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Why CPO Pool Service Costs More—and Is Worth It

Why CPO Pool Service Costs More—and Is Worth It with Bella Pool and Spa of Sarasota

Why CPO Pool Service Costs More—and Is Worth It

If you’re still shopping for a Sarasota pool maintenance company, you have a lot to consider. Price and trust are two qualities at the top of your list.

The first step is acknowledging that regular pool service is necessary, no matter what time of year it is.

So the next question becomes: How much do you want to pay for pool care in Sarasota, year-round?

And we know you have to balance your finances just as you have to balance your pool’s chemicals. But you shouldn’t be shopping for a pool company solely on price. A Sarasota CPO pool service often costs more. But guess what: It’s worth it, both in quality and in long-term cost. Here’s why.

What is CPO pool service?

CPO stands for “Certified Pool Operator,” a professional certification awarded exclusively by the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance since 1973. In Florida, a CPO accreditation is required for anyone maintaining a public pool. However, a CPO covers universal aspects of pool maintenance and safety that are just as vital to private pool maintenance, including:

  • Reducing safety risks in and around pools, including drowning, water-borne illnesses, suction injury, electrocutions, chemical hazards, and slip-and-falls
  • Meeting state and national pool regulations
  • Disinfecting pool water and balancing chemicals
  • Manage water problems
  • Troubleshooting, chemical testing, and record keeping
  • Using state-of-the-art automation and technology to best maintain pool safety

A CPO certification is only good for five years, so any professional technician with an active CPO accreditation will be up-to-date on the latest safety training, technology, and regulations.

How uncertified pool technicians affect pool care and costs.

The problem is, without CPO certification, some uncertified pool technicians—and the companies that hire them—aren’t as stringent with their pool maintenance standards. This quickly leads to cutting corners in both the frequency of pool service visits, and the quality of services offered.

The math is ultimately simple: In order to offer cheaper pool service, a company must cut back on how much it pays its technicians, how many tools and chemicals they have to work with, and/or how frequently those technicians visit each client’s home.

In order to maintain CPO standards, CPO pool companies must pay competitive wages to CPO pool technicians, and provide them up-to-date technology and products—as well as adequate time—to do their jobs properly.

This is why Sarasota’s best pool service will sometimes cost more per visit than corner-cutting alternatives.

Why CPO is still worth the cost—both now and in the long run.

In the long run, the advantages of CPO pool services are clear. Without adequate, professional pool maintenance, you drastically reduce the lifespan of your pool’s machinery and infrastructure. A pool pump that should last eight years might only last half as long if it’s not being properly maintained. That means paying between $1,000 and $4,000 every four years, eliminating any money you’ve “saved” with uncertified service.

But in the short run, CPO certification offers quality and safety that reduce risks and stress while bolstering your peace of mind and the pleasure you can get out of your pool. After all, who wants to jump into a pool that may have been over-chlorinated or improperly disinfected? Or worse still, who wants to expose their children and grandchildren to those risks?

Sarasota’s Best Pool Service is CPO Licensed and Insured

For your peace of mind and ours, Bella Pool and Spa is a family-owned and , CPO pool service company, based in Sarasota and serving Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Venice, Bradenton, Longboat Key and beyond. Contact us today to find out what we can do to make your pool safer and more enjoyable for your family.

Article Written By:

Tyler King

Well, I am certified pool specialist, which includes 10+ years of experience in nearly everything concerning your pool maintenance and swimming experience. I am a partial owner of Bella Pool and Spa of Sarasota, a company dedicated to bringing our expertise to anyone in the Sarasota and Venice FL areas.
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