Summer is Coming – Pool Franchises Prepare for the Splash

Keeping a pool clean, healthy and hazard-free can be a lucrative business in Australia

Winter has arrived, and Australian families seek the cosy warmth of their couches and Netflix.
But, in the not too distant future, events are being planned, party dates penned into diaries and the beloved family pool sits still and quiet, ready for the ripples and the splashes of a classic Aussie social gathering.

“Demand for our services continues to grow significantly. Spring and Summer are boom times for our business but Winter is also when we see a spike in new franchisees joining the industry.”

If they’re very lucky, some Australian homes will boast an indoor pool, well-loved and well-used despite the chilly weather. However, with all this healthy fun comes the unenviable chore of cleaning and maintaining the family pool, particularly for those with outside pools which may be neglected over time; can people really be blamed if they’d rather fill their time in other ways?

The Not-So-Dirty Work

With the right equipment and organisational skills, keeping a pool clean, healthy and hazard-free need not be a painful exercise. In fact, for the right people it could be a lucrative business which offers a flexible work-life balance and provide immense job satisfaction.

According to research house IBISWorld, the Australian pool and spa industry in Australia has recently emerged from troubled waters and was worth more that $658 million in 2016-17. Droughts, water restrictions, restrained economic conditions and subdued discretionary spending saw demand for pools dip but since 2012 the industry has returned to a major growth phase with more than 30,000 new pools expected to be constructed in Australia this year alone.

According to Brett Blair, Divisional Franchisor for Jim’s Pool Care in Australia:

“Demand for our services continues to grow significantly. Spring and Summer are boom times for our business but Winter is also when we see a spike in new franchisees joining the industry.

We’ve also seen a general shift in the attitude of Australians in the forty to fifty-five year old age bracket. Many are willing to take the plunge and run their own business and see our sector as accessible and in line with their own interests. These type of opportunities can also be seen as perfect for couples and families looking to spend more quality time with each other; working together means that partners and families are active participants in each other’s days and not simply ships passing in the nigh after finishing work at a job.”

“We’ve also a seen a general shift in the attitude of Australians in the forty to fifty-five year old age bracket. Many are willing to take the plunge and run their own business and see our sector as accessible and in line with their own interests.”

Jim, A Well-Known Name

A quick Google search of Jim’s Pool Care brings up dozens of extremely positive reviews from satisfied customers. Positive customer feedback on social media and excellent word of mouth advertising is a good sign for existing business owners and new franchisees hoping to purchase a franchise with an excellent reputation and a well-established name.

“We want to simplify the move from worker to small business owner for people from all walks of life”

The Jim’s Group Franchise brand is recognised by 94% of Australian adults and, coupled with proven systems, a franchisee’s business will have an enormous head-start over any competitors. Currently, they have more than 90 mobile pool shops around Australia, meaning that theirs is a well-known brand which still has plenty of room for growth.

A Flexible Business Opportunity

As well as their mobile businesses, Jim’s Pool Care now offer new and established Pool Shop opportunities for those willing to go the extra mile, and those who are looking to begin a new chapter in their lives by purchasing a lucrative franchise.

To manage the demand from new franchisees in the pool sector, the company has also re-invested in its own systems to make the journey for a new franchisee as smooth as possible. Jim’s Pool Care include a local marketing launch package as part of the purchase, meaning much of the initial leg-work for new franchisees will be overseen by experienced professionals.

According to Brett Blair, “We’ve opened a window of opportunity for anyone wanting to embark on a new and fresh enterprise. While we’ve focused on developing systems to encourage people from all walks of life to join and benefit from the demand we are seeing in the market, we want to simplify the move from worker to small business owner. As a result, we have streamlined our start-up processes and delivered comprehensive training models to new franchisees.

About Jim’s Pool Care

Looking for a new challenge and want to become your own boss? Nothing could be easier than owning your own franchise business with Jim’s. We will provide you with equipment, full training and ongoing support to help you with your journey to success.

With over 3,500 franchisees across Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the UK, the Jim’s Group is a recognised and trusted brand. Our franchisees enjoy the flexibility, lifestyle, income and ability to control their own time with their business.

If you’re interested to find out more or are thinking about becoming a Franchisee with Jim’s Pool Care speak to us today to discuss how the Jim’s family could be right for you. Jim’ Pool Care are there to help you succeed, call 131 546 today or fill in our Franchise Enquiry Form.