Capitol pools and spa

2303 Norwood Ave. 580-1111

Employee Andrea Whitmire and Capitol Pools and Spa manager Adam Taggert show off some of the merchandise homeowners can choose from at the store, which is located on Norwood Avenue.

If you're thinking about finally putting in that pool, spa or sauna you've always dreamed of, Capitol Pools & Spas is the place to start.

The business, founded and owned by Ben and Kaky Linthicum, has quickly become a leader in the pool and spa business, expanding so rapidly in its first decade that the couple plan to open a fifth store next month.

With stores in Goldsboro, Selma, Garner and Kinston, Capitol Pools & Spas is the one-stop place for all you need to build and maintain a first-class pool or spa.

The Goldsboro store is located at 2303 Norwood Ave.

Kaky grew up in Wayne County and knows the value customers put on a homegrown business. She and husband Ben, who liked Wayne so much he stayed after leaving the military, credit their success to hard work and the ethic that comes from being a family-owned business.

When asked what made their business special, the Linthicums pointed to a friendly, well-trained staff, top quality products and great service.

They also said that having a huge inventory, keeping prices competitive and providing customers with a fun place to shop didn't hurt, either.

Capitol Pools & Spas carries a full line of BioGuard pool and spa products, along with three lines of portable spas.

The company builds in-ground and above-ground swimming pools and offers a full-service department to help clients keep them well-maintained.

The Kinston location is undergoing a renovation and will double in size by the end of the year.

The Linthicums say that providing customers with a professional degree of service is important to them. As a family-owned business, their reputation is on the line every day. That is why they are so proud of their staff, whom they call second to none.

Capitol Pools and Spas also offers full renovation for in-ground pools, liner replacements, safety covers and much more for the pool owner.

In addition, each year the business holds two free consumer "pool schools," one in the spring and one in the fall, to help pool owners learn how to best maintain their pool or spa in a safe, fun way. Capitol's retail locations are fully stocked with a myriad of products to do just that: Pumps, filters and other parts, along with games and toys and many unique items.

From relaxing spas to refreshing pools, Capitol Pools and Spas has the products any pool owner, or wanna-be pool owner, is looking for.