Meet the Team

Richard Tyrrell, MISPE
Managing Director

Prior to entering the swimming pool industry, Richard was a director of a building company specialising in alterations, refurbishments and extensions. In 1970 he was approached by an existing customer to design and build a swimming pool. Following the success of this project, Richard discovered he had a passion for this work and continued to develop his knowledge under the expert guidance of his customer, who had himself been in the industry for decades prior to retirement and was known as an expert throughout the UK.

Since 1970 Richard has dedicated his working life to swimming pools and is a leading expert in every aspect of the industry. Over the years he has designed and built numerous pools, dealt with and resolved every imaginable problem and built up an enviable knowledge and customer base. It is testimony to Richard that even today RT Swimming Pools Limited continues to service and maintain many pools that he designed and built dating as far back as the 1980s.

By 2005 demand for the maintenance side of the business had increased to the extent that Richard decided to focus on service and maintenance, whilst still building the occasional pool when specifically requested. Having gained a reputation for first-class, professional customer service, the business continued to grow and on 1st May 2019 it transitioned to a private limited company operating out of a modern new unit in Holton Heath, Dorset.

Richard has been a member of the Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers (MISPE) since 1980. He continues to lead RT Swimming Pool Services as Managing Director and train the next generation of swimming pool engineers.

Glyn Richards
Technical Director
Glyn was appointed as a Director of RT Swimming Pool Services Limited on 15th February 2023 and takes on the role of Technical Director. Glyn first joined the team at RT Swimming Pools on 1st November 2021 having previously worked for the company on a contract basis over the Summer of 2021. Glyn has brought a wealth of experience in swimming pool plant and design having worked in leisure facilities management for over 30 years. Glyn is a qualified CIMSPA, Pool Plant Operator.
Glyn has a passion for providing the most perfect water quality and has a proven track record in the commercial side of the pools business. This along with his impressive time with the company over the summer made Glyn the ideal candidate for the role of Senior General Manager. The role was introduced to support the growing business and to also enable Richard to ease back a little after over 52 years of leading the business.
In his role as Senior General Manager, Glyn managed all aspects of swimming pool and spa service and maintenance. Glyn has looked at the company’s procedures and controls and introduced a range of improvements and enhancements to ensure that we fully meet and exceed our customers’ expectations. Glyn will now continue his excellent work at Board level.
David Brown, TnISPE (Cert)
Senior Swimming Pool Engineer

David worked in the printing industry as a lithographic printer for 35 years, excelling in his trade and valued as a key member of staff. However by 2014 David felt he had reached a peak in this career and a new challenge would enhance and invigorate his working life. He met with Richard who recognised his qualities as a practical, honest, reliable and courteous individual who would benefit the company. Richard invited him to consider joining RT Swimming Pool Services and assist in the growing business.

Since then David has been coached and trained by Richard in all aspects of swimming pool maintenance, service and repair. David is a fully qualified ISPE engineer having attained the TnISPE certification. He additionally holds an IQ Level 3 Certificate in Swimming Pool Operations. 

David is our Senior Swimming Pool Engineer and Glyn's "right hand man”.

Andrew Donner
Finance Director

Andrew has over 40 years’ experience in financial services, having worked at Lloyds Bank, JP Morgan and HSBC. During this time, he held various senior technical, sales and relationship management positions and was responsible for managing relationships with large financial institutions. He retired from HSBC in October 2018, where he was the UK Business Head and Head of Trustee Relationship Management within the bank’s Securities Services Division.

Given both his knowledge of finance and of the local Bournemouth area, in 2018 Richard invited Andrew to assist in the transition of RT Swimming Pool Services to a private limited company, to look after the financial accounts and attend to company secretarial matters.

Since joining the industry, Andrew has developed a passion for ensuring that RT Swimming Pool Services continues to fulfil its potential as the region’s leading swimming pool build and service company, by ensuring that clients receive a high standard of individual attention at all times.

Paul Bennet
Swimming Pool Engineer

Paul joined RT Swimming Pool Services Limited in May 2022, after many years working as a technician in the electronic service industry. During his time in electronic services, Paul's expertise in troubleshooting and repairing electronic equipment led him to work on a wide range of projects in the UK and many countries throughout the world.

In his leisure time, Paul enjoys listening to his favourite tunes and spending time on the water, enjoying the thrill of boating.

We are delighted to have Paul "on board" at RT Swimming Pool Services, who has proved a valuable and reliable member of the team.

Paul has attained the "Pool Plant Operator" qualification.

Ian Kirk
Swimming Pool Engineer

After many years in the plumbing industry including a decade as a self employed kitchen and bathroom fitter, Ian "retired" from plumbing and worked in the leisure and water treatment industries where he specialised in swimming pools and spas.

Ian joined our team of Engineers in the Spring of 2023. Ian had a number of other opportunities at the time and we are delighted that he chose to join us at RT Swimming Pool Services.

Ian enjoys visiting our clients premises and the variety that comes with working on domestic pools and spas in beautiful Dorset.

Ian has attained the "Pool Plant Operator" qualification.