Pool Service in Florida is what I will be using for reference, my prices are purely based in this state, but it should be close to the same cost generally everywhere else in the U.S.. Here in Florida most pool maintenance businesses charge based on many different factors, for example, if the pool is screened or unscreened. If it is a cartridge or D.E. filter, salt or chlorine. And the size of the swimming pool.
But I will just give you an average cost of maintaining your swimming pool using a weekly or biweekly pool service.
Weekly Pool Service
Our prices for weekly pool cleaning start @ $80 per month, good for up to 25,000 gallons, then anything over that we charge extra for chemicals. I know many other pool businesses that charge around $85 per month for weekly basic type service, charging extra for vacuuming, etc. While I know a couple still charging $65-75 per month. But anything under $75 per month I would start questioning their quality of service and products, and legal status as a company, are they insured and licensed? I not saying go our and get the most expensive pool cleaning service, but remember you get what you pay for, and cheap cost usually comes along with cheap quality.
Weekly pool service will usually run home owners about $80-$120 on average for a typical pool service package on a 10,000-20,000 gallop swimming pool. Check our services HERE for our different packages and prices to compare with.
You may even find higher cost services than mentioned. I know some who charge $150/month per pool and have a full route, so it really is determined on the quality of a pool service and what they offer I suppose. Some pool businesses offer more services others less. Just ask what their scope of work is and how often filter cleaning is done, what do they test for each visit, do they leave proof they serviced the pool, etc. We leave a card with chemical readings and what chemicals we add each visit along with the date. This helps both the home owner and pool tech, it shows that the pool was serviced with record of what is added and proof we showed up.
The cost of chemical, time, gas, insurance, and other costs, $80 is where I would draw the line and most other quality companies do too. You may find a small startup pool service or the budget services who will do it cheap, say maybe $60 for weekly. Usually you can expect cheap chemicals, bad quality control, maybe unknowledgeable, uninsured, won’t show up every week, etc. This is one of those things, you get what you pay for, so be careful or it may cost you more long term.
An average visit to a pool should take anywhere from 15-30 minutes for an experienced pool tech. This is where the pool service tech brushes, net debris, empty baskets, brush tiles, test and balances chemical, inspect equipment, and do any other tasks included in the service. Any additional services and tasks will make the time vary.
Biweekly Pool Service
Biweekly pool service can save you some cash short term, but not always, sometimes long term it can cost you more. We have people ask us if we do biweekly pool cleaning quiet a lot, because people want that option, we recently started offering biweekly swimming pool service, and even monthly. The problem with biweekly, it is hard to keep an eye on equipment and keep the chemicals steady over a two week span. We like to keep our quality of service high and have happy customers. Sometimes two week pool service is perfect. It is all depending on your pool and needs.
Weekly pool maintenance allows us, at Florida Coast Pools, to check up on things and to be sure there is no problems with the pump, leaks, algae, chemical imbalance, etc. That way we can fix the issue before it can get out of hand. Stretching a pool cleaning out to two weeks is a bit much for some swimming pools, at least here in Florida. For others, biweekly can work out good and save you a $. It is mostly determined on the individual pool and surrounding environment if two weeks is ok or not.
We offer biweekly pool service and even monthly pool service. Our cost for biweekly starts @ $60/month.
For a good biweekly pool service company to clean your pool, you would be looking at about $45-$65/month depending on company, quality, pool, and location, etc.
You can always try biweekly pool service with a local pool cleaning company, if it don’t work out then go back to weekly. But it is completely up to you to weigh the cons and pros.