garden & pool
maintenance

Garden maintenance does not need to be stressful. Weeds, insects, weather, can make our beautiful gardens unsightly if not tended properly. A swimming pool is an ecosystem in itself. But not being able to regularly tend to this can make the pool exposed to the hazard that weather, the elements, and time can bring forth. What can be a playground or a place of rest might turn out to be unpleasant and dangerous if not tended properly.

what we do

Hiring a garden pool maintenance professional provides clients with value-added services by way of quality and timely repair and maintenance for the pool. Moreover they can formulate plans and help guide the clients even for long term maintenance tasks such as seasonal repair requirements.

how we do it

N&N makes sure all the details are covered. Considering all the requirements of our
international clients we do a strict and rigorous vetting process to make sure that we
provide a staff that can deliver the best professional service possible.


why choose us

Our mostly filipino candidates are the most qualified, well-vetted professionals in the areas we serve, having passed a rigorous process of screening before being part our of pool of experts. The wisdom the N&N founders gained over the last 15 years in the household staffing business enables us to find the best candidates more efficiently, saving you time, hassle and risk.

how to prepare

Once you’ve found the perfect pool maintenance specialist, it is time to explain specific rules such as details of the work to be done, the ins-and-outs around the house, and the tools provided. Use this checklist below to make sure you and your pool maintenance specialist are on the same page before he or she gets started and over the first few days of work. He or she will thank you for all the specifics when something unexpected pops up. If it helps, print out this page and check items off as you complete them to ensure peace of mind and a successful start to this journey with your new garden or pool maintenance specialist.

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CONTACT AND PERSONAL INFORMATION


Exchange contact information. This includes things like home address, phone numbers (work and cell) and email. Determine the best way to reach each other during the day or in case of an emergency. For your paperwork, you may need his or her license number and taxpayer ID number.

Make important numbers easy to access. Write down numbers a close friend, family member or neighbor, and keep them in an easy place to find in case he or she needs them.

Keep signed copies of your house sitter contract on hand. You and your home repair professional should each have a copy of the signed work agreement. This should include the agreed-upon pay, days and hours for work and any extra things, such as agreed-upon housework, garden work, etc.

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TRANSPORTATION


Update your car insurance. Your car insurance plan should be updated to cover your house sitter, if she’s going to be driving your car.

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HOUSE RULES


Make sure the pool maintenance professional has necessary access. Your pool maintenance professional should have all the tools he or she might need and have to use. Most importantly he or she must need access to places where the equipment in question have to be accessed and serviced.

Notify your pool maintenance professional of expected visitors. Be sure your pool maintenance professional is aware of any visitors you’re expecting each day. That includes other pool cleaners or any other maintenance workers who may be around the house.

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DAILY ROUTINE


Have a written protocol. For the first week, write down protocol until you get into a routine: Grocery days, expecting pool or on-call maintenance guy, important guests, what time to cook for dinner to prepare for your arrival, keeping track of the bills, calling or doing gardening, and others. With proper communication the most optimum results in house-keeping will be achieved.

Create a collaborative calendar. Consider making a calendar for him or her (and you) to refer to and encourage him or her to add to it as she gets more comfortable. On the calendar, schedule regular check-ins with your house sitter to go over any concerns that come up.

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SAFETY AND HEALTH


Go over cleaning chemicals and how to store these properly. . You may need to go over the inventory of chemicals and detergents and make sure these are properly stored and used only as appropriate.

Agree on scope of the job once it is lifting weights is an issue. There will be certain limits that anyone can do the job if safety and health are compromised especially in the question of lifting weights. It will be much safer for both parties if some heavy jobs are delegated to other service providers.

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SPREAD THE WORD


• Let everyone know about your house sitter. You will expect guests and you need to notify them to expect someone to accept them on your behalf. Moreover he or she will be around the neighborhood and may ask them for help in case of emergency.


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