How to start a pool service route

How to start a pool service

Have you ever thought about starting up your own pool service business? Anybody from teenagers to the elderly can do this and work as much or as little as you want to create a stable source of monthly income. I have to warn you that it quickly becomes addictive and you will find yourself quickly taking on more accounts than you anticipated. After all, the money is very nice and who else gets to hang around beautiful swimming pools all day and get paid very well for it?

Time on my hands

I was semi-retired and looking for a way to make some spare cash when I  began thinking about how to start a pool service route. The more I looked into it the better it sounded. This is one business that takes almost nothing to get started and after the first week I was already making a profit. Hot dang I was rolling in I thought! Seriously I was surprised at how easy it was and my business has been very good to me ever since.

Now for the bad part…

I made several blunders along the way. I had a hard time getting my first customers and I advertised the wrong way. To make matters even worse I hooked up with some bad customers who never intended to pay me at all from the start. This coupled with some competition that seemed to do everything right nearly crushed my business several times in the beginning. I wasn’t born knowing how to start a pool service, so I had to attend the ole School of Hard Knocks.

You get the benefit of my experience

A few years ago I set out to write a book on my experiences that eventually morphed into a business manual for how to start a pool service business. I wrote the book in an Amazon E-book format as that keeps costs low and nearly everyone has bought a book through Amazon at one time or another. The book does not cover topics such as basic pool care or chemistry. You should already have a good grasp of these topics before you start a pool route anyway. You can get that information freely here on my blog if you need that first. The book covers the details of how to start up a pool service and set up your business the right way. You’ll learn how to buy pool chemicals and supplies wholesale and how to land your first customers and also how to handle your customers to keep them happy.

Get off your rear and make a move now!

The book is a short read at 22 pages in E-format, but it will be the best $10 bucks you’ll ever spend on some really helpful information from a guy who has been there and done that. I would have killed for this book when I was starting out. Take a look and get out there and start your own pool service business! Best of luck and please don’t push me out of my own pool route. OK? :)

How to start a pool service

2 thoughts on “How to start a pool service route

  • April 20, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    Not bad. I especially liked the part about getting your first customer. It worked for me too. Thanks for taking the time to write the book.

  • April 23, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    Thanks for the book Bud! I am trying to gt started in my neighborhood and this is just what I need.

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