Owning a pool is a dream come true for homeowners, but cleaning the pool can be a nightmare if you are not dealing with the right pool cleaning professionals. You should do some research on the experience, services, credentials and price/package before making the right decision.
Ask for Referrals
Start by looking in your network of contacts. Ask friends, neighbors, and relatives for referrals of good and bad pool cleaning companies they have had to deal with. You can also look for online reviews and ratings.
Swimming in a clean pool is essential for your health and it is important to choose a pool cleaning service with the desired expertise and know-how for the job. You should look for a company that is licensed by the state and employs pool technicians that are certified. For your own financial security, you should ensure they have a proper insurance coverage so that in case of an accident at work on your premises, you won’t be held responsible for compensation.
Choose Experience + Availability
Experience is something that matters in every work. You should choose the most experienced one to protect your property. However, if the service provider has too many clients you should consider another one as the latter may not always be available in case of urgency or they may often wish to reschedule an appointment due to their workload.
After locating several companies, it is important to discuss the specific services provided by each of them. Look for a service provider who is able to propose flexible cleaning packages, which will let you pay for only the service that you actually need. Better, you can look for a company offering a free trial period to evaluate their level of service. And of course, if you require several services, be attentive to their all-inclusive package. Also, discuss if there are ways to amend the contract in the future and the existence of any particular penalty fee. After the discussion, it will be clear to both parties whether to reach an agreement or not.
A cheaper price does not always mean a satisfactory service. However, you can ask for a few quotations in order to check on the price range. Remember to ask the service contractor if the quotation is free of charge.
Finally, choosing the right pool cleaning professionals is important because these people are the ones that you are going to see weekly or monthly in your yard. You do not want to see people that you do not like on your premises and unfortunately, you have to endure this for many months because you have signed a contract without considering all of the above.