Ever since ASP - America's Swimming Pool Company was founded in 2001, we’ve grown exponentially. To meet demand and reach more clients, ASP began franchising in 2005 and quickly spread across the country – now servicing pools in over 400 cities nationwide. Not long after franchising, the idea of centralizing our training operations became an obvious solution to ensure every ASP employee was fully prepared to deliver excellent service. To guarantee ASP franchisees stood above the competition, we opened a campus at our national headquarters in Macon, GA.
Today, this sprawling 20,000-square-foot campus is a tremendous resource that allows new franchisees to join the ASP team in a seamless fashion. With a warehouse full of pool equipment and products from a wide array of major manufacturers, onboarding ASP employees can train and acquire valuable techniques in a hands-on environment. Immersive and spacious, our training center allows pool technicians to familiarize themselves with numerous pool accessories of all types, makes, and models, including:
- Pool slides
- Free-standing vinyl-liner pools
- Mini-indoor pools with deck jets
- Spillover spas
- Filter tanks and pump cartridge assemblies
- PVC pool plumbing pipes
- Mounted handrails
- Diving boards
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Our Campus Is Great for Recruiting New Employees
At ASP - America's Swimming Pool Company, we believe pool services should meet the highest professional standards. This is why each ASP pool technician must be fully certified as a Certified Pool Operator (CPO). Our dynamic campus makes this process easy: providing a convenient one-stop location where our 12-day Pool School can be quickly and efficiently completed. With boardrooms, classrooms, display pools, marketing materials, and outdoor swimming pools, our campus is like an all-inclusive resort: Only instead of leisure, our top priority is developing pool maintenance, repair, and remodeling skills at levels unmatched in the pool industry.
One challenge many pool cleaning franchisees often face is hiring and retaining enough CPOs to satisfy skyrocketing demand. Part of the difficulty is finding fully licensed and certified pool professionals. Unqualified amateurs just don’t cut it. The equipment we work with is highly specialized, expensive, and complex. A simple error can lead to costly damages and financial liability. Therefore, certifying every pool specialist is an essential safeguard. Fortunately, ASP’s intensive training takes care of this requirement for you. With our gorgeous campus and convenient certification process, you can swiftly recruit and train aspiring technicians.
The Pool School Certification Process
Each year, scores of industry newcomers graduate from our one-of-a-kind training facility as confident pool specialists. Spending time in classrooms and training facilities, onboarding ASP employees are thoroughly instilled with tried-and-true techniques. As the country’s premier pool cleaning company, we take pride in setting the bar for excellence. By simulating the issues technicians will face in the field, we supplement theoretical knowledge with direct experience. Some complex scenarios we can recreate at our Pool School include:
- Leaky shaft seals in a pump
- Weathered chlorinator O-ring
- Defective salt cell readings
During Week One, our trainees observe experienced techs. During Week Two, we let them take the reins and perform pool cleaning services under close supervision and peer review. By the end of the 12-day course, our goal is to graduate all trainees as Certified Pool Operators – an accreditation that reinforces our commitment to professionalism.
This involves passing the National Swimming Pool Foundation’s CPO® exam. For any trainee who fails to pass, there is no need to panic. Our comprehensive support system is designed to help trainees persevere – even if they need extra time to complete their training.
Clocking in at under two weeks, Pool School may sound rushed. However, we have fine-tuned our curriculum to expedite the learning process without sacrificing depth or quality. We know that the sooner you and your team become pool experts, the faster you will satisfy customers and make a profit.
The Most Comprehensive Swimming Pool Training Facility in the World
ASP’s expansive campus is not only a great place to train pool technicians. It is also where new franchisees become acquainted with the entrepreneurial side of ASP.
At our campus, new ASP owners and managers can learn all about our:
- Promotional strategies
- Eco-friendly Green-to-Clean program
- Accounting and bookkeeping methods
- Managerial protocols
- Operations manual
We want each ASP location to be the best it can be. Our campus is a magical place where novices quickly transform into dependable pool pros. Whether servicing pools or communicating with customers, ASP - America's Swimming Pool Company goes above and beyond to ingrain each ASP representative with the same elite set of skills and values.
To join the ASP family, call (800) 734-7886 today!