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What are some brands of swimming pools sold at Big Lots?

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As of October 2015, BigLots.com doesn’t offer the brand names of its swimming pools. Big Lots offers quick-set pools for easy installation and smaller spaces. The company also offers metal and pro frame pools, which are more durable and a larger size. Children's inflatable pools are also available for purchase.

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Big Lots is an American retail company that sells a variety of merchandise, such as furniture and clothing. Most of the store’s items are overstocked or closeout merchandise with no replenishments available. The company is located in 48 states and has over 1,400 stores. Most of its stores are buildings previously used by other retailers. The company also previously operated stores in Canada, but it closed its Canadian marketplace due to poor sales.

Formally known as Odd Lots, the first Big Lots store opened in Columbus, Ohio in 1982. The following year, a drug store chain called Revco bought out a New Jersey retailer named Odd Lot Trading Co. Once Odd Lots began expanding out of Columbus, Revco took issue with the store gaining attention and having a similar name. The company continued to use the Odd Lots name within Columbus until eventually expanding and rebranding itself as Big Lots.

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