Having a pool is a great way to get exercise and stay cool at the same time, and we don’t have to tell you that there are quite a few pools in Arizona. Because there are so many pools, there are quite a few pool cleaning services around. Unfortunately, the difference between quality pool cleaning and maintenance and poor service can lead to a great experience or a horrible one when you’re in the water.

How can you tell the difference between a good pool cleaner and a bad one? What is a good pool cleaner doing that a bad one isn’t? Let’s take a look at a few of the places where good pool cleaners excel and some of the places where mediocre pool cleaners cut corners. 

Checking The Chemicals

While you might not like the sound of the word “chemicals,” it’s important to remember that it’s the chemicals in the water that make a pool swimmable in the first place. Without these beneficial chemicals, a pool can quickly become a dangerous (or at the very least unappealing) place to swim. This is especially true in very warm climates like you’ll find in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas. 

Pools change throughout the year and with the weather. Sometimes chemical changes have to be made to deal with particular spores that are in the air, or the amount of rain (or lack of rain) that we’ve seen. A good pool cleaner will test the waters every time they stop by to see exactly what’s needed, not just dump the same amount of chemicals they dumped in last week.

Looking For Problems

Aside from basic cleaning, one of the most important things that pool cleaners can do is to look for problems in the system. If they see or hear a problem, they should investigate to ensure that a small problem doesn’t turn into a much bigger one.

What do bad pool cleaners do? Ignore the problem and wait for something to break. That’s a much more expensive option for you, even if the pool cleaning rate is cheaper.

Rinsing the Filters

A mediocre pool cleaner will just give the pool filters a quick rinse and stick them back in their receptacle. Unfortunately, this kind of cleaning doesn’t get rid of everything necessary, leaving behind stuff like sunscreen that can gunk up a filter and make it work less effectively.

Filters should be thoroughly cleaned so that they work as good as they possibly can. And when they’ve outlived their usefulness, they shouldn’t just be put back so that they do a mediocre job; they should be replaced.

Skimming The Stuff You Can See…

…and ignoring the stuff you can’t is a hallmark of a bad pool cleaner. As we discussed in this article, there are things in your pool that you can see and things that you can’t. While it’s easy to skim off the top of the water and vacuum the bottom of the pool to get rid of leaves, grass, and twigs, there are other things in the pool that you also want out: hair and skin cells. A thorough pool cleaner takes the time to address as much stuff that’s floating in your pool as possible, not just the stuff that’s floating on top. 

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