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Macon-based franchise doubles its campus

Macon-based American Swimming Pool Co., the headquarters for a nationwide swimming pool maintenance, repair and renovation franchise, recently expanded its footprint.

The company acquired land adjacent to its existing property at 3986 Lake St., which has allowed it to double the size of its training facility and the campus itself, according to a news release.

The new property included a 10,000-square-foot warehouse, which will become an indoor swimming pool training center and will house five new fully-functioning swimming pools in addition to expansive training stations, representing pool equipment from every manufacturer in the pool business, the release states. This training space will serve a dual purpose by allowing the company to train new franchise owners, as well as providing existing owners continuing education opportunities.

The expansion also adds 4,000 square feet of office space and 2 acres to the existing campus.

In 2013, the company doubled its original campus by constructing a new building to accommodate a pool training facility, including two outdoor training pools, two indoor training pools and classroom space, the release states.

The franchising campus now totals 7 acres, with 22,000 square feet of office and training space and 10 fully-functioning swimming pools.

“We were outgrowing the space we added last year,” founder and CEO Stewart Vernon said in the release. “By further expanding the campus, we have increased the quality of training we offer, giving our owners the competitive edge they need in this industry.”

The company serves more than 200 cities through 158 territories in 16 states.

To contact writer Linda S. Morris, call 744-4223.

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