Do I need a Pool Maintenance Service?
Maintaining a pool should take less than 1 hour a week. And your chemical costs shouldn’t exceed $35 per month. (GET SALT AND IT’S EVEN EASIER AND COSTS LESS—WAIT …THAT’S ANOTHER POST.) Of course, rain and pool parties will all add maintenance time. And, if you are a really, really neat person, it will take you longer to keep the pool clean. Can you say “WHITE GLOVE SYNDROME” anyone? So . . . what’s the trick? Consistency, chlorine, and cleaning. Pools don’t demand much, but they absolutely will not forgive you if you don’t do what they do demand. Be consistent — or be swimming in green! Chlorine has a bad rap, mostly by the uneducated. Chlorine does three functions: sanitizes, oxidizes, and kills algae.
Also, regular cleaning is necessary. Clean your pool and filter weekly. With the average Pool Service costing $100 per month, you can save some money and take out your honey even more times per month.