• Steve Russo

Standing the Test of Time

Updated: Apr 30

Local family owned business recognizes importance of community

By Jillian Chandler


Providing everything you need for your backyard vacation, Pool World has been in business serving the community for 44 years. The family owned local business has been—and continues to be—dedicated to superior quality products, services and personnel since day one.

After more than four decades in business, the success of this long-standing business is credited to its founders, Kerry and Lyla Henderson, and their son, Mark, who has managed Pool World’s day-to-day operations for more than 30 years. “They really had a vision of excellence that has set us apart today,” states Business Manager Pat Flynn.

Today, owners Lyla and Mark Henderson are dedicated to spending the necessary time educating their employees on everything they need to know about their market, products, water chemistry and more. “Our product knowledge separates us from other suppliers in the area,” affirms Sales Manager Dan Meacham.

“We carry products that increase a customer’s well-being physically and mentally,” he says. “All of our products really help people to relax and enjoy each other, thus the reason we promote our products as a backyard vacation!” Whether pools, hot tubs, grills, saunas and more … Pool World has what you’re looking for. With summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start preparing your backyard for a season of fun and entertainment.

What they enjoy most at Pool World is being part of the local community. “We love how focused Coeur d’Alene and Spokane is with health and being outdoors. We love that customers in our area care about our company, shopping local, high-quality products and excellent customer service.”

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.

Pool World and its employees are not only dedicated to their customers but also their local communities they serve. For every hot tub sold, they donate $100 into the Pool World Care Fund. You will also find them running various promotions throughout the year, donating to specific organizations and participating in many local charity events.

“Together with the Pool World Cares Fund, we donate to local organizations such as Kootenai Humane Society, Coeur d’Alene Swim Team, YMCA, SCRAPS, 2nd Harvest Food Bank, ACCOIN, Every Woman Can, Arthritis Northwest, Providence Health Group, Spokane Humane Society, American Cancer Society, Spokane Youth Symphony, Spokane Parks and Rec and more,” Marketing Manager Elisha Heinje says proudly.

Over the past five years, Pool World has given more than $125,000 to local charities either by check or by donating items. “We love that we can make a difference in our area!” smiles Elisha.

Lyla, Mark and the rest of the Pool World team believe that by supporting the people and local organizations in Coeur d’Alene, they can help strengthen our community and give people the opportunity to thrive and take pride in where they live and the businesses that serve our area in so many ways.

If you’re looking to support a local business who in turn supports our local community, then look no further than Pool World, where they’re ready to help you get started on that backyard vacation.


Pool World Inc.

725 West Appleway Avenue

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83814

208.765.5220

PoolWorld.biz