Choosing whether or not to hire a pool maintenance company is an entirely personal decision every pool owner should make based on individual needs. There are, of course, always pros and cons to every decision, and this one is no exception. Here we will go over some of the best reasons you should hire a professional, and some things to keep in mind if you do.
Reason Number 1: Save Yourself Some Time and Effort.
Pool maintenance is not a job you can take lightly. It requires a dedicated effort to keep your pool in the best possible shape for your enjoyment and the enjoyment of your family and friends. A pool maintenance service can handle many (if not all) of the required tasks for you, freeing up your valuable time and allowing you to simply relax and enjoy your pool instead. Typically, a pool service will visit your home on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, depending on your individual needs. Services they will provide include, for example, skimming to remove debris from the water surface, vacuuming the pool floor, scrubbing the walls and steps, emptying the skimmer baskets, ensuring all your equipment is in proper working condition, balancing the chemicals in the pool, monitoring the water level, changing the pool filter as necessary, and shocking the pool (usually every two weeks.)
Reason Number 2: They Have Experience.
On average, a pool company will perform 55 to 65 cleanings per week. This adds up to a lot of experience in dealing with various systems, chemicals, and problems that might turn up. Taking advantage of the professional’s experience means you can avoid the headache of choosing the right chemicals for the job, figuring out how to solve a problem such as an algae bloom, and learning about every aspect of your equipment and how to operate and care for it.
Reason Number 3: They Have The Best Tools For The Job.
While every pool owner will want to have some standard supplies such as a leaf skimmer, water test kit, etc. most pool owners don’t have the type of advanced equipment the professionals have. Not only do these tools get the job done faster, they often do a better job. This means that with less effort, they are able to maintain your pool to it’s optimal condition.
Reason Number 4: Save Money In The Long Term.
Properly balanced pool water, proper water level, regular inspection of your equipment, and correct care and maintenance of your systems and your pool by a professional can add up to savings in the form of avoiding costly repairs later on. Improperly balanced water or incorrect cleaning of your pools plaster surfaces can damage. Additionally, savings can be gained by simply not needing to guess which chemicals are the right ones, risking adding more than is needed in trying to balance the water, or having to purchase a large amount of something you’ll only need once, resulting in wasted supplies.
Reason Number 5: No Need To Store Chemicals.
Use and storage of chemicals present a safety risk, and can even cause damage in some cases if improperly stored. Chlorine, for example, has a tendency to cause rust to appear on nearby items. Some chemicals, such as Calcium Hypochlorite based shock pose a fire safety hazard. In order to handle many of these chemicals you’ll need safety gear, such as gloves and masks. Hiring a professional means they bring what they need and it leaves with them – meaning you have one less thing to worry about.