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Yorktown Pools expands across the street

David Weissman
717-505-5431/@DispatchDavid
  • West Manchester Township business moving from 4395 W. Market St. to 4350 W. Market St.
  • New building will triple store's showroom space and double its warehouse space.
  • Building purchase was made using federal Small Business Association loan.

Why did the pool shop cross the road? For Yorktown Pools & Spas, the answer is: for a bigger building.

Yorktown Pools retail manager Randy King, of Hanover, answers a phone call Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at the businesses new location at 4395 W. Market St. Yorktown Pools was able to expand thanks to a federal Small Business Association loan. Amanda J. Cain photo

The West Manchester Township store is in the process of moving its operations from 4395 W. Market St. to 4350 W. Market St., according to president and co-owner Josh Zech.

Zech, who bought his parents' business with his brother a few years ago, said the move is about outgrowing Yorktown Pools' current facility.

The two-story 17,000-square-foot building will triple the store's showroom space and double its warehouse space, Zech said. He added that the move was made possible thanks to a federal Small Business Association loan.

The company will use the extra space to focus on expanding its spa sales. Zech said the current showroom only allowed for two spas on the floor at any one time, while the new space will allow for 17 or more.

Taylor Eisenhart, of Spring Grove, organizes boxes at Yorktown Pools new location (4395 W. Market St.) Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Yorktown Pools was able to expand thanks to a federal Small Business Association loan. Amanda J. Cain photo

York-area pools hoping for a warmer, drier summer

Yorktown Pools, which has been in business since 1979, sells products including pool liners, spa chemicals and swimming pool heaters. During winter, the store operates fewer hours.

Zech said the move is coming at a good time as the store is starting to prepare for its busy season.

— Reach David Weissman at dweissman@yorkdispatch.com.