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How to Find the Best Swimming Pool Cleaners in Marin County

A pool is a major addition to the value of your property and lifestyle, so pool cleaning services in Marin County and hot tub services are important to your quality of life and health. Good pool cleaning services in Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael provide pool cleaning, pool sweeping and spa maintenance to keep your pool and all related equipment in top form. 

The following research by The Prime Buyer's Report identifies the best pool services in Marin County and issues related to hiring for pool cleaning & maintenance.


Updated November 4, 2016

 The TOP 10 Swimming Pool Cleaning Services in Marin County CA

Crystal Clear Pool Service
(415) 258-8188
122 Hamilton Dr # D
Novato, CA 94949

Hydro Tech Pools
(415) 458-8500
1 Berens Dr
Kentfield, CA 94904

Bobby's Spa & Pool Service Co
(415) 883-7804
158 Hamilton Dr # D
Novato, CA 94949

Areas Served: San Rafael CA, Larkpur, Woodacre, Sausalito, Mill Valley, Novato, Tiburon, Kentfield

Precision Pool & Spa
(415) 453-4968
397 Cascade Dr
Fairfax, CA 94930

Areas Served: Mill Valley, San Rafael, Tiburon, Sausalito, Belvedere, Fairfax CA, San Anselmo

Cascade Pool Service
(415) 898-3633
1136 3rd St # 2
Novato, CA 94945

Ross Valley Pool Service
(415) 446-8868
250 Butterfield Rd
San Anselmo, CA 94960

Poolcraft Inc
(415) 382-7539
24 Galli Dr # B
Novato, CA 94949

How to Find the Best Swimming Pool Cleaners in Marin County 

Swimming pool cleaners in Marin County CA are not required to be licensed by the State to do mere cleaning and chemical maintenance. (Though a state D35 license is required to install, replace or repair pool motors, pumps, filters, pool heaters, and to apply vinyl liners.)  Nor are they legally required to have professional liability insurance to protect you the client from financial loss due to a mistake, however all swimming pool services bearing The Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have that liability insurance for your protection, in addition to passing all of the other requirements for certification as Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 such as our research phone calls to their previous clients to verify high satisfaction, hiring only documented workers, sufficient length of time in business, clean complain record, and more.

Swimming pool cleaning and maintenance, including netting debris, proper chemical balance and filter cleaning is a hassle to do yourself and can be difficult to do properly. The best swimming pools services save you time and money by keeping your pool and spa running cleanly and efficiently, and some can even do minor repairs.

Swimming Pool Cleaners in Marin County Make a Splash
Depending on seasonal weather, age of equipment, and how much you use your pool or hot tub, your pool cleaning needs can be different. That said, it is important that the pool services in Marin County that you choose is dependable and reliable and that you can be assured that all of your equipment is working properly. These days, with aquatic lighting, chlorine generators, heaters, pumps, and an almost unending list of other equipment and accessories, keeping your pool or spa in tip-top condition is a task best left to professional pool cleaners in Marin County.

In order to maintain the quality of the water, swimming pool services in Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael check the chemical balance, skim the surface to remove any yard debris or insects, clean the "catcher" baskets from your pumps and filters, brush the walls of the pool and any tile work or other decorative touches, and backwash filter systems as needed. Using telescoping poles, vacuums, leaf traps, skimmer and other nets, pool brushes, leaf baggers, pumice stone, and tile brushes these Marin County swimming pool services & spa cleaners will get the walls, tiles and pool bottom spic-and-span.

Good pool cleaning companies in Marin County also work to maintain proper sanitation, pH, alkalinity, calcium hardness (measuring hard water or soft water), and saturation index, which can pinpoint problems with water balance. Pool service technicians can also advise about alternative sanitizers if chlorine is not your preference, providing ozone generators, mineral sanitation, biguanides, and ionization systems.

Hot tub and swimming pool services in Marin County can also provide advice about different types of equipment necessary for pool and spa maintenance. You may have difficulty deciding between the numerous options of equipment available, so ask your pool service technician. For example, should you use a sand filter, cartridge filter, or Diatomaceous Earth (DE) filter? Maybe you're troubleshooting with your spa's heater or considering installing a heat pump. Or perhaps you need a pump, but aren't sure how powerful a pump you need. Marin County pool service companies can help you with all of these concerns and more, and many can provide repair services for the equipment listed above in addition to all of the plumbing associated with your pool or spa equipment.

Some hot tub and pool services in Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael go above and beyond with additional services. Many customers are quick to overlook the ancillaries. Items such as pool lights, spa lighting, automation systems, spa jets, landscape lighting, and water effects not included in original plans can be retrofitted to existing pools and spas and the surrounding landscape.

Pool and spa technicians can also advise which kind of cover you need during the different seasons. In addition, Marin County pool and spa service and repair companies can perform the wiring for electric pool equipment, detect leaks in the plumbing or surface of the pool, perform beam repair, surface repair, coping repair, and in some cases, tile repair. Any aspect of your pool or spa's maintenance can be taken care of by one of the companies listed above.

Some Swimming Pool Cleaners in Marin County Are A Better Value Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these companies for spa & pool maintenance in Marin County CA: Crystal Clear Pool Service, Bobby's Spa & Pool Service Co, Poolcraft Inc, Precision Pool & Spa, Ross Valley Pool Service, Hydro Tech Pools, Cascade Pool Service, Blu Dolphin Pool Service & Repair, A-1 Service Unlimited, . Other companies doing pool cleaning in Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael CA who might still be in business include: Aloha Pool Service, Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies, Novato Pool Service, Bill's Pool Service, Don Johnson's Pool & Spa, Pool Scene Novato, Herb's Pool Service. Didn't find what you wanted with the TOP 10 Swimming Pool Cleaning Services in Marin County? Then click here to see additional companies in this category.



Questions To Ask Pool Cleaners in Marin County 


Questions To Ask Swimming Pool Cleaners

When it comes to hiring for swimming pool maintenance in Marin County, ask these questions about their abilities, experience, and credentials:

• How long has the pool service been in business?

• How long have they been servicing Marin County CA?

• How many customers do they have similar to you? (Such as residential pool versus commercial pool maintenance, salt water pools versus fresh water, similar size, etc.)

• Can they give you names and phone numbers of customers that you call as references? (All pool services bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had their client references called by research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report so you don't have to.)

• Can they also perform equipment repair if you will need it in future?

• Can they prove that all their workers sent to your property are legally allowed to work in the U.S.? (All pool cleaners in Marin County bearing The Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to only hire documented workers.)

• What is everything that will be included in their service?

• What is their availability in the case of a short notice emergency need for service?

• Will they show you proof of liability insurance which protects you in the event of a mistake? (All pool services bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already shown proof of liability insurance to research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report)

When you've chosen the best pool cleaners in Marin County for your specific needs, make sure they have a clean complaint record. (All pool services bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had their complaint status checked by research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report so you don't have to.)



Tips for Swimming Pool Cleaners in Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael 

Get an Explanation.
Your pool technician should thoroughly explain which services are included in the basic price and which services cost extra. He should not only explain what he does, but how he does it. Finally, a set schedule should be proposed and agreed upon.

Get Everything in Writing.
Insist that the initial visit is clearly documented. You can draft a simple contract if none is offered. Save a copy for your records, especially if it includes equipment repair or service.

Write a Description of Your Requirements.
Include in the contract everything that you require from the service.

Stay in Touch.
If you find that the water in your pool or spa has become murky, or if there are aspects of the agreed-upon service being overlooked, don't hesitate to speak up. Also, check in to see how well your pool equipment and accessories function.



Resources About Swimming Pool Cleaning in Marin County CA 

Licensing & Trade Assocations Related to Pool Cleaning in Marin County CA

APSP Association of Pool and Spa Professionals
BBB Better Business Bureau
DCA California Department of Consumer Affairs
Diamond Certified
IPSSA Independent Pool & Spa Service Association
NSPI National Spa & Pool Institute

Media and Web Resources Used by Pool Cleaners in Marin County CA

Aqua Magazine
Pool and Spa Living Magazine
Pool Science Magazine
Poolsearch Magazine
Swimming Pool Magazine

The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Swimming Pool Cleaners in Marin County CA within the following zip codes:

94957, 94945, 94976, 94924, 94970, 94979, 94965, 94978, 94942, 94949, 94933, 94950, 94937, 94960, 94938, 94940, 94930, 94974, 94904, 94912, 94913, 94901, 94929, 94971, 94915, 94973, 94963, 94925, 94914, 94947, 94903, 94948, 94920, 94941, 94939, 94946, 94966, 94956, 94977 and 94964

The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Swimming Pool Cleaning in Marin County CA in the following cities:

San Quentin, Kent Woodlands, Sleepy Hollow, Belvedere, Kentfield, Tomales, Tiburon, Strawberry Point, Black Point, Terra Linda, Bel Marin Keys, Dogtown, Stinson Beach, San Geronimo, Inverness, Dillon Beach, Ross, Mission Rafael, Fairfax, Bolinas, Forest Knolls, Greenbrae, San Rafael, San Anselmo, Tamalpais Valley, Tamal, Marinwood, Larkspur, Belvedere Tiburon, Novato, Muir Beach, San Marin, Nicasio, Corte Madera, Olema, Ignacio, Marin City, Muir Woods, Lucas Valley, Point Reyes Station, Marshall, Lagunitas, Sausalito, Woodacre, Santa Venetia, Mill Valley and Almonte