Marcone, a distributor of home appliance, HVAC and plumbing repair parts and equipment in North America and a portfolio company of Genstar Capital has bought Great Plains Pool & Spa Products, a pool and spa equipment and parts company serving the midwest and Gulf Coast regions.

Great Plains Pool & Spa Products’ branches are located in Kansas City (Great Plains Supply) and Houston (Pool & Spa Products). Steve Reiff founded GPS in 1984, and began a partnership with Jay Patterson, founder of Pool & Spa Products, in 1992. The new Great Plains Pool & Spa Products deal represents Marcone’s entry into the pool and spa distribution space. Marcone looks to pursue continued merger and acquisition opportunities.

“This acquisition marks our first partnership in the growing pool and spa equipment and parts space,” says Jim Souers, chief executive officer of Marcone. “We are excited about the growth and expansion opportunities this acquisition will allow as we look to partner with additional best-in-class pool and spa distribution companies, as well as leveraging our national distribution network to grow organically.”