Owning a backyard or indoor swimming pool is a luxury these days. However, regular maintenance check-ins and pool cleanings are a necessary service in order to extend your pool's life and ultimately prevent costly pool repairs down the line. For these reasons, many pool owners hire a company to come in once a week or however you see fit in order to keep their pool water safe and clean, and all the pumps and filters doing what they should be doing.
The average cost for a pool cleaning is $90 a month for weekly service or about $1,032 per year on average. You should expect to spend somewhere between $150 to $300 for a one-time-only pool cleaning service, $100 to winterize your pool, and somewhere in the ballpark of $70 to inspect it for any kind of problems or issues. How much money you will end up paying in total will totally depend on the specific cleaning you’re looking for, such as how big or small your pool is.
If you’re not looking to do anything fancy or drastic, a basic pool cleaning is a baseline for what you should be doing when you want to clean your pool. Basic pool cleaning costs about an average of $90 to $200 per session. That all depends though, such as if it's a one-time-only cleaning project or part of an ongoing annual contract.
To do basic cleaning, pool cleaning companies will send a professional to your house however often you’d like to inspect it and run tests. During a basic pool maintenance or cleaning visit, the technician will:
- Test water for cleanliness and pH levels, then adjust the levels if need be
- Check settings, filters, and all necessary equipment
- Sweep up debris
- Brush the walls
- Clean out the skimmer and pump baskets
- Wash the pool's circulation system
Maintenance isn't the only service you'll need, however. You might also hire professionals to do seasonal jobs like opening or closing a pool — both of which can vary in price. If you aren’t sure what you’d like to do, contact Economy Pool in order to speak with a licensed professional. There, you can decide your best course of action when cleaning and maintaining your pool.