Steps To Hiring A Qualified Pool Service Company

by / Thursday, 31 October 2013 / Published in Blog

Pool Maintenance When it comes to owning your own pool, many homeowners will hand off the responsibility of keeping it clean and in good shape to a pool service company that they know nothing about. With thousands of independent pool service companies across the nation – it’s an unregulated industry – so, when people are scouting for a new pool company, the look for the cheapest deal rather than looking under their qualifications.

So, when investing in a pool service company, there are a few steps to follow before making your final decision on who to hire.

Step 1

There are two things that any legitimate pool service will have – workers compensation insurance and proof of liability. If you come across a company that doesn’t have both of these things, forget about it. Liability insurance is what is going to protect you in the event that your pool service company damages your pool. The workers compensation is what will prevent you from spending millions if a pool service worker gets injured while working on your property.

Step 2

Make sure that your pool service company is certified in water chemistry, repair, and equipment maintenance. Many people hire pool service companies to ensure that their pool chemicals are balanced, too much and it will cause skin irritation, too little strips the pool of its defense against dirt and grime.

Step 3

Take a look at their business license – a majority of cities require that companies have a business license to ensure that the client will be treated as a customer rather than the one paying for their cigarettes. Also, you want to see a pool service contract – make sure to read it through – so you know what you’re paying for and why.