8 Pool Cleaning Business Success Stories [2024]

Updated: November 1st, 2023
Start A Pool Cleaning Business

Pool cleaning services serve affluent homes and commercial places. Their service involves adding and testing chemical levels and catching debris to keep the swimming pools clean. A pool cleaning company ensures the swimming pool water stays clear and inhibits the growth of microorganisms.

Starting a pool cleaning business fulfills your entrepreneurial spirit and is also profitable. Suppose you are starting a pool cleaning business. In that case, you need a basic understanding of how to mix pool cleaning chemicals, invest in professional pool cleaning equipment, and market your pool cleaning business.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a pool cleaning business:

1. Dundas Valley Pools ($96K/year)

Dan Stewart, the founder of Dundas Valley Pools, came up with the idea for his business while working part-time at a pool company. He saw an opportunity to provide personalized, on-site pool services in Southern Ontario, and after gaining experience and knowledge in the industry, he decided to start his own business. Since its inception in 2016, Dundas Valley Pools has grown to service over 350 pools and earn an average of $8,000 per month in net revenue during the on-season.

How much they make: $96K/year
Current team size: 1


How I Started A $8K/Month Pool Service And Installation Business

Learn how a third generation business owner started a profitable pool service and installation business in Southern Ontario, earning an average of $8000/month net revenue during peak season and growing from servicing 0 to 350+ pools since May 2016 by doing things that don't scale, such as manually talking to customers and focusing on the ideal customer.

Dan started Dundas Valley Pools almost 8 years ago
Dan grew the business to $8K/month
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Learn more about starting a pool cleaning business:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a pool cleaning business?
-> Pros and cons of a pool cleaning business

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established pool cleaning business
-> Marketing ideas for a pool cleaning business

Other resources

2. Swim University ($600K/year)

How much they make: $600K/year
Current team size: 2


How Matt Giovanisci Built Swim University to a $30,000/Month Powerhouse Offering Hot Tub and Pool Care Training

Matt Giovanisci's vast knowledge and expertise in pool and spa maintenance led him to launch Swim University, a platform where he shares his extensive knowledge through informative articles and interactive video courses.

Matt started Swim University about 20 years ago
Matt grew the business to $50K/month
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The Perfect People For A Perfect Pool. Pinch A Penny provides high quality pool supplies and expert advice to make your life as a pool owner easier.

Where they're located: Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Website traffic: 380K/month


6. Skimmer

Skimmer is pool service software for modern pool professionals. Our mobile pool service app looks amazing and works offline. Try it RISK FREE for 60 days.

Website traffic: 60K/month


7. Valley Pool & Spa

Valley Pool & Spa is your Pittsburgh Pool & Spa Supply Store with the largest selection of pools, hot tubs, pool supplies, chemicals, parts & equipment. Valley Pool & Spa has been Pittsburgh Pool & Hot Tub owners choice since 1967.  Thousands of your neighbors choose and trust us, so we invite you in to one of our seven locations today to experience the Valley difference!While you are here, join PoolPerks to save 3% on everything, everyday plus get tons of extras!  Our staff is extensively trained to help you, you'll love our vast product selection, and of course take advantage of the highest-tech computerized water testing available to our industry, combined with our amazing Caribbean Blue chemical line.Join an exclusive club with your own "Valley Pool" or a MyLife Hot Tub today by allowing one of our expert Pool & Spa Specialists to guide you along the way!

Where they're located: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA


8. Swim University

The leading source for swimming pool care and hot tub care information. We provide articles, videos and easy step by step guides.

How much they make:
Where they're located: Boulder, CO, USA
Current team size: 2