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Recognizing the Importance of Community

Recognizing the Importance of Community

Serving the greater Coeur d’Alene and Spokane communities for more than four decades, Pool World opened its doors in 1976 by husband and wife Kerry and Lyla Henderson. Today, that commitment to service has been passed on to their son Mark Henderson.

The family owned local business has been—and continues to be—dedicated to superior quality products, services and personnel since day one. Formerly located on Sunset Avenue in Coeur d’Alene, they moved locations to Appleway (across from U-Haul) in 2018, holding their grand opening last August. Pool World offers a total of four showroom locations including Spokane Valley, North Spokane and Central Spokane.

“We are a growing company that is here for the long term,” affirms Mark.

Providing the Inland Northwest with quality services, Pool World is the area’s one-stop shop for the perfect backyard vacation. “Pool World loves being able to make someone’s vision become a reality. By providing a customer with their perfect backyard vacation, we’re able to provide them a place for many memories for many years, bringing friends and family closer,” says Haleigh Meacham, marketing director for Pool World.

Pool World prides itself on being more than a longstanding local family owned business—it is through their unwavering commitment to the community that they find true fulfillment.

“As a local company, we find it important to support our local community. We are active members of the community, supporting activities and charities with our Pool World Cares organization,” says Haleigh.

Pool World Cares is a program in which Pool World sets aside $100 from each new hot tub sale, adding it to its Pool World Cares fund, with money donated back into the community. Over the past six years, they have donated more than $10,000 to local charities in North Idaho.

“As our business grows, we hope to give back more and more every year to our community,” says Haleigh. “We want to participate in our community and help as much as we can.”

Everyone, at some point in their life, needs a little help, and she, Mark and the rest of the Pool World team see that. Whether it's assisting to get meals delivered to the disabled, providing clothing and shelter to the homeless population—including animals—or helping families whose loved one is fighting a horrible disease, they are there to lend a hand.

During the months of March and April, Pool World is raising money for Kootenai Humane Society (KHS) through its "Paws for Cause" program. The community is invited to stop in at the store and donate money to KHS, and their name will be put on a paw which goes up on the wall. May through August, they hold a similar fundraiser, “Splash for Cystic Fibrosis,” with proceeds benefiting Providence Health Care Foundation’s Cystic Fibrosis Center. Those who donate can put their name on a water droplet, which will then be placed on the wall.

In addition, each fall they have 2nd Harvest bins set up at their stores for food donations, with their employees participating as well. Come winter, you can find bins at each location to donate to Toys for Tots.

“We believe that by supporting the people and local organizations here, we can help strengthen our community and give people the opportunity to thrive and be proud of the Coeur d'Alene neighborhood and surrounding areas,” adds Haleigh.

Pool World

745 West Appleway Avenue

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83814


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