Deciding to buy a pool and have it installed is only one facet of being a pool owner. The other comes with maintenance and service.
Maintenance and service is not something you do once or twice and forget. In order to keep your pool clean and functioning well, you need to stay on top of cleaning it for the duration of your pool season, no matter how long or short it may be. When you’re looking for pool service in Flower Mound, look no further than Flower Mound Pool Care & Maintenance.
What is pool service?
Pool service goes far beyond skimming the water for leaf and debris. Pool service is more detailed and involves the following tasks:
- Water analysis & adding any necessary chemicals
- Vacuuming pool & walls
- Brushing pool walls & steps
- Emptying pump baskets & skimmer baskets
- Pool opening & closing & backwashing
- Inspecting pool equipment & plumbing for cracks and inconsistencies
Any reputable pool service company will set a schedule with you to perform these tasks. While some (like water analysis) should be done weekly, others (like brushing pool walls), may be done bi-weekly depending on the condition of your pool.
Benefits of hiring a pool service company
While you can certainly try to keep up with maintenance and service on your own, you’ll soon realize it’s a tedious task that can be time consuming. Wouldn’t you like to be spending your free time doing something else, like enjoying your pool?
Here are some other benefits of hiring a pool service company:
Ø Keep pool chemicals balanced. Having a professional test your water regularly will ensure that your pool maintains the proper chemical balance. While you can try to figure this out on your own, the end result may be a green pool that lasts for days.
Ø Regular inspection. A reputable pool service company will have a checklist of things to inspect each and every visit. If something needs to be repaired it will be brought to your attention right away. This is beneficial because you know a problem will get fixed immediately rather than months down the road when it may become worse. This can actually save you money in the long run because you are fixing a problem before it becomes a major issue.
Ø Cutting down on unnecessary equipment. If you have a professional pool service company taking care of your pool, that means less equipment for you to buy and store. It also means (hopefully) that top-notch equipment is being used on your pool. This is likely higher quality equipment than you would have invested in yourself. Having a professional pool service company also means avoiding buying too many chemicals that you don’t necessarily need. This is not only better for your wallet, but also much better for your pool.
Ø Keep up pool’s value. A well-maintained pool can be a key selling point if you ever decide to move. By keeping up with maintenance and service you are also helping to maintain the value of your pool.
What to ask before deciding on a pool service company
You don’t want to dive in and sign a contract with the first pool service company that pops up on Google. Rather, you want to do your research and consider the following factors:
Ø What will my schedule include? Determine how often your pool will be serviced and exactly what that service price covers. Never assume something will be covered unless you see it written down on paper.
Ø What type of license and insurance does the company have? If the company cannot provide you with this type of information you may want to think twice about signing a contract.
Ø Do you have references? Any company that has performed stellar work and has returning clients will be more than happy to provide you with references. If a company is reluctant, that may lead you to question whether there are any satisfied customers out there.
Ø Do you offer emergency service repairs? Find out if there is an on-call service and how much it costs. Also ask what is deemed an emergency and what is not. Having this information can help you make an informed decision when it comes to finding a pool service company.
You’ll also want to check online reviews. People are extremely honest in these reviews which can give you a pretty good idea of whether they are satisfied or not. Remember, there will always be one or two in the bunch that were not completely happy. Weigh all reviews before making your decision.
By hiring a professional pool service company like Flower Mound Pool Care & Maintenance, you can feel confident that your pool is being taken care of by a team of experts.
For the past 14 years, we have proudly served the Flower Mound area and continue to do so today. We have helped countless customers with weekly pool maintenance so that they have more time to enjoy their pools.