About Us - MicroGlass

Industry Leading Pool Finish Protection

About US

MicroGlass – Developed by Pool Pros for Pool Pros

Innovative Pool Finish Protection Products. For Pool Pros. By Pool Pros.

MicroGlass Origin

Spray-applying MicroGlass is not rocket science. But our manufacturing process certainly is.

In 1999, the brilliant mind of William Reed revolutionized the pool industry with a groundbreaking liquid delivery system. This game-changing technology seamlessly infuses pool finishes with glass-like nanoparticles, ensuring superior protection and longevity.

 What started as a closely guarded secret among Reed and a select group of pool builders is now a widely acclaimed solution, trusted on thousands of pools and spas annually by pool builders and renovators, plaster applicators and pool service professionals.


MicroGlass is led by a team of highly experienced pool industry specialists who know a lot about pool plaster, quartz and pebble finishes.

Alan Smith Pools, CEO

MicroGlass Co-Founder & Chairman
(Former CEO of Alan Smith Pools)

Alan’s extensive pool plastering career began in 1974 as a mixer, progressing to a finisher and foreman by age 19. In 1981, he co-founded Alan Smith Pools, a leading pool renovation firm in Orange, California. 

In 1989, Alan became a founding member of the National Plasterers Council (NPC) and later served as NPC President for several years. He also played a vital role in securing funding and establishing the National Pool Industry Research Center at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

An active board member of The California Pool and Spa Association, Alan is also an associate member of several esteemed organizations, including The Independent Pool and Spa Service Association (IPSSA), the United Pool Association (UPA), the Interlocking Concrete Paver Institute (ICPI), and the ICRI (International Concrete Repair Institute).

Frequently recognized by PSN as one of the Top 50 builders of the year, Alan Smith Pools relies on MicroGlass to protect nearly 1,000 pools annually, spanning both commercial and residential installations. 

Loren Granstrom

MicroGlass Co-Founder & VP of Sales

Based in Pensacola FL, Loren is widely recognized as a leading expert in exposed aggregate pool finishes. With an impressive 35 years of experience in the swimming pool industry, Loren has held prominent positions, including managing high-volume pebble operations, spearheading the development of new pebble aggregate finishes, and serving as a senior director at WetEdge Technologies.

Loren joined forces with MicroGlass LLC to share his expertise globally and empower pool plasterers to achieve unparalleled results. Loren is a dedicated member of the National Plasterers Council and currently serves as MicroGlass VP of Sales.

Ben Evans

MicroGlass Managing Principal

Bio forthcoming

Tom Cruz

National Sales Rep

Bio forthcoming

Josh Parrott

National Training Director

Bio forthcoming

Jen Rose

Brand Ambassador

Bio forthcoming

Patrick Brindle

Director of Business Development

Bio forthcoming

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