POOLCORP makes acquisitions

Pool Corporation, the world’s largest wholesale distributor of swimming pool and related backyard products, which operates approximately 375 sales centers in North America, Europe and Australia, announced the acquisition of two manufacturers: Jet Line Products, Inc., a leading distributor of swimming pool equipment, chemicals and supplies; and Ontario-based Northeastern Swimming Pool Distributors, Inc., the second largest distributor of swimming pool equipment, chemicals and supplies in Canada.

Established in 1971, Jet Line Products operates nine sales and distribution centers serving customers in the northeastern United States, Texas, south Florida and Caribbean markets; and Universal Transactions Corp, a specialty chemicals distributor serving Florida and Caribbean markets based in Miami.

“Jet Line has run an excellent business in the U.S. swimming pool industry for almost 50 years,” says Peter Arvan, POOLCORP president and CEO. “We are excited to add the Jet Line team and its outstanding customer service reputation to the POOLCORP family.”

Of the Northeastern acquisition, Arvan says, “Northeastern has been one of the leading distributors to the eastern Canada swimming pool industry for over 15 years. Adding the Northeastern team to the SCP Canada network expands our market leading position in the Canadian market and enhances our ability to serve customers in the Ontario and Quebec region.”

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