Lots of people don’t consider the manufacturer when they’re shopping for pools, especially when they’re browsing the above ground pool category. “A pool is a pool,” they say. Actually, there’s a huge variety, when it comes to quality and options, when you’re looking for an above-ground pool. So what, exactly, is special about a Doughboy pool? Many things.
Get to Know a Doughboy Pool
To truly know a Doughboy Pool, you have to know a thing or two about our history. Our story began in 1947 with Domain Industries, a company whose packing machinery operation was famous for its rubber sealing techniques. That year, the company rebranded its packaging machinery operation as The Doughboy Plastics Division, so named in honor of U.S. Soldiers during World War I (The “Doughboys”).
This new division’s mission was to enter the market of outdoor family entertainment, producing inflatable splasher pools, beach balls, and toys. Later renamed Doughboy Recreational, 2022 marked our 75th year in business. During that time, we’ve earned a reputation for high-quality above ground, recessed, and lap pools all made in our Arkansas factory.
A history as long and rich as this is testimony to our commitment to delivering a superior product with superior service. Most companies don’t get to celebrate their diamond anniversary – in any industry. That’s why we are especially grateful to our team of professionals, be they in production, sales, or any other department, who take so much pride in their work. We operate with a family-oriented philosophy that is ingrained in every Doughboy pool, and pool owners appreciate the difference.
At Doughboy, we set a standard for manufacturing a pool so it is bigger, better, stronger, and lasts longer. We achieve this, in large part, by producing everything we sell in-house – the only above-ground pool manufacturer in the world to do so. The pools, filtration systems, skimmers, and relevant accessories are made in our 660,000-square-foot facility starting with raw materials.
We even make our own vinyl liners from scratch, available in both 20 and 25 MIL. The result is a product that is stronger, more flexible, and more resistant to chemicals and UV rays. By managing the production process from raw materials to the finished product, we ensure that each pool meets a level of quality that surpasses the competition.
Emphasis on Pool Safety
Pool safety is our chief priority at Doughboy. The quality we achieve in our products not only provides a more attractive, longer-lasting pool. It also means the pool environment is safer. This is especially true when it comes to our handrails, ladders, and steps – features that are essential to maintaining safe access and reliable boundaries to the water.
We include a comprehensive safety packet, complete with a manual and signage, to give owners everything they need to properly mark and manage their pool environment.
In the case of inground pools, potential buyers are limited by geography in their search. It would be too challenging for a custom inground pool builder in the midwest to do business with a homeowner in New England because the movement of construction materials and professionals is too great to make the project feasible.
A Doughboy Pool presents an entirely different scenario. Our pools were originally designed to be portable, so we’ve become experts at packaging and shipping all the parts of a pre-assembled pool to locations all over the United States. Once each component of the pool is finished in our factory, we meticulously package it on a pallet and ship it.
Our location also works to our advantage. Our operations are centrally located within the continental United States, enabling us to maintain 98% efficiency on delivery through shippers all over the country. Furthermore, we’re only 75 miles away from Memphis, Tennessee where we regularly connect with one of the country’s most prominent freight couriers, FedEx.
Your Doughboy Pool
How many generations of family fun could you create with a Doughboy pool? Find a dealer near you so you can create a signature swimming experience the whole family can enjoy.