Five questions to ask your pool service company

Are you tired of spending your weekends cleaning and maintaining your pool? Have you been looking for a pool service company, but don’t know what makes one company better than another?

Here are five tips to help you choose the best pool service company for you and your pool. 

Is the company licensed?

Is the company licensed to do business and/or do they have a contractor’s license?  Some states do not require a contractor’s license so check with your area. Also, there are specific courses and certifications for pool service and pool operators. Check whether their employees have received their training.

Is the company insured?

Choose a company with liability insurance, and verify that the insurance is current. Accidents happen. For example, spilled pool chemicals can damage decorative stained concrete. 

How does the company handle customer service?

Are they easy to reach by phone?  Are they available and on time? Friendly customer service will make any situation that may arise easier to work through.

Is the cost reasonable?

Consider all of the costs involved, not just the quote for the monthly service charge. Often companies will add extra charges for little things that can add up, so ask for a list of prices for common items to see what could be added to the quote.

Who do your friends have clean their pools?

Someone you know and trust may use a pool service company. Ask him or her what they like and don’t like about the company.

In summary, a good pool maintenance company can save you time, money and many headaches.  Take the time to pick the best pool service company for you.

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Claire McDaniel

Claire is a swimming and nutrition expert who loves to educate and motivate others to healthier living. She swam competitively for 18 years, is a five time All-American, a Division I National Champion, was co-captain of Team USA at the 2007 World University Games and was named a finalist for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award. She also has a master’s degree in nutrition and is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. After swimming, Claire started coaching and has coached all over the US and even in Switzerland! Her experience and expertise about both swimming and health fuel her passion for Clear Comfort’s mission – to make swimming a 100 percent healthy activity for swimmers, coaches, lifeguards and pool staff.