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Pools and Spas: What is the cost of pool maintenance services?

Last updated: 30th May 2019

Pool maintenance businesses charge an average rate of $65.50/hr in 2016. Like the cost of other services for pools and spas, this price can change due to certain factors like pool size and the level of difficulty of the task. For intensive pool maintenance, you can expect to pay as high as $70/hr. If the tasks are easier or if the pool is smaller, you’re likely to pay a lower price at around $50/hr.

Where do these prices come from?

All prices stated in this article are based on FY 2016 pricing data compiled by ServiceSeeking.com.au. The figures resulted from a comprehensive analysis of quotes submitted by Pool Maintenance Experts on the site from July 2015 to July 2016.

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A standard pool maintenance job will cost you about $114.49 on average. This price only includes labour for a small-sized swimming pool, and cleaning products may have separate costs. Make sure to have a chat with your pool maintenance contractor to clarify matters like this.

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Pooling the maintenance factors that may drive up costs

For pool maintenance cost, two major factors are always considered: the size of the pool and how often you need the service. Obviously, the bigger your pool is, the more cleaners and chemicals are required for removing dirt. Also, if it has been left untreated for a long time, more work may be needed to clean it thoroughly.

Pool maintenance specialists also consider the following factors when servicing clients:

The pool’s condition

Older pools are generally harder to clean because they are likely to have accumulated more dirt especially on the tiles. This will definitely require more time, which can drive up the cost.


More complicated repairs are usually more expensive because they require more tools, more time, and a higher level of skill. If you’re only dealing with a minor damage, you don’t have to worry too much as your expenses won’t be that high.

Access to equipment

If a business mostly deals with simple maintenance jobs, they may not have the tools and equipment needed for a bigger job. In this case, you’ll need to pay extra for renting the necessary equipment.

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Price ranges: It depends where you hire your specialist

Pool maintenance services in Qld cost approximately $69/hr. Meanwhile, the average cost of pool maintenance in NSW is lower at around $62.50/hr. If you’re in Vic, the average price that you can expect to pay for pool maintenance is about $50/hr.

Maintaining pools is important for keeping the water clean and safe for you and your family. To find the best specialists near you, check out ServiceSeeking.com.au today.

Pricing information correct as at August 2016.




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