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A Sample Pool Cleaning Business Plan Template

Are you about starting a pool cleaning company? If YES, here is a complete sample pool cleaning business plan template & feasibility report you can use for FREE.

Okay, so we have considered all the requirements for starting a pool cleaning business. We also took it further by analyzing and drafting a sample pool cleaning marketing plan template backed up by actionable guerrilla marketing ideas for pool cleaning companies. So let’s proceed to the business planning section.

Why Start a Pool Cleaning Business?

If you like cleaning your environment on a regular basis and you can do it for free, then one of the business ideas that you can launch is swimming pool cleaning services business. Although swimming pool cleaning services business is part of the cleaning industry, but you would need some form of trainings and exposure to be able to successful run this type of business.

If you are sure that this type of business is what you truly want to do after you must have conducted your market research and feasibility studies, then the next step to follow is to write a good business plan.Below is a sample swimming pool cleaning services company business plan template that will help you successfully launch your own business;

A Sample Pool Cleaning Business Plan Template

  • Industry Overview

The Swimming Pool Cleaning Services industry comprises of companies that primarily provide cleaning services for swimming and wading pools. Most players in the industry usually go offer related services such as providing cleaning services for spas, hot tubs, whirlpools and saunas. Services carried out by swimming pool cleaning services companies include surface cleaning as well as maintenance work for pumps, heaters, filters and other related equipment.

The cleaning industry that swimming pool cleaning services are a part of is one of the fastest growing service industries in the United States. It is predicted that cleaning services will experience a five percent growth rate between 2008 and 2018, and this growth will be largely due to the health care industry, where elderly care needs will only increase over that period. In addition, personal consumption for cleaning, laundering and repair of clothing is predicted to increase at a compound annual rate of 3 percent from 2015 to 2019.

If you are a closer observer of happenings in the Swimming Pool Cleaning Services industry, you would have noticed that the industry was hit hard by the recession and low unemployment. As a result of that, homeowners started to clean their own pools and spas or nixed pool treatment altogether.

As the economy recovers and homeowners return to work and have less time to clean their pools, the industry will recover. Operators in the industry compete on the basis of price, quality of service and breadth of service offerings.

The Swimming Pool Cleaning Services industry is indeed a large industry and pretty much active in most countries of the world most especially in the United States of America, Nigeria, South Africa, Egypt, United Kingdom, Mexico and Canada et al.

Statistics has it that in the United States of America alone, there are about 51,145 registered and licensed (big, medium scale and small) swimming pool cleaning services companies scattered all across the United States responsible for employing about 69,895 people and the industry rakes in a whooping sum of $3 billion annually. The industry is projected to enjoy 3.8 percent annual growth within 2011 and 2016. It is important to state that no establishment can boast of having the lion share of the available market in this industry.

A recent report published by IBISWorld shows that the Swimming Pool Cleaning Services industry has a low level of market share concentration. The report stated that in 2015, the three largest industry operators accounted for less than 5.0 percent of the industry’s revenue.

The majority of the industry is characterized by self-employed individuals who work as independent contractors or small operators with fewer than three employees. The report further stated that since companies typically offer swimming pool cleaning within a limited geographic scope in order to limit transportation expenses, there are limited benefits to economies of scale; consequently, there is a low level of market share concentration. Rather, the most prominent companies are franchised operations.

Just like any other business, the demand for swimming pool cleaning services usually declined during recession period / economic downturn and this is due to the declining household spending on cleaning services and reduced demand from business clients. As the economy grows, and income increases, there will be corresponding increase in the demand for cleaning related services such as house / residential cleaning.

Over and above, swimming pool cleaning services businesses all over the world are still enjoying good patronage particularly if they are well positioned and if they know how to reach out to their target market (hotels, residential estates and household et al).

Pool Cleaning Business Plan – Executive Summary

The name of our company is Planet Zero® Pool Cleaning Services, LLC. We are a registered and standard cleaning services business that is incorporated under the law of the United States of America. Our head office will be located in a densely populated residential estate in the heart of Sacramento – California. We are strategically positioned in community with the right demographic composition and we are set to services the whole of the community.

Our basic service offering to our highly-esteemed customers as a standard swimming pool cleaning services company includes swimming pool and spa pool cleaning, swimming pool and spa equipment maintenance and repair, swimming pool and spa chemical adjustment services, opening and closing swimming pool services, swimming pool inspections, general house cleaning, parking lot sweeping, snowplowing, drain, duct and gutter cleaning, parking lot and driveway washing, equipment cleaning and maintenance, chemical adjustments and other related cleaning services.

Although our intention of starting a swimming pool cleaning services business is to offer only the above stated services, but we will not close our doors to diversification (additional services) as long as it does not affect our core services. In the bid to maximize our position as the leading swimming pool cleaning services company in Sacramento – California.

At Planet Zero® Pool Cleaning Services, LLC we are passionate in the pursuit of excellence and financial success with uncompromising services and integrity which is why we have decided to start our own swimming pool cleaning services business; we are in the industry to make a positive mark.

We are quite optimistic that our values and quality of service offering will help us drive our swimming pool cleaning services business to enviable heights and also help us attract the numbers of clients that will make the business highly profitable. We are a company that will be dedicated to establishing good business relationship with our clients giving them value for their money and reasons for them to hire our services over and over again.

We are in the swimming pool cleaning services Industry to favorably compete with other leading brands in the industry both in the United States and other parts of the world. Our corporate business goal is to be among the top 10 swimming pool cleaning services brands in the United States of America.

As a company, we are willing to go the extra mile to invest in some of the finest professionals we can find and also, we have put, process and structures in place that will ensure that we are always at the top of our game when it comes to excellent and detailed services deliveries. We have been able to secure permits from all relevant departments in California.

We are quite aware that in order to become the number one choice in our city, we must continue to deliver quality swimming pool cleaning services and that is exactly what we will do. We are open to the use of latest technology in the swimming pool cleaning services industry. No doubt our excellent customer service and detailed cleaning services we offer will position us to always welcome repeated customers.

Planet Zero® Pool Cleaning Services, LLC is privately registered business that is owned and managed by Greg Gonzales and his immediate Family. Greg Gonzales has well over 7 years of experience managing some of the leading cleaning companies and industrial cleaning brands in different cities in the United States of America prior to starting Planet Zero® Pool Cleaning Services, LLC.

  • Our Services Offering

Planet Zero® Pool Cleaning Services, LLC is a standard and well – equipped swimming pool cleaning Services Company that offers a wide range of services that revolves around the swimming pool cleaning services industry and other complementary services. We intend giving our customers every reason to always hire our services which is why we have customized our services. Basically, our services will involve us going out to services of clients’ needs.

Our intention of starting our swimming pool cleaning services company is to favorable compete in the industry and of course to make profits from the industry and we will do all that is permitted by the law in the United States of America to achieve our aim and business goal.

Our services offerings are listed below;

  • Swimming pool and spa pool cleaning
  • Swimming pool and spa equipment maintenance and repair
  • Swimming pool and spa chemical adjustment services
  • Opening and closing swimming pool services
  • Swimming pool inspections
  • General house cleaning
  • Parking lot sweeping
  • Snowplowing
  • Drain, duct and gutter cleaning
  • Parking lot and driveway washing
  • Equipment cleaning and maintenance
  • Chemical adjustments
  • Other related cleaning services

Our Vision Statement

Our Vision is to become the number one swimming pool cleaning Services Company in the whole of Sacramento – California with active presence in major cities in the United States of America and Canada.

  • Our Mission Statement

Our mission as a swimming pool cleaning services company is to develop a highly successful, profitable all round swimming pool cleaning services business which provides quality services in our community and to become a standard for an ideal swimming pool cleaning services business not only in the State of California but also throughout the United States of America and Canada where we intend selling our franchise.

  • Our Business Structure

We are quite aware that the success of any business lies in the foundation on which the business is built on, which is why we have decided to build our swimming pool cleaning services company on the right business foundation.

As a matter of fact, we are set out to build a swimming pool cleaning services business that will be a standard for the swimming pool cleaning services industry in the United States of America and Canada. We want to build a business of dedicated workforce who will go all the way to ensure that our customers are satisfied and they get value for their money.

In other to achieve this, we aware that it takes a business with the right employees and structure to achieve all what we have set to achieve, which is why will be putting structures and processes in place that will help us deliver excellent services and run the business on auto pilot. The success of our swimming pool cleaning services business will be anchored on the team not on any individual.

With the wide range of our service offerings and the plan to sell franchise, we are only expected to employ more than it is required to run a conventional swimming pool cleaning services business. Definitely, we will have various employees to man the various services offering of Planet Zero® Pool Cleaning Services, LLC.

Planet Zero® Pool Cleaning Services, LLC will employ professionals and skilled people to occupy the following position;

  • Manager (Owner)
  • Accountant / Cashier
  • Marketing and Sales Executive
  • Client Service Executive / Front Desk Officer
  • Cleaners / Pressure Machine Operators (6)
  • Truck / Van` Driver

Roles and Responsibilities

Manager (Owner):

  • Responsible for providing direction for the business
  • Creates, communicates, and implements the organization’s vision, mission, and overall direction – i.e. leading the development and implementation of the overall organization’s strategy.
  • Responsible for fixing prices and signing business deals and payment of salaries
  • Responsible for signing checks and documents on behalf of the company
  • Evaluates the success of the organization
  • Responsible for managing the daily activities in the organization
  • Ensures that the facility  is in tip top shape and conducive enough to welcome customers
  • Prepares budget and reports for the organization
  • Defines job positions for recruitment and managing interviewing process
  • Carries out staff induction for new team members
  • Responsible for overseeing the smooth running of HR and administrative tasks for the organization
  • Designs job descriptions with KPI to drive performance management for all employees
  • Regularly hold meetings with key stakeholders (clients and member of the board) to review the effectiveness of the business Policies, Procedures and Processes
  • Maintains office supplies by checking stocks; placing and expediting orders; evaluating new products.
  • Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; calling for repairs.
  • Defines job positions for recruitment and managing interviewing process
  • Carries out staff induction for new team members
  • Responsible for training, evaluation and assessment of employees
  • Oversees the smooth running of the daily activities of organization.

Marketing and Sales Executive

  • Identifies, prioritizes, and reaches out to new clients, and business opportunities et al
  • Identifies development opportunities; follows up on development leads and contacts; participates in the structuring and financing of projects; assures the completion of projects.
  • Writing winning proposal documents, negotiate fees and rates in line with organizations’ policy
  • Responsible for handling business research, market surveys and feasibility studies for clients
  • Responsible for supervising implementation, advocate for the customer’s needs, and communicate with clients
  • Develops, executes and evaluates new plans for expanding increase sales
  • Documents all customer contact and information
  • Represents Planet Zero® Pool Cleaning Services, LLC in strategic meetings
  • Helps to increase sales and growth for Planet Zero® Pool Cleaning Services, LLC.

Accountant / Cashier

  • Responsible for preparing financial reports, budgets, and financial statements for the organization
  • Provides managements with financial analyses, development budgets, and accounting reports; analyzes financial feasibility for the most complex proposed projects; conducts market research to forecast trends and business conditions.
  • Responsible for financial forecasting and risks analysis.
  • Performs cash management, general ledger accounting, and financial reporting for the organization
  • Responsible for developing and managing financial systems and policies
  • Responsible for administering payrolls
  • Ensuring compliance with taxation legislation
  • Handles all financial transactions for Planet Zero® Pool Cleaning Services, LLC
  • Serves as internal auditor for Planet Zero® Pool Cleaning Services, LLC.

Client Service Executive

  • Welcomes / receive clients by greeting them in person or on the telephone; answering or directing inquiries.
  • Ensures that all contacts with clients (e-mail, walk-In center, SMS or phone) provides the client with a personalized customer service experience of the highest level
  • Through interaction with parents and students on the phone, uses every opportunity to build clients’ interest in the organizations’ products and services
  • Manages administrative duties assigned by the HR and Admin Manager or Transport & Logistic Manager in an effective and timely manner
  • Consistently stays abreast of any new information on the organizations’ products, promotional campaigns etc. to ensure accurate and helpful information is supplied to clients when they make enquiries
  • Receives parcels / documents for Planet Zero® Pool Cleaning Services, LLC and distribute mails in the organization
  • Handles any other duties as assigned by the Manager.

Cleaners / Pressure Machine Operators (6):

  • Responsible for handling core services that revolve around swimming pool and spa pool cleaning, swimming pool and spa equipment maintenance and repair, swimming pool and spa chemical adjustment services, opening and closing swimming pool services, swimming pool inspections, general house cleaning, parking lot sweeping, snowplowing, drain, duct and gutter cleaning, parking lot and driveway washing, equipment cleaning and maintenance, chemical adjustments and other related cleaning services et al as requested by clients
  • Maintains a clean working area by sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, cleaning of glass doors and windows, etc. if required.
  • Ensures that toiletries and supplies don’t run out of stock
  • Handles any other duty as assigned by the manager.

Truck / Van Driver:

  • Responsible for transporting cleaning machines and equipment, supplies and workers to project site
  • Runs on errand for the organization
  • Handles any other duty as assigned by the manager,

Pool Cleaning Business Plan – SWOT Analysis

Swimming pool cleaning services business is one of the many businesses that can easily generate business deals with little stress as long as they are well positioned and equipped to carry out their services. We are building a standard swimming pool cleaning services business with variety of services which is why we have decided to subject our business idea (company) to SWOT Analysis.

Ordinarily we can successfully run a normal swimming pool cleaning services business without the stress of going through the required protocol of setting up a new business including writing a detailed business plan, but because of the nature of the kind of swimming pool cleaning services business we want to establish, we don’t have any option other than to follow due process.

We hired the services of a HR and Business consultant with bias in startups to help us conduct SWOT analysis for our company and he did a pretty job for us. Here is a preview of the result we got from the SWOT analysis that was conducted on behalf of Planet Zero® Pool Cleaning Services, LLC;

  • Strength:

Planet Zero® Pool Cleaning Services, LLC is centrally located in a densely populated residential estate in Sacramento – California; our location is in fact one of our major strength. We are also one of the very few swimming pool cleaning services companies in the whole of Sacramento – California that is well equipped to carry out a wide range of services as it relates to swimming pool cleaning services.

Another strength that counts for us is the power of our team; our workforce and management. We have a team that are considered experts in the swimming pool cleaning services industry, a team of hardworking and dedicated individuals.

  • Weakness:

Planet Zero® Pool Cleaning Services, LLC is a new business which is owned by an individual (family), and we may not have the financial muscle to sustain the kind of publicity we want to give our business and also to attract some of the well – experienced hands in the swimming pool cleaning services industry.

  • Opportunities:

We are centrally located in one of the busiest residential areas in Sacramento – California and we are open to all the available opportunities that the city has to offer. Our business concept also positioned us to be a one stop shop in the swimming pool cleaning services industry.

The truth is that there is no standard and well – equipped swimming pool cleaning services business within the area where ours is going to be located; the closest swimming pool cleaning Services Company to our proposed location is about 6 miles away. In a nutshell, we do not have any direct competition within our target market area.

  • Threat:

Some of the threats that are likely going to confront Planet Zero® Pool Cleaning Services, LLC is unfavorable government policies, seasonal fluctuations, demographic / social factors, downturn in the economy which is likely going to affect consumers spending and of course emergence of new competitors within the same location where ours is located.

Pool Cleaning Business Plan – MARKET ANALYSIS

  • Market Trends

The swimming pool cleaning services market is a market that is dependent on loads of factors. The fact that it helps keep our environment clean, and also help in saving energy gives room for people to patronize the business. As a matter of fact, it is now common and trendy to find swimming pool cleaning services companies leveraging on ‘Climate Change and Save Energy’ to market their services.

Of course, swimming pool cleaning services business responds to the increase in household spending and improvement in the economy which is why it is trendy to find swimming pool cleaning services businesses located around areas where residence and businesses owns swimming pools and can show that they can afford the services.

Another common trend in the swimming pool cleaning services industry is that in the bid to survive global economic melt – down and to ensure steady flow of income to effectively run the business, swimming pool cleaning services companies engage in other related services. Some of them even go as far as establishing a car wash, snow removal services and a carpet cleaning business simply because they all fall within same line of business.

  • Our Target Market

Before choosing a location for our swimming pool cleaning services business, we conducted our feasibility studies and market survey and we were able to identify those who will benefit greatly from our service offerings.

Basically, those who will benefit from our service offering are households, facility managers, hospitals, hotels, hostels and government agencies that own swimming pools. They cut across various sectors of the economy. Below is a list of the people and organizations that our swimming pool cleaning services is designed for;

  • The government (government guest house and housing estates)
  • Households
  • Facility managers
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels and Motels
  • Residential areas
  • Camp grounds
  • Parks
  • Hostels
  • Lounges
  • Casinos

Our Competitive Advantage

Swimming pool cleaning services business is an easy to set up business that does not require formal training to achieve; anybody can start a swimming pool cleaning services business if they have the required startup capital and informal training on how to operate the various presser washers.

It means that the possibility of swimming pool cleaning services businesses springing up in the location where ours is located can’t be ruled out. We are aware of this which is why we decided to come up with a business concept that will position us to become the leader in Sacramento – California.

Our competitive edge is that we are a standard and well – equipped swimming pool cleaning services business that has loads of complimentary business offerings that can easily assist us in attracting both corporate and individual customers within the radius of our business operations.

We can confidently say that we a management team that has what it takes to start and grow a new business from scratch to profitability within record time and the location of our swimming pool cleaning services business will definitely count as a positive for us amongst any competitor that might start a swimming pool cleaning services business or any other related cleaning business in same location where ours is located.

For the time being, Planet Zero® Pool Cleaning Services, LLC has no real competitors that can compete with the quality of services we offer and our business offerings et al. Our customer service will be customized to meet the needs of all our customers.

Lastly, all our employees will be well taken care of, and their welfare package will be among the best within our category (startups swimming pool cleaning services business and other related cleaning businesses in the United States) in the industry. It will enable them to be more than willing to build the business with us and help deliver our set goals and achieve all our business aims and objectives.

Pool Cleaning Business Plan – SALES AND MARKETING STRATEGY

  • Marketing Strategy and Sales Strategy

The marketing strategy for Planet Zero® Pool Cleaning Services, LLC is going to be driven basically by excellent customer services and quality service delivery. We will ensure that we build a loyal customer base. We want to drive sales via the output of our jobs and via referral from our satisfied customers. We are quite aware of how satisfied customers drive business growth especially businesses like swimming pool cleaning services and related services.

Planet Zero® Pool Cleaning Services, LLC is a swimming pool cleaning services business that is strategically located and we are going to maximize the opportunities that is available which is why we spend more to locate the business in a location that will be visible and accessible to our target market.

Our sales and marketing team will be recruited based on their vast experience in the industry and they will be trained on a regular basis so as to be well equipped to meet their targets and the overall goal of Planet Zero® Pool Cleaning Services, LLC.

Our goal is to grow Planet Zero® Pool Cleaning Services, LLC to become the leading swimming pool cleaning services company in Sacramento – California which is why we have mapped out strategy that will help us take advantage of the available market and grow to become a major force to reckon with in the house cleaning industry.

Planet Zero® Pool Cleaning Services, LLC is set to make use of the following marketing and sales strategies to attract clients;

  • Introduce our swimming pool cleaning services business by sending introductory letters alongside our brochure to corporate organizations, hotels, parks, households and key stake holders in Sacramento – California
  • Print out fliers and business cards and strategically drop them in offices, libraries, public facilities and train stations et al
  • Use friends and family to spread word about our business
  • Post information about our swimming pool cleaning services company and the services we offer on bulletin boards in places like schools, libraries, and local coffee shops et al
  • Placing a small or classified advertisement in the newspaper, or local publication about our house cleaning company and the services we offer
  • Leverage on referral networks such as agencies that will attract clients who would need our customized services
  • Advertise our swimming pool cleaning services company in relevant magazines, newspapers, TV stations, and radio station.
  • Attend relevant expos, seminars, and business fairs et al to market our services
  • Engage in direct marketing approach
  • Encourage the use of word of mouth marketing from loyal and satisfied students
  • Join local chambers of commerce and industry to market our services.

Sources of Income

Planet Zero® Pool Cleaning Services, LLC is established with the aim of maximizing profits in the swimming pool cleaning services industry and we are going to go all the way out to ensure that we do all it takes to attract both individual clients and corporate clients on a regular basis.

Planet Zero® Pool Cleaning Services, LLC will generate income by offering the following services;

  • Swimming pool and spa pool cleaning
  • Swimming pool and spa equipment maintenance and repair
  • Swimming pool and spa chemical adjustment services
  • Opening and closing swimming pool services
  • Swimming pool inspections
  • General house cleaning
  • Parking lot sweeping
  • Snowplowing
  • Drain, duct and gutter cleaning
  • Parking lot and driveway washing
  • Equipment cleaning and maintenance
  • Chemical adjustments
  • Other related cleaning services

Sales Forecast

One thing is certain, there would always be corporate organization, hotels, parks, households and individual clients who would need the services of swimming pool cleaning services business on a regular basis.

We are well positioned to take on the available market in Sacramento – California and we are quite optimistic that we will meet our set target of generating enough income / profits from the first six month of operations and grow our swimming pool cleaning services business and our clientele base.

We have been able to critically examine the swimming pool cleaning services industry – market and we have analyzed our chances in the industry and we have been able to come up with the following sales forecast. The sales projections are based on information gathered on the field and some assumptions that are peculiar to similar startups in the United States of America.

Below are the sales projections for Planet Zero® Pool Cleaning Services, LLC, it is based on the location of our business and of course the wide range of related cleaning services that we will be offering;

  • First Fiscal Year-: $200,000
  • Second Fiscal Year-: $450,000
  • Third Fiscal Year-: $750,000

N.B: This projection is done based on what is obtainable in the house / residential cleaning industry and with the assumption that there won’t be any major economic meltdown and there won’t be any major competitor offering same additional related services as we do within same location. Please note that the above projection might be lower and at the same time it might be higher.

  • Our Pricing Strategy

Our pricing system is going to be based on what is obtainable in the swimming pool cleaning services industry, we don’t intend to charge more (except for premium and customized services) and we don’t intend to charge less than our competitors are offering in Sacramento – California.

Be that as it may, we have put plans in place to offer discount services once in a while and also to reward our loyal customers especially when they refer clients to us. The prices of our services will be same as what is obtainable in the open market in the United States of America.

  • Payment Options

The payment policy adopted by Planet Zero® Pool Cleaning Services, LLC is all inclusive because we are quite aware that different customers prefer different payment options as it suits them but at the same time, we will ensure that we abide by the financial rules and regulation of the United States of America.

Here are the payment options that Planet Zero® Pool Cleaning Services, LLC will make available to her clients;

  • Payment via bank transfer
  • Payment with cash
  • Payment via credit cards / Point of Sale Machines (POS Machines)
  • Payment via online bank transfer
  • Payment via check
  • Payment via mobile money transfer
  • Payment via bank draft

In view of the above, we have chosen banking platforms that will enable our client make payment for services rendered without any stress on their part. Our bank account numbers will be made available on our website and promotional materials to clients who may want to deposit cash or make online transfer for services rendered.

Pool Cleaning Business Plan – Publicity and Advertising Strategy

Planet Zero® Pool Cleaning Services, LLC is set to establish a standard for swimming pool cleaning services business in Sacramento – California and throughout the United States which is why we will go all the way to adopt and apply best practices to promote our business.

Good enough there is no hard and fast rule on how to advertise or promote a swimming pool cleaning services business. The challenge is that most swimming pool cleaning services companies do not have the required money to pump into publicity and advertising. The cash they have will be reserved to take care of overhead and operational cost.

We will ensure that we leverage on all conventional and non – conventional publicity and advertising technique to promote our swimming pool cleaning services business. Here are the platforms we intend leveraging on to promote and advertise Planet Zero® Pool Cleaning Services, LLC;

  • Encourage our loyal customers to help us use Word of Mouth mode of advertisement (referrals)
  • Advertise our swimming pool cleaning services business in relevant magazines, local newspaper, local TV stations and local radio station
  • Promote our business online via our official website
  • List our business on local directories (yellow pages)
  • Sponsor relevant community programs
  • Leverage on the internet and social media platforms like; Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, et al to promote our brand
  • Install our Bill Boards on strategic locations
  • Direct coupon mailing approach
  • Engage in road show from time to time in target communities
  • Distribute our fliers and handbills in target areas
  • Ensure that all our staff members wear our customized clothes, and all our official cars and trucks are customized and well branded.

Start – Up Expenditure (Budget)

In setting up any business, the amount or cost will depend on the approach and scale you want to undertake. If you intend to go big by renting a place, then you would need a good amount of capital as you would need to ensure that your employees are well taken care of, and that your facility is conducive enough for workers to be creative and productive.

This means that the start-up can either be low or high depending on your goals, vision and aspirations for your business.

The tools and equipment that will be used are nearly the same cost everywhere, and any difference in prices would be minimal and can be overlooked. As for the detailed cost analysis for starting a standard swimming pool cleaning services company; it might differ in other countries due to the value of their money.

We have been able to pull cash that will be enough for us to successfully launch a standard swimming pool cleaning services company in Sacramento – California. These are the key areas where we will spend our start – up capital on;

  • The total fee for registering the business in the United States of America – $750.
  • Legal expenses for obtaining licenses and permits – $1,500.
  • Marketing promotion expenses (2,000 flyers at $0.04 per copy) for the total amount of $3,580.
  • The cost for hiring Business Consultant – $2,000.
  • The cost for the purchase of Insurance (general liability, workers’ compensation and property casualty) coverage at a total premium – $30,800.
  • The cost for the purchase of accounting software, CRM software and Payroll Software – $3,000
  • The cost for leasing a small office facility – $70,000.
  • The cost for facility remodeling – $30,000.
  • Other start-up expenses including stationery – $1000
  • Phone and utility deposits – ($3,500).
  • Operational cost for the first 3 months (salaries of employees, payments of bills et al) – $40,000
  • Cost for store equipment (cash register, security, ventilation, signage) – $13,750
  • Cost of pressure washing and house cleaning equipment – $75,000
  • The cost for the purchase of office furniture and gadgets (Computers, Printers, Telephone, TVs,  tables and chairs et al) – $4,000
  • The cost of Launching a Website – $600
  • The cost for our grand opening party – $1,500
  • Miscellaneous – $10,000

Going by the report from the market research and feasibility studies conducted, we will need about two hundred thousand (200,000) U.S. dollars to successfully set – up a medium scale but standard swimming pool cleaning services company in the United States of America.

Generating Funds / Startup Planet Zero® Pool Cleaning Services, LLC

Planet Zero® Pool Cleaning Services, LLC is a business that is owned and managed by Greg Gonzales and his immediate family members. They are the sole financial of the business which is why they decided to restrict the sourcing of the start – up capital for the business to just three major sources.

These are the areas we intend generating our start – up capital;

  • Generate part of the start – up capital from personal savings and sale of his stocks
  • Generate part of the start – up capital from friends and other extended family members
  • Generate a larger chunk of the startup capital from the bank (loan facility).

N.B: We have been able to generate about $100,000 (Personal savings $80,000 and soft loan from family members $20,000) and we are at the final stages of obtaining a loan facility of $100,000 from our bank. All the papers and document has been duly signed and submitted, the loan has been approved and any moment from now our account will be credited.

Pool Cleaning Business Plan – Sustainability and Expansion Strategy

The future of a business lies in the numbers of loyal customers that they have, the capacity and competence of the employees, their investment strategy and the business structure. If all of these factors are missing from a business (company), then it won’t be too long before the business close shop.

One of our major goals of starting Planet Zero® Pool Cleaning Services, LLC is to build a business that will survive off its own cash flow without the need for injecting finance from external sources once the business is officially running.

We know that one of the ways of gaining approval and winning customers over is to offer our swimming pool cleaning services a little bit cheaper than what is obtainable in the market and we are well prepared to survive on lower profit margin for a while.

Planet Zero® Pool Cleaning Services, LLC will make sure that the right foundation, structures and processes are put in place to ensure that our staff welfare are well taken of. Our company’s corporate culture is designed to drive our business to greater heights and training and re – training of our workforce is at the top burner.

As a matter of fact, profit-sharing arrangement will be made available to all our management staff and it will be based on their performance for a period of three years or more. We know that if that is put in place, we will be able to successfully hire and retain the best hands we can get in the industry; they will be more committed to help us build the business of our dreams.

Check List / Milestone

  • Business Name Availability Check: Completed
  • Business Registration: Completed
  • Opening of Corporate Bank Accounts: Completed
  • Securing Point of Sales (POS) Machines: Completed
  • Opening Mobile Money Accounts: Completed
  • Opening Online Payment Platforms: Completed
  • Application and Obtaining Tax Payer’s ID: In Progress
  • Application for business license and permit: Completed
  • Purchase of Insurance for the Business: Completed
  • Acquiring an office facility and remodeling the facility: In Progress
  • Conducting Feasibility Studies: Completed
  • Generating capital from family members: Completed
  • Applications for loan from the bank: In Progress
  • Writing of Business Plan: Completed
  • Drafting of Employee’s Handbook: Completed
  • Drafting of Contract Documents and other relevant Legal Documents: In Progress
  • Design of The Company’s Logo: Completed
  • Graphic Designs and Printing of Packaging Marketing / Promotional Materials: In Progress
  • Recruitment of employees: In Progress
  • Purchase of the needed pressure washing machines and industrial cleaning equipment, electronic appliances, office appliances and bar accessories: In progress
  • Creating Official Website for the Company: Completed
  • Creating Awareness for the business both online and in the neighborhood: In Progress
  • Health and Safety and Fire Safety Arrangement (License): Secured
  • Opening party / launching party planning: In Progress
  • Establishing business relationship with vendors – suppliers of all our needed cleaning accessories and supplies et al: In Progress
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