Did you know there are scientifically-backed benefits to working outside? People who work around water, sunshine, and fresh air experience increased productivity, a better mood, and more creativity. If that environment and its benefits sound like they would suit you, you might find it rewarding to have a career in the pool industry. Are you curious about what the job entails? A job in the field of swimming pool renovation and remodeling isn’t all sunshine and tropical breezes, but it sure is fun. It requires a person with good practical skills as well as people skills. In addition, attention to detail is important, as is the ability to troubleshoot. Primarily, a career in this industry provides a tremendous opportunity for advancement. A career in the pool industry can provide numerous stepping stones towards attaining more advanced skills and technical knowledge. Interested? Read on to learn more.
Right now, there is an extremely high demand for individuals to work in the field of pool repair and renovation. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, more and more people are staying home and making their backyards a private oasis. Demand for pool renovations has never been higher. There are plenty of opportunities for employment in the industry.
Aspects of the Job
An individual who begins a career in the pool industry may start out as a pool technician. Most companies offer on-the-job training in the various aspects of the job. Basic knowledge is gained in the following areas:
- Maintaining the correct water level and chemical balance in pools and spas
- Inspecting and repairing various pool equipment such as filters, pumps, and heaters
- Cleaning and maintaining pool components such as diving boards, slides, and pool covers
- Keeping records of cleaning, chemicals, and other supplies
In addition to the on-the-job training a pool technician receives, there are courses available for the certification of pool technicians in our state. It is highly recommended that individuals pursue getting certified if they hope to advance in the field. As a matter of fact, most companies require certification.
Subjects covered in depth are:
- State regulations
- Pool and spa filtration
- Circulation systems and pool pumps
- Water chemistry and balancing
- Water testing
- Types of pools and spas
- Pool safety
- CPO certification
Opportunity for Advancement
Many entry-level pool technicians advance to more skilled levels of employment in areas such as HVAC, plumbing, electrical, masonry, supervision, and management. If you already have some of the skills listed above, your upward mobility would be even faster.
Not For Sissies
Make no mistake about it, working in the pool industry requires energy, stamina, dexterity, and physical strength. It also takes someone who has a great attitude and a willingness to persevere until the job is done the right way. Seasonally, the hours can be long and you will be outside in the elements — experiencing all of the beauty that nature has to offer. You will need to develop excellent customer service skills, and be able to work independently, as well as part of a trustworthy team.
If you are an individual who is interested in new technology, materials and methods, the pool industry abounds with innovations. The process of pool construction has evolved tremendously in recent years. As far as technology goes, more and more people are choosing to have television, Bluetooth sound systems, incredible lighting features, mind-bending water features, and remote control automation systems built in at the time of renovation. Furthermore, when it comes to pool maintenance systems, ozone oxidation and UV water purification are transforming the world of pool sanitation.
As you can see, a career in the pool industry can provide many exciting stepping stones to advanced training and specialization. Growth in the field of swimming pool repair and renovation has expanded dramatically over the past year and is expected to continue to grow. If you are an energetic, hardworking, trustworthy person with the desire to further yourself in this exciting field, you can find a rewarding career in the pool industry.
Molinari Pools has been in the business of pool maintenance, repair, renovation, and contracting for over 24 years, and we are currently looking to build our incredible team. If you know tools but need to learn more about pools, you could be a great candidate for a career with our company. Already a skilled laborer? Those skills translate well into the pool and spa industry. Look into joining our team! We pay well, provide good benefits and value our employees, all while maintaining an exceptional company culture. If this sounds like a career right up your alley, give us a call. Let’s talk about your future career in the pool industry.