Pros: learn about pools and equipment, it's a job, benefits.
Cons: no life in the summer, long hours by yourself, heavy lifting, low wages, no raises
Everything the other posters say is true-good or bad. You work the winter months all by yourself from open to close. Very slow days with not much to do-that can be a pro or con depending on your personality. During the summer months you work 10-12 hr days non stop without a lunch break with another employee. The most employee's this company employs is 3 during the summer months and then lets the LSA or SA go after the season. They pay $10.00 per hour to ASM and Manager's make about $33,000/year. They offer somewhat decent benefits to managers but it's not likely you can afford them with a low salary. There is a lot to know for the little wages you get. Very little training (videos) and if you are lucky to have a knowledgeable Manager you can learn a lot about pools (if you ever plan to own one, want to go higher in the company, or get employed by another pool store) other then that your exp is worthless. You unload trucks by yourself most times. Customers get angry if their water doesn't balance. Overall wages are low, long hours, work most holidays, no life in the summer. never get weekends off (just like any other retail position).