Getting the Most Out of Pool Service Hiring

by Pool Builders on 07-18-2011 in Articles

A swimming pool can be quite the investment. It costs a great deal of money to have an inground pool installed and once it is installed it needs to be maintained. No, you cannot just fill the pool up with water and be done with it. Life is just not that easy! The pool needs to be cleaned regularly and if maintenance issues arise then repairs must be performed. Since the average pool owner lacks the experience and skill to do so, there comes a need for a professional pool service.

But, how do you know that a professional pool maintenance service can actually deliver on expectations? Do you really know for sure that a pool service can actually deliver on promises based on its advertising literature? You don't which is why you need to do a little due diligence to be sure you are hiring a quality pool service to handle all maintenance and service related tasks.

To make things a little easier for you, here are some things you should do when contemplating hiring a pool service:

Ask the service if it is licensed or certified and if it employs pool service cleaners that have credential establishing their professionalism. While not all quality pool cleaners maintain any certifications, all legitimate businesses need a license. If the pool maintenance service does no have a license then it legally should not be in business.

Examine the website of the pool service. (It does have a website, right?) The website should provide you with clear insight into the work that will be performed and who will be performing it. Credible businesses will likely have a very detailed website that covers a complete array of information for those interested in hiring a reliable and reputable service. It is probably best to avoid any pool maintenance service that lacks a website.

The website should also contain a little bit of photographic proof. This proof does not have to be anything dramatic. Rather, it merely needs to present photo evidence of pools that have been cleaned by the service. It also wouldn't hurt to show a picture of the proprietor is the same person you will be hiring. Seriously, it does not hurt to see a little proof that the person you have been dealing with is the actual person he says he is.

Really, why would the owner of a solidly reputable pool service need to hide his face? A legitimate professional shouldn't and wouldn't.

Quality services will also have customer testimonials on their sites. Examining these testimonials is advised. This also brings us to our next point.

You are also well advised to ask for recommendations from previous or current clients of the pool service. When a pool maintenance service delivers on all expectations, it will likely be thrilled that you asked for recommendations. After all, positive recommendations can only help the business and not hinder it in any way.

Does this all seem like a lot of work you need to perform? It might be but if you want to be sure the right professionals handle your pool maintenance, you will be likely find the effort worth it.

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