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Why You Should Apply for a Loan to Pay for Pool and Landscape Technology
August 07, 2017
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Why You Should Apply for a Loan to Pay for Pool and Landscape Technology

Did you know that using pool and landscape technology can boost your business’s sales, attract new customers and make doing your job easier? By incorporating technology into your landscaping and pool business, you can set yourself apart from neighboring competitors. Ultimately, customers will flock to the business that can provide them with the most competitive offers. With the help of technology, this is possible.

Of course, landscaping and pool technology comes at a price. In order to pay for these new technologies, you may want to consider a business loan. In addition to updating your equipment or investing in growing your team, paying for new technologies can grow your business.

How to use pool and landscape technology

1. Integrate automated services: Making technological advances can help you attract customers, and make your job easier and more efficient. For instance, among the latest pool service trends is the addition of automated chemical tracking that can be synced with your smartphone. Having automated technology for a pool cleaning business could mean having tools available to make maintenance faster and more efficient. Providing add-ons like these can make you more of an asset to your customers.

2. Offer new services: Technology can allow you to provide customers with state-of-the-art additions to their lawns and gardens. These options could be fire features, LED lighting, automatic covers and infinity pools. Of course, these new ideas require considerable financing. Having a loan so that you can provide this technology will go a long way, as you’ll be able to recruit customers who have specific requests like the ones we mentioned.

3. Make scheduling easy – If you’ve grown your clientele base, congratulations are in order! Having more and more customers to serve is always a good sign that you’re running a profitable, in-demand business. Still, this can also create complications if you find yourself having trouble with scheduling. Luckily, there is pool and landscape technology to help with that issue. Using a scheduling service can provide convenience for your customers, and allow your team to be organized. Plus, many of these services provide a dispatch board, which allows you to plan your routes to each job.

4. Utilize technology for billing – Landscape and pool technology doesn’t just have to be utilized when performing services; it can also be beneficial when creating invoices. If your landscape design or pool cleaning business wants to create a proposal, many of these services offer estimate templates that you can easily fill in. Once you’ve finished a job and need to send out an invoice, you can use billing software to do this as well. Using a business loan to pay for this type of technology can ensure that the billing process is simple for you and your customers.

There are many ways to incorporate technology into your landscaping or pool business. Whether it is elevating the services you provide or revising your scheduling process, these improvements won’t go unnoticed by your customers. Having business financing to pay for these additions will allow you to focus on your business, instead of worrying about your finances. Have other pool or landscape technology ideas to share? Let us know in the comment section below?

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