There is a wide variation in pool service cost / pricing in Atlanta in 2016. There are two distinct markets in Atlanta through which pool owners purchase weekly service, the amateur market and the professional market.
The amateur market is made up of high school and college kids looking to make an extra buck during the summer. There are also full time pool service technicians who operate in the amateur market. They are usually a one man show, they don’t carry insurance and they don’t offer a lot of consistency in the quality of their work. If they are sick for a week none of their pools get serviced. Amateur pool companies are able to stay in business for one reason only…they charge about $20 to $40 dollars less per month than those Atlanta pool companies operating in the professional pool service market.
Professional pool service companies generally have workers compensation insurance. This is more important than you might think because it means that if your pool service tech breaks his leg in your backyard your homeowners insurance won’t need to pay his salary for the next six months. Professional pool service also offers better equipped and better trained service technicians which of course results in a better looking and longer lasting pool.
When something goes wrong with a piece of your pool equipment the professional pool service can fix it quickly but the amateur pool service may not be willing or able to fix it at all and if they do it will usually take a long time to do so.
The most important thing to learn from this is that it is worth the extra $20 to$40 per month to have a professional pool service taking care of your pool. Prices for amateur pool companies range from $200 per month to $250 per month for residential pool service. Prices for professional pool companies range from $220 to $280 per month in Atlanta.
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