Leslie’s Poolmart Inc., one of the largest retailers of pool and hot tub supplies, services, and repairs in the U.S., has acquired the assets of Valley Pools Sales Inc., based in Pittsburgh, Pa.
The acquisition includes the operation of six Valley Pool & Spa stores, e-commerce operations, and the related warehouses and corporate office facilities.
Valley Pool & Spa has been serving pool and hot tub owners in Pittsburgh since 1967 and has been owned and operated by Corinne (Corie) Kraft since 1987.
“We are thrilled to add the outstanding associates from Valley Pool & Spa to the Leslie’s organization and we are excited Corie and her leadership team will be joining the Leslie’s team,” said Steven Ortega, president and CEO of Leslie’s Poolmart. “Through new store openings and acquisitions of operators like Valley Pool & Spa, we are continuing to execute our mission of providing the best value and customer service in the pool industry by reaching even more residential and commercial pool owners.”
The merger will allow Valley Pool & Spa, which will continue to operate in the greater Pittsburgh area, to offer additional services and products to its clients.
“We are excited to team up with Leslie’s,” said Kraft, president of Valley Pool & Spa. “They are a best-in-class retailer, and like Valley Pool & Spa, are committed to providing pool and hot tub owners with a high level of expertise and customer service.
“This business has been my passion for my entire working career and I am proud of what our team has helped build over the past 50 years. I am looking forward to continuing to lead the business and exceed our customers’ expectations.”