Pool of Life to Honor Memory of Robert Foutz

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Service-industry veteran Robert Foutz Sr. passed away last year October 30 at age 76, leaving behind a legacy of commitment to professional excellence and charitable works — and a loving family committed to carrying on in his footsteps. 

To honor his memory, Foutz’ son, Robert Foutz Jr., a pool service tech who worked with his dad running Purity Pool Service for several years and himself a well-known industry figure, has organized a special event he’s calling the “Pool of Life” to benefit his father’s favorite charities.  

“My dad was always interested in finding ways to give back,” Foutz says. “Like all truck owners he was often asked if he might lend his truck to help someone or some group in need. He never said no, and after he retired he spent a lot of his time in his truck helping his church, the Huntington Beach Kiwanis Club, other civic groups and his grandkids. “

The event will be held at the Superior Pool Products facility in Fountain Valley, Calif., on Friday, May 10. The event will benefit three organization: The American Red Cross, which will be taking blood donations; One Legacy, a non-profit organ and tissue recovery organization serving the greater Los Angeles area; and Colette’s Children’s Home, an organization that exists to heal homelessness for women and children with nowhere to turn.  

“These were all organizations my dad supported anyway he could,” Foutz says. “He was a tissue donor, and it was amazing how through that program he was able to turn the worst day for his family into the best day for someone else who needed an organ or tissue transplant. Even with his passing, he still found a way to help others.”

One Legacy will have representatives on hand to promote and answer questions about tissue and organ donations. Colette’s Children’s Home is a rescue organization that Foutz supported through his work the local Kiwanis Club, accepting cash donations and “gently used” clothing. As Foutz Jr. points out, last year the organization supplied 180,000 meals for women and children in crisis situations, as well as safe shelter, vocational training and counseling. 

For more information about the Pool of Life event, contact Robert Foutz Jr. at (714) 315-6255 or Superior Pool Product’s Fountain Valley at (714) 965-1430. 

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