It’s Just Another Day in the Pool Business…
Are You Prepared?
Out in the field, a service tech must be ready for everything and anything. Unlike other professions, we are limited to what fits in the cab of our truck. Take a look at some suggestions below from our “must have” list. If we have missed anything, please drop your suggestions in the comments below.
A First Aid Kit is probably most important of all
Water Proof Pens, because you may find yourself caught in the rain. It may get dropped in the pool. You may find water dripping down your still wet hand as you right down your water test results. Get more than one, pens are common “I forgots” at homes on service routes. FYI: These are also temperature resistant.
Chemical Splash Goggles, because it just makes good sense
Vitamin C Tablets because you never know when you’ll need to“Test” a Stain
Sunblock and make sure to reapply often. The threat is real.
A Drone, for the same reasons as the GoPro. Aerial footage is the “in” thing and will draw tons of attention and keep them engaged, Did you ever “zone out” watching Drone footage? These too have come down quite a bit in price. #zonethedrone
A Ziploc bag filled with Rice because Phones do fall into pools. Might not be a bad idea to keep a burner in the glove box, just in case.
Treats for the four-legged friends on your route is always a nice touch (with your customer’s permission, of course). This keeps you on the dogs good side as well as a warm fuzzy for your clientele.
You need Water, it might as well be cold. The Hopper Flip 8 has ColdCell Insulation, a closed-cell foam that offers superior cold-holding to ordinary soft coolers, with a capacity of up to 6 cans plus ice
Storing reagents at a consistent temperature in the range of 36°F–85°F (2°C–29°C). Extreme temperature fluctuation, say from a refrigerator to a hot car trunk, causes reagents to deteriorate. Keeping them out of prolonged direct sunlight… – Taylor Technologies, Inc.