We at Valley are honored to have been causing a wave across the nation. The following press clippings illustrate a few of the fun things we have been up to:

Marquis® Hot Tub Provides Well-Deserved

Respite for Local Wish Kid

Marquis® and Make-A-Wish® team up to grant 11 year-old Michael’s wish

St. Paul, MN (2014) – The bubbly, warm water of a hot tub is irresistible to 11-year-old Michael. The soothing jets and relaxing steam are nothing short of therapeutic for him. It is for these reasons and many others that Michael used his one true wish to wish for a hot tub of his very own. Courtesy of Make-A-Wish and with the help of Marquis and Valley Pools and Spas, Michael’s wish will be granted in 2014. Valley Pools and Spas is one of the many Marquis dealers across the country helping to make wishes come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Valley Pools and Spas contribution is part of the sponsorship, created by Marquis to benefit Make-A-Wish chapters throughout the United States. As the preferred provider for Make-A-Wish hot tub wishes, Marquis has helped grant more than 550 life-changing wishes since 2000.

“Marquis and Valley Pools and Spas have made a lasting, positive impact on Michael and his family,” said Katrina Sletto, Wish Program Coordinator of Make-A-Wish Minnesota. “Michael’s hot tub will provide fun, joyous moments for the whole family during an otherwise incredibly difficult time.”

The sponsorship of Make-A-Wish was inspired by 17-year-old Andrea’s wish in 2000 to have a hot tub in her backyard. The hot tub eased the physical distress from her chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Now, 14 years later and cancer-free, Andrea continues to enjoy her Marquis hot tub. Her wish inspired Marquis to help with similar wishes. So far, the sponsorship has generated more than $3 million in spa donations and discounts for Make-A-Wish.

About Make-A-Wish® Minnesota
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Outstanding In-Kind Sponsor

"Valley Pools & Spas has been a very generous partner in the granting of pool and hot tub wishes. Water can be a very soothing environment for a child dealing with physical discomfort. These wishes also give children wonderful opportunities to spend relaxing time with family and friends.

Valley Pools & Spas, with locations in Andover, Brainerd, and Burnsville, has been family owned and operated since 1974. Through a program organized by our National office, children around the country are able to experience Marquis Spas products. Valley Pools & Spas has been a generous participant in this program. We look forward to our continued association as we work together to make dreams become reality."

This letter was received June 1st, 2006 from Make-A-Wish

"Dear Larry,

Thank you for the happiness you helped bring to Casey when you helped install his Hot tub in March.  Without your help and patience this wish would not have been possible.  Casey's family really enjoyed working with everyone at Valley Pools, and truly appreciated how genuine all or you were.  Please send our thanks to your Brainerd office also.  We also thank you for the very generous donation you made towards this hot tub.

It is directly because of generosity and support such as yours that we have been able to grant more than 2600 wishes!  You help make these magical moments come true for children who might not have time to wait.

On behalf of Casey and his family and all of us at Make-A-Wish of Minnesota, thank you for the gift of long lasting memories and smiles.  Thank you for helping us make Casey's hot tub wish come true!

Best Wishes,
Kristen H.
Wish Coordinator"

Watch a horse race from a hot tub!

"Seven lucky raffle winners enjoyed a free catered day — including a bottle of bubbly in a hot tub at the $150,000 Lady Canterbury Breeders Cup horse races in Shakopee hosted by Valley Pools & Spas and two other dealers."

Win a hot tub by proposing in a Marquis Spa!

"Valley Pools & Spas takes part in the nine-city 'Luvin the Tub' tour sponsored by APSP, Marquis Spas and others. Lucky couple wins a hot tub by proposing in a hot tub."

"The happy couple takes the plunge.. and wins a hot tub"

Valley Pools & Spas 1999 AQUA 100 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE

Valley Pools & Spas was the only business nation-wide in 1999 to receive this high honor. This achievement honors integrity, customer satisfaction, quality workmanship, and leadership in the spa, hot tub and pool community.

Photo and quote posted with permission from Aqua Magazine, ©1999


Valley Pools & Spas: A Company You Can Depend On


"Valley Pools & Spas uses nothing but the best in building materials, chemicals and supplies."

Photo and quote posted with Marketeer Business Journal's permission, @1999

Valley Pools & Spas Helps Save the Titanic!


"It would not be an overstatement to say that without Valley Pools & Spas' commitment to community and to making this exhibition work, we would have been hard pressed to present the Titanic hull in St. Paul," says Erich Mische, executive vice president of Media Rare Inc., which handles Titanic publicity.

Photo and quote posted with permission from Aqua magazine and Who's Who, ©1999


"Valley Pools & Spas was contacted because of its excellent reputation in the industry and was challenged to build a pool that would hold a 20-ton section of the ship."

Photo and quote posted with permission from Aqua Magazine, ©1999