Connection pooling from Java

Hi
We are using the Stardog Java API from Tomee for our applications, currently every transaction taking place in the applications running on Tomee will create a new connection to Stardog ( and close it ).
I've looked at the pooling documentation but I cannot find a clear benefit from using this in our application. Since Stardog API communicates over HTTP I was wondering if the connections remain open and thus improving performance.
If you could shed some light on this that would be great, I have 'StardogProvider' resource type available which could be used with pooling in Tomee/Tomcat installation I'm more then happy to share that as OpenSource.

Bart