Across the country, people are enjoying relaxing after a long day, having fun with the kids or simply cooling off from the heat. According to the CDC
- There are 10.4 million residential and 309,000 public swimming pools in the United States
- In the United States during 2009, there were approximately 301 million swimming visits each year by persons over the age of six
That’s a lot of pools!! Over 40 percent of those are professionally cleaned or maintained by a pool cleaning service. There is huge market for pool cleaning.
How GPS Vehicle Tracking Can Help Your Swimming Pool Cleaning Company
When you mention vehicle tracking
When many people think of fleet tracking they think of fleet vehicles -a legion of small white trucks ready to go out and service customers. While this is accurate, we define a fleet as any assemblage of vehicles that a company uses. Often pool companies have vans and trucks-usually wrapped with their logos. Read about many of the benefits that we offer to our current pool cleaning companies and what we can offer to you.
Pool Cleaning companies have two main service offerings
1) Maintaining and Cleaning
2) Emergency Repair of any Pool
Regardless of which service the company is being utilized for the benefits of GPS fleet tracking run the gamut for them all.
GPS Vehicle Tracking allows you to gain valuable data on driver behavior. An authorized user can pull historic reports as well as see real time activity and gather business intelligence.
- How long is a person at any respective job site?
- Is their an average time among your drivers?
- Are the going directly from jobsite to jobsite?
- What is an acceptable time in which someone can do the job efficiently?
- Are your drivers timecards an accurate representation of their work?
GPS fleet tracking gives you these answer and insights about so much more.
When a person knows that the boss has the ability to monitor their activities they are much more likely to be doing what they are supposed to be doing.
As discussed many of the vehicles in pool companies are often branded. Ambassadors of your company as they drive through residential neighborhoods. Are they speeding?
Caustic chemicals and high speeds don’t mix…
You can use the system to see how fast people are going- of course safety is paramount, but the potential damage to your reputation of unsafe drivers is also a key factor in being able to tracking this (and many other) aspects of their driving. Not only can you easily pull a dashboard and see current and historic data, you can also choose to be sent real time alerts to immediately be able to correct the problem.
In climates with large pool communities it can often be blazing hot summers- are your drivers using vehicles for climate control? Are they keeping the vehicle on when they shouldn’t be. You can see how long a vehicle is idling to learn the answers to these questions and ultimately save money on fuel costs. We suggest having a driver policy meeting to set expectations about each of these events and what is authorized and what is not. Sometimes it may not seem like much- a few dollars saved here or there, but when you multiply it across the total
Occasionally work is done when no one is home. If you receive a complaint that no one showed up or work wasn’t done you can verify or refute the accuracy of that statement through tracking. Many customers set up frequent recurring job sites as landmarks and send customers reports to show them the times they were there in advance. GPS Fleet Tracking allows you to verify exactly when the vehicle arrived at the site and when it left.
With these and many more benefits, pool cleaning companies have increased their bottom line and stay with us. If you would like to be the next pool company (or any service company) to start increasing ROI while reducing costs, contact us today for a quick no pressure 10 minute demo about what we can do for you.