Jim’ Pool Care offers a wonderful opportunity for those looking for a real change in their career and lifestyle. Our Franchise owners are from all walks of life looking for a profitable business and seeking that ideal work life balance.
We have now hit 125 franchisees and still have opportunities in key locations. Jim’s Pool Care have Mobile Pool Shops in all major cities around Australia and the recent growth being driven from people wanting to take control of their work/life balance and many wanting to work closer to home. Jim’s Franchise owners can sell ongoing services, retail items, chemicals and charge for their time. All these income streams ensure that owning a Jim’s Pool Care Mobile Shop gives you flexibility and multiple ways to make money from a growing industry. Services include pool cleaning, regular maintenance, pool heating, pool inspections, lighting, pool blankets, and robotic cleaners.
Why does Jim’s Pool Care continue to grow?
As a key division of the Jim’s Group, Jim’s Pool Care began around 15 years ago Mr Blair believes a key success factor has been franchise satisfaction, by offering a system that is easy to follow and allows owners to build a business to suit their lifestyle and goals.
Brett says, “The Jim’s Pool Care concept is a true mobile pool shop that not only provides pool maintenance but sells a full and complete range of pool equipment and chemicals. Our team are mobile pool shops on wheels. This means our franchisees can charge for their time and earn great margins on lucrative chemical and pool equipment products. You can work smarter and not harder by building long term relationships with customers”.
Brett told us, “Reflecting on the last 13 years and this amazing growth of Jim’s Pool Care, I am very proud of the team and the individuals who invested in our business and invested in themselves. Their reward is they are in a business that has no limits on their growth, they have full flexibility over how hard they work, their lifestyle choices and they are in fact their own boss. It is not easy for any new business to start up and it takes hard work each time, but my team are always here and committed to be there for their journey”.
Jim’s Group – Huge National Brand
As part of the Jim’s Group – there are currently over 4000+ Jim’s franchisees – making it one of Australia’s recognised brands.
This strong support network is reinforced with an annual franchise convention, where franchisees fly in from all around Australia. The conventions are usually 3 – 4 days where they get to hear from other franchisees, industry experts and sales and motivation coaches, which provides a great opportunity to learn and network with other franchisees.
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After they have been out on the road and experienced for themselves how the business works and if keen to move forward, the next step is to start formalising the application. Part of this process is selecting a territory to build the business. Usually the location is close or near to home to help reduce travel times and to help maximise chargeable hours for the franchisee. It also means that they can pop home if needed or help out with family commitments if they arise.
“We have franchisees from all walks of life including trades, banking, engineering, administrative and existing industry professionals. Our franchisees don’t need to have existing industry skills as Jim’s Pool Care provides comprehensive training; they just need to be willing to try new things, follow the systems we have developed and provide great customer service,” Brett says.
This in-house training starts with three days at the Jim’s Group Training Centre in Melbourne. All franchisees, from around the country, fly to Melbourne to meet Jim Penman and to learn more about the Jim’s system and how to become successful in business. The franchisees then go back
to their respective cities and states where they complete an on-the-road and face to face pool school training program which lasts approximately 15 days with their local Franchisor and trainer.
Working with the best brands in the pool industry, including Astral, Zodiac, Maytronics, Daisy and Sunbather, the support that the franchisees receive from the brands with regard to ongoing training and product support is impressive.
“Ongoing training is provided by using a local regional franchisor model. This is perfect for a new business owner. We have someone on the ground in every region that provides the ongoing training and support. Once trained, every month, as a minimum, the regional franchisor will contact the franchisee to provide technical and business support. There are between 6 – 8 local regional meetings a year, which allows all the franchisees in that particular region to get together and share ideas and attend a range of supplier training. This provides our franchisees with a strong support network,” says Brett.