Do I really need a professional to maintain my pool? Couldn’t I just do it myself?

Do I really need a professional to maintain my pool? The jobs involved in maintaining your own private pool can add up to a significant chunk of time over a week, or a month, and not everyone has the time – or the abilities – to do some of the more manual work involved.

That’s why we recommend bringing in the experts to take care of many of the tasks – and here are the top five reasons we think the professionals are worth investing in.


Everyone knows that balancing chemicals in your pool is a vital part of maintaining the health and balance of your water. Of course, this is something that you can do yourself – but handling these chemicals can be dangerous, and checking the balance of the water is a delicate process that you might not feel confident doing yourself.

A maintenance team will check and balance the chemicals in your water on their regular visits, meaning that your water is clean and safe, and keep you and your family happy throughout the swimming season.


Pumps, filtration systems, vacuums and skimmers all have complex mechanical parts that can be a bit daunting, to say the least, if you aren’t sure of what you’re doing.

For these to be maintained safely and effectively, we recommend getting a professional to come in and take care of the mechanisms, making sure they’re clean, functioning properly, and efficiently maintaining your pool.


With decades of experience, the Pool Doctor of the Palm Beaches know everything there is to know about pool maintenance – and this expertise can help you to ensure that your pool is kept clean and safe, and that any potential problems are spotted and dealt with before they become big problems.

Manual labor

Some tasks involved in maintaining a pool can be quite physical – from skimming to scrubbing, and hefting around chemicals and machinery – and this might not be something you can do – or even want to. That’s where bringing in a professional team can make light work of the bigger jobs.

Repair work

There are times that a bigger job needs taking care of – repairs, replacements, preventative measures if a problem is coming up – and a professional team can spot these problems before they’re bigger than they need to be and advise you about what to do – as well as carrying out the work for you when something does crop up.

If you are in the market for a professional team to help you manage your pool maintenance tasks, then please contact us for a consultation.

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