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What should you look for in a pool cleaning company?

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

What should you look for in a pool cleaning company?

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.


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


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39 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.

  6. David Johnson
    David Johnson says:

    I hadn’t thought about how with a pool you can spend more time cleaning it than you do actually enjoying swimming. My friend is looking at getting a pool this year. We’ll have to look at pool services to hire.

  7. Jenna Hunter
    Jenna Hunter says:

    My aunt is thinking about closing her pool for the winter so that it will be ready to use in the summer and she doesn’t know how to do it. Getting a professional to help her clean and close the pool could be really useful. Thanks for your tups about how she should check that they have good reviews and that others say they are reliable.

  8. Vivian Black
    Vivian Black says:

    I love that you talked about comprehensive pool cleaning and how a company cleaning can help with inspection and any repairs found. My husband and I are looking for a swimming pool service that can help take care and maintain the new pool we’re having installed. We will keep these tips in mind as we search for a professional that can help us out best.

  9. Milpitas Chamber of Commerce
    Milpitas Chamber of Commerce says:

    This article makes a number of good points. A lot of people just hire the first person they find on Google as their pool cleaner. This is not a good idea! Cleaning and maintaining a pool requires a lot more effort than you would initially think. We recommend checking out Fremont Pool Cleaning if you are living in the East Bay. They check all of these boxes completely!

  10. Charlotte Fleet
    Charlotte Fleet says:

    I like that you mention how you should look for someone that is willing to do more than simply check the water in the pool, like cleaning the walls and water line for example. My husband and I are looking for someone to help us take care of our pool so our kids can enjoy it. I think we should look into hiring a pool maintenance service since we don’t have the time to do it ourselves.

  11. Thomas Lee
    Thomas Lee says:

    I really appreciate that you talked about getting a pool cleaner that is actually licensed and insured because they will work hard to live up to the standard! I also appreciate you brought up the finishing touches – it makes such a big difference in pool owner’s experience when the pool cleaner takes deep care of the pool and the pool deck, and is willing to take the time to share tips on pool maintenance with the owner. Thank you for the insight!

  12. Conrad O'Connor
    Conrad O'Connor says:

    It’s good that you point out that hiring someone to clean your swimming pool gives you more time to enjoy it. I want to use my pool a lot this summer, so I’m considering hiring a pool cleaning service. I’m going to look for a good pool cleaning service in my area to use.

  13. Rachel Frampton
    Rachel Frampton says:

    I have been planning to hire a pool maintenance service because I noticed that my pool is starting to accumulate dirt. I’m glad you shared this; I’d keep in mind to ask for a prospective service’s credentials. I’ll also make sure to check there the service will be able to clean up the pool’s filter and equipment as well.

  14. Pasadena Pool Maintenance
    Pasadena Pool Maintenance says:

    These are all excellent aspects to work through when choosing a pool cleaning service. We place a huge emphasis on customer service and clear communication. This was really useful in reminding me to focus on these basics again. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Kate Welling
    Kate Welling says:

    You said that we should look for someone who does more than water sampling. This is great to know, especially because I just got a pool. I will look for a pool contractor near me to help with this.

  16. Taylor Hicken
    Taylor Hicken says:

    I appreciate when you shared to look for a service that offers a comprehensive pool cleaning so that you can be assured that all aspects of your pool are being taken care of well. I just moved to a new house with a pool as my children really love to swim in their leisure time. I will keep in mind to hire a cleaning service that can do all sorts of works in order to keep it clean all the time.

  17. Megan Alder
    Megan Alder says:

    We recently visited my sister’s house and noticed her pool seems to have mold and although it looks clean the water is greenish so I’m looking for advice to hire a pool cleaning service. You made a great point when you said how important it is to read the reviews to know how they work and how reliable they are. We will definitely follow your advice, and I will look for a pool cleaning company for her.

  18. Eli Richardson
    Eli Richardson says:

    It’s great that you mentioned how important it is for a pool cleaning company to be licensed and insured. A friend just moved to a house with a small pool, and he’s not sure when or how he has to have it maintained. He’s never lived in a house with a pool, and he’s worried about the risks of not having it properly cleaned. I think this article is going to be of great help to him. Thanks for the tips on what to look for in a pool cleaning company.

  19. Pool Cleaners
    Pool Cleaners says:

    What an incredible resource this blog is for those who are looking for pool cleaning providers. It is difficult to know who to trust and even with sufficient reviews, you don’t know who you are getting matched up with.

  20. Pool Acid Wash
    Pool Acid Wash says:

    Thank you for your amazing suggestions to consider when looking for a pool cleaning company. I actually agree with all of your reasons. I also know that you are a successful company. I wish to be like you, someday. Cheers to a bright future!


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