So, you’ve taken the dive and made the decision to hire a pool maintenance company. As a swimming pool owner, hiring a good pool maintenance company is one of the best decisions you can make to get the most enjoyment out of your pool. The right company will help you save money by keeping your pool from damage due to improper maintenance. Another great benefit of hiring a pool maintenance company is all the extra free time you will have to actually enjoy the pool instead of cleaning and maintaining it!
If you simply Google “pool maintenance”, you will soon realize how overwhelming it can be when you are bombarded with sites that all look pretty much the same. It can be very difficult to distinguish a true swimming pool professional from the rest of the not so professionals out there. With over 25 years of pool experience at Elite Lawn Sprinklers, Pools & Spas, we would like to share a few things to keep in mind when hiring a pool service company to help you make the best decision.
Before Hiring a Pool maintenance Company:
Make sure that they have a business license and a contractors license (if applicable). You’d be surprised at the number of “companies” who don’t have the right documentation to perform the maintenances that they advertise. If the company in question doesn’t have the right licensing, you can check them off the list! Getting licensed is the first step a company must take if they are truly legitimate. Depending on the work being done, a valid contractor’s license may not be required. However, take the time to verify the status of their license with the state contractors license board.
Verify that the company has liability insurance. Another reason to check a company off your list is it does not have insurance. Although at first glance, swimming pool maintenance and pool cleaning may not seem too dangerous or risky, but acid and concentrated chlorine has the potential to ruin concrete, furniture and other fixtures situated around the pool area. There’s always a chance that something could accidentally go wrong, and if the cost of of repairs ends up being higher than the amount of profit your pool makes the company in a year, they might disappear. Similar situations have happened in the past, and it highlights the importance of insurance. Verify that the company has insurance and that the coverage is current.
Read testimonials and online customer reviews to see how their customer maintenance is. Find out about other people’s experiences with the company. Did they get back right away? Did they show up on time every time? You will be able to glean a lot of information by reading reviews. Pool companies are on their best behavior when they are trying to earn your business, so if they did don’t answer the phone or promptly return your call now, imagine how hard it will be to get in touch when it might be inconvenient for them. A good pool maintenance company remembers the little things that keep you happy. If customer maintenance isn’t at the top of their priorities, keep looking.
Elite Lawn Sprinklers, Pools & Spas is a NJ pool maintenance company. With over 25 years of pool maintenance experience, they have built and maintained a high reputation for superb maintenance throughout many parts of New Jersey, including parts of Monmouth County, Middlesex County, & Ocean County. Some towns they serve include East Brunswick, Princeton, Somerset, Franklin Park, East Windsor, Holmdel, Manalapan, Old Bridge and many more.
You can Contact them today by calling (732) 257-0702 or visiting the website.