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Advantages of owning a pool service
Advantage number 1 - Ownership Owning a pool service business means that there will be no lack of opportunity or customers. The state of Florida has the most pool homes out of all 50 states. You can have as many or as few customers as you like according to your income preferences. Part time or full time, your choice.
Advantage number 2 - Small Investment It is not a large start-up cost to open a business. Licensing, chemicals, and equipment are what you need to start. Once licensed, you can purchase what you need from whole-sale pool suppliers.
Advantage number 3 - Not back-breaking work If you remain pretty much on the service only side, and are not also a repair business, the work is relatively easy. It can get pretty warm in Florida, but the heat is the most uncomfortable part.


Did you know?...
That a pool with a strong odor of chlorine usually means that the chlorine is low? This is caused by the free available chlorine molecules to work "overtime" trying to kill bacteria since there is not enough total chlorine.
That when people say their eyes burn, that the chlorine must be too high usually has nothing to do with chlorine? It is a bad pH balance. Your eyes have a pH of 7.5.. If the pH in the water is out of balance, it will cause your eyes to sting, or burn.

How NOT to succeed
Many people make the mistake of opening a pool business for a few different reasons. The first being that they think it's "easy money" They have taken care of their parents, or their own pool for a few years and think that if they know how to test Chlorine and pH, well how hard can it really be? And with such a low start-up cost, Many, many small pool businesses have failed for lack of knowledge of the industry.
As stated above, lack of knowledge. I can't stress enough that if you have not been in the industry for several years, your business WILL fail. There is so much more to water chemistry than Chlorine and pH. These can be perfectly balanced and you can still have a green pool no matter how much you shock it. You can read more in my article Advanced Water Chemistry
Florida licensing requirements
There are 3 classes of swimming pool contractors. Class A, B, and C.
Class A is a Commercial Pool and Spa Contractor and is unlimited in the industry for both commercial and residential pools.
Class B is a Residential Pool and Spa Contractor. Limited to residential pool building and major repairs. Can pull permits and do anything a class C license can do.
Class C is a Swimming Pool/Spa Servicing Contractor. Limited to non-structural repair and equipment servicing of pools. Cannot build a pool, cannot pull a permit
Certified Pool Contractor (CPC) Is a state license that allows you to work in any county. You can also obtain a local license that allows you to work in one county.
More information on licensing can be found at myfloridalicense.com
You will need to be licensed and insured to legally operate a pool business in Florida (and most other states) Also by registering a name for your business in Florida at sunbiz.org
CPO License or Certified Pool Operator license is required for working on commercial or public pools such as Hotels, apartment complexes, etc.. Not required for residential work, but a good thing to have. Read more on CPO Licensing
Insurance - Being insured will help to secure customers. Many customers want the peace of mind knowing that you carry liability insurance. Here is a link to get started with insurance´╗┐

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