It’s just a pool right? Anyone can take care of it, right? Let’s just find somebody cheap to take care of it.
Unfortunately, these statements couldn’t be further from the truth, and could end up costing you and your family health and additional cost in the long run. It is important to understand that proper pool care entails a whole lot more than running by and adding chlorine to a pool on a weekly basis. For a pool to be properly sanitized and maintained, and for the pool equipment to last, it has to have more than just clear water. Multiple factors such as Ph, Alkalinity, chlorine, and stabilizer levels all contribute to the safety of swimmers, as well as the longevity of pool equipment. These levels have to be maintained, and adjusted on a weekly basis. In order to properly maintain and optimize your pool, your pool service technician has to be more of chemist than most would think.
Optimizing the pool chemistry on a weekly basis is not cheap. Quality pool chemicals (not to mention gas, insurance, and other business expenses) are expensive, and if we assume at least 4 to 5 weekly visits per month, we can see how quickly those costs add up. Taking all this into consideration, one can see how providing a for-profit pool care experience to a consumer would not be cheap.
So why does it matter to me? The company chooses its price, they bear the consequences of performing the service for the low cost we agreed to – it’s only on them.
Unfortunately, the consumer will certainly bear the brunt of the low-cost service. In order to turn a profit, the company will need to cut the cost in some way, and more than likely it will:
- Skimp or not provide the needed chemicals or quality chemicals required on a needed weekly basis.
- Try to make up for the additional cost by taking on a very large number of customers, making your visit time and attention to your pool care inadequate.
If the pool service can’t afford to provide the service at a profit, the consumer will likely run the risk of health concerns with the pool water, inadequate equipment maintenance, and overall poor maintenance any of which will cost the consumer far more money in the long-term. For example, replacing a pool pump at 4 years (with improper maintenance) versus 8 years (with proper maintenance) from poor pool water maintenance could cost a consumer $2,800 which would quickly negate any significant savings on a monthly basis . Depending on the pool size, the resurfacing of pool from improper water chemistry maintenance can cost in excess of $10,000, an amount potentially entirely avoidable with an adequate pool service care. Not to mention any potential health risks to you and your family.
We recommend to all our customers to choose a pool service with technicians that are certified pool operators (CPO certified) and already have significant experience in pool care.
Highly rated and experienced pool companies will NOT be the cheapest monthly, but will generally be similarly priced to one another, and provide the best overall value.
—-Bella Pool and Spa of Sarasota is a CPO certified and insured pool and spa care company located in Sarasota County Florida specializing in a worry-free pool care experience. If you live in the area and would like a quote for pool service, please contact us at: 941-343-7650 or sarasotasbestpool.com.