PHOENIX, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leslie's Poolmart, Inc. (Leslie's), the nation's leading retailer of swimming pool supplies and related products, announces its plans to grand open 5 new retail locations throughout the U.S. on April 12th. The stores will celebrate the grand openings April 12 – 15, with specials and festivities throughout the weekend, including 20 percent off everything in the store. The April 12th Grand Opening stores are in the following cities/states: Gold Canyon, Ariz.Madera, Calif.Torrance, Calif.West Springfield, Mass.Magnolia, Tex. For store details, visit http://storelocator.lesliespool.com/leslies/ In total, Leslie's plans to open 48 new stores this year between March and May. With these new stores and its recent acquisition of 24 Warehouse Pool Supply stores in the Houston area, Leslie's will bring its total store count to more than 800 stores nationwide. The company employs approximately 3,500 associates across the country during the swimming pool season. "Leslie's is proud to be opening new store locations this year to serve our customers and add jobs throughout the country," stated Larry Hayward, CEO, Leslie's Poolmart, Inc. "Our new stores will offer customers an expansive selection of swimming pool supplies, pool equipment and recreational items. Leslie's associates serve as a valuable resource for swimming pool owners and provide detailed, knowledgeable information needed for their pool care," added Hayward. Leslie's is dedicated to providing answers and solutions for the swimming pool needs of its customers. All Leslie's stores offer free water tests in store. Testing the pool water is one of the most important things a pool owner can do to ensure a clean, clear pool. Customers are encouraged to take a sample of their water into a local Leslie's store to get complete test results. This helps to ensure the water is balanced on all aspects.