Company History

Clearwater Chemical Company was created from a determination to find a better and easier way to deal with the chemical balance and treatment of the residential swimming pool. Royden and Wilma Best opened Clearwater for business on April 1, 1982. It was planned to be a small side business that provided a weekly chemical service only and Royden would work it on the weekends with a part-time helper. The plant was located in Pomona, CA while the office work was handled out of their home in Covina, CA. There was a large response to Clearwater’s economical service alternative and, after only a few months, Royden had to quit his full-time job, hire three more employees and purchase another service vehicle.

In the summer of 1984, Clearwater had out grown its’ space. A new plant was constructed next to an office located in San Dimas, CA, where it is still located today. As time has passed, Clearwater expanded the service territory along with the range of maintenance and repair services offered to the pool owner. Today Clearwater offers economical and reliable service and repairs in a service area that includes over 30 zip codes in the Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties.

It has been over 25 years since those early days. Royden and Wilma retired to Sun City West, AZ in 2007, but they both continue to work as Consultants to the business. The day-to-day operation of Clearwater is now being handled by second and third generations of family that have grown up working in the swimming pool service business. Clearwater Chemical Company has developed great business relationships and has a reputation of outstanding reliable service that is well-known throughout both the swimming pool industry and in surrounding communities.
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