Our Story

Desjoyaux has invented a swimming pool that is easy to install and maintain, bringing happiness to every family.

A swimming pool creates an environment which encourages low impact exercise, relaxation, stress relief and most of all memories, all while feeling like you are on vacation right-at-home.

ABOUT US

Desjoyaux Family

One day in 1966, Jean Desjoyaux decided he wanted to give his family a swimming pool. Having made this decision, he undertook the task of building it himself. The pool brought laughter, fun and wonderful memories. It also brought friends, neighbors, and a relaxed atmosphere reminiscent of the best times spent right at home.

With this first pool, Jean Desjoyaux realized that a swimming pool is not just concrete, coping stones and water, it is also contagious happiness and a shared family spirit. And for Jean Desjoyaux, he felt every family should have the opportunity to enjoy this kind of swimming pool!

Thanks to this holistic approach to swimming pools, Desjoyaux not only brings you its technical expertise and exclusive products, but also helps you make this space a success with advice on the layout, accessories and more! Your swimming pool becomes a new room you can use in a thousand and one different ways. All you need to do is dip a toe in the pool to feel like you're already on a vacation, right at home.

Leadership Team

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Kurt Wangenheim

Kurt joined Desjoyaux Pools USA in March 2017 as the General Manager for US operations. Prior to joining Desjoyaux, Kurt spent 11 years digging holes in people's backyards in the utility contracting industry. He started with Insituform Technologies (water and sewer repair and replacement), and then moved to Novinium in 2009 (underground power cable repair and replacement) where he led the company operations from $4 million to over $40 million in 6 years. As a past Vice President and Regional General Manager, Kurt has extensive experience in sales, operations, finance, and supply chain. Kurt is a graduate from United States Military Academy, West Point, NY (Beat NAVY!) with a bachelors in engineering and a Master's degree from Portland State University (Go Pilots!). Kurt has been married for over 30 years, a father of 2 teenage boys, is active in the Boy Scouts, and is an avid woodworker.

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RON KNELSON

Ron is a native south Floridian where he spent his youth split between swimming in the ocean and backyard pools. Ron’s second passion (his first is building pools) is old Ford cars and is currently working on a ’65 Mustang coupe. In Ron’s early life he was a SAE certified mechanic and has built many Ford Mustang Cobra replicas.
When not under the hood or digging holes in people’s back yards, Ron enjoys family time with his wife, teenage daughter and toddler son.