Pool Corp. in Covington reported record net income of $8.4 million in the first quarter compared to $4.2 million for same time last year.

Earnings per share was a record 19 versus 9 cents a year ago.

Net sales increased 11 percent to a record $450.4 million compared to $406.3 million in the first quarter of 2014.

“We are pleased to have kicked off 2015 with such solid first-quarter results. Our performance is a positive reflection on both market conditions and our strong position within our industry,” said Manuel Perez de la Mesa, president and CEO.

Warmer-than-normal weather in its year-round markets lifted pool maintenance sales, but that was offset by the stronger U.S. dollar impacting international sales when converting foreign currency to the dollar.

Pool Corp. is the largest wholesale distributor of swimming pool and related backyard products.