Cardinal Systems, Schuylkill Haven, Pa., has announced plans to merge with Fox Pool Corporation of York, Pa. The two companies began discussions about the merger early this summer and, now that an agreement has been reached, are expected to merge on or around Dec. 7, 2018

Cardinal is the largest manufacturer of steel and polymer pool wall systems in the United States and it sells its products though distribution in the U.S. and Canada.

Adding Fox Pools, which makes powder-coated steel pool walls, vinyl liners and an aboveground pool system, will bring complementary products into the Cardinal family of brands, the company said in a release.

“We look forward to the Fox brand strengthening Cardinal’s position within the pool industry by providing a complete packaged pool line to our loyal customer base,” said Debra Haase, president at Cardinal Systems.