Is it Time to Hire a Pool Cleaning Service?

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Is it Time to Hire a Pool Cleaning Service?

How to know when it’s time to stop trying to maintain your pool yourself

lounge chair by poolHaving your own swimming pool is great: it makes your backyard look beautiful and being in it is fun and relaxing. What isn’t relaxing is dealing with pool maintenance. Having a swimming pool means dealing with the hassle of maintaining it regularly. Many homeowners are simply lack and time or energy to stay on top of the regular upkeep and maintenance required to keep their pool clean, sanitized, and safe. If you are finding it a challenge to stay on top of regular pool cleaning, there are many good reasons to use an expert pool cleaning service to do regular maintenance.

What does a professional pool cleaning service do?

On a weekly basis, our Yellow Diamond Package pool service will include:

  • Test pool chemistry
  • Chemically balance the water
  • Clean the skimmer and pump baskets
  • Check correct operation of pool cleaner
  • Inspect overall pool for leaks or problems
  • Brush pool walls, waterline tiles, and steps

With our Blue Diamond Package, weekly service includes:

  • Clean pool floor*
  • Net pool surface*
  • Test pool chemistry
  • Chemically balance the water
  • Clean the skimmer and pump baskets
  • Check correct operation of pool cleaner
  • Inspect overall pool for leaks or problems
  • Brush pool walls, waterline tiles, and steps

*Difference between the Yellow and Blue Diamond packages

using a skimming net to get floating debris from pool

Does DIY Pool Maintenance save a lot of money?

Owning a pool requires a financial investment to keep it clean and usable. In order to take care of pool maintenance and cleaning yourself, you will need to commit to doing that. Otherwise, you will waste the money invested in obtaining all of the cleaning supplies, chemicals, and equipment needed, only to decide to use a pool service company to do it for you later down the road.

Factors that influence the cost of your pool service supplies include:

  • The size of your pool. Obviously, large pools take longer to clean than smaller pools and require more chemicals.
  • The location of your pool. A pool located near trees, shrubbery, a green space, or a wooded area will collect more debris than one that’s in an open space without these items.
  • The type of pool. Chlorine and saltwater pools will vary somewhat in the costs to maintain the equipment, clean the pool, and keep the water sanitized.
  • The level of usage your pool receives. A pool that gets frequent use will require more maintenance than a pool that is only used occasionally.
  • Your pool equipment. The efficiency and quality of your pool equipment will influence the amount of work that will be required.

On average, most DIY pool cleaning scenarios will cost from $75 to $100 per month.

How much time is required to maintain your own pool?

Depending on the equipment used, cleaning a pool yourself can take up to one hour and a half each week. After gaining some experience, a pool owner who does their own maintenance may spend 45 mins each week on average. (This does not include replacing equipment, purchasing supplies, or balancing chemicals.)

If you take the time to learn the process of balancing chemicals, purchase high-quality pool cleaning equipment, and are willing to invest the time, you are equipped to do your own pool cleaning. If you are new to pool ownership and maintenance, check out Executive Blue Pool’s Pool School.

Hiring a pool cleaning service

Executive Blue Pools uses only professional-grade tools and premium quality chemicals. We are usually able to complete the cleaning of a standard-size pool in under an hour while you work, spend time with your family, or simply relax!

Professional pool cleaning quality

A professional pool cleaning usually looks better than a DIY job. Why? Because this is what we do! We experts in our field use professional-grade equipment. If you can’t tell the difference between your DIY pool cleaning and the cleaning of a professional pool cleaner, you need a new pool service company! Contact Executive Blue Pools today!

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