what to look for in a pool cleaning company

What should you look for in a pool cleaning company?

Learn how to choose a pool cleaning company that ticks all the boxes


Do you find yourself spending more time taking care of your pool than you do enjoying it? If your answer is yes, it may be time to think about hiring a professional pool cleaning company.


In Orlando, the weather is always perfect for a swim—so it’s important to keep your pool pristine all year round! To help you decide who’s up to the job, we’ve put together a list of the 5 most important things to look for when hiring a pool cleaning company.



  • Choose a company that’s licensed and insured

When you’re researching a pool cleaning company, make sure you ask for their credentials. A licensed, insured pool cleaning company will uphold higher service standards than an unlicensed pool cleaner—plus, you’re protected if anything goes wrong when they’re servicing your pool.


Ask how many years they’ve been in business and how many pools they take care of. If they don’t have a website or social media presence, ask them to share customer testimonials and photos of the pools they’ve serviced.



  • Clear communication

You can learn a lot about a pool cleaning company just from the first interactions you have with them. Do they respond promptly and professionally to phone calls and messages? Do they take the time to listen to what you need? Do they provide a comprehensive quote that lists all of the charges upfront?


These first communications with a prospective pool cleaning company can tell you a lot about how things are likely to go once you hire them. If they respond in a timely manner, answer all of your questions and act professionally throughout, there’s a big chance they’ll do a great job taking care of your pool, too.



  • Comprehensive pool cleaning

Don’t hire a pool cleaning company that only does half the job! There’s not much point paying a professional to take care of your pool if you’ll still have to do some of the dirty work yourself.


Look for a pool cleaning company that offers more than just chemical analysis and water balancing. Comprehensive pool cleaning should always include:

  • Cleaning the pool walls, tiles and water line
  • Skimming the pool surface
  • Cleaning the skimmer and pump baskets
  • Cleaning the pool filter
  • Inspecting all pool equipment.


Regular inspection of your pool equipment can actually help you save money in the long run. Keeping everything well-maintained will help to extend the life of your equipment and may mean fewer costly repair bills in the future.



  • Read the reviews

Before hiring a pool cleaning company, check out their reviews on Google and Facebook. Pay close attention to what customers say about the quality of the work as well as the promptness, reliability and professionalism of the pool cleaning team.



  • Don’t forget the finishing touches

To help you keep the area around your pool beautifully maintained, an experienced pool cleaning company may also offer some great extra services in addition to weekly pool cleaning. These extra services may include:

  • Deep cleaning of pool tiles
  • Pressure washing the pool deck and screen
  • School day (educational sessions for homeowners to help them learn how to take care of their pool).


If you’re looking for a certified, insured and licensed pool cleaning company in Orlando, we’re here to help!


Fratelli Pool Service has been serving the Greater Orlando area since 2016. We take great pride in our work, helping both residential customers and property management companies keep their pools beautifully clean and perfectly maintained.


Our goal is to always exceed our customers’ expectations. We are CPO certified, licensed and insured for your protection.


Ready to request a quote?

You can get in touch via our contact form or call us at (407) 267-0342.


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12 replies
  1. Mindy Jollie
    Mindy Jollie says:

    I like what you said about making sure to clean pool tiles and the deck and screen after servicing the pool. My husband and I have been thinking about getting a pool, so we’ll have to consider the maintenance, as well as the cost of putting in the pool itself. It’s important to keep it clean so that it continues to be a pleasant place to spend time with the family.

  2. Jay Jorgenson
    Jay Jorgenson says:

    My pool needs maintenance. I like how you mention paying close attention to what customers say about the quality of the work of the pool service. Thank you for the advice. I’ll search for a few pool services and see which one has the best reviews before hiring one.

    • Fabiola Catania
      Fabiola Catania says:

      Hey Jay!
      Where do you live?
      Exactly! Review has power and should not be ignored right?

      I hope you find a great pool company! 🙂
      Thank you for being here.


  3. Kate Hansen
    Kate Hansen says:

    It was really helpful when you said that you should choose a company that is licensed. My husband is wanting to get our new pool cleaned. we’ll make sure to keep these tips in mind as we search for a pool cleaning company.

    • Fabiola Catania
      Fabiola Catania says:

      We’re glad to help you make a good decision.
      Stay tuned to learn everything about pool care.

      Thank you.

  4. Randy Chorvack
    Randy Chorvack says:

    I agree when you say that you should have clear communication with your cleaning company. That way you can know the schedule and prices without having any surprises. I’ll make sure that I find a company who is good at emailing me back.

  5. Skylar Williams
    Skylar Williams says:

    I appreciate your tip to ask the pool cleaning company if you can see their credentials. My wife and I just had a pool installed a few weeks ago and it’s looking pretty dingy. I’ll be sure to find a pool cleaning company that’s licensed and insured.


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