3 Important Questions To Ask About Your Pool Maintenance

17 February 2015
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Regardless of whether your pool is in-ground or above-ground, its an important investment that needs adequate care. Therefore, it is very important to choose the right swimming pool management company and doing so will usually involve knowing the right questions to ask.  

Question #1-Will The Technician Look At Your Pool Pump And Make Recommendations?

The phrase about "If It's not broke, don't fix it" does not apply when you are looking at an older pool pump. Or, it shouldn't, unless you really enjoy extra high electric bills during the hot summer months.

Specifically, your older pool pump could be working just the way it was intended and still use up to one half of the energy for your entire house. A good swimming pool technician should be able to diagnose a fully functional, older model and help you save a lot of money by recommending a newer, more energy-efficient model. 

Question #2-If You Are Not Home When The Technician Comes By, How Will They Prove Their Work?

Occasionally, pool owners become curious about what pool technicians do in their absence. Assuming that the pool looked and was functional before a cleaning and continued to look and be functional after, pool owners place a lot of trust in technicians. In that instance, the caliber of the swimming pool management company really comes into play. 

If you hired a self-employed person who works alone, his accountability needs to be verified. Because doing so can be challenging, it is best to choose an existing company and to remember that skipping on maintenance, even unintentionally, could shorten the pool's lifetime. Therefore, be sure that you get what you're paying for.  

Question #3-Can The Technician Determine The Difference Between A Slow Leak And Normal Evaporation?

In hot weather, the pool will often be used more, which allows for more spillage. Hot weather also often means more evaporation. Unfortunately, a slow leak is also responsible for water loss and it takes an expert to determine what is happening. 

The trained technician will have tools that determine the problem, while amateurs may just guess, based on a visual inspection. The bottom line is that it is best to choose an expert and be sure of the problem, to prevent the problem from worsening.  

In conclusion, the use of your residential pool is both an awesome responsibility and an enormous source of fun for your family. By choosing the right swimming pool management companies, you will be able to enjoy the pool for many more years.