There must be something in the water because the pool industry clearly ranks among the most generous of industries. While we don’t have actual data to back up that claim, we have ample anecdotal evidence. Talk to any builder, service pro or retailer and you’ll discover that they’re involved in a project that’s making the world around them a little bit better. Here, we’re highlighting five such individuals. One helps eliminate hunger. Another commits time and money to prevent drownings. Then there’s the CEO who cleans pools for the grieving, free of charge. And two builders feel a particular sense of mission for helping troubled teens.

We hope their stories inspire you to give back. But then again, you’re probably doing that already.