Are you undergoing pool trouble or looking for routine pool maintenance? You will most likely need a licensed pool maintenance professional to get the job done accurately.
What to look for in a pool maintenance & repair company?
An online search will reveal a wide array of pool service technicians. Some might be local one-man operations while others might be national pool repair and maintenance companies.
This might make your selection process quite confusing. National swimming maintenance companies handle a wide range of customers so can benefit from economies of scale and provide discounted services to their customers, but they work in volume and tend to miss the local friendly service factor.
The local pool companies, on the other hand, may not possess the extensive manpower or large resource range the major national companies possess but will offer more friendly local based services and can be more assistive to your problems.
So if you decide to go with a local pool company always ask for the number of technicians they have who are readily available. From this information, you can be able to gauge whether they meet your level of expectation.
Other factors worth looking out for are?
If your technicians insist that replacement parts are required, do not hesitate to find out what those specific parts are and where they will be purchased. Do not accept and old spare parts to be installed in your pool. Insist on checking out the new parts that are to be installed.
Your technician should be in a position to name the chemicals which will be required while cleaning your pool. Always inquire about a detailed price list and compare this with their price tags online. Anticipate a small markup which is deemed as standard practice. If you notice a substantial price variation, you can question the level of honesty of your pool technician.
Check out the service plan provided by the pool repair company. Find out the services catered for under the standard maintenance package. You can compare the prices charged with others to ensure that it falls within the market rate and you are receiving value for money.
Ensure that the scheduled time of servicing is being followed accordingly. If the pool technician arrives while you are away from home, ask for a ticket which clearly indicates the time and date of their visit and services performed or chemicals used.
Right questions to ask your pool technician?
· Are they insured and licensed?
· Can they produce an itemized, written estimate which clearly indicates the costs of labor, materials and time of project completion?
· Do they offer any warranty or service guarantee?
· Do they offer any follow-up service?
· Are they capable of providing any additional accessories if the need arises?
Things to consider!
Owning a swimming pool is a big investment, so it’s imperative that you only select the right pool service technician to get the task done properly. You can do the little basic maintenance tasks yourself and also schedule him to regularly carry out a comprehensive maintenance.
The DIY repairs are such as patching a vinyl pool liner, patching plaster within a pool among others. A pool is a wise investment for you to enjoy across the globe.