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Our Pool Services in Marin County

Our commitment to excellence extends to all corners of Marin County, from Novato’s serene surroundings to the vibrant San Rafael communities and beyond. We offer adaptable services tailored to the distinct requirements of each unique location within the county. Whether you’re in the vicinity of iconic landmarks like the Marinwood Community Park or enjoying the serene beauty of Marinwood Plaza, you can trust Marin Pool Services to deliver top-notch pool care. We aim to make your pool ownership experience worry-free, regardless of location.

Cartridge pool filters are a popular choice for pool owners seeking efficient and low-maintenance filtration systems. These filters use replaceable cartridge elements to trap and remove impurities from pool water, ensuring crystal-clear and clean swimming conditions.

Key Features:

  1. Cartridge Element: The heart of a cartridge filter is its cylindrical or pleated cartridge element made of high-quality filtration material (typically polyester or a similar synthetic material). This cartridge traps debris, dirt, and particles as water flows through it.
  2. Compact Design: Cartridge filters are known for their space-efficient and compact design, making them ideal for smaller pool equipment areas or where space is limited.
  3. Ease of Installation: Cartridge filters are relatively easy to install and require minimal plumbing modifications. They can often be retrofitted into existing pool systems.
  4. Efficiency: Cartridge filters are highly efficient at capturing particles down to small microns, providing excellent water clarity and quality.
  5. Low Maintenance: While routine maintenance is necessary (periodic cartridge cleaning or replacement), cartridge filters require less frequent backwashing compared to sand filters, conserving water.
  6. Quiet Operation: Cartridge filters operate quietly, reducing noise disturbances around the pool area.


  1. Cleaner Water: Cartridge filters excel at removing debris, fine particles, and even microscopic contaminants from pool water, leading to visibly cleaner and safer swimming conditions.
  2. Energy Efficiency: They typically operate at lower pump pressure, reducing energy consumption and saving on electricity costs.
  3. Eco-Friendly: The reduced need for backwashing conserves water, making cartridge filters more environmentally friendly.
  4. Minimal Water Wastage: Unlike sand filters that require regular backwashing, cartridge filters only require occasional cleaning by removing and hosing down the cartridge element.
  5. Easy Maintenance: Cartridge elements are easily accessible and can be cleaned or replaced without much hassle, keeping maintenance straightforward.


Cartridge pool filters are installed in the pool’s plumbing system between the pump and return outlets. Water is pumped through the cartridge element, where impurities are captured, and clean water is returned to the pool. Periodic cleaning or replacement of the cartridge element is necessary for maintaining filter efficiency.


Routine maintenance involves removing and cleaning the cartridge element with a hose or soaking it in a filter cleaning solution. Over time, cartridges may need replacement as they become worn or clogged, typically after a few years of use.

In conclusion, cartridge pool filters offer efficient and user-friendly filtration solutions for pool owners who value clean water, energy efficiency, and minimal maintenance. Their compact design and excellent filtration capabilities make them a practical choice for a variety of pool sizes and environments, ensuring that your pool remains a source of enjoyment and relaxation.

Why Choose Marin Pool Services

Discover the compelling reasons why Marin County residents should entrust their pool care to Marin Pool Services.

  • Expertise in Marin County’s Unique Pool Care Requirements: Our team is well-versed in the specific challenges posed by Marin County’s microclimates and stunning natural landmarks. We employ this knowledge to provide the most effective pool care solutions.
  • Focus on Quality Assurance, Customer Satisfaction, and Affordability: At Marin Pool Services, we prioritize quality. We ensure that our services are not only exceptional but also affordable. Your satisfaction is our measure of success.
  • Ease of Scheduling and Requesting Service: We understand that your time is valuable. That’s why we offer a hassle-free scheduling process, making it convenient for you to get the pool services you need, precisely when you need them.

Choose Marin Pool Services for a superior pool care experience in Marin County. Our expertise, dedication to quality, and commitment to customer satisfaction set us apart as the premier choice for all your pool service needs, whether you’re in Novato, San Rafael, or any other remarkable location within Marin County.

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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.