Becoming a Pool and Spa Company Your Customers Fall in Love With

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Brand Love

Getting your customers to see you as the only one that provides a solution to their pool and spa problems involves everything you do—and everything you choose not to do. It communicates the value and character of your brand, and even the little things matter. The message you send when you handle phone conversations, when you send email messages, the way you handle complaints, the convenience you offer and the relationship you cultivate with your customers…. it’s all part of the message you’re sending about your brand.

Your brand resides within the hearts and minds of customers, clients and prospects. It is the sum total of their experiences and perceptions.

In order to gain customers—and keep them for life—you've got to do more than introduce them to your pool and spa business. You've got to make them fall in love with it.

Experts say that before you devise any strategy, find out what you can do that will entice customers to come back to you again and again and talk about their experience with their friends. As Walt Disney said:

“Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends.”

Be convenient. Understand your customer’s lifestyle and adapt to it. People love convenience: they love being able to shop in the evening and go to the bank on Sundays.

Offer dazzling customer service. 73% of customers love a brand because of friendly customer service. It’s okay to charge a bit more if you can provide solid value for the extra dollar spent. Remember: customer service doesn’t cost, it pays.

Be obsessed with your product or service. People love quality brands because they know what they are going to get. Stand behind your service and the products offer, and support customers because you truly want to help them. When companies are interested in helping their customers, the results are more profitable in the long run.

Provide consistent quality. Employees are proud to work for a company with a leader and senior managers who support quality service and prove support with their actions. The service must be noticeably better than service provided by anyone else.

Cater to your customer’s heart. Many customers prefer a company or brand just because it is contributing to charitable projects. If you have some spare dollars to spend and a noteworthy project you’d like to support, this may open the path to your customers’ hearts. Customers love your brand much more when you give to others and include them in the process.

Solve a common problem. Many times we find ourselves saying, “Why didn’t anyone think of this sooner?” Make your brand stand out in innovation by addressing a typical problem and providing a once-and-for-all-solution.

Protect the environment. Lead official campaigns to protect the planet. Let your customers know that you’re doing something, and that they’re part of the effort. Engage them, educate them, lead by example and head for a greener future together.

Guarantee faster service. Time is money. If your company has the means and resources to be the fastest, then this may be a way to make your customers fall in love with your brand. Exceed expectations and deliver your services and products in record time.

Talk with (and listen to) the customer. Happy customers — not just disgruntled ones — share their experiences with their friends. It’s an important way to influence them to spread positive words about your business.  Be vigilant, zealous and addicted to the customer experience.

Customers may get tempted and hire out another pool and spa company for awhile, but if they love your company for more than just the products you offer, they’ll never leave. When you make customers fall in love with your brand, the sky's the limit.

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