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by Poolpac

last updated 28/03/2024


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Making A Splash

by Poolpac

last updated 28/03/2024


Demand for smaller pools and spas means big opportunities for Poolpac licensees

Kevin Horan is used to guiding people to success. As a marine pilot, he helps navigate large vessels and cruise ships through protected coastal areas and marine parks. Now he and his wife Anita are looking to guide licensees into their own profitable businesses with Poolpac.

Since Anita and Kevin founded Poolpac in 2008, it’s grown into one of New Zealand’s leading suppliers of swimming pools, spas, swim spas and pool equipment. ‘We’ve been helping families transform their backyards ever since,’ says Kevin. ‘Whether above or below ground, on level or sloping sites, we have a wide range of pools that will work every time.

‘We supply the best available products on the market. Classic Pools is the largest-selling modular pool supplier in Australasia, and has won awards every year since 2001. We supply flat-bottomed fibreglass plunge pools, tile-lined and fully-tiled pools from Igui in South America – the world’s largest swimming pool manufacturer. In addition, eight years ago Poolpac acquired the rights to the Dutch-owned Passion range of swim spas, fitness spas, ice baths and saunas.’

‘We are confident the Passion Spa collections offer the most complete range of spas in New Zealand. The support we have received from Passion Spas over the last eight years has been superb. As a nationwide distributor, we couldn’t have asked for better, and these benefits will flow on to our licensees.’

An asset and investment

One fast-growing part of the business is plunge pools, which enable people to have a pool in their yard even if they don’t have space for a traditional full-size swimming pool. ‘People love their own pool as part of their private oasis, and most sub-divisions today suit smaller pools and/or spas,’ Kevin explains. ‘At Poolpac, we can supply a pool for every location, and people see them as a great addition to their outdoor lifestyle.’

Pools need to be chosen and installed properly, and that’s where the licence opportunity comes in. ‘When we started Poolpac, 80 percent of the Classic modular pools we sold were installed on a DIY basis by our customers – we sold them the pool kitset, provided video/written instructions, and they did the rest. Today, 80 percent of purchasers want their pool installed for them. Many Kiwis now seem less inclined toward DIY – they don’t want to spend their valuable spare time doing work like this.

‘It means there’s a great opportunity for entrepreneurially-minded people who have the desire and vision to build their own business as Poolpac licensees. Is it successful? Well, our first licensee in Auckland has installed 100 pools in under four years and has rapidly built a very profitable business. A team of three people can easily install two pools in a week, so this is a very viable opportunity for the right people.’

Exclusive products, exclusive territories

Poolpac is offering exclusive territories all over the country. ‘Licensees will have the sole agency to sell and install Classic, Igui and Passion pools, spas and saunas throughout their area.

‘Licensees will need good sales skills as well as being practical, handy and enjoy the process of putting things together. We will be providing some leads from our own marketing, but you’ll also need to promote and sell locally – the more you put in, the more you’ll get out.

‘Poolpac licensees could operate as a stand-alone business or as an attractive add-on for a landscaper, pool shop or similar. Previous experience with swimming pools is not necessary as we offer complete training. Installation is a physical job, so you need to be reasonably handy and fit or, if you have a small team working for you, then you could concentrate on sales. The choice is yours.’

Poolpac is looking to appoint up to five licensees in the South Island and ten in the North, including several in Auckland. ‘The investment levels start from $30,000 +gst, depending on territory, and licensees will also need working capital.

‘This is an opportunity to grow your own profitable business with top-rated products that have been proven globally. It’s a fun business, but we are looking for serious entrepreneurs who can visualise the potential and make it happen. Contact us today to find out more.’   

See this advertorial on page 15 of Franchise New Zealand magazine Year 33 Issue 1

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