The best pool & spa servicing companies in Canberra

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Canberra is no stranger to scorching hot days, and everyone here knows how much of a relief a good swimming pool can be during summer. Pools are the perfect way to beat the heat and spend time with friends and family at the same time, but they can also be high maintenance and time consuming. So, as the summer season fast approaches, it’s probably time to lift up the cover and give your pool some proper attention.

Hiring a professional pool service, whether for a once-off clean or regular maintenance, is a great way to make sure your pool stays clean and healthy, and is safe for use when the season comes around. Getting a professional technician to take a look at your pool will ensure quality and save you time – but what should you look for in a high-quality service?

In this article, we’ll take you through some of the most important factors to keep in mind when looking for a professional pool service, as well as a list of some of Canberra’s best.

What makes a great pool & spa servicing company?

There’s a lot that goes into the proper maintenance of a pool, and it takes a good, qualified technician to get it right. Here’s some things to keep in mind when hiring a professional pool and spa service:

  • Variety of services. It takes more than just skimming and chemicals to keep pools and spas happy and healthy. A good pool and spa technician will offer a comprehensive range of cleaning, maintenance and repair services.
  • Worthwhile costs. Pools and spas can be expensive, so you want to make sure your service is making your investment worthwhile and being honest about their prices, so that you can be assured that your money is being well spent and your pool or spa is getting quality care.
  • Friendly. A great technician will be personable and honest with you, not just to assure you of the work that they’re doing, but also to make sure that you are comfortable with having them on your property.
  • Reliability. Having problems with your pool or spa’s equipment or chemical levels could mean not being able to use them for an extended period of time, so a good service will be sure to resolve your issues in a timely manner.

The best pool & spa servicing companies in Canberra

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Pristine Pools Canberra

Pristine Pools offers an enormous range of services for spas and pools to homes, apartment buildings, commercial premises and even embassies around the Canberra region. With a great team of qualified pool technicians, Pristine Pools is dedicated to punctuality, communication and transparency, all while offering high quality services at affordable prices.

On top their cleaning services – which you can schedule regularly or once-off – Pristine Pools also offers a range of equipment maintenance services. They can inspect, repair and calibrate existing equipment, and supply and install new pool equipment such as pumps, filters, chlorinators and heaters.

If you’re after a cosmetic change to your pool, Pristine Pools also offers pool painting in the off-season, so not only can you revitalise your pool, but you can also do it with no loss of use. In addition, if you’re looking to save money on chemicals and are tired of manually adding chlorine to your pool, Pristine Pools can convert your pool to salt-water.

With their obligation-free quotes on repairs, cleans and paint jobs, Pristine Pools is one of the best businesses available. See what happy customer Sam Irvine had to say in their Google review, Jason and the team at Pristine Pools have been an absolute treat to deal with. Professional, timely and always available. I would highly recommend!”

Swimart Belconnen

Established in 1994, Swimart Belconnen’s highly experienced technicians and customer service professionals have ensured the health and wellbeing of hundreds of pools and spas in the Belconnen area. They offer pool and spa maintenance and repair, such as filter cleaning, free water health checks, and equipment repairs.

As Murray Turner writes in their Google review, A nice and friendly family-run store. The staff - especially Paul and Carrie, are very knowledgeable and helpful, particularly regarding pool equipment.”

First-Rate Pools

First-Rate Pools services Canberra and the surrounding region, promising high-quality results, efficient work, transparent and clear communication, all in a timely, reliable and affordable fashion. Their pool services include once off and regular cleaning, water testing for pools and spas, installation of pumps and filters, solar blankets and heating, and much more.

Facebook user Adrienne Bishop wrote about their experience with First-Rate Pools, “Excellent pool maintenance and cleaning service. Highly recommend.”

ACT Spa Repairs

With quality customer service and 22 years’ experience, ACT Spa Repairs assesses spa and pool issues and provides the best solution. Services include spa diagnostics, supply and fit equipment, supply chemicals, spa and pool water testing, handover of spas and pools, and regular servicing. ACT Spa Repairs gets the job done in minimal time, with no fuss.

On Google, Renee Edlington wrote, “Great customer service. Nothing was too much trouble. I would highly recommend for any spa and pool-related questions and work.”

Pool & Spa Solutions

Pool & Spa Solutions, based in Fyshwick, is a pool & spa retailer partnered with some of Australia’s top brands. As well as supplying the products for you, Pool & Spa Solutions will install swimming pool cleaners, chlorination systems, control systems, pool heating, filtration equipment, as well as pool and spa chemicals, saving you time and getting your pool up to standard just in time for summer.

Google reviewer and ‘Local Guide’ Robert Whyman wrote about their experience with Pool & Spa Solutions, “Great staff, know everything about spas and help you in your selection.”

Are you looking to improve your outdoor space as the summer approaches? Check out our articles on the best gardening services and the best gutter repair and replacement services in Canberra for some helpful information.

Your experience with pool & spa servicing companies in Canberra

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback, if you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you ever hired any of the pool & spa servicing companies listed in this article? Share your experience below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is my pool water turning green?

Pool water turns green because of algae in the water. Algae can grow rapidly, particularly when it's warm like Summer, which is why it can surprise you overnight. This generally comes down to an imbalance or lack of chlorine in the water. Talk to a professional pool technician and see how this issue can be resolved quickly, and prevented from happening again.

What are the benefits of converting my pool to salt-water

The biggest benefit of switching to salt-water is the reduction in harmful chemicals that you and other swimmers will be exposed to . Because they have lower chlorine levels, salt water pools are much gentler on the eyes and skin. Research indicates that salt water systems may be safer than chlorine pools, which force owners to store and handle unsafe chemicals.

How can I make my pool more environmentally friendly?

The best way to make your pool more environmentally friendly is to reduce the use of chemicals in cleaning, conserve energy, and prevent water loss. Some really simple solutions include switching from chlorine to a natural mineral sanitiser, using solar power to heat the pool, and covering it when you're not using it to prevent water loss.

Should I get solar heating for my spa?

Solar is not a viable heating option for spas. The average temperature that spas are used at is 37.5 degrees and a solar system is not reliable enough to heat and maintain these high temperatures. However, solar is a great way to heat a pool, because you probably don't want it to get too hot anyway.

What's the most economical way to run a spa?

The easiest way to save money on your hot tub is to turn the temperature down a few degrees. Not only will this save you money on your hot water bill, but it'll keep it from getting too hot during the summer.

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