JACKSON (Mississippi Development Authority) – Leisure Pools, one of the world’s largest composite fiberglass swimming pool, spa and tanning ledge manufacturers, has finalized plans to establish manufacturing and distribution operations in Picayune. The project is a $3.25 million corporate investment and will create 100 jobs.
Leisure Pools purchased an 83,200-square-foot facility in the Picayune Industrial Park. The new Picayune operations will enable the company to expand its presence in the Gulf States so it can better serve its growing independent dealer network, as well as the families that enjoy Leisure Pools’ wide variety of products. The company expects the Picayune facility to be operational by mid-March.
The Mississippi Development Authority qualified Leisure Pools for the Advantage Jobs Rebate Program, which is for eligible businesses that create new jobs exceeding the average annual wage of the state or county in which the company locates or expands. Pearl River County and Mississippi Power also are assisting with the project.
Leisure Pools plans to create 100 jobs over the next three years. To learn more about employment opportunities or to submit a resume for immediate consideration, please contact HR@leisurepoolscorporate.com.
“Mississippi is a top state for companies with extensive manufacturing needs, like Leisure Pools, and our strong manufacturing workforce is always up to any task – no matter how large or small. I know Leisure Pools’ new employees will work hard to continue the company’s legacy of producing only the best fiberglass pools for its consumers.” – Gov. Tate Reeves
“This year has gotten off to a strong start for economic development in Mississippi, and this announcement that Leisure Pools is bringing so many good manufacturing jobs to the Mississippi Gulf Coast Region continues that exciting momentum. The goal of MDA is to build stronger communities through job creation and investment, and we appreciate the teams at Pearl River County Economic Development, the Pearl River County Board of Supervisors and Mississippi Power for working with MDA to help us achieve our goals for the people of Mississippi.” – MDA Executive Director John Rounsaville
“We are dedicated to helping more families experience the happiness that comes from enjoying their own composite fiberglass swimming pool, especially when it allows the family to better enjoy their time together, in the safety and security of their own backyard. The strategic introduction of a new facility in Picayune allows us to better fulfill this mission so that we can distribute products faster and easier for our dealers and to families within the Gulf States. This, of course, is only possible through the hard work of talented people, and we look forward to showing the world what can be accomplished with great people and the highest of standards.” – David Pain, President & CEO of Leisure Pools
“Pearl River County Board of Supervisors would like to welcome Leisure Pools/ Xplore and express our gratitude for this investment in our community. Our county has made a commitment to be competitive in the region and grow our local jobs and wages for our residents and it starts with utilizing our existing buildings in Picayune Industrial Park. We look forward to working with the Mississippi Development Authority and our regional partners and carry this momentum forward.” – Pearl River County Board President Sandy Kane Smith
“This is an exciting project that is bringing jobs to Pearl River County and growth to our state. Everyone involved in this project from MDA and the Pearl River County Economic Development Department was focused on bringing Leisure Pools to south Mississippi.” – Mississippi Power Vice President of External Affairs and Shared Services Billy Thornton
About Mississippi Development Authority
MDA is the state’s lead economic and community development agency. MDA focuses on new business recruitment, existing business expansion, workforce training, and tourism promotion. For more information, visit MDA’s website at mississippi.org.
About Leisure Pools
Founded in the year 2000 by the father and son combination Kerry and David Pain in Yatala, Australia, the company has grown from a small manufacturing facility into an international company that has sold its high-quality, one-piece, in-ground composite fiberglass swimming pools in 23 countries. They have helped over 60,000 families enjoy their well-deserved “Life of Leisure” by offering a swimming pool product that is built with 100% epoxy vinyl ester resin and complimented with additional ingredients such as Kevlar®, basalt and carbon fibers and additional components for structural strength. The company’s success has allowed them to launch Imagine Pools™, a private-label brand in partnership with POOLCORP, the world’s largest distributor of swimming pool products and services. The company has also launched Aviva Pools™ featuring contemporary designs for homeowners and dealers seeking to make their “dreams come true.” The company has expanded into complimentary categories with the introduction of Integra Pool Covers™, which manufactures automatic swimming pool safety covers. The company’s North American headquarters are in Knoxville, Tennessee with additional manufacturing facilities in New Braunfels, Texas and Marion, South Carolina. For more information, visit the following websites: https://leisurepoolsusa.com, https://imaginepools.com, https://avivapools.com, and https://integrapoolcovers.com