About Us

Meet Buster Crabbe

Jeff and Gary Schlesener starting building swimming pools in 1983 on the principle that hard work and honesty are always the best policy. That policy has served Buster Crabbe Pools well as we have grown from just a few pools to having built over 1000 pools and regularly servicing over 700 in the Springfield and surrounding Southwest Missouri area.

We can professionally service any swimming pool – vinyl lined, gunite, or fiberglass, and any type of equipment – from a basic pump and sand filter system to the latest digitally controlled remote systems with salt to chlorine generators. Whether it’s building vinyl lined, in ground pools or servicing any type of pool, we are confident in saying that no company in the area can do it better or more thoughtfully than us.

Our Location

Our showroom is located just south of Springfield right by the James River – just go down Campbell and turn west at the go-kart track. We have a wide variety of pool toys, maintenance equipment, parts, and chemicals – everything you could need or want for your pool. We strive to keep our prices low and offer the best customer service around. As always, we offer free water testing and advice to make your pool the envy of the block. This year we’ve added a wide selection of pool toys and games at great prices so we can truly be your one stop shop.

Who is Buster Crabbe?

Buster Crabbe was an Olympic swimmer and screen star in the 1930s, 40s, & 50s. He lent his name to a line of swimming pools and when we started building pools, his was the pool we sold. We became known by that name, and so despite the fact that we haven’t sold a Buster Crabbe pool since those first years, we have held onto the name. You may, however, have seen Buster the Crab on our website and Facebook pages offering helpful hints, reminders, or just something to lighten your day.