If you’re looking for a pool cleaning service in Delray Beach or Boca Raton, you’re going to be inundated with different companies offering service with price ranges so far and wide, you have no choice but to overwhelmed and confused. Do you “get what you pay for” as the saying goes, in the swimming pool maintenance business? Or are pool companies trying to pull a fast one by you by up-charging for a value much lower than perceived?
So how much should you pay for pool service in Delray Beach or Boca Raton, FL?
First, let’s answer a few questions..
1. How big is your swimming pool?
This is a tough question to ask folks as we don’t expect them to know the dimensions or the gallons their pool holds. The “average” swimming pool you’ll find in most neighborhoods range in 5,000gal to 10,000gal. These can be screened in or “open air”. They may have a spa overflowing into the pool, but by and large most residential pools fall under this “normal” category. There are, however, some exceptions. After all, pool designs are only limited by imagination and budget. So expect pools exceeding 12,000 gal. to naturally cost more to service.
2. Is you pool screened in?
This one is pretty basic to explain and understand. A swimming pool that’s within a screened in backyard will naturally keep out a lot of debris caused by vegetation and wind/weather. This allows for a much simpler management for the pool service technician, so your monthly rate should reflect this.
Let’s face it. This is South Florida. Boca and Delray Beach residents see some pretty wild weather patterns year-round, especially in the summer. Any pool service tech will tell you, if he’s being honest that is, that the most strenuous part of their job is dealing with pools that receive a ton of debris. If your pool falls under the category, prepare to pay a little more for your monthly service.
4. Do you have an automatic pool cleaner?
Having a pool vacuum is like having an apprentice working for the technician. All pool service companies love the assistance from these machines as it only makes their job more efficient. Owning an automatic pool vacuum works in your favor in negotiating pool service costs so be sure to use this to your advantage!
DO’S AND DON’T
Having the luxury of lots of competition of pool cleaning services works in your favor. Be sure to call for a handful of estimates. That being said, here are some do’s and don’ts to put yourself in the position to hire an honest, reliable pool guy for a fair price in Delray Beach.
Do make sure you’re home for the estimate. You want to get a feel for the person quoting you. Is he a technician or salesperson? Is he going to be servicing your pool or will random people be in your backyard each week?
Don’t go for the cheapest quote. Being able to boast how little you pay for car insurance or cable TV service is one thing. But we’re talking about someone making sure your very expensive piece of your home is well-maintained. Don’t risk damage to your pool or dealing with a headache for saving $10-$15 a month.
Don’t sign any contracts. No pool company that’s confident in their service should expect you to sign to a time commitment.
Do ask for referrals from their current customers. Again, they should already be ready to showcase their satisfied customers reviews as a selling point (we certainly do!)
Hiring a good pool service that’s honest and reliable is going to give you a lot of piece of mind. At Tiki Pool Services, we pride ourselves in knowing that our telephones don’t ring from customers complaints. If you live in Delray Beach or Boca Raton, FL and would like a FREE estimate of pool service, call us at (561) 320-1899.