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Outsourcing Pool Maintenance - how much roughly?

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by mja, 13th Jan, 2016.

  1. mja

    mja Well-Known Member

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    I'm considering moving into a new rental that has a pool, but the landlord isn't including pool maintenance. Which means that I would either need to a) maintain the pool myself or b) would need to get someone in to regularly do this.

    Roughly how much would option b) cost? Assume Sydney area.

    Is anyone else in the situation that they have someone look after their pool (either as a PPOR or rental on behalf of your tenants)?
     
  2. Azazel

    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    I think @Steven Ryan had a pool in a Brisbane IP and paid something to have it maintained.
     
  3. Brian84

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    Probably max $50/hr to clean and service plus chemicals.

    I have a good pool guy. What part of Sydney are you in.
     
  4. mja

    mja Well-Known Member

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    Hills district. :)
     
  5. Brian84

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    Mario budget poolcare. 0416 941 616
     
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  6. Steven Ryan

    Steven Ryan Mortgage Broker Business Plus Member

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    Yeah, my Moorooka one has someone look after it. I wouldn't have it any other way.
     
  7. DoubleD

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    I have one look after my pool $50 a month Perth WA chemicals not included.
     
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  8. Jacque

    Jacque Buyers Agent and Bookworm, Sydney Business Member

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    Hi mja
    Clients of ours have had success with Swimart from memory they charge between $40-60 per visit depending on where. Lots of companies out there- I'd suggest giving them a call and trialling so you find the right one. Happy swimming :D
     
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  9. sydprop

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    If you are cost conscious - buy your own chemicals and outsource the labour (to use those chemicals).

    I found the pool guys (swimart franchise in my case) to be pretty good but you have to keep your eye on them - e.g. pump $900 but $350 online. I've noticed the franchise owners turn over a lot so we met mid way.
     
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  10. mini2

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    +1..I've once paid $15 for a bag of salt. Talk about cost plus.
     
  11. Azazel

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    Sounds like the way to go.

    But if the owner isn't including maintenance, just do it yourself.
    They can't really complain if it's not up to their standard.