Most homeowners don’t want to spend a lot of extra time on maintaining their pools. It certainly makes sense to hire a professional pool maintenance company to keep your pool clean and ready to use throughout the year. But how much does a professional pool cleaning service cost in Buckhead?

How Often Do They Come?

Most pool cleaning services come weekly, but you can also sign up for bi-weekly, monthly, or quarterly maintenance. You may be charged less per visit when you sign up for the weekly plan, because it’s easier to keep a pool maintained when you take care of it regularly. If you choose to hire a pool cleaning service once a month or less often, then you need to be prepared to do a lot of the work yourself to keep your pool ready for use.

How Big Is Your Pool?

Most backyard pools don’t vary that much in size. But since part of the maintenance cost includes the cost of chemicals for your pool, you’ll pay more for a large pool than for a small one. This difference may not be very noticeable when you hire a pool cleaning service, because you still have to pay them for their time to maintain your pool regardless of the size of your pool.

Which Services Are Included?

This is where estimating pool service costs gets really tricky. It all depends on which services are included by your contractor. At a minimum, the pool company should empty your skimmer baskets, Polaris bag, and pump baskets. They’ll also check and balance the chemistry of the water.

Here is a list of additional services your pool company may provide:

  • Vacuum the bottom of the pool
  • Skim the surface of your pool
  • Brush the walls and stairs of your pool
  • Clean the tiles at the waterline
  • Adjust the water levels if necessary
  • Maintain your filtration system
  • Backwash the filter
  • Prepare the pool for summer use
  • Close the pool for the winter

Some pool companies offer some of these services during their regular visits. Other services are not necessary as often as once per week and may be billed separately. It’s safe to say that regular pool cleaning services will probably cost you several hundred dollars every month. You may find someone who will do it for a lot less, but that means you’ll probably end up with low-quality service.

Do You Need Special Services?

Some customers hire pool-cleaning companies to get their pools ready for a special occasion. A pool that has been neglected is usually more expensive to clean than a pool that has been well maintained. If your pool is in need of repairs, then you also need to expect additional costs.

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