In Arizona, the average cost of weekly pool service is anywhere from $100 per month for a play pool up to several hundred dollars per month for a large pool that requires multiple visits per week and large amounts of chemicals.
Why the variation?
Depends on the size of your pool…and let’s be honest, it depends on how much time it will take the pool service company to clean it each week. If you have lots of leaves falling into your pool each week or inefficient pool equipment that makes the pool service tech's job harder - your cost will be higher.
Does It Save Money to Clean Your Pool Yourself?
When you compare it to how much it costs to get all the supplies, chemicals and tools to do it yourself, you could do it for $50-$65/month - up to several hundred dollars if things go wrong. How much is your time worth? Would you prefer to spend your Saturdays enjoying your pool or standing in line at the pool store?
If you prefer to spend less and put in the elbow grease, DIY is the way to go. But if you are tired of cleaning the pool every week - it might be time to seek out a pool cleaning company.
Also consider the cost of 'what if'. What if you mess it up? We get calls each week from frustrated pool owners who thought they were doing ok, but found their pool water had turned cloudy - or worse, green. It only takes one missed week for a pool to turn bad in Arizona. As most homeowners know, consistent regular maintenance is the key to avoiding much more time consuming costly repairs. The money saved by doing it yourself can be lost in one mishap.
What To Look For When Hiring a Pool Service Company
In Arizona where pools are popular, there are many pool service companies to choose from. But how do you know which ones are good, and which ones skip a week here and there and don't perform a quality service? Start by calling around and asking questions:
Is the pool service company insured?
Can the pool service company also perform repairs?
Are they a single person, or do they have employees? Are the employees paid per pool or hourly?
Do they come on the same day of the week, and what kind of communication can you expect each week?
Do the employees wear uniforms? Company trucks?
What kind of online reviews do they have?
A few things you want to avoid:
Avoid national swimming pool service companies with high employee turnover rates.
Avoid a pool cleaning company that charges extra for chemicals. This can get tricky and the customer might have to guess what the charge is going to be each month. You want to be paying one flat rate.
Avoid the lowest cost pool service - there is usually a reason why they are the cheapest… and it’s not because they are the best. They likely provide ‘splash and dash’ service and don’t have time for proper chemistry handling of your pool.
If you are looking for pool service in Chandler/Gilbert, give us a call and let us prove to you why we have so many loyal clients! 📞 480-682-7986