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Day in the life of a Pool Care Professional

A Brief History of Pool Care

According to swimming-pool scholars, the earliest pool care specialist dates way back to ancient Rome, with technicians utilizing nets made of reeds. Science was introduced to the field as early as the 3rd century when a slave realized copper coins killed algae after being dumped into a pool. The timeline of the pool care remained somewhat static for a prolonged period after the 3rd century. During the 1950s, however, the emergence of sprayed concrete sparked a pool construction boom. This helped spawn the modern pool man archetype – a vital component of the post-WWII lifestyle and mythology in Southern California.

Before long, new pool owners, lacking resources and knowledge, created a widespread demand for professional assistance. By 1961, independent pool cleaners were so numerous that they unionized in the suburbs of San Fernando Valley – promising to fill in for one another when needed. In these early years of the novel pool industry, pool technicians had little more than a brush and a bucket of chlorine. Today, pool care has transformed and advanced yet again. Arriving in service trucks stocked full of chemicals, state-of-the-art test kits, and filter technologies, the contemporary pool pros at ASP - America's Swimming Pool Company are both scientists and technicians.

The Ins & Outs of Pool Care Responsibilities

After making sure the service truck is equipped with the necessary supplies, our technicians start their daily schedule – traveling around town until every pool on the schedule has been thoroughly cleaned and maintained. Our pool care pros usually check the chemical composition of the pool first. This involves testing the chlorine levels and pH levels (the acidity/alkalinity of the water) and making necessary adjustments. Water chemistry is a critical component of proper pool maintenance.

Healthy chemical ratios will help safeguard a pool against:

  • Mold, algae, &bacteria
  • Scale
  • Stains
  • Corrosion
  • Countless other contaminants & pollutants

Once the chemicals are balanced, it is time to clean. This step involves:

  • Brushing the liner, walls, & sides of the pool to remove dirt and algae
  • Skimming debris accumulated over the week
  • Vacuuming the tile & surfaces
  • Removing & rinsing filters with a high-powered hose
  • Removing any objects too large to vacuum with a skimmer net

Pool care can vary depending on the season, recent pool usage, and location. It is also important to note that our technicians are always vigilant about the presence of pets and children. Working with dangerous chemicals, we take precautions to ensure no accidents occur.

Keeping A Consistent Maintenance Routine

Our pool technicians repeat this pool care routine each day. Backed by years of training and direct experience, our technicians are reliable, highly skilled, and capable of customizing their services to the needs of each specific site. We understand that pool care is more intensive than simply pulling out a net and sweeping up leaves. That is why so many homeowners trust us to keep their prized pools in pristine condition.

Our pool care pros go above and beyond to keep each clients’ pool looking spectacular – all year long. We do so with recurring maintenance plans and stellar service. Our team handles every facet of upkeep – from closing down pools for winter to performing off-season maintenance to getting pools rejuvenated when summer returns. The quality of our workmanship speaks for itself and is the reason for our national success in the industry. Organized, refined, and backed by state-of-the-art tools and techniques, our ASP - America's Swimming Pool Company franchisees provide a valuable service with a promising future of high demand and steady revenue.

We want to help you become a successful ASP franchisee! Feel free to call our friendly team at (800) 734-7886 or contact us online anytime!

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