At POOLCORP, we believe that a being a good corporate citizen is the right thing to do for our customers, employees and community. Our goal is to achieve exceptional performance by embedding citizenship into all our daily decisions and actions.
POOLCORP believes in giving back and focusing on being a good local citizen. POOLCORP and its employees are involved in efforts to positively impact our communities by volunteering. Whether it be events to support local and global charities, performing work for Habit for Humanity or assisting in the refurbishment of community swimming pools demolished by Hurricanes, our employees want to make our local communities better places to live, work and play.
POOLCORP’s Stewardship Committee engages both the company and its employees in various fundraisers to give back to the community. The corporate office is affiliated with numerous charities and each individual sales centers is also encouraged to become involved in their community and support charities of their choice.
A spirit of stewardship and service to the community has always been at the heart of the POOLCORP.
In the summer of 2017, when hurricanes devastated areas of coastal Texas, the Caribbean, and the Florida peninsula damaging thousands of homes, disrupting lives, and closing businesses, the POOLCORP team took action.
In the Houston area, efforts to get Sales Centers – and the area’s pool industry – back to work illustrate teamwork at its finest. Dallas and Austin Sales Centers pitched in, receiving and delivering products to keep up with customer demands. When Sales Centers were forced to be closed due to flooding, Employees spent the time helping neighbors gut their homes to prepare for rebuilding, while one volunteer first responder worked tirelessly performing high water rescues.
After Hurricane Irma passed through South Florida, SCP Fort Myers’ roof collapsed and the building took on about 6 inches of water. Though many employees were without power and water and some sustained damages to their homes, they opened the Sales Centers and worked in the dark warehouses and sweltering parking lots that had been transformed into makeshift sales counters. Employees transported water and brought in meals for others that did not have a means to cook.
After getting grazed by Irma, Puerto Rico took a devastating direct hit from Hurricane Maria – the strongest storm to hit the island in decades. From POOLCORP’s Corporate Office in Covington, LA to divisions across the country, support for the storm victims rolled in.
The Midwest Division took a systematic approach with each region taking on specific provision categories like personal hygiene, cleaning supplies, and baby supplies.
With the storms bringing back memories of Hurricane Sandy, the Northeast Division was eager to help. Once word spread about the shipments, employees’ family, church, and community members were eager to contribute as well.
Through the hard work and dedication of employees in the affected areas and the compassionate support by fellow employees around the country, POOLCORP is proud to have made a positive impact on those around us.