Sustainability

Ensuring the best future for our employees means protecting the environment and the communities in which they live. POOLCORP is committed to using safe, sustainable work practices that minimize the impact to the environment.

Pete Arvan, President and CEO

POOLCORP sustainable work practices are integral to distributing world-class products. Throughout the production of a supplier’s products, the use of resources, product storage, waste disposal, and many other processes can cause adverse effects on the community, environment, and natural resources. We encourage our suppliers to minimize adverse effects in order to safeguard the health and safety of workers, the public, the flora, and the fauna.

POOLCORP proudly features products that are Eco Select, meaning they are designed to help you save energy, conserve water, eliminate or reduce noise, or otherwise contribute to a more environmentally responsible equipment system. We promote Energy Star® certified pool pumps that meet strict energy efficiency criteria set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. These pumps save money, reduce energy use, and protect the environment.

POOLCORP is also a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program. This program offers voluntary partnerships to businesses that sell water-efficient products and also provides resources to members to help them save water. WaterSense-labelled products are certified to use at least 20% less water, save energy, and perform as well as or better than other competing models.

In addition to pool products, POOLCORP specializes in turf-and-garden products which are sold through our Horizon network. Horizon sells irrigation, lawn maintenance, snow maintenance, and gardening products to the wholesale trade. Some of Horizon’s irrigation products reduce a household’s irrigation water usage by up to 15%, allowing our customers to have less of an impact on freshwater reserves. Horizon also offers organic fertilizers and organic pesticides.

POOLCORP works continuously towards its sustainability goals, including reduction of greenhouse gasses and other harmful air emissions, responsible management of water use in both quantity and quality, energy conservation, carbon minimization, resource efficiency with use of renewable resources, minimum and appropriately-handled waste, such as wastewater, proper chemical management and storage, and environmental incident reporting. Additional information on how our customers can be more eco-friendly can be found on SwimmingPool.com.

POOLCORP’s five sustainability categories include: