Pool cleaners generally charge a little bit more for a spring tuneup, but costs stabilize as the season progresses. Ask about the cost for weekly pool cleaning, and then cross-reference this estimate with the value of your pool. Consider three to five estimates, if time permits, to gauge your area's cost factors.
Good pool cleaners perform a weekly cleaning routine that consists of adding chemicals to your pool, skimming surface debris, vacuuming the pool, and checking the filters and pump baskets. If a pool cleaning service doesn't perform all of these tasks, you probably don't want to work with them.
Pool cleaners need to perform a variety of tests to make sure that your pool is safe for swimming. If a company doesn't test weekly for chlorine, pH levels, calcium, alkalinity, and stabilizer levels, you should work with a different company.
Having a pool in your backyard increases a home's value and makes it the envy of the neighborhood on a hot summer day, but pool upkeep can put a strain on any homeowner's schedule. In warm areas where pools stay open all year-round, pool maintenance is a weekly chore. Even if you only open up the pool for summer, you'll still need to keep on top of things to make sure that swimming remains safe and fun.