Pool ownership is about fun, fitness and enjoyment. But there is some work involved. If you’d rather focus on fun than work, then you’ll need to engage the services of a pool professional. Not only does this take the mundane weekly maintenance tasks off of your shoulders, it means you’ll have a professional constantly checking to make sure your pool is working as it should. In this article, we take a closer look at the benefits of professional swimming pool service, including how it can impact your pool, family and lifestyle.

The Benefits of Swimming Pool Service


Untreated water can develop parasites, leading to a skin condition known as swimmer’s itch. It can also cause eye, ear and throat infections and, if swallowed, flu-like symptoms.

Saves Money

Paying for regular pool maintenance helps prevent costly repairs in the future.


What’s the point in having a pool if you can’t use it. With regular maintenance, your pool will be ready for everything from family fun days in the pool to large pool parties.

Longer Life

A pool with a vinyl liner can last 20 years or more with proper care.

Now that you know the benefits, let’s take a look at what you can expect when you hire a professional pool technician.

1. Opening Your Pool

A pool technician will get your pool ready for the new swimming season. You can expect him to remove and clean your winter cover, perform a pool inspection, reconnect pool lines and equipment such as filters, pumps and heaters and engage the filtration system.

Your pool technician will also examine the pump, plugs, connections and skimmer baskets to make sure they’re in good working order. If there are any issues, he’ll handle all necessary repairs. If you have pool stairs or a ladder, your technician will re-install them for you as well.

2. Routine Maintenance

A professional weekly pool maintenance routine ensures you don’t have to worry about chemicals or cleaning.

You can expect your technician to skim your pool water, clean the floor and walls, empty the skimmer and pump baskets and test and balance the pool’s water.

3. Closing Your Pool

Once the air temperature dips below 70 F (50 F if you have a pool heater), it’s time to close your pool for a season.

This is no easy feat and is usually best left up to the professionals. A technician will balance your water, clean your pool, clean equipment for storage, partially drain your pool, clean the pump and filter, blow out the lines and install a winter cover.

You can choose one or all three types of pool services, depending on your needs. The key is to keep your pool in good shape not only to protect the investment you made in your back yard space, but so you and your family can enjoy it for years to come.

Pool Service at WCI Pools & Spas

WCI Pools & Spas is your top local provider of swimming pools in Iowa. Whether you’re looking for an above-ground swimming pool or would prefer an in-ground swimming pool, we can help. Don’t forget to check out the types of pool installations we offer – Fiberglass PoolsLap PoolsModern Freeform PoolsCustom Pool and Classic Inground Pools. Visit our Ames or Urbandale showrooms to shop for swimming pool accessories or to speak with one of our experts about any questions you might have.