Many "Geniuses" have tried to create a large company in the South Florida Market. All of them have failed, including myself.
The biggest problem with scalability is that there is a weekly deadline of servicing a pool on a weekly basis. The pools only receive enough Chlorine for a week to 10 day time frame based on an average use and NO equipment failures. So when an employee calls in sick, takes a vacation, cant keep up because of the heavy loads of summer or storms, or quits without a notice, pools start to turn green and customers start looking for other options.
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Top 10 problems when buying a pool route business
10. The seller and broker do not tell buyer(s) the truth about obtaining a contractors license which has been MANDATORY for all persons cleaning a swimming pool in Florida since 1971.
9. Please verify all of the payment histories of every customer before buying the route
8. Make a visual inspection of EVERY customer before buying the route