full-time teacher during the school year at Williams Bay High School, we are truly blessed to have her come back and work with us every summer during the peak season. She is charming and extremely outgoing – and always brings a zest for life (and candy!) to the team. As a water care specialist, Chris has attended Bioguard Chemical College classes and is prepared to answer any questions you may have. Everyone on our team wants to work when Chris is on the clock… which speaks volumes to her personality and charisma. Come on in, we’re sure you’ll love her as much as we do!

Meet Jordy

Jordy is the heart of the Wolter Pools & Spas family! A Teddy Bear in looks and personality, Jordy is a Shih Tzu-Bichon Frise mix – and he’s our most popular employee. When Kim adopted him in 2012, she brought him to work and left him behind the counter so she could train him and care for him between customers. Soon, he won the hearts of our customers and he became a fixture on our counter – which Jordy decided was a pretty cool place to be and has stayed there ever since. (He loves all the attention he gets when he’s up there!) Jordy is our official greeter – he calms customers after a long day, plays with the kids coming in with their parents, and makes every day at Wolter Pools a blessing. He’s pretty opinionated too – he knows good quality when he sniffs it…so check out Jordy’s latest favorites below!
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