PoolCorp is the world’s largest wholesale distributor of swimming pool supplies, equipment and related leisure products. The company currently trades on the NASDAQ stock market under the ticker POOL. PoolCorp sells swimming pool equipment, parts and supplies and other backyard related products to approximately 70,000 wholesale customers around the world. The company operates over 280 sales center locations with more than 3,400 employees. The firm runs wholesale branches through three networks: SCP Distributors, LLC; Superior Pool Products, LLC; and Horizon Distributors Inc.
The company was incorporated in the state of Delaware in 1993 as SCP Holding Corp. In 1995, the company changed names to SCP Pool Corp. and on May 16, 2006, the name was changed to Pool Corporation (PoolCorp). Corporate headquarters are based in the New Orleans suburb of Covington, Louisiana.
The firm offers more than 100,000 national brand and private label products including non-discretionary pool maintenance products, such as chemicals and replacement parts; packaged pool kits, which include walls, liners, bracing and other materials; whole goods, which include cleaners, filters, heaters, pumps and lights; construction materials used for pool installations and remodeling; irrigation and landscape products, including a complete line of commercial and residential irrigation products and parts; power equipment for the professional landscape market; specialty products, which include light fixtures and built-in barbecues; and golf irrigation and water management products.
PoolCorp has expanded its lines to include products that complement the outdoor lifestyle, incorporating construction materials, fencing and backyard accessories over the years. In late 2005, it added irrigation and landscape products to its inventory with the acquisition of Automatic Rain Co. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Horizon Distributors Inc. As a leading regional wholesale distributor of irrigation and landscape products for the professional trade, Horizon’s addition expanded its offerings and provided PoolCorp with a solid distribution platform to the irrigation and landscape marketplace.
In August 2006, PoolCorp increased its irrigation footprint, adding Wickham Supply Inc. and Water Zone LP and their 14 distribution sales centers to its network. In March 2008, the firm further expanded its complementary product offerings with the acquisition of National Pool Tile Group Inc. (NPT). As the leading wholesale distributor of pool tile and composite pool finishes, NPT provides PoolCorp with a significant opportunity to grow its market share of product offerings used in the swimming pool refurbish and construction markets.