Summer's in full swing, and as we head into July, you're probably looking for ways to cool off and enjoy your pool. Need to restock your pool toys and other accessories? We've got you covered. Here are five of the best local stores for all your pool needs.
1512 Lincoln Highway
North Versailles, PA 15137
With multiple Pittsburgh-area locations, family-owned Valley Pool and Spa makes it easy to get anything you need for your pool. In addition to North Versailles, the company also has stores in nearby Greensburg, Washington, Monroeville and Charleroi, making it one of the largest pool retailers in the state. Valley Pool and Spa has just about everything you need, from the pool itself to chemicals and toys. And to help save some money, keep an eye out for weekly specials and look into their Pool Perks card, which gives you a three percent discount on all purchases. If they don't have what you need, let them know and they'll have it shipped to you.
6070 Library Road
Bethel Park, PA 15102
Full-service pool company Alpine Pools is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and with five locations in Allison Park, Bethel Park, Cranberry, Jeanette and Kittanning, they're easy to turn to for all your pool needs. In addition to pool installation, Alpine Pools also offers pool accessories with toys like volleyball sets, dive rings, and more. For a good deal, be sure to check their specials. They also offer financing.
4700 McKnight Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Pool City has plenty of locations to stop in to for anything you may need for your pool -- the retailer has stores in the North Hills, West Mifflin, Robinson, Monroeville, Washington, Greensburg, and Cranberry. See the same item cheaper at another store? Just let Pool City know, and they'll match that price. On top of that, they also run regular specials. As for their pool accessories, you can find everything from floats to games, not to mention covers, heaters, and more -- even supplies for your patio or hot tub.
Swimming Pool Discounters
2141 Babcock Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15209
For a real bargain, visit Swimming Pool Discounters at any of their locations. In addition to Pittsburgh, they have stores in Zelienople, New Castle, Altoona, and a new location in Buffalo, New York. And if you're not near any of those areas, they'll ship anywhere in the country. In addition to the pools themselves, Swimming Pool Discounters also sells pumps, heaters, inflatable toys, and more. They also offer price matching should you find another store selling the same thing cheaper, as well as clearance sales and layaway options.
Del Suppo Pools
26 McKean Ave.
Donora, PA 15033
Located in the 30 miles south of Pittsburgh in Donora, Del Suppo has been providing the Mon Valley with its pool needs since 1977. In addition to pool toys and inflatables, Del Suppo also installs pools and also offers replacement parts, chemicals, and more. The store also helps keep your pool clean and safe with in-store water testing and analysis, or help opening or closing your pool for the season. You can even order online.
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