About Us

Laurie Smith - Senior Editor

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Email me at lsmith@ultimatepoolguide.com

Erika Gomez - Junior Editor

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Email me at egomez@ultimatepoolguide.com

Erik Roach - Pool Expert

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Email me at eroach@ultimatepoolguide.com


My mission is to provide our team with assignments that fulfill our goal of being your go-to site for everything regarding swimming pool ownership. From product reviews to pool advice, you’ll have the resources you need to install and maintain your backyard swimming pool.

Now, I know that pool ownership may be overwhelming. Daily, weekly, monthly, and seasonal maintenance matters. That’s why I‘ve included maintenance guides as well as reviews of the best automatic pool cleaners and more.

I’m always looking for the newest equipment and best alternatives for new pool owners.

As the Junior editor here at Ultimate Pool Guide my job is to fact-check. Since research has always been my calling, I’m happy to be in this position. As I check to make sure that we’re bringing you the most up to date reviews and accurate information, I also find lots of inspiration for new and exciting articles that will inspire your backyard recreation.

For example, I bring you articles about gardening, hot tubs, and find ideas for your patio. Because, after all, if we’re enjoying our pool, we want to make the rest of the yard welcoming as well.

I’ve spent the past 20 years in swimming pool maintenance, and I’m excited to share what I’ve learned with you. Of course, you can take care of your own pool. All you need is a little help from the experts. That’s why I'm here.

Whether it’s above ground or a built-in pool, you need to know the specifics of how to keep your pool well-maintained and safe. So I spend my time reviewing equipment and writing how-to guides. From how to clean a filter to the best water temperature for your swimming pool, I’ll get you the info you need.

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