Alpin Haus announces another acquisition

AMSTERDAM — Alpin Haus, one of the Northeast’s largest family-owned outdoor recreation retailers, recently announced its acquisition of the residential pool division at School House Pools in Amsterdam.

As a result of the acquisition, Alpin Haus will oversee the sale, installation and service of inground and above ground liner pools for new and existing School House Pools customers.

School House Pools will retain ownership of its commercial pool construction division.

The announcement comes during a time of rapid growth and expansion for Alpin Haus, which in January 2021 announced the acquisition of recreational vehicle sales and service provider Garick RV in Oak Ridge, N.J.

The development will expand Alpin Haus’ pool building and servicing capacity ahead of a busy spring season for the residential pool industry and will complement their established retail pool locations in Amsterdam and Clifton Park.

“We are excited to welcome School House Pools’ customers and associates to the Alpin Haus family. School House Pools has built an outstanding business and our two companies share similar philosophies focused on exemplary customer service and teamwork,” said Alpin Haus President Andy Heck in a news release. “Over the last year, we’ve seen unprecedented interest in residential pools as Capital Region families create their own backyard oasis. This acquisition allows us to serve even more customers and help them enjoy the warm summer season.”

Both Alpin Haus and School House Pools have served as community staples in building and servicing residential pools in the Capital Region and Mohawk Valley for more than 40 years.

“This was the perfect time to sell our residential swimming pool sales and service to Alpin Haus,” said School House Pools Owner Fred Olbrych in the release. “Having worked in the community with Alpin Haus for more than four decades we felt they would be a great fit for both our valued customers and dedicated employees. I’d like to sincerely thank all of our loyal customers and the many employees who helped us build a successful business for more than 40 years. School House Pools looks forward to continuing to serve those in the hospitality industry with our commercial pool construction business.” 

School House Pools residential customers will now be serviced by Alpin Haus’ retail pool locations at 4850 State Highway 30 in Amsterdam and 22 Clifton Country Road in Clifton Park.

Operating hours in Amsterdam are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

The Clifton Park store is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Since 1967, Alpin Haus has installed thousands of above and inground pools throughout the Capital Region.

Alpin Haus pool experts bring more than 100 years of combined experience in pool installation, construction and service.

For more information, call Alpin Haus at (518) 957-2229 or visit www.alpinhaus.com.

By Paul Wager