Pools can be a great feature to add to your home. They are not only a way to stay cool and get some exercise, but also are a great way to boost your home’s value. While the average in-ground swimming pool will run an average of $29,660, it is not the only cost that will come with having a pool on your property. The cost of swimming pool maintenance is a common question among homeowners, and of critical importance when deciding if you can afford to have one.
Yearly Pool Maintenance Costs
On average, the cost of swimming pool maintenance each year will run between $960 to $1,800 depending on the size and type of pool. Each year will include the cost for repairs as well as the cost to open and close the pool for the season. Opening a pool will run around $150 to $300 of the annual cost, with the higher range needed for larger pools or pool that require more chemical treatments. To open the pool your professional will.
- Uncover it
- Reassemble the filter
- Clean and Test the water
- Fill the pool
- Start the pump
Closing your pool for the season will cost about the same $150 to $300 and will include:
- Shocking the water
- A full cleaning
- Reducing the water level
- Cleaning and storing the filter
- Removing water lines
- Recovering it
Monthly Pool Maintenance Costs
Another factor to consider when determining the cost of swimming pool maintenance are the month-to-month costs that will come with the pool. Monthly maintenance costs can range anywhere from $30 to $150 depending on the level of cleaning needed and the size. Monthly maintenance includes:
- Testing the water and adjusting chemistry is needed
- Checking and cleaning filters
- Check the pump and other equipment
- Cleaning the pool
While the cost of swimming pool maintenance can be one of the most important expenses to consider, along with the cost of the install, you should also research how maintaining the pool will affect your water and electric bill as well to provide you with a true cost. Want more information about pool maintenance? Or are you ready to add one to create the ideal outdoor living space? Filed of Dreams can help. Contact us today to start your design plan.