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    What does a pool service actually do?

    We have a pool in AZ and live in Canada and have a service that is cleaning our pool. What exactly should I expect? They sweep, vacuum, clean the skimmer - do they run the pumps /fire up the heater etc to check things out?

    A separate question - our neighbor had a different service cleaning their pool and they found out the company hadn't even been servicing the pool regularly - they would come out and tune it up just before our neighbors visited. I was wondering if the screenlogic system would show the pumps/heater being activated etc so we would know when the pool service had been there?

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    Re: What does a pool service actually do?

    They should as a minimum, make sure the pool is chlorinated, check and adjust the pH, brush, clean skimmer baskets, vacuum, and make sure the pump runs. Any more than that is dependant on the particular agreement.
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    Re: What does a pool service actually do?

    Agreement should spell out what chemicals are included.
    23,000 gallon in ground pool with rock waterfall and spillover spa, Aqualink control system, Polaris 380 cleaner, Purex Triton Clean&Clear Plus cartridge filter. Located in The Woodlands, Texas.

    Pool owner since Nov 2008, Trouble Free since April 2009. Happy to help when I can.

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    Re: What does a pool service actually do?

    What does a pool service actually do?
    Nothing that you couldn't do yourself.
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    Re: What does a pool service actually do?

    Quote Originally Posted by mas985
    What does a pool service actually do?
    Nothing that you couldn't do yourself.
    Except we're thousands of miles away
    Inground 12500 gallon 96 foot perimeter, 24 by 24 pool (6 by 24 of which is a "wet deck" or tanning ledge), intellibrite in spa and pool, 2 pentair LED bubblers in tanning ledge, built in table in pool, spillover spa, pebble radiance, Pentair Mastertemp 400K BTU heater, Blue Square Q360 infloor cleaner, VS2050 pump, auto leveler, Pentair easytouch 4 with wireless controller, Pentair 420 filter, custom natural gas firepit with cobalt glass.

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