Columbia, Maryland — In November, American Pool announced that it would be integrating Community Pool Service’s operations into it’s Columbia, Maryland office. Leadership, Michelle Porter (AP) and Duane Robbins (CPS), have confidence that the decision will advance our clients’ experience by concentrating service areas allowing our field teams to spend less time driving and more time on the pool decks. Plus, an even tighter concentration of pools offers more work options and convenience for returning and new lifeguard staff.
This step of merging our operations is an exciting development for both our clients and our employees. As a combined operation, we will now operate twice the pools in the same footprint. This will allow more time for our supervisors and regional managers to spend at pools, and less driving time, more locations for lifeguards to choose from, and better quality control from a corporate structure.
– Duane Robbins, President, Community Pool Services
Community Pool Service has been providing a safe, clean and enjoyable swimming environment to clubs, hotels, apartments, condominiums and homeowner associations throughout the Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, and West Virginia regions since 1977. In 2001, American Pool partnered with Community Pool but the business continued to operate as it’s own independent company. By 2018, both operations found themselves overlapping service areas in the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC areas. In planning for the 2019 season, the timing for the merger felt right. This is not something either company would have considered just a few years ago.
Since beginning service in 1984, American Pool Enterprises, Inc. has grown to be a fully integrated commercial swimming pool management expert, providing pool maintenance, construction, and lifeguard services to more than 3,000 commercial swimming facilities. Integrating Community Pool Service after 17 years of independent operation is a natural evolution for American Pool as we strive to continuously improve our service for our clients and develop strong career paths for our team.