Have you ever considered offering pool construction along with landscaping? There seems to be big money in it. Plus you could sell a maintenance package as well.
As the article says, it doesn't take much capital to start a pool company up.
Experts give tips on how to get the job done right - The Nolands paid $36,000 for their spool and waterfall, and another $50,000 plus for the landscaping. The surrounding grass, oleander and shade trees, and the sound of the waterfall, make it "worth every penny," she says.
Carl Ragel, owner of Carl Ragel's Natural Pools & Gardens, who installed the Nolands' spool, says they're increasingly popular. People can do water exercises or cool off without the headache of a lot of maintenance, he says.