Comparing Jobber VS Skimmer

Jobber is a powerful yet simple Skimmer software alternative with all the features you need to organize your pool service business at a straightforward price. Here’s why you should consider Jobber.

Top-Rated Pool Service Businesses Run On Jobber

Jobber is your pool service business’ command center. Our easy-to-use software powers your sales, operations, and customer service—all in one place.

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Jobber and Skimmer customers both have access to a CRM so you can keep track of important client information from the office or from out in the field.

Jobber’s CRM lets you attach job notes, photos, and signed contracts. Plus, you can track new leads coming in.

Learn more about Jobber’s pool CRM

Connect to QuickBooks Online for your pool service accounting needs. QuickBooks Online sync is available on most Jobber plans.

See how Jobber customers sync with QuickBooks

Jobber and Skimmer customers both enjoy route optimization features. Find the most efficient, fuel and cost-effective route to get your techs from one property to the next.

Learn more about Jobber’s routing feature

Accepting online or credit card payments is a critical part of your pool business’ health. Jobber offers online and automatic payments with rates as low as 2.5% with Jobber’s card reader, saving you money on every transaction. Jobber Payments are built and supported in house, so you don’t have to wait in a third party’s call queue. 

Plus, Jobber lets you get paid out in seconds, not days, with Instant Payouts for a 1% additional fee.

Skimmer doesn’t provide a payment option for customers.

Learn more about Jobber’s easy credit card payments

Provide your clients with a personalized client hub they can log into any time. They can view estimates, pay invoices, and review work orders online. Your business will look more professional, and clients will love the secure link they can access 24/7.

Client hub is included on every plan at no additional charge.

Skimmer doesn’t offer the same level of customer service with their software.

Learn more about Jobber’s client hub

Jobber lets you keep your clients in the loop before, during, and after every job. Send appointment reminders, on-my-way text messages, and client and quote follow-ups by email or text. 

Plus, you can send personalized messages to customers with two-way text messaging. 

See how Jobber lets you keep your customers in the loop

Jobber customers get unlimited in-app, phone, and email support. If you have a quick question, no need to leave the app. Start a chat and expect to talk to our award-winning support team in 38 seconds on average.

With Skimmer, you’ll need to pick up the phone or write an email to get help.

Learn more about Jobber’s award-winning support

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Pool CRM

“Having the amount of customer info we have available because of Jobber shows me how many balls we could have dropped over the past five years.”
Hal Denbar, Patriot Pools

QuickBooks Online

“I’ve been using Jobber for 2 years and can’t recommend it enough. I don’t spend time invoicing or quoting.”
Matt Cornock, Aptus Pools


“We do one-off jobs and we also have maintenance clients for recurring jobs. Being able to route our techs saves a huge amount of time for us. If we think about time saved, the only thing that equals exactly, is money saved.”
Kyle Moon, Alabama Aquarium and Pond

Online Payments

“Online invoicing and payments gives you the money and the cash flow you need to operate, to hire your first employee, to buy your first truck. I can’t tell you how big it is for a business. It’s crazy.”
Greg Villafana and Tyler Rasmussen, The Pool Chasers Podcast

24/7 Client Hub

“Client hub is a phenomenal tool for anybody in the service industry. It allows for back and forth communication with clients, making it super easy for them. A client can easily say ‘Hey, I want something done’ or ‘Pay attention to this on your next visit.’”
Brad Lloyd, Your Way Lawn Care LLC

Customer Communication

“If I get a job on the schedule, I can simply click on the technician’s email and send them a quick message to let them know something has changed. It works for chatting with customers, too.”
Nate White, Patriot Pool and Spa

Award-Winning Support

“The best part is Jobber’s customer service. I can’t name one other company with the same level of customer service that Jobber has. You may find that hard to believe, but wait until you experience it before you think I’ve lost my mind.”
Kristy Boase, MIL-SPEC Landscaping
The Bottom Line
Jobber customers deliver more than $6 billion annually in services. Join them.


Struggling with invoicing, scheduling, payments, and keeping track of really important info? Check out our basic features, or explore more options on our other pricing plans.


Customize Jobber quotes and invoices. Include your branding, discounts, required deposits, and contract terms, and collect all payments through Jobber.

The quoting process automatically begins once you schedule on-site assessments. Your clients can sign and approve quotes or request changes right in client hub. Finish up with a deposit collection after a quote is approved.

Jobber will remind you to create and send invoices and track payment progress along the way.

Online quote management software

Credit Card Payments

Accept credit cards right on the job-site, or give your clients the opportunity to pay online through your client hub when you send them an invoice.

You can securely save your client’s credit card information with Jobber’s online credit card payments and instantly charge them when work is done.

Jobber payments

Client Hub

Client hub is a self-serve online experience that allows your clients to view their records, pay outstanding invoices, and request new work—all in one place.

They don’t need to download an app to use it. They just have to click a link that you can send them.

Your clients get access to your client hub through a secure personalized link included with each of your emailed quotes and invoices. They don’t have to deal with pesky passwords.

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Scheduling & Dispatching

Schedule faster: create a job, choose a client, and assign it to your team based on their daily progress meters. Easily make adjustments on the fly.

Sort your calendar items and tasks by status (such as unscheduled, overdue, upcoming, or completed) and get a clear visual of multiple team members’ availability. You’ll never overbook, underbook, or doublebook again.

drag and drop dispatch software

Powerful CRM

Keep track of important client details whether you’re at the office or out in the field. Your team will never drop the ball again, and everyone will always be on the same page.

See full client billing and invoice history, search for client information, and attach PDFs and photos to accounts.

Jobber’s CRM is fully customizable. It works for your business, and makes you look bigger and more professional to your clients.

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Jobber offers 20 built-in, customizable reports. You’ll always know exactly how your business is doing.

Get reports on finances, service, work, and clients so you can make smart business decisions that impact your bottom line and customer satisfaction.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Jobber’s mobile app works on iOs and Android phones so that your whole team can use Jobber when they’re out servicing pools. See job details, schedule new work, track crews, take payments, and more. With Jobber Home, you can keep a daily pulse on your business’ health wherever you are and see how much progress your team is making in the day.
No! There are no activation fees when you sign up with Jobber. All you need to pay for is your subscription fee. Everything in your plan is included in the price (including unlimited customer and technical support).
Easily connect with your clients using client hub. No need to ask them to download an app to view invoices and ask for service requests. All you have to do is share your client hub link. 
Easy! You can start a live chat with our Success Team by clicking the speech bubble icons in the top right of your Jobber account screen. Otherwise, give us a call at 1-888-721-1115, ext. 2. We are available from Monday to Friday from 6:15 am MST (8:15 am EST) – 5:00 pm MST (7:00 pm EST).
We offer various pricing plans to suit your business and team’s needs and goals. Get more information about Jobber’s pricing plans and our premium feature tiers here.
Yes. Jobber supports multi-user capability based on different pricing plans. Check out our pricing plans here.
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Jobber is a leading Skimmer software alternative with all the pool care features you need to grow your business, plus credit card payments built in-house and award-winning customer service that can’t be beat.