For many homeowners, the DIY method is the way to care and maintenance things around the house. That can work for the occasional leaky sink — but what about your pool care?
Caring for a pool is a job all its own. Not only are you making sure the pool is opened and closed properly, you’re responsible for cleaning and treating the water to be sure it’s safe for everyone who wants to use it.
Taking the DIY approach to pool maintenance may seem like a great way to cut pool costs, but it’s important to consider what you’re losing in the long run when you choose not to work with a professional pool cleaning service.
Here are five reasons why hiring a pool cleaning service is a great idea for any pool owner:
Water Balance and Filtration
There’s more to pool care than skimming for leaves!
Besides basic maintenance, the chemistry of your pool needs to be monitored throughout the summer.
Ensuring that your pool is safe and ready for use means being sure that waters are properly tested, balanced and shocked. If your pool’s chemistry is not being cared for, or your water is not being filtered correctly, it can have a direct impact on the health of those using it. In the last 15 years, there have been 500 illness outbreaks related to pool water, and there could be a chance that your uncleaned pool water could make you or someone else sick.
Part of the job for a good pool cleaning service will be to test and regulate the water in your swimming pool, and to ensure proper filtration.
Openings and Closings
There can be so many variables when it comes to opening or closing a pool — is it too early or too late in the season? Am I following all the steps to be sure my pool is ready? Will my pool be safe during the winter?
Luckily, when you’re working with a professional pool cleaning service, you don’t have to worry about any of those questions. You’ll have someone on hand to make sure your pool is ready for use all summer long, and then closed properly and ready for winter.
Accidents happen! When you’re a pool owner, there may be times when parts may need to be replaced or special equipment will be needed to make repairs.
When pool maintenance is a DIY venture, these issues can easily turn into major problems, which then means spending more money on repairs and more time away from your pool.
By hiring professional pool cleaners, you’re getting a second set of eyes to make sure all your equipment is running properly, and if it isn’t, they will be able to spot these issues early on. Then, they can make the repairs and make sure you the equipment or replacements needed to get your pool up and running again.
Customize Your Service
Getting advice on pool care from other pool owners can sometimes be helpful, but here’s the thing — not all pools are the same, which means not all pools need the same service. What works best for your neighbor’s pool may not be what your pool needs.
By working with a professional pool cleaning service, you’re able to customize your pool care. Your cleaning service will be able to recommend a plan that works for you, and that fits the needs of your pool.
(Note: for the best results, we suggest weekly or twice-a-week cleanings.)
Peace of Mind
Finally, the best reason to hire a professional pool cleaning service!
Summer is short enough as it is – why spend your precious summer months cleaning your pool? Proper pool care creates a major time commitment and can be a lot of pressure for a new pool owner. If you rush or guess your way through the cleaning process, the quality and cleanliness of the pool will likely suffer as a result.
Thankfully, by investing in routine cleaning and maintenance for your swimming pool, you are ensuring that your pool is being cared for properly. You never have to worry that the condition of your pool is deteriorating, that it's not safe, or that it's not functioning correctly. Your pool is always ready to go, and you can relax.
Treat yourself to some more free time, and your pool to an easier summer by choosing to hire a professional pool cleaning service.
Let’s Get Started!
Remember, summer is around the corner! If you are interested in scheduling routine maintenance for your inground pool, contact AAA Pool Service today for a free quote.