Pool Corp. Acquires Recreation Supply Company

Pool Corp. (Nasdaq: POOL) announced that it has acquired the operating assets of Bismarck, N.D.-based Recreation Supply Company.  Recreation Supply Company is a wholesale distributor of commercial swimming pool products operating three distribution centers in Bismarck, North Dakota, Bourbon, Missouri and North Haven, Connecticut serving commercial pool customers nationwide.

“For over 40 years, Recreation Supply Company has been a leading distributor of commercial swimming pool products and supplies to contractors, municipalities and commercial pool facilities throughout the Midwest and broader U.S. pool market,” said Peter D. Arvan, POOLCORP President and CEO. “The Haugland family has established a long history of outstanding customer service to commercial pool customers and aquatics facilities under founder Curly Haugland and current CEO, Cal Haugland. Under Cal’s continued leadership, we will provide expanded resources and product offerings focused on further enhancing service and reach to our combined commercial pool market customers. We are pleased with adding Recreation Supply Company to the POOLCORP network and expanding our service to the growing commercial swimming pool market.”

“Joining the POOLCORP network will provide broader product and customer service opportunities that will enhance our customers’ experience,” added Haugland.  “We sincerely appreciate the loyal support from our many customers, vendors and our dedicated employees over the years.  We look forward to working closely with POOLCORP’s commercial products team to ensure a smooth transition.”