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Keep Up With Inflation
Keep Up With Inflation
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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…

New Features in 2019 – Invoicing Pool Members
New Features in 2019 – Invoicing Pool Members
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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!

Get Your Members to Sign Up for Recurring Billing Earlier in the Year
Get Your Members to Sign Up for Recurring Billing Earlier in the Year
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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
Redesign and Update Your Club’s Website for the New Year
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Redesign and Update Your Club’s Website for the New Year In the span of just two short weeks, your old and outdated club website could be completely remade for 2019!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.…

Pennsylvania Pool Dramatically Increases Winter-time Revenue with New Website
Pennsylvania Pool Dramatically Increases Winter-time Revenue with New Website
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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Castle, Pennsylvania, has seen an exciting uptick in earnings since switching to a Pool Dues website from their old and outdated website.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…

Using Facebook to get new members to your neighborhood swim and tennis club
Using Facebook to get new members to your neighborhood swim and tennis club
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Use Facebook effectively by creating both a Page and Group for your club. Then link the two!

Georgetown Rec is Boosting Check-In’s with a Kiosk
Georgetown Rec is Boosting Check-In’s with a Kiosk
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Watch some video of our iPad kiosk in action running the Pool Dues Member Check In app.

Using Paypal? Great! Now use it better
Using Paypal? Great! Now use it better
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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….

Recommended iPad Settings to use our Member Check In app in Kiosk Mode
Recommended iPad Settings to use our Member Check In app in Kiosk Mode
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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.

Add a Member Check In Kiosk to your Neighborhood Pool or Club
Add a Member Check In Kiosk to your Neighborhood Pool or Club
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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.

Summer Games for your Neighborhood Pool
Summer Games for your Neighborhood Pool
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Let’s talk Summer Games! Spend a little social budget this year on ramping up the game collection.

Partnering with other neighborhood pools to make $7500 or more in extra guest fees.
Partnering with other neighborhood pools to make $7500 or more in extra guest fees.
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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.

Can your pool put up permanent street signs around the neighborhood
Can your pool put up permanent street signs around the neighborhood
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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…

Why a Kegerator is the Perfect Crowd-Funded Purchase for a Pool or Tennis Club
Why a Kegerator is the Perfect Crowd-Funded Purchase for a Pool or Tennis Club
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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.

How to Get Free Stuff for Your Neighborhood Pool
How to Get Free Stuff for Your Neighborhood Pool
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We got them signed up just in the nick of time for opening weekend!

Pro Tips for Social Directors at a Neighborhood Pool
Pro Tips for Social Directors at a Neighborhood Pool
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The first of what will probably be many articles on what (I think) makes for a great pool social director.

What types of memberships should your pool & tennis club offer?
What types of memberships should your pool & tennis club offer?
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Family membership, couples, singles, seniors? We’ll discuss which your pool / tennis club should offer

How to avoid Paypal fees for 501c Nonprofit Organizations like Pools
How to avoid Paypal fees for 501c Nonprofit Organizations like Pools
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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’s your pools Member Enrollment Policy?
What’s your pools Member Enrollment Policy?
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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!

How to get more members at your pool or club?
How to get more members at your pool or club?
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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.