Jock Hamilton (1941 – 2002)
Jock began in the industry as a service professional in Brentwood, CA. Jock serviced pools of the stars while studying chemistry at Santa Monica Community College. Through research he developed his unique method to pool balancing. This later became the Hamilton Index™ – the first index for pool balancing.
Jock originally founded the company in 1974, attempting to produce dry Cyanuric Acid utilizing microwaves. In 1981, friend and colleague Tony Medina tipped Jock to the possibility of using Sodium Bromide as an algaecide. This led to the development of Yellow Treat® which was a huge success.
Jock passed away in 2002. His wife Jacki assumed ownership of the company and his son Scott became CEO in 2011.