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Pool Maintenance in QLD

Discussion in 'Property Management' started by TimC, 14th Jun, 2016.

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  1. TimC

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    I have an IP in south Brisbane. My Prooperty Manager says it's very common that landlord provide a pool service every month, tenant pay for chemical cost.

    The quote my PM got for me is $100 per month.

    Just wondering, should landlord provide pool maintenance?
    If so, can anyone can recomment some good pool maintenance service company?
    Thanks in advance.
     
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    It is common to include pool service in the rent. $100 per visit seems high. Should be more like $70.
     
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    We manage properties throughout Brisbane- North and South and I agree it seems a little high. Usually around $60-$70 plus GST for a monthly service from what I have come across. Rents are generally increased slightly if they incorporate pool or yard maintenance and yes it is quite common to do so.
     
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    Try poolwerx. 70-80 more reasonable
     
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    Shop around for some quotes. The service offers peace of mind as a safeguard to look after the pool and offer tenants advice if required re: chemicals
     
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    Thanks you guys, will shop around to get more quotes.

    Don't understand why the quote from my PM always above market price. Maybe it's time to switch
     
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    Shop around and forward to your pm and find out who they called first. They may not have pool experience (jnr pm) or thought that was the going rate
     
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    We use Swimart in Camp Hill and very happy with them.
     
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    It can be annoying, but they usually have people they always use, for whatever reason. Some of them are a bit useless at getting more quotes, sometimes better off getting them yourself.
     
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    Thanks @Pumpkin, will definitely have a quote from them.
     
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    From the quote I got, seems they have better price for ongoing regular services.
    And different price for summary and winter:
    winter $75/month, and summary $128/Month (basically $64/fortight)
    What you guys think about it?
    Is it OK to go once a month service during summer? The lady explained a lot why I should do it twice a month during summary.
     
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    I've never had a pool but as i understand the tenants have their own chemicals to top up in between monthly visits. They are still partly responsible for managing their bladders in the pool ;)
     
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    I would reckon that once a month would be satisfactory.
    But I don't have a pool.
     
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    What was her explanation?

    What sort of pool is it? Is it salt water? What sort of filter does it have? Is there a lot of trees/shrubs around the pool or little? Who's responsibility will it be to empty the skimmer box?

    If it's salt water with a sand or DE filter then it only needs a visit once a month during summer and probably only every 6 weeks during winter.
     
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    The lady said during summer the temperature is high, the chemical will be consumed fair quickly. If not serviced every fourtnight, the water can turn green fair quickly. It takes a fortune if the water turned green.
     
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    Thanks guys all, I am now more confident to go with once a month.
     
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    Yes once a month is fine during hot summers bit less during winter as you can top up chemicals if they dont use it.
    See if any of the neighbours have pools Google and share the same company so its not a special visit, track the guy down and do a deal.
     
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    Its also up to the tenant to replace chemicals if they go through more in summer
     
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    Yeah, they don't want a green pool, they gotta get in there with the vac as well.
     
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    I doubt there would be many tenants that understand the safety requirements needed to add chemicals to a pool. For your own safety and that of the tenant get an industry expert.
    Wrong dosage means badly burned eyes or skin.... may mean you get sued.
    Be very aware that people can and will sue even if it was their fault !