Everyone enjoys a swim in the backyard pool or spa
to relax after a hard day or to cool off on a hot
one. But, not everyone who owns a pool or spa likes
to do all the things necessary to keep it clean and
healthy -- tasks like cleaning the filter, scrubbing
the tile and walls, raking out the leaves and
debris, testing and chemically treating the water
for safe and comfortable swimming and making certain
that all the equipment is in good working order.
However, there are
professionals such as members of the Independent
Pool & Spa Service Association (IPSSA) who will take
care of all these things for you, and more. They are
specially trained pool service technicians who will
provide you near freedom from caring for your pool
or spa while they do all the work. How much service
is needed depends on how much your pool is used, and
depends on the nearby environment conditions (trees
that shed, windy desert sand, etc.).
To draw a sharp distinction
between the knowledge and skill required of these
professionals versus a neighborhood kid you hire to
throw in some chemicals now and then, IPSSA members
are encouraged to be licensed and certified ( as
required in their particular state or county).
IPSSA members maintain
liability insurance and cover each otherís routes
when a member is ill. They may also receive
continuing education through monthly meetings where
guest speakers discuss various aspects of the pool
service business. Each year many IPSSA members
attend the Western Pool and Spa Show (Southern
California), Pool Industry Expo (Northern
California), Texas Pool and Spa Show and the Florida
Pool and Spa Show, where they can learn the latest
technical, business and educational seminars
Along with owning their own
businesses, many IPSSA members are in involved in
community safety. Many members help to organize or
attend drowning prevention programs to help keep
children safe in the communities IPSSA serves.
Drowning prevention tips are available to you
through your IPSSA professional.
When you hire an IPSSA
member, you will receive competent chemical water
treatment, pool and spa vacuuming and equipment
maintenance. Some specialize in repair work and
repair pumps, motors, filters and heaters. Others do
tile and plaster repairs, acid washes and painting.
The Independent Pool and Spa Service Association
currently has over 3,600 members throughout
California, Arizona, Nevada, Texas and Florida.
There is a difference when it comes to servicing
your swimming pool.
Pool Service is a proud IPSSA member.