Cleaning swimming pools is not always fun, and some folks just don’t have the time to put into it. But, there are others who find cleaning a pool to be very therapeutic. Whatever the case, somebody has to perform the pool maintenance service. Chances are you are the pool maintenance person at your home, at least to some degree. Or you’ve hired a pool cleaner to do it for you. Either way, your swimming pool should be sparkling clear. Let’s say you’ve hired a pool cleaning service to take care of you swimming pool maintenance. What happens to your pool between their routine visits? If your swimming pool is located in or near an area with deciduous trees? If so, do your best to perform some minimal swimming pool maintenance of your own in between visits from your pool cleaning company. Your swimming pool and pool equipment will love you for it. Even if you perform the simplest of tasks such as emptying the skimmer basket and skimming your swimming pool’s water surface with a net during the seasons when plant debris is most likely to fall… such as spring and fall. Do you want even more help? How about a pool cleaning system? You can install an automated swimming pool robot…. it’s like having your own personal pool vacuum. Keep in mind this does not insinuate that you’re off the hook from performing pool maintenance. There is no such thing as a maintenance free swimming pool, and don’t let anyone tell you different. Just remember to ask yourself this question the next time someone tries to sell you a maintenance free pool. Have you ever heard of a maintenance free house that cleans itself? Vacuums its own floors? Mops its own floors? No, of course not. Try not to fall for the seductive marketing gimmicks that are around today. Just keep your head on straight. Nobody wants to do more work around the house. The same rings true for swimming pools. But there are tools and services available that can help to ease the burden of these chores. You can solve the problem by hiring a pool cleaning company to take care of your pool maintenance service. Make sure that when you meet with a pool cleaning service company, they break down exactly how and what they’re going to do in performing your swimming pool maintenance.