Pool Cleaning Company: The Top 5 Ways to Piss Them Off
This post is a little different over ones I’ve done in the past. Over the years I’ve seen some commonalities between not only my service area, but the entire nation, of things homeowners may not realize they’re doing that absolutely piss off their pool cleaning company. Now keep in mind this is only my opinion and others may see this as normal. However, the main point of this is we need a clean and clear path/access to your pool so we can do our job. So, below are the top 5 reasons I came up with:
#5: Pool Covers
I get asked this one all the time and it drives me bonkers. The home owner generally thinks we should come to service the pool, remove the cover, do our thing and replace the cover before we leave. Firstly, we don’t want to be liable if something tears and then we’re on the hook for replacing it. Secondly, the time involved in doing so would make it nearly impossible for a technician to service all of their route each day if everyone added a pool cover. Also, regardless of how they’re advertised, they do not heat your pool. So save the hassle and don’t piss off your pool cleaning company.
#4: Walking Up to Surprises
This pisses off almost any pool cleaning company because most of the time we are not even made aware of the disaster we’re about to walk into. We have your pool perfect after our visit, and before our next visit a homeowner will have their deck sanded, deck or roof pressure washed or major debris removal. This almost always turns your pool into a dumpster. So fast forward to our next visit, we walk into a disaster. This isn’t fair to us and not considered within the scope of routine pool maintenance.
#3: Installing Online Equipment
No, No, No… we will not install online purchased equipment. First of all, we cannot warranty an item purchased online. There would also not be any ongoing service to that piece of equipment without an extra charge. Second of all, the big 3 (Hayward, Pentair, Jandy) are no longer offering warranty support on a piece of equipment purchased from us. So please don’t piss off your pool cleaning company and ask us to install online purchased equipment.
#2: Picking Up Kids Toys
We are not a maid service, but instead, a pool cleaning company. So, we are not going to pick up 3457629374563 toys that are left behind from a pool party. Nor will we pick up beer bottles, canned food or anything else you neglect to pick up after your get together. We bring very expensive equipment to vacuum your pool and we do not want to damage it by rolling over glass or toys. So please, don’t piss us off and pick up after your kids. Remember, this is YOUR pool, not OUR pool.
#1: Picking Up After Your Dog & Limiting Dogs in The Pool
Please don’t get it twisted, I’m not trying to tell you how you enjoy your pool. Just keep in mind that a dog is equivalent to 52 humans, so if you have dogs in your pool day in and day out, there is not much we can do as far as keeping your pool clear. Also, the dog crap, yep! Major problem. We don’t want to set our equipment down in it or roll our cleaner through it or bring it to other people’s pools or our trucks. Please don’t piss off your pool cleaning company and clean up after your dogs.
So, there you have it. You can also see the video version found here! Thanks for reading and have a great day!