Meet Our Team

A company is only as strong as the people behind it – and our people make up the strongest team you’ll ever find. We personally hire and train each staff member, ensuring they meet the exacting standards we’ve set for Blueray excellence.

As a licensed American Red Cross (ARC) training provider, our thorough in-house instruction requires each of our employees to stay current on ARC standards, and they’re also taught general commercial pool maintenance, including basic water chemistry skills and cleaning. This way, our team can expertly assess the water and address any concerns immediately. It’s just one of the many ways we maintain a safe pool environment, and also a competitive advantage that separates us from all other aquatics service providers in the industry.

Above all, safety is our top priority, so when you hire Blueray, you get the unwavering promise of extraordinary service, unparalleled skills and a safe environment. In fact, it’s our emphasis on community, compassion and quality that have allowed us to maintain our status as an industry-leading provider of aquatic services in Southern California.

Along with being an authorized service provider with the American Red Cross, we’re also a California C-53 Swimming Pool Builder, the highest classification you can obtain for a swimming pool construction company. With more than 30 years in business, our expert team members have seen it all. That’s why when it comes to aquatics, we can handle everything and do anything. And we’d love the opportunity to share our aquatics expertise with you.

Sincerely,

Abby Pearose

President, Blueray Aquatics

Abby Pearose

Founder/President

Abby launched Blueray Aquatics in 2008 at the age of 24 when he began providing high-quality aquatics programs like personal and group swim instruction, and lifeguard and recreational services to select Orange County markets. His services soon became the most sought-after in the area, and Blueray Aquatics serviced one of the most prestigious communities in California: Emerald Bay in Laguna Beach. Under Abby’s vision for growth, the company has exponentially increased its client base, providing high-quality aquatics programs and services to multiple private and municipal aquatics facilities throughout the greater Southern California area. 

Chris Roman

Director of Operations

Chris has been employed by Blueray since 2013 and possesses a wealth of experience in the aquatics industry. He is the head of age group swimming and water polo for the City of Santa Ana. As for his own swimming career, he was on the swimming and water polo team at Saddleback High School for four years, was on the swim and water polo team at Santa Ana College for two years and played water polo at Arizona State University (ASU) and masters water polo after ASU. He holds a degree in business from Santa Ana College and a degree in business from Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business.

Chris forgot to include- American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Trainer, Lifeguard Instructor, CPR Instructor

John Percy

Director of Pool Services/Partner

John has more than 30 years of pool-building experience in the state of California. He is a C-53 Swimming Pool Builder (the California Contractors License). At the age of 21, he launched his own pool business with First Choice Pool Service, which expanded to more than 1,000 commercial/residential accounts before the business was sold. He has extensive knowledge of large, commercial aquatics facilities as well as equipment and has built hundreds of backyard pools from the ground up. In his career, he has also completed thousands of pool remodels. When it comes to equipment and daily operations, John is Blueray’s go-to for all things pool service. When Blueray and First Choice Pool Service merged in 2019, John brought his C-53 license to Blueray to help make it the only comprehensive aquatics company in Southern California.

David Velasquez

Pool Director (Covina and Moreno Valley)

David’s aquatics background began his freshman year of high school in 2010. The 24-year old swam three of the four years on the varsity swim team. In 2012, at the age of 16, he started working for his local city pool as a lifeguard and swim instructor. He taught swimming lessons for five years until he was promoted to the management team at Blueray, where he also serves as a lifeguard instructor. He has been managing and directing the staff at Blueray for three years, most recently as pool director for the Covina and Moreno Valley locations. In 2014, David earned the title of Eagle Scout, the highest ranking in Boy Scouts, which taught him critical leadership tactics and the importance of preparation to tackle any task. He brings these skills to work with him at Blueray as he strives to excel and inspire each and every day. 

Venecia Lopez

Customer Service Manager

Swimming has always been Venecia’s passion and she’s been involved in aquatics sports for years. She was part of her high school water polo and tennis team and joined the Blueray team as a swim instructor/lifeguard after graduating high school. She’s excited to be working for Blueray and looks forward to what the upcoming season of swimming will bring.