We have a trick question for you. Would you rather spend your free time cleaning the swimming pool OR would you rather spend your free time swimming and spending time with friends and family? We’re sure you would rather swim than clean — if that’s the case we have tips on how to hire a pool service contractor, and why. The swimming pool contractors from Tipton Pools in Knoxville, Tennessee can help transform your backyard into a staycation hot spot with a new swimming pool and they can also keep it clean and worry-free!

After a long day at the office, do you want to swim or perform pool maintenance? Do you have any place to store harmful chemicals? Do you want to take the time to learn how to clean and service a pool and the delicate balancing act of chemistry?

To enjoy your pool for its exercise and relaxation benefits and for hosting pool parties for friends, doesn’t mean you need to do all the pool maintenance and service on your own. Talk with us about the cost of hiring a pool professional to do the cleaning up and maintenance. You may find it costs less to hire a pro than to DIY it.

Keeping up with pool maintenance is a daily task. If you ignore it, bacteria take hold, leaves and dirt fill the pool and chemicals get quickly out of balance.

Swimming pool maintenance and upkeep is a part of pool ownership.

How to hire a pool service contractor

What do you need to do to maintain a swimming pool?

  1. Keep pool chemistry in balance by performing chemical testing at least twice a week. You can buy a water test kit from us and we can show you what the readings mean and give you pointers on which chemicals to add to get the chemistry back in balance. Some pool owners find they spend more time and money adding some of this chemical and some of that then some more of this to balance ir properly.
  2. Clean the pool filter and check it for the proper pressure levels and to ensure it is working properly.
  3. Clean the skimmer basket — if you hire a pool contractor you will still need to do this and it only takes a few seconds.
  4. Cleaning the pool walls, floor and behind the stairs to ensure no algae spores and hanging around.
  5. Vacuuming the pool.
  6. In addition to cleaning, a pool pro will check pumps, filters and check for leaks

You’ll find it will probably cost you less to hire a pool contractor on retainer than to do a one-off cleaning and maintenance visit. Ask the potential pool contractor to be sure and before you sign on any dotted line.

Give us a call and let’s talk about pool maintenance for the season.