Industry Leaders Launch National Pool Partners (NPP) with Target of 100,000 Pools Across the Sun Belt


January 7, 2021 – This week an exciting partnership officially launched with the aim of revolutionizing the pool service industry. National Pool Partners (NPP) strives to create a service-oriented and technology-enabled company leveraging the best tools, ideas, and benefits of scale in order to improve the lives of customers, teammates, and partners. The venture will invest over $200 million in pursuit of partnerships and acquisitions of exceptional pool service companies with a target of servicing 100,000 pools across the Sun Belt. Today, Founding Partners Hal Denbar, owner of Patriot Pool & Spa in Austin, TX, and Eddie Skehan, owner of T&D Pool & Spa near Orlando, FL have joined NPP in pursuit of this common goal. NPP has spent the last year preparing for launch and will announce more partners in the first half of 2021.


Revolutionizing Pool Service

National Pool Partners will unite the nation’s best pool service entrepreneurs through partnership with top quality service-focused companies. NPP will be built thoughtfully as a family of brands, by providing its regional partners with capital and expertise to accelerate their growth while respecting their people, culture, and successes. Partners will benefit from capital for marketing, acquisitions, hiring, technology and systems. This vision allows each brand to continue to service customers locally, while benefiting from the scale of a national enterprise.

NPP is led by CEO Augusto Titarelli, who has more than two decades of experience leading businesses for national home service companies Terminix, TYCO and ADT. Augusto said “we know that our vision relies on providing value to all stakeholders: the customers we serve, the employees who deliver our service, and the partners and entrepreneurs who entrust us with their businesses and reputation. We have a game plan to create value for all these groups and that is core to our mission. We have an opportunity to build something special and I genuinely look forward to this journey.”


Patriot Pool & Spa

Patriot Pool & Spa was founded by Hal Denbar in 2006 and currently services residential pools across the Austin market. Patriot has been growing at 20%+ organically each year by providing uncompromised, high-quality service to customers. Hal was recently featured in PoolPro’s Top 30 Under 40 list and will lead Texas as Regional President. With the support of capital to invest in companies and technology, Hal will lead outreach efforts to expand partnerships with other Texas-based pool companies who are looking to join a fast-paced organization. Hal said “I could not be more excited to launch National Pool Partners. We have spent the last year dreaming of a vision to revolutionize pool service, and today it’s coming to fruition. Our customers and teammates stand to benefit for decades to come. I look forward to enabling the success of other entrepreneurs in the industry I love and carrying on the legacies that other owners have built during their lifetime.”


T&D Pool & Spa Service

T&D currently services residential pools in The Villages region northwest of Orlando, FL and is owned by Eddie Skehan. Eddie started in the industry working for a pool construction company and when the financial crisis hit Florida, T&D began offering pool service and hasn’t looked back since. Eddie has spent 30+ years in the industry as a service technician, repair technician, route planner, operations manager, and owner. Eddie will lead Operational Excellence across NPP as a National Vice President. “I have spent the last 30 years focused on providing our customers with the best service imaginable. I had not planned to sell T&D until I was ready to retire, but joining NPP has allowed me to take some chips off the table and feel re-inspired to grow T&D and NPP together, while sharing tricks of the trade with all our partners nationally.”


The Journey Ahead for NPP

NPP is always looking for passionate pool partners to join the family and expand our footprint across the Sun Belt. Some great operators may be looking to retire, plan their succession, or take their business to the next level by accelerating their growth with new capital; NPP is the strategic partner for great pool service companies and their people.


About National Pool Partners (NPP)

National Pool Partners is a newly launched pool service company focused on partnering with leading regional pool service owner-operators and providing them with the capital and expertise to accelerate their growth. NPP takes a differentiated approach by providing employees with career growth opportunities, maintaining the owner’s brand and legacy, and providing sellers with an opportunity to become leaders within the NPP organization. NPP aspires to be the largest pool service company by putting people first, helping peers in the industry, and creating lifetime customers. For more information please see contact information below.


Contact Information

Augusto Titarelli, Chief Executive Officer

Hal Denbar, President of Texas

Eddie Shekan, Vice President, Operational Excellence