A Blog Dedicated to How to Run a Neighborhood Pool & Tennis Club
Recurring Billing is a great way to get your current members to pay early, keep up with inflation, and automate your club’s bookkeeping. Get Your Members to Pay Early What’s better than having your members pay online? Having them pay online early! Why not set up a prize drawing to incentivize people to pay early. How about, “Sign up for Recurring…
It’s January, boards are getting back together and that means it’s almost invoicing time. Don’t give up an afternoon trying to email everyone the old fashioned way. Let the Pool Dues invoicing bot save you from giving up a weekend!
Does your club still paper invoice people and wait for checks to be mailed to your P.O. box? Is your dues payment date set sometime in spring? Many pools set their payment due date some time in late winter or early spring – early enough to be well before the pool season begins but not early enough to do much…
Redesign and Update Your Club’s Website for the New Year In the span of just two short weeks, your old and outdated club website could be completely remade for 2019! Seriously, imagine going from this: to this: When you come onboard with Pool Dues, the typical time frame from staging your club’s website to going live is two weeks.…
One of our newest pools, Neshannock Pool in New Castle, Pennsylvania, has seen an exciting uptick in earnings since switching to a Pool Dues website from their old and outdated website. Within 31 days of launching their Pool Dues website, the pool had over $14,000 in online sales thanks to a winter promo email and the ability for members to…
Use Facebook effectively by creating both a Page and Group for your club. Then link the two!
Watch some video of our iPad kiosk in action running the Pool Dues Member Check In app.
Fortunately, more neighborhood pools and clubs are starting to take Paypal for their member dues. The problem now: your club is probably just jumping straight from a Buy Now link on your website to Paypal’s site. And as of June 2018, that problem gets worse….
Once your pool or club has decided to invest in an iPad and a secure locking kiosk case, you’ll just need to enable Kiosk Mode in the Member Check In app, then make sure members can’t mess around with the iPad.
You can now enter a special login (provided by us), to enable “Kiosk Mode”. This allows your neighborhood pool / tennis club to place an iPad at your front gate or desk, to allow members to quickly browse their name and check-in using their personal PIN code.
Let’s talk Summer Games! Spend a little social budget this year on ramping up the game collection.
Read how a pool pump breaking led to a fun week of inter-club mingling, and inspired the idea of a Sister Club Network that can amount to some serious revenue sharing among similarly prices neighborhood pools.
Not all swim and tennis clubs are at the front gate of a neighborhood. My neighborhood is HUGE, and technically it’s comprised of 5 subdivisions. If a family moves into the subdivision furthest from the club, they might not realize their interconnected neighborhood even has a pool. So can you take it upon yourself to help people find their way…
Read how a Pool Dues club raised money in a little over a week for their club’s kegerator, why the Board approved it, and how it will be funded in the future.
We got them signed up just in the nick of time for opening weekend!
The first of what will probably be many articles on what (I think) makes for a great pool social director.
Family membership, couples, singles, seniors? We’ll discuss which your pool / tennis club should offer
Short answer is you can’t, but keep reading, we’ve got a solution that will make any budget-saavvy Pool Board happy. And your members might not even notice the fees have been passed onto them.
What defines a “family” can be tricky these days. And at least once a year, someone will try to negotiate a discount for special circumstances. Save your Treasurer from haggling into a downward spiral with neighbors, and post the Board’s official policy TODAY!
Drop your out-dated application process, and treat your pool’s website like an actual shop. One where members can actually buy a membership online. Your pool is a business. Run it like one.