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Q: What do pool maintenance services include?

A: Swimming pool maintenance includes services related to the care and regular inspection of a pool. Most companies have the following services in their basic offer: pool cleaning, monitoring and sustaining of the proper biochemical level, maintenance of all filters and water supply systems, cleaning of the pumps, and many more. Pool maintenance can be a regular and a one-time service. The former is more common for the hot months, while the latter is usual for the beginning and the ending of the season, namely spring and autumn.

Q: How do pool maintenance companies charge?

A: Pool maintenance companies can charge per cleaning, which means per visit if you’re hiring a team for a one-time service only. Another option is that you pay for a determined period of time, usually a month, half a year, or a year of services. The pricing method depends on how many maintenance visits you need and how often you want them to happen.

Q: What is the average cost of the pool maintenance services?

A: On average, you can expect to pay $80-$135 per one visit from a pool maintenance company. In case you’re looking for a regular service, be ready to pay between $75 and $320 per week or month. Since there are many additional factors influencing the final price of the pool maintenance services, we strongly advise reading our pool maintenance cost guide for more details.

Q: What factors affect the cost of the pool maintenance services?

A: In the pool maintenance business you can expect to receive discounts for long cooperation with a team or more frequent services. So the more often you invite cleaners to your home, the less you will pay for every company’s visit individually. Besides that, here are the most common cost-influencing factors:

  • Pool type. Indoor and outdoor pools require different levels of attention and care. As a result, you can expect that indoor pool maintenance will cost significantly less than the outdoor unit’s care.
  • Pool size. The bigger your pool is, the more money you will have to spend on chemicals to maintain their proper balance in the water.
  • Pool vacuuming. Not all companies include vacuuming into their basic maintenance package since this is a more useful method for the outside pools. So if you want a company to clean your pool with a vacuum rather than perform manual cleaning, be ready that you might be charged extra.
  • Choice of chemicals. There are different sets of chemical combinations available in the market today. Some give the water bad odor, such as chlorine, while others have no impact on the water feeling at all, for example, coal cleaning method. Chlorine is cheaper while coal is less harmful. Depending on your preferences, you can choose either set and so receive a different price for the maintenance.
  • Replacements need. If during the regular pool maintenance visit a company spots that some of the pool parts need replacement, then you will pay much more than planned. Parts cost is not included in any estimate or price list, so be ready to fork out your money for such expenses as well.

Q: How to avoid dealing with a scam pool maintenance company?

A: Negligent swimming pool maintenance can lead to water bloom and contamination. As a result, you will have to drain all the water, clean the pool, and then fill it with clean water. Such a procedure costs a lot of money and takes much time. To avoid these problems, here are a few tips on how to hire a reliable pool maintenance service provider and avoid a scam.

  • Overcharging for chemicals. Make sure that you verify the final list of chemicals used and that you actually see the maintenance crew using them. Otherwise, you may be paying for the chemicals not used in the maintenance process.
  • Replacement of working parts. Before you agree to replace a part, ensure that it doesn’t work. Some companies replace perfectly working parts on the quiet to increase the final bill.
  • Replacement parts. Make sure that the parts a company installs into your pool are new because this is a common scam scheme in this business. A crew comes to your home and charges you full price for the replacement while doing the job with the used parts. Eventually, this leads to the more frequent need for replacements and higher actual cost.