My New Pool Service Van

My New Pool Service Van

Here is Pool Service Company’s new pool service van . I needed a new pool service van pretty badly. I wore out my old van after many years of faithful service.

Ford Transit Connect

I prefer to use a van over a truck on my pool route for several reasons. I have learned over the years that my expensive chemicals stay fresher when not exposed to the hot Texas sun. Another reason is security of course as everything is locked inside when I am eating lunch someplace. Inside the van I have a place for everything, and everything is in it’s place;

Pool service van new

The cab is very comfortable and I have a full steel safety bulkhead which keeps me from getting hurt by equipment in the back in case of an accident. One nice advantage of the bulkhead also is that I am only cooling down the cab with the AC instead of the whole van. That’s a very nice benefit! :)

Pool Service truck

In case you are curious, the equipment hanging off the back of the van is my large service vacuum. I’ll do a separate post on the vacuum later, but it is the backbone of my business for sure. I can vacuum a large pool in about 5 minutes and it saves me a ton of time and labor when you clean as many pools as I do each week.

New pool service van

Well that is the $10 tour of my new pool service van! I feel proud when I think of my humble beginnings years ago driving around in a giant old and dirty Dodge dually truck that scared my new customers away more times than not. You have to have good tools to run a pool service business and if you take care of your tools, they will take care of your business. See you on the road!

Bud

pool service van

6 thoughts on “My New Pool Service Van

  • May 7, 2016 at 6:19 pm
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    I would like to see more about your vacuum. What kind is it?

  • May 7, 2016 at 6:31 pm
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    Well it’s homemade actually. :) I’ll write another post describing it soon.

  • May 8, 2016 at 1:56 am
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    Nice rig. So how is it being a pool guy? How long have you been doing this? What motivated you to start a pool service? I would love to get out of my career and work for myself.

  • May 8, 2016 at 2:19 am
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    Thanks for the compliment! I love being in the pool service business. It can be very hard on my body sometimes, and I get pretty exhausted by the end of the day. I was a geologist in my previous career. After that ended I decided to try my hand at self employment and the Lord has blessed me with a successful business! It takes dedication and willingness to learn new things and taking chances. Then again any new business venture is the same I suppose. Good luck in what ever you choose!

  • June 25, 2016 at 1:46 pm
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    Nice,, I like your van, I Think I’m going to buy one too, because another big reason is that you can have a portable toilet, bathroom is always a big problem for a pool technician.

  • June 25, 2016 at 5:59 pm
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    LOL I never thought of the toilet idea :) I just visit local convenience stores for bathroom breaks.

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