Are you looking for a solution to make pool ownership a bit easier? Unless you can consistently perform 100% of your pool’s required maintenance procedures, your best bet is to enlist a pool route service provider. Yes, there are, in fact, companies dedicated to servicing your pool on a regular basis in the way that your local postal worker makes regular trips to a specific route. Typically, you will see offers for either weekly or bi-weekly pool service. The best choice for you ultimately depends on how much time and effort you can reasonably commit to maintaining your pool. We’ve compiled the following questions to ask yourself when determining whether weekly or bi-weekly pool route service is best for you.
What weekly maintenance does my pool need?
In order to promote the health of both your pool and your guests, the following procedures should take place at least once a week.
- Cleaning out filters and baskets
- Skimming the water for debris
- Brushing the walls
- Vacuuming the floor
- Managing chemical levels
The scope of these procedures changes based on the size and complexity of the pool. If you have a large pool and/or a large pool deck, anticipate at least 45-60 minutes for a comprehensive cleaning and chemical work.
What happens when I don’t keep up with my pool’s maintenance schedule?
When one or more of these procedures are delayed, a number of adverse conditions may arise that degrade the pool and threaten the health and safety of swimmers, including:
- Algae growth
- Calcium buildup
- Rough, cracked, and/or stained surfaces
- Skin and/or eye irritation from the water
This is why it is so important to set a realistic expectation of how often and thoroughly you can tend to your pool. If you have any doubts about whether or not you can check all the boxes in a timely manner, it is time to call the professionals. Otherwise, you may be trading an inconvenience for a crisis.
What will a pool route service do for me?
A good pool route service will say “All of the above!” when you ask them which of the aforementioned maintenance tasks they perform.
In terms of cleaning, they will make sure that filters are backwashed, baskets are emptied, and that the water and pool deck surfaces are free of debris. The walls will be properly brushed and the floor vacuumed with professional equipment.
Furthermore, they will conduct thorough chemical analysis and treatment so that your water stays clear and sanitary. This includes testing and balancing alkalinity and pH levels as well as adding appropriate amounts of chlorine or a suitable alternative (e.g., bromine).
How often should my pool be serviced?
We have arrived at the million-dollar question: “Do I sign up for weekly or bi-weekly pool route service?” Generally, bi-weekly service is a better fit for experienced pool owners who prefer to be more hands-on in their pool care. On the other hand, weekly pool service is advisable for owners whose experience or desire for maintaining a pool is limited.
Schedule your pool route service with Speck USA.
What you need is a professional who knows the right way to treat your pool. We don’t just build beautiful pools at Speck USA. We help you keep them that way for as long as possible! Visit our Pool Construction & Services page today for more information on our weekly (or bi-weekly, depending on your needs) maintenance services. Then, drop us a message through our contact page to start a conversation about what schedule is best for you. We can get you scheduled and on your way to an incredible pool ownership experience!