“As a qualified horticulturist I was employed for several years as a vineyard Manager. After spending long hours in the rain and mud and still having an empty wallet at the end of the week, I decided it was time for a change.

My family is very important to me and I wanted to provide them with strong financial security, whilst also having time with them. After realising what I wanted, and needed, to achieve both personally and financially, I decided it was time to buy my own business.

I began by looking at various business and franchises and became aware of Swimart. Although I had no previous experience in the pool industry, Swimart’s business model and the fact that they have been around for more than 20 years was appealing to me. I purchased Swimart Malvern in 2006 and it’s been the best financial decision I have made. The business has continued to grow and we have had ongoing support from the franchisor. Swimart provides a great system which really works. I would encourage anyone thinking about owning their own business to have a look at Swimart and the benefits it can offer.

“We wanted a business that provided both retail and service income. One which accommodated all of the family skill wise and Swimart was one of the few that ticked all the boxes.

Once we decided to buy a Swimart, the process was conducted in a professional manner with an important emphasis on the franchisee/franchisor relationship.
The Swimart network and mentoring program offers easy access to support and knowledge when ever needed.

It has been a relatively easy transition and an enjoyable lifestyle change. “

Having spent years in our previous jobs we decided that we needed a change – a new challenge. We wanted a business that the whole family could get involved in, something we would enjoy doing.
When we met with the team at Swimart’s head office we realised that Swimart was that new challenge.

Swimart stands out from other swimming pool shops with its great products, focus on customer service and professional marketing materials. Everything seems to be carefully thought of. Each time a new situation arises, there’s a resource available to help you navigate through it. Initial training is thorough and backed up by fully comprehensive manuals and weekly ongoing updates, and we receive support in many ways from our franchisor as well as other franchisees.

We are pleased to report that Team Burke is working so well together. We’re still learning and working harder than ever, but we love what we do.