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Pool Cleaning, Maintance, Salt Water Pools, Filters and Winterization

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About Marin Pool Service

Welcome to Marin Pool Service, where we provide comprehensive pool care solutions. Explore this section to understand why you should choose us for your pool service needs and get insights into our approach to pool maintenance.

Having a pool requires a lot of work and time for weekly maintenance. After installation the real work begins of chemical testing, proper filtration and pool equipment maintenance. Hiring a weekly pool professional helps alleviate the worry in proper chemical usage, frees up your valuable time to spend with family and helps extend your pool investment by using proper maintenance procedures.

Services Performed: Each service day. The technician will empty the cleaner bags, skimmer basket, pump basket, and any other entrapment devices as required, test and adjust the chemicals, and skim the pool and/or spa surface. We will also brush the tile & walls and remove any debris using a vacuum, Leaf Master, or Leaf Rake, whichever is deemed most efficient as needed. Chemicals included in weekly service are chlorine and acid for pools and bromine and acid for spas.

Of course, we’re proud of our satisfied customers. We’d be happy to provide references to showcase our quality service in Marin County.

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Pool/Hot Tub Maintenance

In this section, you'll find answers to common questions about pool maintenance to keep your pool in top condition throughout the year. Learn about filter cleaning, winter care, energy-efficient operation, and more.

Hot tub water needs to be changed regularly and we recommend every three months of usage. Hot tub’s have a small body of water and are sensitive to a variety of factors such as proper sanitization levels, bather load, filtration time and temperature, etc. Changing your water regularly adds to the clarity, cleanliness and overall enjoyment of your hot tub.

The goal is to get complete water turnover every 24 hours. In the summer with warmer water temperatures, turnover is critical in reducing water problems. We recommend setting your filter on average in the summer for 8 to 10 hours and reducing that time in the winter between 4 and 6 hours.

Each pool is different due to bather loads, pool size, amount of debris around the pool and general maintenance. On average pool filters need to be cleaned twice a year and we recommend cleaning the hot tub filter with every drain and clean.

We recommend removing the tab floater and resetting your pool filtration and cleaner time clocks. Also, turning off the heater if the pool is not in use and making sure the solar is off and properly drained to avoid damage. An algaecide such as a poly quot should be added.

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Pool Equipment and Repairs

Discover insights into pool equipment and repair services in this section. We'll walk you through handling equipment issues, the advantages of professional maintenance, and solutions for common pool problems.

Our skilled technicians diagnose equipment issues efficiently and offer professional repairs to restore your pool’s functionality.

Our experienced technicians possess in-depth knowledge, use proper tools, and follow best practices to maintain your pool effectively.

We are a full-service company. From construction to remodels, repairs, new equipment installation, and maintenance. We can help you.

Our proactive approach includes consistent water testing, proper chemical balance, and timely algae prevention measures.

Our technicians will assess the heater’s components, pilot light, and controls. We’ll diagnose the issue and perform necessary repairs to restore your heater’s functionality.

Our team employs advanced leak detection techniques to identify and repair leaks, ensuring your pool retains its water efficiently.

Absolutely, we offer pool remodeling and renovation services, from upgrading finishes and adding features to transforming the entire pool area according to your vision.

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Pool Opening & Closing

In the 'Pool Opening and Closing' section, we delve into the essential aspects of seasonal pool maintenance. Discover the best practices for ensuring your pool is well-prepared for winter and smoothly reopened for summer.

We strongly recommend keeping your pool professional through the winter months. Due to our milder climate some clients continue to use and heat their pool and hot tub year round! Clients will end up spending more money in chemicals and labor to get a pool from “green to clean” than in keeping their pool service yearly.

We ensure a seamless transition with professional pool opening in spring and proper winterization in fall to protect your pool.

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Pool Equipment FAQ

Explore the 'Pool Equipment' tab to gain insights into optimizing your pool's performance and lifespan. We'll discuss the advantages of various equipment, equipment repair services, and how they contribute to your overall pool experience.

Variable speed pumps address two important issues for a pool owner which is expense and noise of filter pump operation. Variable speed pumps are designed to run at low speeds providing longer filtration times at a much lower expense and noise level. Think of your single speed pump as consuming on average 24 light bulbs of electricity and your variable speed pump as consuming about 1. Energy costs aren’t getting any cheaper and customers will on average make up their investment in about a year and a half of operation.

One of the biggest advantages for salt water pools is comfort! Salt being a mineral feels better on the skin and eyes and results in much better swim experience. Customers will also save money in reduced chlorine usage since a salt pool produces its own chlorine on a consistent basis.

Our skilled technicians diagnose equipment issues efficiently and offer professional repairs to restore your pool’s functionality.

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SERVICE COSTS AND CONTRACTS​

Curious about the financial aspects of our pool service? In the 'Service Costs and Contracts' section, we provide transparency about pricing, service inclusions, contract options, and more, so you can make informed decisions about your pool maintenance.

We schedule a free appointment to have one of our technicians stop by your property, to gather some information so we can price your service. An estimate will be sent via email after the appointment.

Services Performed: Each service day. The technician will empty the cleaner bags, skimmer basket, pump basket, and any other entrapment devices as required, test and adjust the chemicals, and skim the pool and/or spa surface. We will also brush the tile & walls and remove any debris using a vacuum, Leaf Master, or Leaf Rake, whichever is deemed most efficient as needed. Chemicals included in weekly service are chlorine and acid for pools and bromine and acid for spas.

It is an annual charge that covers the use of specialty Preventative Chemicals such as Algaecide, Phosphate Remover, Enzymes and Conditioner Billed annually April 1 at $240.00.

No, You can cancel anytime.

In order to be fuel and time-efficient, we organize our routes geographically. Your service day will be determined by your location.

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Safety and Water Quality

Safety and water quality are paramount in maintaining a clean and enjoyable pool environment. In this section, we'll explain how we prioritize safety and the steps we take to ensure your pool water is crystal clear and safe for swimmers.

Having a pool requires a lot of work and time for weekly maintenance. After installation the real work begins of chemical testing, proper filtration and pool equipment maintenance. Hiring a weekly pool professional helps alleviate the worry in proper chemical usage, frees up your valuable time to spend with family and helps extend your pool investment by using proper maintenance procedures.

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Eco-Friendly and Saltwater Pools

Explore eco-friendly pool maintenance options and discover the advantages of saltwater pools. We'll guide you through environmentally conscious choices for your pool and explain the benefits of saltwater systems.

Having a pool requires a lot of work and time for weekly maintenance. After installation the real work begins of chemical testing, proper filtration and pool equipment maintenance. Hiring a weekly pool professional helps alleviate the worry in proper chemical usage, frees up your valuable time to spend with family and helps extend your pool investment by using proper maintenance procedures.

Absolutely, we have expertise in maintaining saltwater pools, including ensuring proper salt levels and maintaining the salt cell.

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Service Process and Customer Interaction

Get a glimpse into our service process and how we interact with our customers. From sign-up procedures to handling emergencies, we're dedicated to providing you with a seamless and customer-centric experience.

1. How did you hear about us?
2. What kind of service are you looking for (Pool or Spa)
3. Are you looking for a one-time service or regular maintenance?
4. Is your pool currently being serviced by another company?
5. If possible, ask the reason for wanting to change pool service provider.
6. Ask for contact information such as full name, address, and telephone number if there are any access issues such as gate codes, dogs in the backyard, etc.,
7. For spa service, we ask for the size of the spa (standard or swim spa) for pricing reasons.

We try to leave the same Technician with his clients for the sake of continuity. That being said we do occasionally have to make changes to keep our routes close together. Even though we offer a very attractive benefits package and competitive wages to keep our employees, as in any service industry, there is the occasional turnover. One of the benefits of working with a company our size is that when your Technician is on vacation, we have the manpower to cover.

Getting started is easy. Simply contact us, and we’ll work with you to tailor a service plan that meets your pool’s needs and your schedule.

We offer prompt response to emergencies, quickly assessing the situation and implementing solutions to get your pool back on track.

Yes, our certified technicians are well-versed in local regulations and industry standards, ensuring your pool meets all requirements.

Book an Appointment

Complete this form to book an appointment with our professionals at Marin Pool Service.

Send us a picture of your pool and equipment from at least 5ft away.

Meet Our Team - Marin Pool Service

Account Executive

Betty Garmendina

Betty has been part of our team since February 2020. She oversees new accounts and works along side our service manager managing the bids and schedule for the repair department. She is also the receiver of our website and Yelp inquiries. Originally from Mexico, she can help our customers in English and Spanish. She has lived in Marin County for 30 years. In her spare time, she loves driving the countryside enjoying the scenery with her daughter. As a dog, and animal lover in general, she gives back to her community by fostering dogs in need. She is passionate about maintaining her friendships with her girlfriends and sees that as both empowering and fulfilling.

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Senior Service Technician

George Wallace

George Wallace- George has been with Marin Pool Service since April of 2019. He is one of our Senior Service Technicians with over 20 years of experience. He truly cares about each one of his accounts. He and his beautiful wife live in Marin. He is passionate about family and helping others.

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Pool Service Technician

Zach Zastrow

Zach has been a pool service technician with Marin Pool Service since May of 2022. He learned the ropes quickly and is a very thorough technician with attention to detail and really cares about his clients, and their pets. He Loves traveling, road trips and going to music shows. Enjoys outdoor activities, hiking, camping, canoeing, fishing and of course swimming! Originally from Nebraska I’ve lived in Marin for over 15 years.

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Pool Service Tech

Jorge Salazar Bernal​

Jorge has been with since July 2020. He is a pool service technician. He is reliable and dependable. He and his wife live in Novato in their recently purchased Condo. He is a musician, a surfer, swims year round and loves to travel. He is currently taking English classes. He doesn’t like raisins.

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Resident Spa Expert

Mike Watson

Mike has been with Marin Pool Service since February 2016. He is a valued part of our repair team, and he is our resident Spa Expert, diagnosing and fixing portable spas. He does pool equipment installations and repairs as well. He likes to go camping, fishing, and photography with my pup, Maxine (Max).

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Senior Pool Route Technician

Jane Ciuchta – Hired 2015

Jane came to Marin Pool Service with 6 years of experience as a pool route technician. She is very conscientious and cares and always goes the extra mile not only for the customer, but also for the team. She oversees the receiving and organization of all our inventory and keep the shop yard in tip top shape. She is a very private person who lives in the country with chickens and wild animals.

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Pool Repair and Construction

Bruce Muir – Hired 2020

Bruce spent 30 years as a house painter. His attention to detail in second to none. He has apprenticed under David Metzger and has quickly learned many aspects of the trade. He is a huge asset to our team. He is a single parent to a wonderful daughter and in his spare time enjoys anything outdoors and especially the beach and is a Giants fan.

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Operations/Service Manager

David-Metzger – Hired 2014

David started in the pool business as a summer job in high school and continued during college, when the birth of his first child changed his education plans, he chose to continue his career in the pool industry. In the decades of his career, he has been involved in all aspects of the industry including safety, automatic pool covers, pool construction, pool service, repair, and remodeling.

He has 4 grown children that he is extremely proud of and spends time with regularly. He enjoys giving back to the community through various volunteer organizations. He is an avid scrabble player, a daily wordle and crossword solver, loves to read and enjoys documentaries.

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Route Manager

Robin Clarke – Hired 2019

Robin came to Marin Pool Service almost 5 years ago as a route technician and has since turned it into her passion. She’s dedicated to healthy water chemistry. Since becoming route manager, she has spear headed switching our service pools to the Orenda program after trying it with much success for a year on the pools on her route. In her spare time, she has a passion for watercolor painting, being outdoors, flowers, clouds, and animals of every kind.

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Customer Service

Maddi Davidson – Hired 2022

Maddi had 4 years of customer service experience when she joined the team at Marin Pool Service. She is on the front lines answering the phones, texts, and emails. She is also tasked with handling the schedules and work notes from all the service technicians as well as the acting liaison between the technicians and customers. She is a multi-tasker and a go getter. She is passionate about her dog Kona and family.

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Senior Pool Route Technician

John Albachten – Hired 2015

John came to Marin Pool Service with a vast knowledge of pool chemistry from his time as manager of Leslie’s Pool Supply. He not only has a route but is responsible for the “start-up” of our new service accounts making sure water chemistry is on point, pool sweep, and equipment are in good working order, cleaning the filter all in preparation to hand off to the weekly service technician. John is a team player and is often the “go to” call for new technicians he has trained. Besides his vast knowledge, he is friendly, humorous, approachable, and well-liked by all his clients and co-workers. In his spare time, he enjoys live music, photography, the outdoors, and is always willing to help a friend in need.

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Pool Technician

Jay Bergmann – Hired 2023

Jay is new to the industry but has jumped in and is eager to learn more about the pool industry. He has been in the construction field and can think on his feet. He is a fun, athletic person who loves the beach, plays music, and works on cars. He is a people person and helps in his community.

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Accounts Payable and Receivable

Summer Venegas – Hired 2017

Summer was born and raised in Marin County. She currently resides in Novato with her husband, daughter, her dog Annie, and fish Cupcake. She has a long history of working with and helping grow family-owned companies. She is very familiar with the service industry and customer support and connection is one of her strengths. During her free time, she loves travelling with family and friends, volunteering in her community and spending time outdoors.

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Office Manager

Rebecca Jones – Hired 2015

Rebecca was born and raised in San Anselmo. After a 2 year sailing adventure in her 20’s, she settled back in Marin in Novato where she owned a restaurant for 10 years. When that partnership dissolved, she moved into retail management. It wasn’t until Marin Pool Service that she really found her work home and her stride. She came in with strong customer service skills and jumped right into learning the pool industry both on the business and service side and now has an abundance of knowledge and experience.

She has a daughter who is in college at University of Nevada Reno with whom she is very close to. She is a trail runner, hiker, works out regularly, and loves to cook healthy food. She gives back to her community through mentoring other women.

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Operations/Service Manager

Jane Doe – Hired 2014

Jane started in the pool business as a summer job in high school and continued during college; when the birth of his first child changed his education plans, he chose to continue his career in the pool industry. In the decades of his career, he has been involved in all aspects of the industry, including safety, automatic pool covers, pool construction, pool service, repair, and remodeling.