Creating a Culture of Innovation

Fortville, IN, October 16, 2018–Bill Khamis and Ed Vondell, the owners and inventors of Indiana fiberglass pool manufacturer, Thursday Pools, are going to speak at the upcoming Midwest and Southeast Pool and Spa Show., “Essential Elements for Creating a Culture of Innovation.”

Khamis and Vondell are the driving forces behind numerous Thursday Pools innovations, including:

  • The World’s First Beach Entry Fiberglass Pool: Utility and design patent-pending, their two beach entry designs, Grace and Sandal, will be available for installation in 2019.
  • The Backfill Eliminator: A patent-pending system for installing fiberglass pools with large built-in tanning shelves.
  • The Fiberglass Pool Anchoring System: A patented system that provides fiberglass pool owners with the industry’s only option for safely draining their fiberglass pools while maintaining their warranty.
  • The Lucky 7 Skimmer™: A skimmer designed exclusively to accommodate the angled walls of fiberglass pools.

Khamis and Vondell lead a culture of innovation at Thursday Pools by focusing on problem solving for their customers and dealers alike through optimism, persistence and collaboration. They’re hands-on in every aspect of the business. Through their speaking engagements, they will share with other business owners how to listen to their customers for opportunities for improvement, foster innovation in their own organizations and create a team of open-minded problem solvers.

“We’re excited to share what we know and what we’ve learned,” said Vondell, COO.  “We certainly don’t have it all figured out, but we do know that other manufacturing businesses have faced the same challenges we have. If we can help other organizations or individuals move the needle in terms of process improvements, opportunities to get an edge on their competition, or ways to provide a better end-user experience for their products, we’re happy to do so.”

“We get really jazzed when we talk to our dealers and they tell us how our innovations have helped them sell more pools or solve issues that fiberglass pool owners have faced,” CFO Khamis added. “We’re committed to quality and customer satisfaction, first and foremost. And we’re always looking for new ways to elevate the fiberglass pool owner’s experience. We don’t sleep much, but when we do, we dream about improving fiberglass pools.”

All Thursday Pools fiberglass pools are built to meet strict ISO 9001 standards for quality of construction and materials as well as ISO 14001 standards for environmentmental stewardship. Their pools are backed by two industry-leading warranties and are crafted with true passion and teamwork.

Thursday Pools manufactures one-piece, inground fiberglass swimming pools at its facility in Fortville, Indiana. Dedicated to bringing cutting-edge innovations to the pool world, Thursday Pools designs and handcrafts fiberglass pools to the highest standards.

Pool companies interested in becoming a part of the Thursday Pools dealer family can get more information here.