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, he noticed that the next door neighbor was installing a swimming pool. He observed, asked millions of questions, did a lot of research, and decided this was the business he wanted to pursue. He and Dionne started the business while adding three daughters to their family. JB is using his retirement hunting, fishing, and spending time outdoors. J.B. is the creative force behind our award-winning Gunite pools and fountains.
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