Wednesday, November 17, 2010

the Pool that Cannot be Named

after hand digging, hand mixing over 650 bags of concrete, hand stacking aforementioned concrete, 63 feet of tile, and 15 different types of coping; the pool that cannot be named has reached completion. ShowMePools would like to give a huge thanks to everyone who has grabbed a shovel, helped out on pour days, or contributed otherwise. thank you to Dano and Armand, Jeremy Barber for designing our graphic, Justin Shiney for doing our screen printing, Big Jim and Q for donating all our rebar, Mike Massoti for the final excavation when we had to relocate the end of our drain line, Geth and Steph for letting us grab some leftover forms and coping from Nederland, Don Earley for the use of his wet saw, Tracy for a good amount of coping, Joe Kokesh, Jeremy, and Jeremy's son (sorry buddy, i forgot your name); Soup, Deaf Brian, and JP; Harms, Glen, the brothers Jameson, Brian Patton, Pat, Cameron, Brian Baker, Carson, Tatt Matt and Serra, Rob and Eddie, Little Keith, Bryan and Lily, Seeger, Shane, and Greg; and the bridge kids, Zac, Nate, Jameson, Joel, Brian V, Nemo, Adam, Simon, Kyle, Ben, and Chad. thanks guys! we appreciate every bit of your help.
that being said, ShowMePools builds hands down the best skateable concrete in the St. Louis area. if you would like to have your own piece of the American dream, contact us at no job too big nor small.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


here in STL, vigilante concrete seems to be the new craze. and as stoked as we are to spend our steamy summer afternoons under the bridge, we've had something incubating for quite some time. SMP would like to extend our appreciation for everyone who has helped in any way, shape, or form, especially the few soldiers who have repeatedly shown up to earn their turns. Jonathan Harms is one of those soldiers, and he has sent us some of his photos from the last three pours.

completion is in sight. we have one pour to go. stay tuned for the finished product.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

two frickin posts in one frickin day!

after however long of no posts. soup did a time lapse of our last pour and sent us a link to it today. nice work buddy!

it takes a village

one skateboard sold is equivalent to 10 bags of concrete ($40). huge thanks to everyone who has donated in some way, shape, or form. we still have decks and shirts available for sale if you'd like to throw your hat in the ring. as we've stated before, ALL proceeds go towards concrete.

it's been a long time in between posts, but sometimes building skateboard terrain involves actually building skateboard terrain. stay tuned for more frequent posts.
-mobb deep-

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

funds raised, new crete poured

the kingshighway bridge benefit was a success. we raised another couple grand for materials.

the contest went off.

drew took first.

goad won the tic tac race.

big big thanks to toast skateboards, azpx skateboards, sacrifice skateboards and equillibrium clothing for donating through showmepools.

the next day we had an appreciation bbq with a hot dog eating contest.

this dude destroyed some dogs.

this week we started spending some of the money raised on turning an existing ledge into a pyramid.

for more photos and video of the contest check out

Sunday, February 21, 2010

support diy

fundraiser for concrete and building materials. march 13th at the skatium in st louis.

Friday, February 19, 2010

slideshow saturday

a collection of projects over the past couple years

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

semi-limited availability

due to overwhelming demand, square tails in the first run are almost gonzo. all three other sizes are available locally for $50, or $60 shipped. assorted colored organic t-shirts are also available for $20. email ShowMePools@yahoo to place an order and we will paypal you. all proceeds going to the pool that cannot be named.

Monday, January 25, 2010

beyond words

Jeremy Barber killed it with the graphics and got the artwork to us last night. within 20 hours, Justin Shiney had boards packaged and ready to come home to STL. Available this weekend. email to reserve a size. we'll save one for you. they'll go fast. the eight is on the left. the 8 7/8 square tail is on the right. coming in yellow only.

get em while they're hot

the long-awaited first run of ShowMePools decks with artwork by Jeremy Barber will be available at the end of the week. if you're really interested in getting one and don't come down to the bridge often, send me an email at
our boards come in 4 different sizes: 8, 8 1/4, 8 1/2, and 8 7/8 (with a square tail for that old man swamp foot you've got kickin).

check out Barber's work at