Partners Phil Leslie and Ray Cesmat founded Leslie’s in 1963. The first store was a 350 square-foot building with a swimming pool out front located in North Hollywood, California. Since then we have grown to over 900 locations in 35 states across the country. We operate 5 distribution centers to support our Retail, Commercial and e-Commerce sales.
The Leslie’s Team consists of over 5,000 members nationwide in season and growing every year, all managed by our Corporate Offices in Phoenix, Arizona. We truly are a national company with assets coast to coast.
Leslie’s history is full of exceptional people with an uncompromising vision for greatness. We are dedicated to making pool care easy for every pool owner and every type of pool. We are innovators, the first pool supply retailer to manufacture and package the chemicals we sell. Throughout our history, we have been the driving force in the success of many new products. Manufacturers regularly offer us exclusive products that they do not sell in any other store or on any other website.