Sabine Pools, Spas & Furniture has served South Louisiana since 1975, with 5 locations in Lake Charles, Lafayette, Baton Rouge and Gonzales. Sabine Pools is an Aquatech® member and an APSP CPB (Certified Professional Builder), specializing in award-winning custom-designed gunite pools in and around Lake Charles LA and Lafayette LA. Having built a reputation of providing the best craftsmanship, the latest technology, and excellent customer service, Sabine Pools was repeatedly named one of the nation’s Top 100 Pool Companies (Aqua Magazine AQUA 100) and is accredited with the Better Business Bureau. We also offer year-round professional maintenance, repairs, and renovations in Lake Charles and Lafayette market areas on residential and commercial pools.
What else will you find at Sabine Pools? At all 5 stores, start with high quality BioGuard pool chemicals, supplies & equipment for D-I-Y pool care. Then, move on to Hot Spring or Caldera hot tubs and above ground pools. Then, finally, shop your local showroom year-round for a huge selection of outdoor furniture, décor & accessories. With everything from dining, bar & deep seating patio furniture to unique outdoor rugs & lamps, Sabine Pools has what you need for taking your backyard living to the next level. We look forward to helping you create the backyard of your dreams!
Get to know the people who put the “Best” in The Best in Backyard Living!
Susan Linam Doyle is the Coordinator for Sabine’s Lake Charles & Lafayette Swimming Pool Construction operations. Susan went to school at O. Perry Walker in New Orleans and college at U.S.L. She has worked as the Business Manager for Children’s Community School in Lafayette and as a secretary at First National Bank of Lafayette and at the Bank of New Orleans. Susan has been part of the Sabine team for 11 years and the most important thing to her is her family life, which she describes as “full of love and joyously happy”. Susan says she finds her “serenity in being outside, gardening, and spending time with my loved ones”.
Villere J. Cross is Sabine Pools’ Inground Pool Sales & Project Management at our Kaliste Saloom Road showroom in Lafayette. Villere attended Catholic High of New Iberia, St. Benedict’s College and LSU where he received his MBA. His work experience includes 45 years of Construction Management. Villere is married with 4 children, 9 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. His children live all over the world: Katy, Texas; Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Denver, Colorado; and at the US Embassy, Baghdad, Iraq. Villere enjoys attending high school and college sporting events, golfing, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends and 2 dogs and 2 cats. Villere considers his greatest achievement (to paraphrase Vice-President Joe Biden upon the death of his son) as knowing “you have been a success when you realize how much better your children have done than you did”.
April Duhon & Jacob Broussard are the dynamic duo at Sabine Pools’ West Congress St. location, where April is our store manager and Jacob serves as her assistant. April has been with Sabine for 8 years and Jacob for 3 years. April’s history includes being homeschooled and installing car stereos at Circuit City before learning all the ins-and-outs of pool and spa sales and care. She has 3 babies at home – you might call them Yorkies – Sadie, Bailey and Bentley. Jacob is a Senior at ULL in Mechanical Engineering and has worked as a beet farmer (or not, really Jacob?) and at Dunder Mifflin paper company. His interests include Bears, Beets, & Battlestar Galactica, and April just got him a Kamado Joe Demo Model. Maybe you’ll be lucky one day and be able to judge his grill skill!
1975 Sabine Pool Company, a gunite pool construction business, founded by Houston Tassin
1976 Sabine Pools, Inc. filed articles of incorporation with State of Louisiana. Opened first retail store and service base at 110 North Cities Service Hwy in Sulphur, and expanded product line to include vinyl-liner pools and spas
1984 Expanded into Lake Charles by purchasing Central Pool Supply at 3309 Common Street, providing Sabine Pools an additional retail outlet as well as a central sales center for pools and spas
1987 Sabine merged with and absorbed Pelican Pools, bringing additional retail customers to Sabine Pools, Inc.
1989 Sabine purchased 2 acres in central Lake Charles for construction of 8000 square foot facility. Property includes Retail Outlet, Spa Showroom, Outdoor Pool Park for display of Inground and Above Ground Pools, as well as Sabine’s business office and warehouse
1991 Expanded into Lafayette, LA market by buying property and building 4000 square foot retail store and Outdoor Pool Park at 4244 W. Congress Street
1999 Houston Tassin sold Sabine Pools to sons Joey, Dean, & David
2003 Expanded further in Lafayette, LA by purchasing second property and adding a 12,000 square foot operations center and showroom at 1221 Kaliste Saloom Road. Property includes Lafayette region’s Swimming Pool Sales & Construction hub and warehouse, Retail Outlet, Spa Showroom, & Outdoor Pool Park for display of Inground and Above Ground Pools
2003 Established Outdoor Furniture as a major retail sales category. Added indoor & outdoor decorative/gift items to retail sales offerings
2005 Sulphur location destroyed by Hurricane Rita.
2008 Purchased adjacent property in Lake Charles LA and converted Mr. D’s Restaurant to state of the art operations-administration center
2008 Purchased Sabine Pools of Gonzales LA. Property includes Retail Outlet for pool supplies, Above Ground Pools, and candles/gift items
2009 Entered Baton Rouge, LA outdoor furniture market by purchasing Campanile’s Home & Patio
2010 Purchased Ambrosia Bakery property at 11358 Perkins Road in Baton Rouge, renovated and moved to the new, updated Fine Outdoor Furniture Showroom and pool supply store