Our Georgia Staff

We have decades of experience in the industry.

Take a moment to learn all about our staff.


Jim Darke
As the President of American Pool Georgia, Jim oversees all the service operations and manages relationships with customers.

Jim started his career in the pool industry as a lifeguard through high school and college. He worked as a systems engineer for IBM after graduating college, but traded it for the stability of his brothers’ family-owned pool management company. The business grew quickly and he partnered with American Pool in 1999.

Jim’s favorite part of the job is fostering long-term relationships with customers and co-workers. He finds it rewarding to provide swimming pools to communities, giving people an opportunity to be together with their families.

Jim graduated from Loyola University with a degree in Physics. He loves spending time with his wife and kids and also enjoys golfing and cycling.

Michael Scheetz
Michael currently serves as the Regional Manager for American Pool Georgia and has held this position since 2012. He started his career in the pool industry as a lifeguard when he was 15. He moved his way up the ladder as a head lifeguard, lifeguard instructor and aquatics coordinator before landing his current position. Today, he has over 15 years of experience under his belt and enjoys helping people by giving his staff the best training and providing top customer service.

Michael graduated from Florida State University with a Masters of Science in Recreation and Leisure Service Administration. When he’s away from the office, Michael enjoys spending time with his family, bowling with the Professional Bowlers Association and volunteering as a Firefighter/EMT at his local department.

Pawel Drozdzik
From lifeguard to President of the Maintenance Division of American Pool Georgia, Pawel has been a proud employee for many years. His work experiences include pool technician, repair technician and construction manager. Running 160 pools is no easy job, that’s why Pawel is ready to take a hands-on approach for his customers. He enjoys meeting new people and growing the business.

Pawel is proud of his Polish heritage. He is married to his “better half” and is the father of two young boys. He enjoys watching soccer and is a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Other Staff Highlights

John Broughton
President of Construction, 4 years