Our History

Budd’s Pools & Spas began with the vision of one man, Herb Budd, Jr. He founded the company fresh out of college in 1958, working side by side with his wife Phyllis. That same year, Budd’s Pools & Spas became a member of the National Spa and Pool Institute, where Herb later served as one of the National Directors.

With continued service and dedication, Herb and Phyllis grew Budd’s Pools & Spas to become an award winning business, highly respected by its peers in the industry. In 1998, Budd’s Pools & Spas became one of 13 pool and spa dealers nationwide to be inducted into the AQUA 100 HALL OF FAME. The Aqua 100 Hall of Fame recognizes companies selected as the top 100 Pool and Spa dealers in the industry for five or more consecutive years. Budd’s Pools & Spas was also inducted into the Pacific Pools Showcase Builders Hall of Fame in 2008.

In October 2006, Herb semi-retired and passed the presidency to his son Randy, who soon after successfully earned the prestigious level of Certified Building Professional from the APSP National Education Staff.

A Legacy Revered

In early 2019, we said goodbye to the beloved founder of our company, Herb Budd, Jr. While his passing serves as a great loss to the Budd’s Pools & Spas family, his legacy lives on through his wife as she remains active in the business, his son through his more than 30 years of pool industry experience, and through each of our talented Budd’s Pools & Spas team members. The foundational principles he instilled in this company are embedded in our DNA, and our team is dedicated to providing valuable products and exceptional service to our customers. These values have carried us for six decades and will continue to help us thrive in the years to come.