Varying Aspects of Swimming Pool Service

Should I get a professional company to maintain my swimming pool?

Finally, after all these years you bought a house with a swimming pool. You can see yourself now, everyday sunny summer day floating over the cool blue water sipping from your favorite beverage with a straw and waiting patiently for your skin to turn a deep bronze because of the constant sun. That may be what you are dreaming about but if you are like most of us you are going to realize that owning a swimming pool is going to come with a great deal of responsibility.

First off, pools require constant maintenance. You can never get ahead of schedule with maintaining a swimming pool. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just dump a years’ worth of chemical into your pool on New Year’s Day and not have to worry about it again until the next year? Hey, it would be nice if you could drop a handful of chemical into your pool and not worry about it again until next month but unfortunately when it comes to swimming pool service you just can’t do that.

Your swimming pool needs to be constantly monitored. The chemical levels and water needs to be checked commonly, the equipment needs to be checked to make sure that it is running properly and
you need to regularly brush and clean your pool or it will get gross. Some of the things that will be required by your pool (at least weekly) are:

1. Chemical levels checked
2. Water quality checked
3. Pool equipment check
4. Regular cleaning and Brushing

If you fall behind in just one of them you can quickly find yourself falling behind in all of them. Brushing your pool with broken pumps and filters will do no good, properly functioning equipment with improper water chemistry will turn your pool into a swamp. With all of this responsibility come the time costs and the cost of chemical and occasional repairs. These costs can build up surprisingly quickly during the month.

Because of all these problems and costs many people are simply deciding that the best way to ensure a clear pool, and the cheapest way is to pay a professional to make it their problem.

A professional swimming pool technician should meet the following criteria:

1. Personable and easy to communicate with
2. High level of understanding regarding pool care
3. Ability to fix broken pool equipment
4. Dependable and shows up regularly
5. Stingy with your money (no unnecessary “repairs” or service)

Prices for full time residential pool service for a normal size pool vary depending on where you live. Prices can be anywhere from $90/month to over $200/month. Prices tend to get higher the more uncommon swimming pools are in a geographical area. Hot cities in the desert southwest, tend to be cheapest while prices in the north east portion of the country tend to be the highest.

Type in your city and “pool service” on the search engine of your choice to find companies that provide pool service where you live. Most companies will provide a free estimate over the phone on what it would cost to maintain your swimming pool.

We wish you the best of luck in finding the right service provider.

Author Todd M. Hallmen: Todd Hallmen has been in the swimming pool maintenance business for over 5 years. You can visit the websites of two of his partners at:

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