This is a good question and it often depends on a few different things such as the size of the pool or whether it’s a one off clean or regular pool service program. The most important question to ask is, what do you get for the money you pay?
Let’s take a look at one-off clean.
Most pool service companies can charge anything between $65-$95, depending on the city or state you live in. This price is commonly referred to as the service call or service charge amount. Basically, this is the amount charged to show up and would usually include up to one hour of labour. This means that chemicals, accessories or equipment will be an extra charge on top of this, which is important to understand. You should try to clarify this with your pool technician over the phone before you book in the service.
What is the difference between Pool Cleaning and Pool Servicing?
This is another good question. They pretty much mean the same thing. Often a one-off pool clean will be called a pool clean and ongoing regular pool cleaning may be called pool servicing. This is also something which should be clarified over the phone. Also confirm what water testing equipment they are using. If it is just test strips and not digital water testing, you are really just getting a pool cleaner and a very rough approximate of what your water chemistry is. Sometimes paying a little more for a professional operator, with the right equipment can be worth it.
How much does a regular pool service cost?
At Jim’s Pool Care we recommend a regular pool service program to all our customers. Some people are quite active in testing and maintaining their pools so they may only need a professional service a few times a year, but for most of us, a regular pool service program is the best option.
How often should I get regular pool service for my pool?
After your pool has been inspected, the technician will recommend how often they should visit, but of course you can always request a certain frequency. As a minimum, we will recommend every 4 weeks and during summer more often if possible (every 1,2 or 3 weeks). This is be sure that your pool is always read to swim in and is safe for you and your family.
Often your pool technician may reduce the service charge slightly for a regular pool service or if you book more than 4 weekly cleans. Again, the cost for a regular service program could be between $65-$95 depending on the size of the pool, time it takes to clean and frequency.
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