Owning a profitable business that’s in demand is easier to come by than most people think. Don’t franchise.
LeakTronics, the leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of professional leak detection equipment has created the Association of Certified Swimming Pool Inspectors with online training and marketing techniques to bypass the tradition of franchise ownership and instead, offers a way to own a profitable business in a market that’s in demand. Train online and get a complete leak detection kit to do the work, and get paid.
The real estate market is booming, and every home sold with a swimming pool virtually requires an inspection that includes a proper leak detection. While the trend of years past has been to provide a visual-only inspection, the cost to the buyer has proven to be astronomical when the home they purchased has a leaking swimming pool. Structural repairs for cracked pools can be in the tens of thousands of dollars, and a home that looked to be a backyard retreat can often face a swimming pool demolition or the potential to live with costly water bills while figuring out how to fix pool problems.
LeakTronics founder Darren Merlob has been in the professional pool service and repair industry for more than three decades and has brought forth the knowledge he’s gained from years of swimming pool inspections to create a training and certification program that takes the inspector through a 300 point inspection checklist, including a complete pool leak detection. Using Merlob’s instructed techniques, and the equipment provided by LeakTronics to fully detect leaks throughout the pool and it’s plumbing, an inspector can guarantee a home buyer, home seller or real estate agent that the pool property is sound, and safe for use. Leak detections can be performed in under an hour and complete inspections in under three hours or less.
The online program is supported by the ACSPI, the Association of Certified Swimming Pool Inspectors, and includes more than five hours of in depth training in how leaks occur, how to detect them and how to turn leak detections in to repair bids, should the inspecting technician also work in the pool repair industry. For inspectors, the course educates on how to verify the recommended Federal safety guidelines for swimming pools, the functionality of all pool related equipment and the structural condition of the pool shell and surrounding area. Above all, it does what a visual-only inspection can’t do, and that is, prove if a pool is leaking or not. The course also includes business and marketing recommendations, printable paperwork for distributing findings to the customer, case studies and a customer support line that is available for program enrollees to use for answers to any questions – including how to find leaks while they are on the job.
Unlike franchise opportunities, there is no cost outside of the training program to own and operate your own business. The complete course is just around $5000. With the training program, students receive the Pro Complete Swimming Pool Leak Detection Kit from LeakTronics. The kit enables the user to find leaks in the pool shell, under concrete, under soil and aggregate, inside the pool plumbing and in spas, water features and more. The kit comes with a two year limited warranty and unlimited customer support while students become professionals in the field. Access to the course is a forever-access, meaning the trainee can refer back to the material for as long as they like, and there is no time limit to complete the training. Upon completion, including some testing throughout the program, the student receives Certification in professional swimming pool inspecting and leak detection and is made available for referrals through the ACSPI. In as little as a week, a trainee can begin their own business in professional swimming pool leak detection and inspection.
To learn more about the program, the benefits of certification and details about the ACSPI, visit www.swimmingpoolinspectors.com or the LeakTronics website at www.leaktronics.com. For immediate answers to questions, call 818-436-2953 during normal business hours: 7:00am – 3:30pm PST.