The weekend is around the corner and the weather is good, so you can look forward to spending a nice few days relaxing in the pool.
But wait, the pool hasn’t been cleaned for weeks and the surface is covered in leaves and bugs. Better call the pool cleaner…
But how do you know which one to choose? There are hundreds of pool cleaners available in the Palmerston area. With options ranging from the student looking to earn an extra buck, to the professional and fully insured pool cleaning firm.
We at Hi-tech Pools & Spa’s in Darwin are here to take care of your pool and spa.
In this blog, we’ll share with you how to pick the best pool cleaning service. That way you’ll get your pool cleaned properly and you can spend more time relaxing in it, rather than worrying about maintaining it.
1. Think about what you need
The first step in choosing a pool cleaner is to think about the services you need. Do you just need someone to clean away leaves and debris on a weekly basis or are you looking for more in-depth maintenance such as a filter clean and chemical additives?
Establishing what you need upfront will help you choose the company with the right skills. In our experience, most pool owners are looking for a complete maintenance package and don’t want to worry about filters and chemicals.
If that’s you, look for a company with experience maintaining all types of pool equipment including pumps and filters. You should then build a short-list of suitable companies and contact them for a quote.
2. Do Your Homework
When looking for a suitable pool cleaner the internet is the best place to start. But don’t just choose the first company you come across. Check out their social media profiles and ensure there are no bad reviews before contacting them for a quote.
It’s also worth asking friends and family if they know of a reliable pool cleaner. Because personal recommendations are worth their weight in gold and they can save you from having a bad experience.
Once you have a shortlist of suitable companies, don’t be afraid of asking them for references. Any reputable pool cleaning firm will be able to supply you with a long list of satisfied customers.
3. Do They Have Experience With Your Type Of Equipment
There are several types of pools and filters, so you must ensure that any prospective pool cleaner has experience with the equipment you have. The last thing you want is an expensive bill to replace a broken pump because your cleaner didn’t clean it out properly.
Specifically, make sure they have experience with saltwater chlorinators, cartridge and sand filters and the various types of pool heater available. You should also ask if they are able to supply chemicals and additives.
4. Make Sure They Are Insured
This sounds like a no-brainer but many people advertising themselves as pool cleaners do not have professional indemnity insurance. This means you will not be protected if they break your pump or heating equipment.
This can be an expensive mistake, so always ask for evidence of an insurance policy before setting anyone on cleaning your pool. Any professional pool cleaning firm will have certificates at hand to prove cover.
5. Are They Transparent And Honest
Having a good pool cleaning experience is about building a good relationship with your pool cleaner. This is not going to be possible if they are not transparent and honest with their communications.
Pool cleaners should always turn up on time or let you know they are going to be late. They should also be upfront about pricing and give you an honest assessment of the state of your pool equipment and what services may be necessary for the future.
We at Hi-tech Pools & Spas, offer a complete range of pool cleaning services including, regular cleaning, pump maintenance, and heater servicing. We can also perform pool upgrades including installing lighting, powered covers, and robotic pool cleaners.
So if you would like more information about our professional pool cleaning services or would like a quote for getting your pool cleaned, get in touch by calling us 08 8932 1651 or by completing the contact form.