Summertime fun often starts with “pool” for most swimming pool owners. If you’re looking for swimming pool service, you want to make sure the company is reliable, friendly – and can actually get the job done right.  For your friends and family to enjoy summer by the pool, here are five questions you should ask the pool service company you are looking to hire.

What qualifications do you have?

Prior to hiring a service company, make sure you ask the representative about swimming pool qualifications – for the company and its employees.  Your pool service company should have 10+ years of service in the industry and have a proven track record of servicing in-ground swimming pools in the state of Michigan.  This way, you know your swimming pool’s cleanliness and safety is in good hands.  Additionally, don’t forget to ask about employees and their pool cleaning experience.  Employees should be trained for the job and pass a background check prior to working.

Is your company licensed and insured?

You don’t want to be held liable if an accident occurs on your property.  Ask your pool company if they are licensed and insured to give you peace of mind.  And before you schedule your first cleaning, we recommend making sure the insurance is up to date.

What kind of service do you provide?

All pool companies provide different services.  Ask about the difference between “spot cleaning” and “full service” and which they provide.  You may think your swimming pool is receiving the full treatment, when in actuality, the pool company rotates between cleaning services – such as vacuuming, brushing, and filter cleaning.  Before signing on with a company, understand what services you are paying for, so they can be held accountable.

How do your price your swimming pool services?

We always recommend shopping around for swimming pool service price estimates.  And before you go with the lowest estimate, understand what is included in the cost.  Some pool companies have lower prices but do not clean as regularly or provide the same number of services as other cleaning companies.  After shopping around for quotes, decide on the company based on qualifications, services, and cost.

How often do you recommend service be done?

Before getting started with regular pool cleaning, run through the service recommendations with a trusted pool service company.  For example, if you have pets and kids, you may want more regular pool maintenance than a family of two.  Understanding the frequency of visits can help you feel more comfortable when cleanings are taking place and enable you to plan around the maintenance.

Have questions about in-ground pool maintenance or looking to schedule your first cleaning?  Contact us to talk with one of our specialists.  We provide full-service cleaning for your in-ground pool, from testing to complete water maintenance.  We even provide self-cleaning filtration systems for those looking for the “magic wand” to cleaning services.