After your swimming pool has been constructed you will need to find a pool service contractor to keep the water clean and bacteria free. The swimming pool conttractors from Seahorse Pools & Spas explain there are 5 things to consider when choosing a pool service company. There are probably more than five, but this list will get you down the road to finding the best pool service contractor for your pool, your family and your budget.
5 things to consider when choosing a pool service company
Choosing the best pool contractor can be tricky because there are probably many pool contractors to choose from in the area where you live. You will want to narrow down your choices, ask them to come pay a visit and give you an estimate and take it from there.
- How long have you been in business? Experience matters when it comes to swimming pool maintenance. You don’t want to work with a company that doesn’t have longevity and training behind it. Your pool is too big of an investment to leave to chance, or to improper care. The best pool service companies will have been in business for a long time, have kept up with trends and can provide the correct advice for caring for your pool.
- Look online and see what you can uncover about the pool service company and its reputation. Do they have good online reviews? Do they have a good BBB rating? Ask them for referrals to current and former clients, call them and ask about their experience.
- What kind of customer relations do they have? Do they offer you tips and advice on how to keep your pool clean? Do they share with you what they’re doing and why – if you ask – to keep your pool clean and the chemicals balanced? Are they open to showing you how to test the water between their visits, or to running the vacuum or checking any number of other do it yourself items you can attend to between visits? Do they feel trustworthy? Do their staff act and dress professionally?
- Can they repair your pool if something breaks? Will they inspect the pool and make note of how the equipment is operating? Do they tell you when they notice any potential issues or deficiencies? In many cases, your pool service contractor will have the skills and knowledge to repair or replace your pool equipment.
- Do they offer emergency service? If your pool springs a leak in the middle of the night on a holiday weekend, will they be available to help you out? What are their fees for emergency visits? Is there a provision in your contract for emergency visits?
There will be other questions that will arise when you’re interviewing potential pool service contractors, but this list will get you started.