Why Cardinal?

If you want to transform your backyard so that it not only looks like it came right out of a magazine and will last for decades to come, you need to come check out Cardinal. Other local companies sell pools, outdoor furniture, etc., but no one in the area offers the quality and value you get at Cardinal. If you want to start spending more time outside your home, you really need to stop by and see what we offer.

Cardinal is family owned and operated. We’ve been in business for 33 years and know our stuff.

Company history

In 1980, Cardinal Pool started in a small warehouse in Mahomet, Illinois. In 1987, Cardinal opened a Champaign location at Old Farm shops, and in 1993 Cardinal relocated to its present location of 511 S. Country Fair Drive in Champaign. While Russ and his crew are out building, his daughter Sharon & the family are at the store making sure all of the customers are getting the chemicals and furniture they need to have a great summer. His wife Shirley can be found at the store as well, except her job now is “babysitter” for all of her grandchildren who come to work with their parents everyday.


“When I come to Cardinal Pool, I know that I am leaving with the best knowledge possible to run my pool. The people in the store, are very knowledgeable about pool chemistry,” (homeowner from Mahomet)

“When I bought my furniture Sharon sat with me, helped me figure out my deck plans, and most of all they delivered it the next day!” (Homeowner from Champaign)

“We moved into a house in Mahomet with a pool, we knew nothing about pools. So, we went to the pool store located in our town and followed everything they said, however, we NEVER had a clear pool. Then a neighbor told me about Cardinal, I went in and they had us clear in a WEEK! The greatest thing about Cardinal were the people that worked there, they were very knowledgeable about pools, and how to take care of them. Plus, I walked out of there feeling like I knew something, I was treated like family there.” (Homeowner from Mahomet)