WICHITA — Pool season may be winding down, but Dave’s Pool Store is gearing up for future business.
Owner Dave Scheideman is moving his store a short distance from 915 N. West St. to 909 N. West St. and expanding from 1,100 square feet to 2,500 square feet.
“I just ran out of room for running my business,” he says.
The new building has 4,900 square feet. Scheideman will lease the space he’s not using.
“We’re working on that now,” he says of finding tenants.
The business, which Scheideman opened in 1984, is geared toward pool service and repairs.
“We’re going to continue with that theme.”
He also sells above-ground pools, and now he’ll be able to display them for the first time.
“The product line will probably stay the same,” Scheideman says. “I’ll just be able to display it, let’s say more visibly.”
There will be a glass front of the store that faces West Street.
Scheideman also is considering adding spas to his retail sales.
In addition to wanting more retail space, Scheideman says warehouse space is important to him as well.
“I will have more warehouse space so that I can purchase more wisely,” he says.
He’ll also now be able to secure his cars in his new building.
Look for the move to happen most likely sometime around Thanksgiving.