About Us

Central Iowa Pool & Spa was founded in 1996 by John and Nora Mosher in Des Moines, Iowa. John and Nora began the company primarily installing above ground swimming pools and portable spas. Recently Mario Alba took over operations allowing John and Nora to work in a semi-retired capacity. Mario started out installing above ground swimming pools for CIPS in 1996. From there he moved up to crew foreman, service tech, service manager, general manager, and now President. Working closely with John for over 15 years helped Mario continue the tradition of hard work that has made CIPS so successful

Over the past 21 years CIPS has expanded to include in ground pools, billiard tables and game tables, saunas, Big Green Eggs and accesories, and other outdoor and indoor accessories. Central Iowa Pool & Spa is a BioGuard Platinum dealer, Sundance Spa Premier Dealer, Pacific Pool Showcase Builder, an Aqua 100 award winner, and a member of the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals. All of Central Iowa Pool & Spa employees are trained and have over 50 years combined experience in the industry.

The team at Central Iowa Pool & Spa knows individuality is important, which is why they pay special attention to the interests of each customer throughout the entire purchasing experience. From the minute the customer walks through our door, meeting their needs is our top priority. Founded, not only on excellent customer service, winning Sundance Spas Exceptional Customer Service award 20 years running, but also on the principals of hard work and a focused attitude Central Iowa Pool & Spa works to build long term relationships. The team at Central Iowa Pool & Spa guarantees you’ll purchase the best product of all……FUN!!!!

Meet the Team

Mario is the President here at CIPS! He has been in the business for 20 years and has worked from the bottom up, installing and repairing in the beginning, working his way up to sales, and eventually to owning the shop.  He has a true passion not only for the business, but for making sure the business is done right.  If you want to meet someone honorable, respectable, and true to his word in this business, look no further.


Contact:  mario@soakandswim.com




Dan is our newest member of management. He has taken over as the Service Manager here at CIPS and is excited and ready for what the position has in store for him! Dan has been with us at CIPS for several years now and has worked his way up from previously installing pools out in the field. Dan has many years of pool and spa care under his belt and we are glad to welcome him to the team!


Contact: dan@soakandswim.com



Kate is our Store Manager and Retail Director, but she also manages those that work in the Water Department.  With an eye for detail and a mind for factual data, Kate is great at not only making sure that we keep the water in your pool as spectacular as possible, in the simplest way, but she also keeps the store full of fun toys, useful accessories, and great aromatherapy.


Contact:  kate@soakandswim.com




Brett is our Install Manager here at CIPS. He has been installing our pools for over a decade! He is very versatile in many aspects of the construction and install side of our business. With knowledge coming from his self owned businesses and bringing all his diverse skills to CIPS we are very lucky to have him aboard!


Contact: brett@soakandswim.com

At Central Iowa Pool and Spa, we pride ourselves on customer service. Without great customer service you have no business. Our technicians are the heart of CIPS and we wouldn’t be able to function without them! From the Service Technicians out in the field, getting dirty, working late nights;  to the Water Technicians in our retail store, testing and balancing water, selling chemicals, and teaching all new customers the functions of their new investments, we strive for excellence in everything we do!

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