About

• Founded in 1978 by JB Merritt, who still owns and operates it today

• Located in Easley and Seneca, but serving the entire upstate of South Carolina.

• Specializes in custom built gunite pools, both residential and commercial.

• Renovates exiting pools with needed repairs and a little TLC.

• Renovations include resurfacing gunite, installing new vinyl liners, retiling, coping work, and adding water features.

• Retail department established in 1979, and we have narrowed our product line down to products we are proud to stand behind and sell.

• Products and brands we sell include Hayward, Pentair, Polaris, Poolife, Baquacil, Brilliance, Baqua Spa, and Big Green Egg.

• Carry a large selection of floats and toys to make your pool more fun!

• Employees receive continuous, extensive training to keep up with the latest technology.

The Anchor Team

retail team

Jane Merritt

Jane Merritt is a 1996 graduate of Wren High School. She received a Bachelors of Science degree in Business from Lander University in 2001. She is the backbone of Anchor Pools and one of the daughters ...

Susan Merritt Howard

Susan Merritt Howard is a 1998 graduate of Wren High School. Susan is one of the daughters of the founder and a key employee of Anchor Pools. She is a married mother of two beautiful children and has ...

Cassie Johnson

Cassie Johnson has been with Anchor Pools since 2012 and is currently managing our Seneca location. She is an expert in working on motors and inground pool cleaners. She has received Aquanology traini ...

Jeri Lynn Looper

Jeri Lynn Looper is a 1996 graduate of Wren High School. She is a married mother of two beautiful children and has been employed with Anchor Pools since 2007. Her hobbies include cooking on the Big Gr ...

Mindy Pickard

Mindy Pickard, employed by Anchor Pools since 2009, is a 1993 graduate of Wade Hampton High School. She is a married mother of three beautiful children. She enjoys reading, swimming, golfing, and real ...

Stephanie Helton

Stephanie Helton has been with Anchor Pools since 2016 and works in our Seneca store. She is in charge of our social media and website. She is a quick learner and will be glad to assist you with your ...

construction team

J.B. Merritt

J.B. Merritt started Anchor Pools in 1978. He played college football at the University of Tennessee where he met his wife Dionne. He taught school at Wren High School, and while visiting his cousins, ...

Ben Merritt

Ben Merritt is the older brother of founder J.B. Merritt. He is a graduate of Wren High School, and prior to working at Anchor Pools he worked with the family milk distribution business. He is a found ...

Jonny Rogers

Jonny Rogers has been employed with Anchor Pools since 2011. As an important part of our construction team, Johnny is typically one of our first crew members on site, preparing the site for the instal ...

Tony Young

Tony Young has been a member of our Anchor Pools family for 25 years. He is a 1979 graduate of Easley High School where he excelled at sports. He later played baseball at North Greenville College. His ...

Service team

Jay Bishop

Jay Bishop is a 2006 graduate of Easley High School. Jay has been working with Anchor Pools since 2008. Since 2013, Jay has been running our service department. In 2017, Jay was selected as the United ...