Viking Pools, LLC, a division of Latham International, announced today that it has acquired Trilogy Pools, a leading manufacturer of fiberglass swimming pools.

Ted Baudendistel, President of Trilogy Pools, said: “I am pleased to be joining forces with the leader in the industry. I am particularly pleased that the Trilogy product line will continue to exist as a separate brand with its unique merits and characteristics.” Trilogy operates a single manufacturing plant in Fayetteville, TN.

Viking’s President, Tom Straub, added that: “Trilogy is a strong competitor, with many quality builders located principally throughout the eastern half of the U.S. Together we can better serve customers with cutting edge marketing programs, and the broadest and most innovative product lines in the industry. By adding a sixth US manufacturing location, we improve our ability to service our customers in these markets. We are raising the bar in terms of service for the one piece fiberglass pool industry.”

In addition to Viking, Latham International produces several well known swimming pool brands including: Pacific Pools, Ft. Wayne Pools, Kafko Pools, and Coverstar Autocovers. Mark Laven, Latham’s President & CEO, said that he was “very pleased to add Trilogy to the Company’s family of brands. Trilogy owners, Ted Baudendistel and Rick Black, have built a good business with quality products, and have a great reputation in the industry. We’re delighted they will continue on and be part of our fiberglass pools division.”

Latham International is the leading manufacturer of inground residential swimming pools and components in North America. It employs more than 900 people in 20 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.