In a report indicating continued growth for the pool industry, Pool Corporation today reported record results for the first quarter of 2015, demonstrating strength in sales of swimming pool equipment, parts and supplies and other backyard related products.

According to the report, consumers continue to invest in their outdoor living spaces, which often include pool and deck refurbishment and more energy-efficient equipment. Also, warmer-than-normal weather in POOLCORP's year-round markets positively impacted pool maintenance sales.

"We are pleased to have kicked off 2015 with such solid first quarter results. Our performance is a positive reflection on both market conditions and our strong position within our industry. Both our strength and our value proposition are unique, given the investments that we have made over the course of many years, most notably in inventory and related systems that enable us to have what our customers need, when and where they need it. This allows us to help our customers succeed, because the greater our ability to serve them, the better they can serve their customers," said Manuel Perez de la Mesa, President and CEO.

POOLCORP is the largest wholesale distributor of swimming pool and related backyard products. Currently, POOLCORP operates 330 sales centers in North America, Europe, South America and Australia, through which it distributes more than 160,000 national brand and private label products to roughly 100,000 wholesale customers. 

Scott Webb is Executive Editor of AQUA Magazine.