Premier Pools & Spas, the world’s largest swimming pool builder, has recently expanded into two new Texas locations.

Rio Grande Valley, TX | Owners: Alex and Anna Mandea

“We wanted to be able to offer our customers something extraordinary and just didn’t know how to get there on our own. When we discovered Premier, we instantly resonated with the values of the organization and the caliber of people working there,” says Anna Mandea, co-owner of Premier Pools & Spas in Rio Grande Valley. Anna and her husband Alex moved to Texas in 2017 with a dream to design and build outdoor living spaces in Anna’s hometown.

Learning through experience and Alex’s engineering background, the Mandeas learned quickly in this new industry; three years later they are ready to open their own PPAS franchise. Anna says they look forward to building outstanding relationships in their community and making dreams a reality.

The Big Country, TX | Owners: Craig and Cindy Walsh

Craig and Cindy Walsh started in the construction business in 2006 but were not introduced to the pool industry until building their own pool with Premier Pools & Spas in 2018. They formed a strong working relationship with the PPAS team and felt their previous experience plus the Premier company culture would be a great fit. Co-owner Cindy Walsh said, “We love the experience of owning a pool (and) want to pass this along to other families. Being in Texas and having a spa allows us to use our pool year-round. We saw the value that this brought to our family and we want to help others create that same experience.”

The Walshes have 15 years of construction and design experience. Both Craig and Cindy graduated from Texas A&M University in 2001, have been married for 18 years, and have two boys together. They look forward to bringing the Premier Pools & Spas brand to The Big Country!

About Premier Pools & Spas

Since redefining the pool industry in 1988, Premier Pools & Spas has received numerous awards. This includes several Association of Pool & Spa Professional (APSP) International Awards of Excellence for Design. Premier Pools & Spas was also named National Pool Builder of the year (2006) and was ranked #1 Pool Builder (2012) in the US, by Pool & Spa News. As of 2017, Premier has begun franchising service companies under the name Premier Pool Service.

Premier Pools & Spas is an industry leader; with more than 70,000 pools built, and serving more than 65 markets worldwide, Premier Pools & Spas welcomes partnership opportunities with aspiring business owners. Potential Premier Pools & Spas franchisees must pass a comprehensive background check and provide multiple references from vendors and distributors as well as personal and professional contacts. If you are interested in joining the Premier Franchise family, please visit: or call (844) 243-0860