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What does a pool service technician do?

What Does a Pool Service Technician Do?

At Arizona's Best Pool Service, our pool service technicians are dedicated to providing top-notch pool maintenance. From skimming the surface to remove debris and ensuring proper water chemistry, to vacuuming, backwashing, and inspecting equipment, we take pride in delivering a clean and safe swimming environment.

1. Skim the surface of the pool

Skimming the surface of the pool is important because it removes debris that can contaminate the water and make it unsafe for swimming.

Debris that can be skimmed from the surface of the pool includes:

  • Leaves
  • Twigs
  • Bugs
  • Hair
  • Oil
  • Sunscreen

These items can clog the filter, cloud the water, and make it a breeding ground for bacteria and algae. Skimming the pool on a regular basis will help to keep the water clean and safe for swimming.

2. Brush the walls, steps, and tile

According to your service package, we thoroughly bush the tiles of your pool to remove any algae, calcium, or attached debris buildup.

This keeps your pool’s tile in pristine condition, eliminating the need for pressure washing or manual scrubbing with pumice at a later date.

To prevent the buildup of algae and other contaminants, our technicians thoroughly brush the walls, steps, and tile surfaces of the pool. This helps to maintain a clean and visually appealing pool interior.

3. Vacuuming the pool floor and areas with accumulated dirt or debris:

Regular vacuuming of your pool is crucial for several reasons. Firstly, it removes dirt, debris, and algae buildup, ensuring clean and clear water for safe swimming.

Secondly, it helps prevent the growth of algae, which can turn the water cloudy and pose risks to swimmers.

Lastly, vacuuming keeps your pool filter clean, allowing it to effectively maintain water cleanliness and extend the life of your pool equipment. By incorporating regular vacuuming into your pool maintenance routine, you can ensure a clean and safe swimming environment while reducing the need for costly repairs.

4. Emptying and cleaning out skimmer baskets and pump basket:

Proper filtration is essential for a well-functioning pool. Our technicians empty and clean out the skimmer baskets and pump basket, removing any debris that may hinder proper filtration. This helps to maintain optimal water circulation and filtration efficiency.

5. Backwashing or cleaning the pool filter:

Regular backwashing or cleaning of your pool filter is vital for maintaining clean and safe pool water.

Over time, dirt, debris, and algae can accumulate and clog the filter, reducing its effectiveness. By regularly backwashing or cleaning the filter, you can eliminate these contaminants and ensure proper filtration, preventing algae growth and maintaining clear water for a safe swimming experience.

Moreover, keeping your filter clean extends its lifespan, minimizing the risk of costly repairs and ensuring optimal functionality for your pool equipment. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions, monitor filter pressure, and consider periodic replacements of sand or cartridges to maximize the efficiency and longevity of your pool filter.

6. Testing water chemistry parameters:

We regularly test the water chemistry parameters of your pool, including pH, chlorine levels, alkalinity, and calcium hardness. This allows us to assess the water’s balance and make necessary adjustments for optimal water quality.

7. Adjusting chemical levels:

Based on the water test results, we adjust the chemical levels as needed to ensure balanced and sanitized water. This includes adding chemicals such as chlorine, pH adjusters, alkalinity balancers, and calcium hardness stabilizers.

8. Inspecting and monitoring pool equipment:

Our technicians inspect and monitor the pool equipment, including the pump, filter, heater, and automation systems, for any signs of issues or malfunctions. This proactive approach helps to identify potential problems early on and address them promptly.

9. Checking and adjusting water levels:

Proper water levels are crucial for the functionality of the pool equipment. Our technicians check and adjust the water levels as needed to ensure proper circulation and optimal performance of the equipment.

10. Providing a visual inspection of the pool area:

During the service, we conduct a visual inspection of the pool area to identify any potential safety concerns or maintenance needs. This may include checking for cracks, leaks, loose tiles, or any other issues that require attention.

11. Providing before and after pictures:

We take before and after pictures of the pool to document the condition of the pool and showcase the work performed during the service. This allows you to visually see the difference our service makes.

12. Communicating observations, recommendations, and necessary repairs:

Our technicians communicate any observations or recommendations regarding the pool’s condition, equipment, or maintenance needs. If any necessary repairs are identified, we will discuss them with you and provide appropriate recommendations.

13. Maintaining a service log:

We maintain a service log that documents the details of each visit, including the tasks performed, water test results, equipment inspections, and any additional notes. This log helps us track the pool’s history and provide a comprehensive record.


In conclusion, taking good care of your pool through regular maintenance is key to enjoying clean and safe swimming experiences.

Skimming, brushing, vacuuming, and maintaining proper water chemistry and equipment contribute to a pristine pool environment.

Our team will communicate observations, recommendations, and any necessary repairs, ensuring personalized attention to your pool’s needs.

By documenting our efforts in a service log, we strive to provide you with a transparent and reliable pool maintenance experience. So dive in and let us keep your pool in its best shape!

Schedule an inspection, and we’ll happily assist you.

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