In 1956, Alfred and Merrill Laven, a father and son team in Albany, New York decided to expand their small construction business. They purchased a few in-ground wood-wall vinyl liner pools and installed them in their immediate area. This small retail business became known as Pacific Pools. Over the next decades, the company expanded into manufacturing and rapidly grew through innovative new products including; steel walk-in pool steps (1966), all-resin in-ground pools (1975), patented thermoplastic steps with Total Encapsulated Support (TES) technology (1992), first 3D liner patterns offering realistic tile images (1994), patented Invis-a-Drain drainage system for solid safety covers (1999) to name a few.
Today, Latham Pool Products has grown to be the leading manufacturer of residential in ground swimming pools in North America, manufacturing and selling a broad product range to include Fiberglass Pools, Vinyl Pools and Automatic Safety Covers. Our brand portfolio includes Viking Pools, Pacific Pools and Coverstar Safety Covers. We have locations throughout North America and Canada, with a reputation for producing high quality products, while striving to exceed our customer’s expectations. We are a successful, well-established, and quality driven company, hence our mission, “Behind Every Pool”.