This is for all who have or have had a pool maintenance business. I have been repairing pools and spas for about 8 yrs. While at jobs, customers have asked if we clean and maintain pools , which we did not. Recently i decided to start a side business opening, cleaning and maintaining pools for the customers who asked . I realized i had no idea what to charge or how often to service the pools and what duties to provide . Anyone who has or is in this business who can provide me with guidance and or answer these questions , i will be forever grateful . Also any tips on procedures , supplies test kits tools or anything else which may help me do a good job for my customers will be appreciated. So far i have completed 5 jobs . the 1st. required me to open an in-ground 20x40 with 8' deep end which was totally green with 3'-4' of mud and leaves in the bottom along with 4 solid bags of sacrete and 7-8cinder blocks which had been holding down his winter cover which he had dropped in the pool while removing the cover . This took me a week of blindly dipping out with a leaf net and another week to finally clear the water. I lost my shirt on that but gained experience. The next , another swamp, took me 4 days of dipping much organic material and shocking ending with cloudy water . It took me another day to figure out the sand filter had runnels through which the water was by passing the filter. Once i changed the sand and repaired a couple of the laterals the pool cleared up nicely. Again i lost money , but learned a little more. the next three went better but as you see i need guidance if this is to be a successful venture . So all you knowledgeable folks out there ----HELP.