Many homeowners make the mistake of setting their pool budget based solely on the construction costs. However, there are other costs involved that we want to make sure you know about. These include monthly expenses such as chemical costs, energy costs, water usage, and ongoing pool maintenance. Here is a quick rundown on what to consider when planning your overall swimming pool budget:
How much you spend on chemicals will depend on the type of pool you have, as well as how much water is in the pool (i.e., the larger and deeper the pool, the more you should set aside in your pool budget). Most pool owners should anticipate spending anywhere from $20 to $50 for chemicals each month. This cost is fairly minimal when you consider the amount of use you’ll get out of your pool.
Most modern pools today that are running with either a one and a half or two HP motors will draw energy costs ranging from $60 to $80 per month. If your pool has a large or outdated motor, then you can expect to spend more every month on pool costs. In fact, you can save up to 90% on energy costs just by switching to a variable-speed pump.
This expense will vary greatly, so definitely check the water rates in your area to get a clear idea of how much you can expect to spend. If you have a typical 12,000-gallon pool, you can typically expect to pay under $50 per month.
When planning your pool budget, think about whether or not you’ll be hiring a maintenance company to come and clean your pool or if you’ll be doing it yourself. If you plan on hiring a cleaning service, you can expect to pay anywhere from $50 to $300 a month, with the average hovering around the $100 mark. If you’re going to be doing the maintenance yourself, you will need to invest in the appropriate cleaning equipment (i.e., a pool vacuum, chemicals) and will need to consider the amount of time you’ll be putting into maintaining the pool. For many people, this time actually becomes an enjoyable experience.
Overall Value of Owning a Pool
While these costs might seem to add up quickly, when you consider the amount of fun and relaxation you’ll get out of a pool, it’s definitely worth it. Owning a swimming pool is an investment in your health and well-being and will pay you back year after year in a better quality of life.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Aloha Pools and Spas, located in Union City, Jonesboro, and Cape Girardeau, is part of a family of companies that started in 1969. Aloha Pools and Spas has built thousands of inground pools and above ground pools for customers across seven states. They are dedicated to superior quality, professional service, and giving each and every pool and hot tub customer an unsurpassed level of satisfaction.
For over 40 years, families have trusted Aloha Pools and Spas to provide the highest quality and affordable prices on swimming pool chemicals and service, inground pool installation, hot tub sales and service, above ground pools, robotic pool cleaners, and much more. And all with the most up-to-date knowledge and technology. They have an expert staff of friendly swimming pool professionals and swimming pool service technicians that make pool ownership a breeze. If you’ve been thinking about an inground pool or an above ground pool, hot tub or spa, or anything backyard living related, Aloha Pools and Spas in Union City, Jonesboro, and Cape Girardeau is where you’ll find the best deals, service, and quality.
If you live in Union City, Poplar Bluff, Clarksville, Marion, Bowling Green, Owensboro, Jonesboro, Cape Girardeau or anywhere in Northeast Tennessee, Southern Illinois or Southwest Kentucky, give Aloha Pools and Spas a call at 731-885-2020 or stop by your nearest location for the best in swimming pool chemicals and service, swimming pool construction, hot tub sales, and hot tub chemicals and accessories.