Pittsburgh’s largest pool & spa company marks their 55th anniversary with 10th location

Coming April 23rd, Valley Pool & Spa will be expanding outside of the Pittsburgh-area for the first time.

PITTSBURGH & ST CLAIRSVILLE, Feb 24, 2022 – After just opening their new Cranberry Twp location this past November, Valley is celebrating their 55th year in operation by continuing to expand rapidly within the region. While some retailers are downsizing, specialty retail continues to find a place, especially when it’s tied to great shopping experiences and the need to learn from in-person experts. That’s what is driving the continued success and growth at Valley Pool & Spa, a proud Pittsburgh-based operating division of Phoenix-based Leslie’s (Nasdaq: LESL). It’s also no secret that the pandemic has driven many homeowners to invest heavily in their backyards and staycation lifestyles, as they found pools & hot tubs an outlet for relaxation while social distancing, making the time right for Valley to reach new customers in a broader market.  The demand for the products that Valley distributes has increased drastically during the last 22 months, making St Clairsville, OH the right first choice for expansion beyond their core footprint.

 The new Valley Pool & Spa Saint Clairsville store will be located in the former Pier 1 at the Ohio Valley Plaza, right off of I-70. The neighboring businesses are Walmart, Lowes, Sam’s Club, Kroger, and an array of well-known restaurants and other shops. The store is also near the Ohio Valley Mall and The Highlands (home of Cabela’s) in the Wheeling/Triadelphia, WV area.  The store is at 50850 Valley Centre Blvd, St Clairsville, OH 43950.

As an award winning staple in Western PA and within the pool & spa industry since 1967, Valley’s original location is still operating and thriving on Route 30 in North Versailles. Corinne Kraft purchased the business from her grandparents in 1987, and continues to oversee and lead Valley to this day as a Senior Vice President for Valley.  “The team of passionate, well educated and dedicated employees is what gives Valley the edge of continued growth, allowing the business to expand for its loyal customer base.” says Kraft.  Valley will now expand to over 85 full-time employees, with many seasonal spring/summer positions as well.

The new store will be the second of Valley’s new “leisure concept” store layouts which is larger than the nearest Valley location in Washington, PA.  This roomier layout concept expands their product mix by adding Finnleo Saunas and Broil King Grills to their offerings.  “Although aboveground pools, hot tubs, swim spas, water treatment products, and pool supplies are the heart of our business, we’re really excited to continue focusing on the growth of health and wellness products like Saunas, and backyard lifestyle products like Grills & BBQ’s.” says Cassidy.  The new Ohio store will raise the bar by expanding the in-store experiences that customers have known to love, and will give pool & hot tub owners in Belmont county and the entire panhandle section of West Virginia a chance to experience Valley for themselves.

       Valley is a partner of many local organizations in the areas they serve; from youth sports teams, to law enforcement, to Make-A-Wish, and other great local foundations. “I’m ecstatic to get to work on supporting local groups within the St Clairsville & Wheeling communities” says Kristin Poppa-Rosel, Marketing Director for Valley. “We work hard to ensure Valley gives back as much as we can…which is our way to show thanks to our customers and communities.” says Poppa-Rosel.

       “Myself and CBRE were proud to have represented Valley Pool & Spa on their new space in Saint Clairsville.  We are confident they will have great success at this location.” comments Michelle Stewart, Vice President of Retail for CBRE and Valley Pool & Spa’s broker.

       “Valley Pool & Spa wouldn’t be what it was today without our amazing customers, dedicated team, and committed business partners & vendors. On our 55th anniversary year, how fitting that we open our 10th location – thank you to all that help us make it happen!” says Cassidy.

       Follow Valley Pool & Spa on their various social media channels (@ValleyPoolSpa) to keep up to date on the new location, learn about the company, get tips and help for your pool or spa, and receive great deals on new & popular products.

About Valley Pool & Spa

Valley Pool & Spa, with its original store and offices in North Versailles, PA, also has locations in Monroeville, Greensburg, Charleroi, Washington, Robinson, and the North Hills; with a distribution and eCommerce facility in Belle Vernon. Valley strives to improve the quality of life of every family we meet by providing a means of fun, relaxation, and togetherness. The highest level of support and customer service will be ongoing goals, with complete customer satisfaction as our ultimate goal. Valley stores are larger in format than most pool supply retailers, where you will find thousands of items needed to make your pool & spa ownership easier, safer, and more fun! Valley utilizes high-tech water testing systems in store, which provides trusted water care guidance by our store team. Valley also has multiple in-house certified Service Technicians to provide at-home pool or spa repair, that’s only a phone call away. More info can be found at

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