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From poor communication to inaccurate billing to awkward scheduling, a lot of hiccups can affect your daily routine. Fortunately, pool and spa business software can help smooth things over by using software to keep your team organized and informed. Below, take a look at just some of the software products on the market today.
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Software from RB Retail & Service Solutions is designed specifically for pool and spa businesses and completely manages retail and service with PCs, tablets, smartphones and laptops. With the consolidation of retail and service into a single system, regardless of your business size, you'll see an immediate return on your investment.
rbpoolandspa.com| (866) 933-9099
"We have been using RB's program since 2005 and love what it does for our business! Business can be a handful, but their program makes the day-to-day duties so much easier to process and track. Customer service is great." —Cindy Aqua Palace | Iowa
GuildQuality delivers real-time customer feedback to over 15,000 home pros via online customer surveying software. During the company's 15+ years in business, they've conducted nearly 5 million surveys. GuildQuality members can access customizable survey templates that result in high response rates and useful, comment-rich feedback to advance their business and customer experience. Contact GuildQuality to start a free trial today. They'll survey 20 customers and send you their responses in real-time at no cost.
guildquality.com | (888) 355-9223
"GuildQuality helps us build trust with prospective clients, an asset that cannot be underestimated!" —Troy Rhone, Guildmember since 2017 Garden Design | Mountain Brook, Ala.
The Pool Program significantly reduces paperwork with cloud or on-premise solutions that fit the busy schedule of any pool professional or retailer. The company says it continues to raise the bar with innovative features, intuitive user interfaces and rich integrations with the industry's leading distributors, manufacturers and water testing companies.
wisesoftwareinc.com | (661) 266-9181
iON Pool Care from Zodiac is a cloud-based, real-time program designed specifically to help manage service businesses from the office or on-the-go with a new mobile app. iON enables servicers to manage customer service, plan and track routes, track chemical readings and dosages and access billing and accounting.
zodiac.com | (800) 822-7933
"iON Pool Care has helped Aqua Shine become more organized and increase our customer satisfaction. We wouldn't be able to operate efficiently without iON, so we recommend it to everyone in the industry that we meet." —Shawn Miller Aqua Shine Pools | Phoenix, Ariz.
Skedit is the one-stop shop for any pool construction or service company. It makes administrative tasks like invoicing, scheduling, point of sale and marketing a breeze. The software is also completely customizable.
skedit.com | (385) 233-0690
"We had another software scheduling program that was very cumbersome and difficult for the employees to update their portable devices. Since we changed over to cloud-based Skedit, the confusion from not having real-time updates is gone, so we are operating much more efficiently." —Doug Heer, President Precision Pools & Spas | Salt Lake City, Utah
Gunther Enterprises offers mypoolchart, an internet-based program for pool pros. In the field, it is accessed via the mypoolchart app on your smartphone. Service techs use the app to record details of chemical tests, products used, suggested repairs and photo verification. This information is then forwarded to the pool owner and pool service company.
mypoolchart.com | (602) 721-2037
Jobber's pool service software helps thousands of pool servicers improve and grow their business. Voted No. 1 most user-friendly software in 2019, Jobber lets you schedule and organize your crews, track detailed client information such as pool dimensions, chemicals, parts and services and collect payments from anywhere.
getjobber.com | (888) 721-1115
"Before Jobber, we averaged 60 days to invoice and receive payment from customers. Now we invoice and receive payment within minutes of completing a job." — Kimber Brady Leisure Pool and Spa | Ogden, Utah
Pool Pro Office is an easy-to-use project management software developed specifically for pool builders and service companies. It specializes in lead management, pricing, proposals, marketing, project scheduling and customer communications. The software also handles all service and warranty — including routes, service calls and mobile service techs in the field, including many more features.
poolprooffice.com | (321) 574-0358
"I've been a scheduler for over 16 years and tried many different systems. PPO is the best! It helps me daily. I can track my jobs and see everything on one screen. Sending work orders and emails to the homeowners has never been easier. Being able to select a subcontractors upcoming schedule ensures I am not overbooking. I would definitely recommend PPO for all construction." —Heather Herington BMR Pool and Patio | Lewisville, Texas
sureTREAT is Taylor Technologies' water treatment strategy software and customer database. This customizable program transforms field test results into a professional water analysis report that can be shared with customers to confirm services provided and validate charges. When personalizing the report, users can specify which treatment chemicals are recommended to customers.
suretreat.com | (800) 837-8548
Verizon Connect's fleet management software can help you uncover hidden costs while revealing the potential for greater efficiency. Use the smart dashboards and reporting tools to analyze trends and accurately measure your fleet's performance. With around-the-clock monitoring, you can effectively manage unsafe behavior, unauthorized use or deviations from standard procedure.
verizonconnect.com | (866) 844-2235
Skimmer is pool service software for modern pool professionals with beautiful mobile apps, a web portal and the ability to email service reports that look great on any device. Skimmer makes it easy to manage work orders, adjust routes, know where your techs are and make sure installed parts never slip through the cracks. It allows for unlimited users with no extra charge and offers a 60-day, risk-free trial with a money back guarantee.
getskimmer.com | (480) 718-2158
"We can't believe just how easy Skimmer is to use. It speeds up the day and everyone enjoys just how user-friendly the platform is. Our customer feedback has been amazing! It is because of the hard work from each of the team members at Skimmer that we are now able to provide a better experience for our customers and for that we are extremely thankful." —Brian Oklahoma
Many of us may have had the unfortunate experience of adding soda ash "wrong" to pool water, resulting in a pool that looks like it is filled with milk. In fact, we refer to it as "milking" a pool. Why does that happen?
When we decide, for example, to raise the pH of a pool from 7.2 to 7.6, we calculate how much soda ash is required for that size pool to achieve a 0.4 pH unit increase. A solution of soda ash (sodium carbonate) has a pH of above 11, so when added to pool water the pH...
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance announced this week that a supplement to the ANSI/APSP/ICC/NPC-12 2016 Standard for the Plastering of Swimming Pools and Spas was approved by the American National Standards Institute on May 10. The new supplement impacts the way that industry professionals plaster pools and spas.
"We are excited that our PHTA Standard Writing Committee for the Plastering of Pools and Spas was able to address plastering applications in cold temperatures and further...
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The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance has awarded the 2019 Dr. R. Neil Lowry Grant to the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment at the National Environmental Health Association’s 2019 Annual Education Conference & Exhibition awards ceremony in Nashville, Tenn.
Given in the memory of Dr. Robert Neil Lowry, a...