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NPRS Offers Continued Support Through Health Crisis

With the recent developments around the world, many service-based businesses are taking a major hit. For those in the pool service industry, we have the good fortune to be in a space that allows our businesses to thrive even during these trying times.

Practicing social distancing, being around germ-killing pool supplies, and working in the great outdoors absorbing much needed Vitamin D are just a few reasons why the pool service industry is one of the few industries relatively unharmed during our current health crisis.

The safety of our employees, our clients, and our communities remain at the top of our operating priorities. As you know, the situation is changing daily and we understand that business decisions must be based on each unique situation and information from local jurisdictions. However, at this time, we believe the continued operations of our business is essential to the health and well-being of our communities and economy. For that reason our office will remain operating during our normal business hours 8 AM-4 PM Monday-Friday where our remote sales and marketing team, as well as in-house support staff members, are ready to assist you.

Additionally, certain municipalities and federal regulators have requested pool product supply businesses to be available and the supply chain is maintained. Importantly, please note the following:

  •  Proper sanitization will keep bodies of water safe for our community.  As children and families across the country are being asked to shelter at home, providing the means for properly sanitized home pool environments is critical to helping maintain community health.
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), COVID-19 cannot survive in a properly treated pool and hot tub water.
  • Untreated water can promote many other types of bacteria (Pseudomonas, Cryptosporidium, E. Coli, Shigella, etc.).
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) states that controlling water quality is necessary to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases.

If you have been considering buying a pool route business or looking for continued growth here are a few things to consider at this time:

  • Pools are fixed structures and are not removable, they still need to be maintained.
  • Commercial pools are many times required by law to be professionally maintained and repaired.
  • It is your business; you have the flexibility to offer different service rates.
  • When you lower service rates, lower the service level to not lose profit.
  • You own the business, no one is going to lay you off.
  • You control the finances and have at least 3 months operating cash in the bank.
  • Routes available for sale- be in business with a positive source of cash flow in 48 hours.
  • You control the finances and have at least 3 months operating cash in the bank. 

Real-life example: Two major players in the pool industry both have been in the industry for a long time and owned their businesses through the economic recession in 2008-2010. Their pool service and repairs portion of their businesses respectively saved their businesses and countless employee jobs.  They both actually increased their service and repair revenues throughout these tough years.   

It is easy to get swept up in media dialog and fear-based information coming from every angle, now, more than ever is a time to come together, help your neighbor, remain calm, collected and pivot when needed. We are all reassessing how we will weather this storm, and as part of the human race, we are all in it together. We encourage you to share our message of “The Greatest Business in the World”,  elevate stress and brighten someone’s day by giving them our office number, 877-766-5757 so they too can learn how to earn a great living, provide for their family and build a fruitful business now and for the future. For more information visit our YouTube channel.

Thank you and stay safe,

Your NPRS Family.