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the remaining paid by the day or were salaried workers. Hourly wages were about $18, or $14 per pool.

For once weekly residential service, Southern California service companies charge an average of $134 per month, including chemicals. In this area, the highest residential per month charge was $200, while the low was $85.

About 40 percent of Southern California respondents indicated they regularly service commercial accounts, and reported they charge an average of $138 a month for once weekly service, including chemicals, with a high of $140 and a low of $135. Those respondents that do twice weekly service indicated they charge an average of $350 per month, including chemicals, with a high of $3,570 and a low of $240 for commercial accounts. For thrice weekly service, respondents reported charging an average of $700 per month with a high of $2,400 and a low of $375. For those who service commercial pools, they have about 10 such accounts.

Southwest

Florida

This year, respondents of service firms in the Southwest provided information on just over 2,000 total swimming pools. These pool maintenance companies have a median account size of 70 residential swimming pools and 8 stand-alone spas that are serviced each week.

About 75 percent of respondents indicated they employ non-office workers to help service or repair the pools on route. Those companies are comprised of an average of 4 employees who are either paid by the pool or paid hourly. About 60 percent of respondents paid their workers by the pool, while 40 percent paid their workers hourly. Hourly wages were about $20, or $14 per pool.

For once weekly residential service, Southwest service companies charge an average of $163 per month, including chemicals, and $35 per visit, including chemicals. For respondents in this area, the highest per month charge was $360, while the low was $99.

For their commercial accounts, Southwest respondents reported they charge an average of $392.50 a month for twice weekly service, including chemicals, with a high of $500 and a low of $285. For thrice weekly commercial service, the average per month charge was $680, with a high of $3,000 and a low of $285. Respondents have an average of 12 commercial accounts.

Survey respondents of service firms in Florida provided information on nearly 2,000 swimming pools. These pool maintenance companies have a median account size of 138 swimming pools and 2 stand-alone spas that are serviced each week.

About 80 percent of respondents indicated they employ non-office workers to help service or repair the pools on route. Those companies are comprised of an average of 3 employees who are either paid by the pool or paid hourly with the rest of the workers on salary. About 38 percent of respondents paid their workers by the pool, while 50 percent paid their workers hourly, with the remaining paid as salaried workers. Hourly wages were about $15, and also $15 per pool.

For once weekly residential service, Florida service companies reported that they charge an average of $121 per month, including chemicals. In this area, the highest per month charge was $200, while the low was $80. Numerous respondents from this region indicated that they have different monthly charges for pools that are screened, versus those that are completely unprotected outdoors, with an average charge of $97 for screened pools.

For their commercial accounts, Florida respondents reported that they charge an average of $355 a month for twice weekly service, including chemicals, with a high of $375 and a low of $335. However, 90 percent of respondents from this region indicated that they only provide residential service, with very light participation from those who provide commercial service.

Southeast

This year, survey respondents of service firms in Southeast provided information on just over 1,000 total regularly serviced swimming pools. These pool maintenance companies have a median account size of 70 swimming pools and 12 stand-alone spas that are serviced each week. Because of the climate in this region of the country however, many respondents reported that their regularly serviced pools represent only a fraction of the work they perform each year, with thousands of additional pools serviced to open for the spring, or close for the winter.

About 80 percent of respondents indicated they employ non-office workers to help service or repair the pools on route. Those companies are comprised of an average of 4 employees who are either paid by the pool or paid hourly with the remainder employed as salaried workers. About 13 percent of respondents paid their workers by the pool, while 75 percent paid their workers hourly. Hourly wages were about $15. Data was insufficient to report per pool worker wages.

For once weekly residential service, Southeast service companies charge an average of $188 per month, including chemicals. However, 40 percent of respondents from this region specified their monthly rate did not include chemicals, charging an average of $135 with chemicals extra.

For regularly scheduled commercial accounts, respondents charge an average of $375 for once weekly service, with a high of $500 and a low of $200. Twice weekly commercial service averaged $537 with a high of $900 and a low of $374.

Northeast

Survey respondents of service firms in the Northeast provided information on over 3,000 swimming pools, this year. These pool maintenance companies have a median account size of 400 swimming pools and 6 spas that are serviced each week. Like other areas that experience seasonal changes, these numbers don’t include the thousands of pools that service technicians open in the spring or close in the winter.

About 86 percent of respondents indicated they employ non-office workers to help service or repair the pools on route. Those companies are comprised of an average of 15 employees who were almost always paid hourly wages. About 98 percent of respondents paid their workers by the hour. Hourly wages were about $20.

For once weekly residential service, Northeast service companies charge an average of $217 per month, including chemicals.

The highest per month charge was $1,195, while the low was $100.

For their commercial accounts, Northeast respondents reported they charge an average of $280 a month for once weekly service with a high of $600 and a low of $115.

Midwest

Participation from the Midwest region of the country to this year’s survey was light, representing only 3 percent of responses. This year’s survey respondents of service firms in the Midwest provided information on just 1,500 swimming pools. These pool maintenance companies have a median account size of 200 swimming pools serviced each week. Nearly 100 percent of respondents indicated they employ non-office workers to help service or repair the pools on route. Those companies are comprised of an average of one employee who is almost always paid an hourly wage. Hourly wages averaged $17.50.

For once weekly residential service, respondents from Midwest service companies charged an average of $210, including chemicals.

In this area, the high per visit charge was $300, while the low was $125.

For their commercial accounts, most Midwest respondents billed a twice weekly charge that does not include chemicals.

The twice weekly average was $560, with a high of $800 and a low of $295.

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