Are you a pool-loving beach bum who wants to make a splash in the pool service industry? Do you dream of running a pool route without having to be tied down to one location? Well, we’re not promising you can sip piña coladas on the beach all day while your pool route runs itself (unless you’re a mermaid, in which case, teach us your ways), but we do have some tips on how to make it work as an absentee owner.
Let’s start with the basics. A pool route is a group of regular pool maintenance clients that a pool service business owner services on a regular basis. It’s like having a school of fish, except they don’t swim around all day – they just sit there waiting for you to come by and give them a good cleaning. And while you can’t run a pool route entirely remotely, you can definitely make it work from afar with the right approach.
The first thing you’ll need is a reliable team of technicians who can handle the day-to-day tasks of cleaning and maintaining pools. This means finding people who are willing to get their hands dirty, and who won’t run off to the beach the second you’re not looking. We can’t promise they won’t be tempted, but if you pay them well and show your appreciation, they might stick around long enough to keep your clients happy.
Next up: location, location, location. If your pool route is spread out over a large area, it’s going to be a lot harder to manage remotely. But if you can keep your clients in one area, you’ll have a better chance of keeping things running smoothly. Plus, you’ll have a great excuse to visit the beach every once in a while – you know, just to check in on things.
Of course, you’ll also need some good software to help you keep track of appointments, billing, and customer communications. This is where technology comes in handy – you can manage your pool route from your laptop, your phone, or even your smartwatch if you’re feeling fancy. And if you’re not tech-savvy, don’t worry – there are plenty of tutorials and videos out there to help you get started.
So there you have it: the basics of running a pool route as an absentee owner. It’s not as easy as sipping piña coladas on the beach all day (unless you’re a mermaid, in which case, can we join you?), but with the right team, location, and software, you can make it work. And who knows? Maybe one day you’ll be able to run your pool route from the beach – just be careful not to get sand in your laptop.