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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.