McKinney, TX – September 30, 2022:
Heritage Pool Supply Group, Inc. (“Heritage”) announced today that it has acquired Pool Builders Supply of the Carolinas, Inc. (“PBS”), a leading wholesale distributor of pool and spa products in the Southeast. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, PBS was founded in 1976 by Olen & Betty Morgan and is run today by their children, Taryn Springsteed & Matt Morgan. The Company operates nine distribution locations across five states (NC, SC, VA, GA, and TN). Taryn, Matt, and the rest of the company’s leadership team will continue to lead PBS’ dedicated employee base under the existing brand banner, ensuring continuity and consistency for customers, suppliers, and employees.
Matt McDermott, President of Heritage, commented, “We are thrilled to partner with Taryn and Matt and are honored to have the hard-working employees of PBS join our growing family of companies. We always look for partners with great passion for customers and employees, and PBS is a model organization for both. The combination is strategic to Heritage in many ways and a key component to Heritage’s future expansion plans in the Southeast region. We are committed to build a national network and long-term legacy in the pool and spa industry for decades to come.”
Taryn Springsteed, VP and owner of PBS, commented, “To say I am proud of all our accomplishments over the last 48 years is an understatement. We have gone from a single warehouse in Charlotte, NC to nine branches in five states throughout the Southeast. After spending time with the Heritage team, I saw many parallels to our company, including a commitment to their employees as well as the importance of customer service. Not only am I certain that Heritage will be able to provide PBS with the additional resources needed to fuel our growth, but I am also confident they have the programs that will provide additional opportunities for our employees professionally and financially. The Heritage model is proven and we look forward to building the most positive force in the industry together for many years to come.”
About Heritage Pool Supply Group
Heritage Pool Supply Group’s vision is to grow by forming a network of the best independent distributors to provide exceptional customer service while increasing our value as a trusted growth partner to top manufacturers in the industry. Our mission is to help our family of companies achieve new heights and provide opportunities for all employees to grow, thrive, and advance with the company for decades to come. We currently operate a family of 16 distinct local brands encompassing more than 100 locations across 24 states. Heritage Pool Supply Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of SRS Distribution Inc., one of the largest and fastest-growing privately held wholesale distributors in the United States.
Source: Heritage Pool Supply Group
An In-Depth Look at Stadium Swim with Bradford Products
Stadium Swim is an over-the-top luxury swimming pool sportsbook experience like no other.
Bradford Products has long been a manufacturer of stainless steel vessels. With a pedigree for producing world-class resort-style swimming pools and water features, the firm has long been the go-to source when it comes to high-end projects. The fact should come as no surprise that Bradford Products was firm behind the world-famous Stadium Swim, a massive swimming pool sports book located at the Circa Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
Recently, we had the opportunity to discuss the pool at greater length with Mike Sage, VP of Sales & Marketing for Bradford Products who gave us some insight into why Bradford was tapped for this particular project.
Why Bradford Products Was Chosen For The Stadium Swim Project
“The backbone of our company, and certainly the largest part of our business, is the Aquatic vertical,” said Sage, “that is what encompasses primarily all of the custom and commercial elevated stainless steel pool and spas. I think that’s probably what we’re most well-known for. That goes for anything that goes on top of an apartment building or a Las Vegas pool deck or any number of our other custom applications for swimming pools and spas around the world.”
With over 10,000 pool and spa installations worldwide, Sage said the project planners behind Circa didn’t have to look far to find Bradford Products. The firm has been responsible for many well-known resort swimming pools all over the world. In fact, they were involved in the collaboration of another high-end pool project in London that made headlines across the globe, (Sky Pool).
“We’ve got a lot of experience in Las Vegas working with most of the major resorts and casinos there having installed just a tremendous number of pools and decks,” said Sage. “For most of the major players out there, Circa was unique for a couple of different reasons. It’s located in the old downtown part of Las Vegas. It’s a much tighter environment down there, which in and of itself created some unique challenges in constructing that particular casino. Certainly, the pool presented some unique challenges.”
“When it came down to it, there really was no other choice in their mind but to work with us,” said Sage. For project planners, it made sense to choose Bradford Products. The Bellagio, Caesars Palace, Golden Nugget, Wynn, Encore, and Palms Casino are only a few of the commercial clients they have had the fortune to work with. Consequently, the 40-year-old firm’s reputation proceeds them in the market when it comes to resort swimming pools in Las Vegas.
“Ultimately why Bradford was chosen as the pool supplier there. I would say first and foremost, by far the primary reason was because of the actual orientation of the pool deck. Stadium Swim sits directly above the gaming floor of the casino. And that is the heart and soul and money generator for that casino,” explained Sage, “there had to be an absolute highest level and sense of security that these pools were not going to leak or eventually leak over time. So Bradford was chosen because of our ability to deliver a fully welded, fully guaranteed watertight, stainless steel pool that would be placed directly over the most critical part of the casino.”
“They needed the ability to get these pools up to the pool deck in some pretty tight environments, “said Sage, “they also needed an organization that had the ability to maximize the full section sizes for transportation including craning and rigging, but still doing it in a manner that was conducive to staying on construction schedules and fitting into some pretty tight spaces.”
Stadium Swim, a Unique Pool Experience Like No Other
While the project was a monumental undertaking, it’s all in a day’s work said Sage, who claims to be eager to tackle the next huge Las Vegas project that comes along. This project is just another feather in the cap for the firm as they continue to dominate when it comes to Las Vegas commercial work. The end results of the Stadium Swim clearly speak for themselves.
“It truly is a really unique design. There are six pools and they are tiered. So the closer pools are set at the lower elevation, and then the further away that you get from the television screens, the higher up the pools go. So it is truly a stadium seating experience and layout,” explained Sage.
“It’s also the first of its kind in that the pool deck also doubles as a sports book,” explained Sage, “there’s a massive wall of TVs that are broadcasting any number of sporting events. The pools and spas on the pool deck basically act as the seating for watching the action. I can tell you, it’s quite comfortable having been on the deck in the middle of August in Las Vegas. There’s no better place to sit than in Stadium Swim and enjoy the big game. That’s certainly what captures everybody’s attention, are the massive screens.”
We’re certainly intrigued by the project and it’s no wonder why Stadium Swim is rated #1 on our list of the Best Pools in Las Vegas. We’ll keep you updated with more great content about Stadium Swim when we visit it during our trip to the International Pool Spa Patio Expo in November.
Learn more about the history of Bradford Products, their involvement with the Sky Pool and Stadium Swim on the Pool Magazine podcast.
Florida Swimming Pool Association Offers Tips on How to Prepare Your Pool for Hurricane Season
(SARASOTA, Fla.) – As hurricane season continues, the Florida Swimming Pool
Association (FSPA) looks to provide tips and information to prepare swimming pools
safely in case of a storm.
There are many misconceptions about how to prepare your pool for a hurricane. Below
are several important ways to ensure both public and private pools can be maintained
safely throughout the inclement season.
Should I drain my pool?
No, you should keep your pool water level maintained. The weight of the water in the
pool helps hold the sides and bottom in place. This is especially important with rising
water table levels during a storm.
Can I put my pool loungers into my pool so they won’t blow away?
Yes, but you should not throw anything into your pool. Gently place items into your
pool to avoid damaging your pool. Whenever possible bring your items inside instead.
Additionally, you should never put any glass items into your pool.
What other things can I do to prepare my pool for an incoming storm?
• Shock your pool.
o You may lose power for an extended amount of time, so your pool should
be ‘super chlorinated.’ This will help your pool’s water chemistry.
• Turn off all power at the circuit breakers before a storm hits.
o Any exposed electrical equipment such as motors for the pumps should
be covered with plastic wrap or removed completely if flooding is expected.
Consumers who are seeking additional professional advice on storm preparation or
who have additional questions can search for an FSPA member professional via the
FSPA Membership Directory: www.FloridaPoolPro.com
Other hurricane safety tips for your pool can be found at:
The Florida Swimming Pool Association is a trade association for the pool and spa
industry in Florida. There are approximately 750 member businesses in 16 Chapters
across the state. Members are required to abide by a code of ethics and to be properly
licensed and insured. FSPA provides the industry with access to continuing education
courses, information on current trends and issues, and an arbitration program and
government relations representation. FSPA is governed by a Board of Directors.
Hydra Pools, Inc. Hires Nathan Bell As Purchasing Manager
Hydra Pools, Inc. has been making backyard dreams come true, since 1984! Hydra offers a complete line of Polymer Wall & Steel Wall Inground Swimming Pools. Hydra also specializes in replacement vinyl pool liners and swimming pool covers in all shapes and sizes! Hydra is pleased to welcome Nathan Bell as the new Purchasing Manager. Bell has worked in both government agencies and private industry and brings years of leadership and experience to Hydra Pools.
Hydra Pools, Inc. is excited to name Bell as the new Purchasing Manager starting November 7, 2022.
Bell received his bachelor’s degree in Business from Bryan College in 2018. Bell proudly served in the United States Marine Corps from 2008 to 2012 where he received top secret security clearance, managed a crew while deployed in Afghanistan, and earned the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement and Good Conduct Medals. Bell enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, hunting, fishing, and watching college sports.
Bell will be responsible for leading and facilitating the company’s purchasing strategy, supervising teams, and ensuring all processes aligns with the company’s standards and designations for work quality at Hydra Pools, Inc.
About HYDRA POOLS, INC.
WE BUILD DREAMS
For over 30 years we have turned dreams into reality for thousands of homeowners
Hydra Pools, Inc. entered the in-ground swimming pool business in 1984. We began as a
manufacturer of polymer pool products and braces. The following year we began manufacturing our own pool liners. At that time, we occupied a small office space apart from our manufacturing facilities. But growth has been steady over the past eighteen years and Hydra today is housed in a 120,000-square-foot dedicated facility with state-of-the-art equipment for designing and manufacturing our products.
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