A New Pool For Madison Barfield

photo of Stewart Vernon and ASP franchise owners
Stewart Vernon (front, right) and ASP franchise owners.

In the summer of 2011, when most pool companies were focusing their energy on maintaining the pools that had already been built and filled, America’s Swimming Pool Company (ASP) set to work on rebuilding an aquatherapy pool for Madison Barfield, a 4-year-old diagnosed with Rett’s syndrome, a disease that attacks the nervous system and motor skills.

Madison had lost the use of her legs and arms to the debilitating disease and needed the help of an aquatherapy pool to help reverse some of the effects. However, like with most families, this was just not a possibility for the Barfields.

When Stewart Vernon, CEO and Founder of America’s Swimming Pool Company, heard this gut-wrenching story from the local franchise owner in Gray Ga., he put his work boots on and started doing all that he could to get a pool donated for them.

“Once I spoke with our local ASP owner regarding the incredible need there was for Madison, I became immediately involved trying to figure out what we could do as a company,” Vernon says. “My team was more than willing to help rebuild the pool and our vendors through America’s Swimming Pool Company were incredibly generous, donating various components to help us complete the pool.”

Through the combined effort of ASP and some of its leading vendors such as POOLCORP, Pentair and Latham, the aquatherapy pool Madison needed to help her through this difficult disease was completed in just a few weeks.

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