Friday, October 28, 2011

America's Swimming Pool Company featured on

America's Swimming Pool Company was featured on in an article entitled, "I sleep with my business partner." The article was written by Catherine Clifford, and features ASP Franchisees Ryan and Courtney Eiland. The Eilands talk about the advantages and disadvantages of being spouses and coworkers in a small business work environment. Click here to view the entire article.

By: Catherine Clifford

Before starting their pool company in 2007, the Eilands considered it a backup plan. But less than a year later, Ryan was laid off from his job in pharmaceutical sales. He began working on the company full time, while Courtney continues to do some interior design.
The couple currently has one shop, and plan to open a second one in the winter. They have eight employees.
They've found that working together on their small business has many benefits vs. being at a large company.

Monday, October 10, 2011

America's Swimming Pool Company featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

America's Swimming Pool Company was recently featured in the AJC in an article entitiled, "More older workers try the entrepreneurial tack." The article was written by AJC Sunday business writer Russell Grantham and it features ASP’s Dan Meehan. Meehan discusses his decision to invest in franchising late in his professional career as part of a trend of professionals starting their own businesses later in life. Please view the entire article below.

Friday, October 7, 2011

America's Best Pool Party Facebook Contest Comes to a Close

Our “America’s Best Pool Party” Summer Photo Contest has officially come to a close! 

This contest was extremely successful for ASP! The contest ran on Facebook from April 18th to September 5th. We had a total of 33 entries during this time and our page grew by 1,036 fans! We chose 10 finalists from the 33 entries and began voting on September 7th. The voting process allowed our fans to vote for their favorite photos once a day, till the end of the voting period. At the close of the voting period, on September 30th, we had a total of 1,427 votes.

The first and second place photos, which had the combined total of 1,148 votes, are featured below. We hope you enjoy these photos as much as we have!

First Place Winner -  Unhappy Kids
Second Place - Little Stu, the Shetland Pony, catching some rays!
Thank you all for making this contest such a success for us!

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