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McPools is a professional pool service company that is based in Florida. Read our interview to find out about their offerings, plus, get great tips on entrepreneurship and social media.

  1. Can you please tell our audience more about yourself your business, Mcpools.com?

McPools is a professional swimming pool maintenance and cleaning service. Our service area currently includes Apollo Beach, Bradenton, Brandon, Riverview and Sarasota. We plan to expand into St.Pete in 2016.

 

  1. Why should pool owners consider hiring a Certified Pool Operator vs a pool service provider without their CPO license?

A CPO is someone who has taken the time and effort to become certified prior to working on someone’s swimming pool. To earn your CPO, you must complete a course and written exam on water chemistry, equipment maintenance, water born illness prevention and water safety. If you decide to hire a professional to maintain your swimming pool, hire a trained professional who completed the CPO program.

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  1. One expert tip every pool owner (or future pool owner) should know?

Just adding chlorine every once in a while is not enough. If you are going to DIY, do some research and develop a weekly schedule and maintenance to do list.

 

  1. As an entrepreneur, how do you do to keep yourself motivated?

I plan time every morning to reflect upon previous goals and review daily goals while enjoying my morning coffee.   I think about what it will be like to accomplish my dreams and listen to some good music. I also recommend having a “work out partner” with another entrepreneur or professional. Someone who you can exchange ideas and feedback with, to help each other become more successful.

 

  1. Any advice to small business owners regarding social media?

Take advantage of social media, it appears it is not going away anytime soon. I suggest considering creating business accounts with Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and Instagram. Even if you are not a big social media advocate, I think you need to consider some of your prospects and clients probably are. Once you get started with a page, focus on supporting others first. Find businesses in your industry in other markets, follow and study them. Take the good and use it, avoid the bad. I find you need to give four times what you want to receive in your social media efforts. I would say 80% of your social media time should be supporting others and 20% promoting your page.

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