What to Look for When Choosing Your Pool Cleaning Service

The best part of summer is almost here, and we bet you can’t wait to jump into your pool on the first hot day of the year! It’s officially time to start thinking about your pool – whether you’re reopening an existing one, or finally have your backyard project completed and have a new pool. Thankfully, there are still a few more weeks of cooler weather to help you get your pool ready, including finding your pool cleaning service for the summer.
Having your own pool is quite the investment, and the best way to make it last and enjoy it fully is to take good care of it. Some people choose to do this themselves, saving on costs (but not on time), but others enjoy the benefits of hiring someone else to do their weekly maintenance tasks for them.

If you’re part of the second group that enjoys having more time to relax without the stress of maintenance chores, here’s what you need to look for when choosing your pool cleaning service this year:


When looking for a pool cleaning service, you’ll want to choose a company you can trust to arrive on time, treat your backyard as if it were their own, and clean your pool with care. Choose a company that prioritizes professionalism: employee’s are uniformed, the phones are answered in a timely manner and your pool technician arrives on the scheduled day and time. It is always helpful to look at reviews from current or past customers. What do they have to say about the company’s customer service and professionalism?


Don’t let anyone with a truck, pool skimmer and some chlorine tablets clean and maintain your pool, even if it may seem like a better deal at first glance. Look for a company that has at least several years of experience and the right training and certifications to keep your pool in good shape throughout the summer. For example, Island Pool Services technicians also stay on top of the latest and greatest in the pool industry by attending at least one large pool and spa show a year, which includes at minimum of 10 to 15 hours of continuing education at the conference.
With pool season just around the corner, doing your research now will save you from stress throughout the summer when you want to head outside for a swim. If you would like to hear more about Island Pool Services and our qualifications and procedures, give us a call at (757) 286-4689.