The Fall season is much different than Summer Time and it poses some unique challenges for your pool care service. There are some good things about this season as well as some negatives such as rain, wind, and here in California- fires.
00:00 What to expect in this video
01:10 Different areas different issues
03:10 Vacuum Systems
09:55 Cooler Water
11:56 Every other week service
13:03 Recoup chemical costs
13:47 Take vacation
20:40 Do other work or take a break
Each area is a little different but in most areas, you will get more weather events. Wind and rain are more common and of course fires. So prepare for the windy season by having a vacuum system on hand. There are really great tools and if your pools get very heavy leaf debris a vacuum system is an essential tool. Riptide, Power Vac, Hammer Head, and the Bottom Feeder are ideal.
Customers may have an unrealistic expectation of how clean their pool should be after a heavy wind storm. You are really only spending 25-30 minutes at each pool and you really want to emphasize that it is a 3-week process. Week one is the surface debris. Week two is the bottom and week 3 is polishing up everything. Then of course the winds are more likely to hit again. To expect you to spend 1 hour at the pool is unrealistic and if you set yourself up for that you will lose money and won’t be able to finish your route each day. Limiting your time at each pool is the only way to handle the pools that are trashed by the heavy winds.
The colder water has some great benefits as well. You will use fewer chemicals during the fall months which should allow you to catch up on your chemical cost. If you spent a ton of money on chemicals in the Summer, you will find that in the fall and winter you should be spending a lot less.
Customers may think that since they are not using the pool you can do it every other week service for them. That is not the case. In fact, you charge your monthly rates based on year-round pool service in the areas where the pools are not closed for the winter. So you really can’t afford to do full service in the Summer and ½ service or bi-monthly service in the winter.
This is a great time of year to take needed time off. Plan it so you have at least a week off in October and take maybe the Thanksgiving week off as well as the week between Christmas and New Year. You will feel recharged and ready for the next Summer season. Don’t keep working like it is Summer in the fall. You will likely burn out.
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