Pool Corporation (NASDAQ: POOL), Covington, LA, reported sales for the first quarter of $406.3 million, up 9.7 percent from the previous year. Profit was $4.2 million, up 23.5 percent from the first quarter of 2013.
"As we focus on the emerging 2014 season, we believe our first quarter results are a solid starting point," said Manuel Perez de la Mesa, president and CEO. "From an operational perspective, the first quarter offers us an opportunity to further every aspect of our business. We have expanded into new areas and have enhanced our product offerings to extend our reach and our ability to better serve our customers."