Cleaning your swimming pool is essential to keeping it in its best condition. That’s why it’s important that you find a pool contractor that offers professional quality Tustin pool cleaning services. While you can clean your swimming pool on your own, nothing beats having professionals carry out services as essential as pool cleaning. But why is pool cleaning such a big deal? Let’s find out.
What is Pool Cleaning?
While it sounds easy, pool cleaning involves a lot more than just skimming the surface of the water. That’s why many pool owners hire experienced professionals to help them clean and maintain their private piscinas. Not only does pool cleaning make your pool a lot more inviting but it also prevents a lot of issues that will leave you scratching your head in the future. Things like clogged and corroded pool equipment, stained and damaged pool interior, and algae invasion can be avoided by keeping your pool clean.
Alright. So, what happens when you hire pool contractors to clean your pool?
Different pool professionals may have different ways of cleaning your pool. However, it’s typically started by skimming the pool water’s surface. Your pool guys will have to scoop up any floating dirt and debris to prevent it from sinking down the pool floor where it can decompose. Next, pool pros typically follow it up by collecting dirt from the skimmer baskets which will then be scrubbed clean. Then, they can continue by bushing the walls and the floor of your pool. This includes the steps and other pool features, like your Baja shelf, if you have one. When that’s done, they can test the water’s chemistry and make adjustments by adding the necessary chemicals to keep the water’s balance in check.
Why Hire a Pool Cleaning Service?
If it’s your first time cleaning your pool, things can be quite challenging. Not only do you have to invest in good-quality pool cleaning equipment but you also have to take the time to understand how each step is carried out. If you’re a busy pool owner, hiring a pool professional to clean your pool is the way to go. Not only are they fast and efficient but they come with their own cleaning equipment so you don’t have to drive and get it from your local DIY store.
You also get better value when hiring pool pros because some of them include other services bundled with pool cleaning. We, at Central OC Pools, also include pool vacuuming, checking and confirmation of your pool equipment’s proper operation, checking of your pool and spa’s lights, checking and reviewing the overall integrity of your pool, its coping, and the deck on top of the aforementioned steps involved in pool cleaning. We also offer specialized maintenance services for swimming pools that need more than the usual cleaning. Here, we offer salt system conversions, installation and repair of single-speed and variable-speed swimming pool pumps, installation and repair of electric, gas, and solar-powered pool heaters, and installation of automated swimming pool systems.
How to Find the Best Pool Cleaning Service?
Now that you know what’s involved in pool cleaning and why you should hire a professional to do it for you, let’s talk about how you go about finding the right pool contractor.
1. Ask Around
Talk to your friends and families who might have had their pools serviced by a contractor. They’ll be more than happy to tell you about their experience with their pool contractor whether it’s good or bad. Who better to tell you than friends and family about the smaller details like if the contractor arrives late or if they’re on time and whether they’re rude or courteous to their customers. You will be surprised as to how raw and candid the feedback you’ll get from friends and families who are more than willing to spill the beans about their recent pool cleaning service. You could also chat with your neighbors who will also be more than happy to let you in on their latest pool cleaning experience with their contractor.
If you really want to really ask around, going to virtual spaces or online forums can be a good idea. They are usually a treasure trove of information where people discuss their experiences with different pool contractors. Here, you can also find links to websites where you can find more details about different contractors.
2. Check Customer Feedback
While you’re at it, don’t forget to check customer feedback. Like your friends and relatives who are eager to spill the tea, customers who received compelling service are more likely to leave a good feedback, and vice versa. Remember, these are paying customers who went the extra mile of sharing their positive (or negative) experience with a pool contractor. So, it makes more sense to check out contractors in your area who offer Tustin pool cleaning that have positive reviews. For obvious reasons, steer away from companies that have negative reviews.
3. Look for a Licensed Pool Company
Alright, we know that pool cleaning is not as demanding of an undertaking as pool resurfacing and pool remodeling. Nevertheless, it’s always best to leave your pool in the hands of licensed professionals. In California, swimming pool services that cost $500.00 and above must be carried out by licensed pool contractors. The Department of Consumer Affairs Contractors State License Board requires pool contractors to have at least four years of experience in conducting and supervising swimming pool services to get a C-53 license. They also have to pass an aptitude test that includes everything from planning and estimation, swimming pool shell construction, pool systems installation, pool finishing, pool repair and renovation, and pool safety. Passing the test and getting a C-53 license only means that a contractor knows what’s up.
Since you’re already paying, why not hire someone who knows exactly what they’re doing. It’s easy to spot a licensed pool professional because they will most likely put up this information in places where you’ll be more likely to find it. Get the license number and enter the details in the Department of Consumer Affairs Contractors State License Board website. Make sure it’s valid and it’s current.
4. Look for an Experienced Contractor
While licensure and accreditation certainly mean something, experience still matters. In pool cleaning, experience translates to the know-how that will help your pool guy be more effective and efficient in cleaning your pool. Things like having to stroke the pool brush in one direction and brushing the pool floor steadily, but slowly so they don’t disturb the dirt sitting on the pool floor before the vacuum, will affect how well they carry out the services they offer. An experienced professional will also have a trained eye that can easily spot potential repair spots. This will help you address these issues early on to avoid major pool repair projects that could cost you a fortune.
Furthermore, a pool contractor that has years of practical experience under his belt will have worked on a slew of swimming pools and will know exactly how to take care of them. Who knows, you might even get professional advice you can use to keep your pool in pristine condition.
Central OC Pools Tustin Pool Cleaning
We, at Central OC Pools, are happy to be considered Tustin’s finest when it comes to offering pool services. We’ve been in this business for almost two decades and we’re backed by professionals who are licensed, bonded, and insured. To say the least, we know swimming pools like the back of our hands. That’s why we’re the trusted pool company and we’re the one’s pool owners call when they need to have their pool serviced – cleaning, resurfacing, and remodeling included.
We take pride in treating our customers like family and give them professional pool advice even if it means pointing them in the other direction. We believe in doing fair and honest business and it’s not uncommon that our customers become our friends. On that note, we do get most of our clients from recommendations from our customers who are more than happy to tell people how happy they are with the service we’ve provided. Contact us today and find out how our services can keep your pool looking at its very best.