I am considering renting my house that has a pool. I am an absolute perfectionist. I have installed the pool pump myself and routinely rebuild the wearing parts on my aquabot cleaner. I maintain the chemicals down to the perfect science. I have learned a lot in this forum.
I am torn at the thought of a renter letting the water drop below the skimmers during the heat of the Texas summer, not emptying the baskets, letting the PSI on the filter get too high. How do you show someone how to backwash? How do you trust someone to test and add chemicals? I could pay someone to come out and work it into the lease price but I don't even know how much businesses charge because I have refused to even let someone touch my pool for the three years I have had it. I could come out myself weekly and do it but my new house has it's own list of chores including maintenance on a new pool. Also, even if I have someone come out weekly, how do you make sure a daily check is done by my tenants? Also, do I need to keep it clean during the winter or close it up and not worry? So many things that make make this complicated.
Has anyone else rented a house with a pool they are accustomed to self-maintaining and how did you approach the situation?