Pool Corp. (Nasdaq: POOL), Covington, LA, reported sales for the first quarter of $515.3 million, up 14.4 percent from the prior year. Profit nearly doubled to $16.4 million.
"Warmer weather across most seasonal markets resulted in an earlier than normal start to the pool season," said Manuel Perez de la Mesa, president and CEO. "Accelerated customer early buy deliveries, an additional selling day compared to the same period last year, and continued exceptional execution by our team all contributed to our strong start in 2016. We leveraged the tools and resources uniquely available to us to provide a differentiated value proposition to help our customers succeed and we made the most of it."