About Us

About Us

Our Mission

At Southern Pools and Spas, our mission is to help our customers create memories!  Whether it’s having the entire neighborhood over for a summer pool party, or soaking in a hot tub after a long day of work with your partner of 25 years, we believe that swimming pools and spas facilitate precious moments that you will cherish forever.

Not only do our products help you create long-lasting memories, but they also provide you with constructive health benefits.  Swimming is the best aerobic activity on the planet, and hot tubs produce exponential health benefits like stress relief, pain relief, and even help you get a better night’s sleep.

Our mission was established by our founder, Rick Singleton in 1998 when he started Southern Pools and Spas in Abingdon, Virginia.  Rick had a passion for helping people spend more quality time with their families, in the beautiful Appalachian landscape that embodies Virginia and Tennessee.

As Southern Pools and Spas continued to grow, Rick intentionally sought out world-class employees and team members who also believed in the Southern Pools and Spas mission.  Two key team members Rick had recruited were Cory Singleton, his son, and Josh Arnold, a long-time friend of Rick and Cory’s.  With Rick’s vision, and Cory and Josh’s passion and work ethic, Southern Pools and Spas would experience record-breaking growth that would earn them national attention.  Southern Pools and Spas has helped thousands of homeowners purchase a swimming pool or hot tub.  Some have even purchased both!

Our Brands

If you’re the type of person who likes to research products before you purchase them, we like to do the same thing.  We have the opportunity to sell many different types of products, but we only choose the best!  Here is a list of what we have to offer you:

Swimming Pools:


Our Awards

We understand how important it is to you to purchase from a reputable company.  In order to demonstrate our credibility and to earn your trust, here are some of the awards we have won over the years:

  • 2023 Caldera Dealer Of The Year
  • 2021 Caldera Southeast Dealer Of The Year
  • 2020 Aqua 100 Award Winner
  • 2019 Caldera Southeast Dealer Of The Year

Under the encouraging guidance of Rick, Southern Pools and Spas has now grown to three locations including Bristol, Virginia, Kingsport, Tennessee, and Johnson City, Tennessee.  You may know this area as “The Tri-Cities”.

Our Legacy Is Born

In July of 2022, Rick passed away and now Cory Singleton and Josh Arnold are the owners of Southern Pools and Spas.  With Rick’s vision cemented in the foundation of the company, Cory and Josh continue his legacy of helping homeowners create memories.

Cory and Josh also have a passion for facilitating a wildly fun company culture for their team members.  If you’d like to learn more about working for Southern Pools and Spas, send us a message here.

In closing, we would like to thank all of our customers for helping us grow Southern Pools and Spas to what it has become today!  We wouldn’t be here without you!  Also, we couldn’t have done it without our thoughtful, wild, and crazy employees!

There is something about jumping into a pool of water that activates your inner child, and we at Southern Pools and Spas embrace that youthful sensibility.  That’s why our tagline is “Get Wet With Southern Pools and Spas”!  If you’d like to get a feel for our sense of humor, check out this commercial.

Are you ready to start your pool or hot tub buying journey now?  Then contact us today!  We promise to help you find the perfect pool or hot tub that will help you start creating lasting memories!


-Southern Pools and Spas


“Get Wet!”


Bristol Store Photos

Kingsport Store Photos

Johnson City Store Photos