You’ve put together the budget for your Maumee, Ohio swimming pool project. You know what it will cost per month to pay off the construction, but have you wondered, how much does it cost to own a swimming pool? There is more to pool ownership and costs than the repayment price of the pool itself. There is:

  1. Ongoing maintenance and service
  2. Heating
  3. Increased home utility bills
  4. The cost of water to refill the pool when it gets low

When you’re talking with the swimming pool contractors from Bella Blue Pools about your project you will want to ask him or her about the total potential costs of your pool project — above and beyond the payback amount of the project.

How much does it cost to own a swimming pool?

The cost of pool construction isn’t the only one associated with pool ownership. What are items to consider for the pool maintenance budget:

  • Chemicals. If you are a DIYer with your pool maintenance you will need to buy all of the chemicals you need and find a place to store them.
  • Maintenance contract. Ask us for an estimate on the annual cost of a swimming pool maintenance contract. You may find it’s less expensive to hire a pool professional.
  • Utility bills. The home utility bills will increase when you’re running the pool pump and filter. Your contractor can give you an estimate of the potential increases in utility bills.
  • Construction payback. The biggest upfront expense will be to pay for the pool construction.
  • Water. When the pool is complete you will need to decide if you will have water trucked in to fill it or if you’re fill it with the hose from your house. If you fill it at home check with the municipality in which you live to get an idea of what it will cost. Let them know the water will not be discharged; this could save on sewer cost — typically built into a water usage estimate. Once the pool has been filled, you will only need to occasionally top it off because of evaporation or splash out.

Money saving tip: Use a swimming pool cover whenever the pool isn’t in use. It will keep out dirt and debris. A covered pool will lose less water to evaporation and if you heat the water a cover will trap the heat.

Swimming pools do have a large upfront cost, but you will find out that the value you gain by spending time with friends and family there will outweigh the cost!