Pool maintenance cost and pool maintenance tips. The ultimate swimming pool care manual and guide for weekly pool maintenance and mistakes to avoid.
Above ground swimming pool maintenance, as well as in ground pools, is and will always be a part of owning a residential pool.
In hotter areas of the country you will see an increase in chemical use no matter how well you take care of the pool.
You could hire a professional pool service but with the right information you'll probably do it yourself.
As with anything else in life some who knows swimming pool water maintenance can come in handy and is very nice to have if you're busy and need to simplify your life.
Giving you an exact number or dollar amount is like asking how many rocks there are in the world. It depends on many factors:
Obviously this will be different in each part of the country.
Your normal weekly swimming pool care and maintenance would include:
This is the same for salt water pool maintenance. Doing the above steps twice per week should take around 30 minutes. Again, this is for an average pool maintenance cost.
On average a residential pool owner spends between $50 - $150 monthly on pool maintenance cost . The good news is if you do it yourself you can save a little bit here and there.
A good water testing kit will ensure your chemicals are balanced correctly. Chemicals for an average 20,000 - 25,000 gallon pool should be no more than around $20 per month.
According to the National Association of Realtors inground swimming pools can add an average of 7.7% to the value of a home. In the southwest part of the U.S. a pool can add 11% but in places like the midwest only 6%.
To break this down even further lets take the worst case scenario. In Arizona where temperatures can reach 115 degrees you'll probably spend about $1.25 per day on chlorine tabs for a total of $37.50.
About $15 - $25 per month on pool chlorine and muriatic acid. You're now up to $62.50. Then add any algaecides, Sodium Bicarbonate (for alkalinity) and water use (evaporation and drag off) and you could be near $80 per month.
We haven't even touched on broken parts, DE filters, and electricity use.
Or for about $100 - $120 per month for your pool maintenance cost you could have someone come in and clean your pool for you. It's completely up to you.
Chart - Super-Chlorinate Your Pool
(Amount Needed to Reach 10 ppm)
|Type Of Swimming Pool Chlorine||POOL GALLONS|
|Sodium Hypo||10 oz.||1 3/4 qts.||3 1/4 qts.||1 1/4 gal.||1 2/3 gal.||2 gal.||4 gal.||6 gal.|
|Lithium Hypo||4 oz.||1 1/4 lbs.||2 1/3 lbs.||3 1/2 lbs.||4 3/4 lbs.||6 lbs.||12 lbs||18 lbs.|
|Dichlor||2 1/4 oz.||11 oz.||1 1/3 lbs.||2 lbs.||2 2/3 lbs.||3 1/3 lbs.||6 3/4 lbs.||14 lbs.|
|Calcium Hypo||2 oz.||10 oz.||1 1/4 lbs.||2 lbs.||2 1/2 lbs.||3 1/4 lbs.||6 1/2 lbs.||13 lbs.|
Cyanuric Acid (stabilizer/conditioner) Levels
|Cyanuric Acid||Minimum Chlorine ppm||Goal Chlorine ppm|
By keeping an eye on your cyanuric acid level, your sanitizer will do it's job properly and you may not need any extra swimming pool chemicals.
Things To Consider
Think about pool maintenance costs when buying a house and:
Go To:Swimming Pool Care > Pool Chemistry > Maintenance Cost
If you have a chemical related issue, please give the chemicals readings, type of filtration system, what you've done or are trying to do, etc..
Sand, Cartridge, DE Filter
Please explain your issue thoughtfully. By giving me all the details, it makes it much easier to answer your question and helps others that may have similar issues.
Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...
How Much To Maintain My Own Pool
A saltwater pool with chlorinater, gets fornight service at the moment, want to save $. How much will it cost? Is it worth it/easy and what equipment …
What You Need to Know for DIY Pool Maintenance Not rated yet
Having a swimming pool is a luxury. Taking are of one not only requires a little bit of money, but also a fair amount of time. It's no wonder that many …
New Pool With Well Water And Red Algae Not rated yet
We are considering installing a new in ground pool. But we have well water that has red algae in it. (south texas). Water is crystal clear until you …
eBooks Are Perfect Desktop & Mobile Device!!
Click Here To Learn How This eBook Can Save You TONS Of Time & Money
Click Here To Learn The Best Way To Clear Up Your Pool
By adding 1/2 to 3/4 cup of chlorinating liquid daily I've gotten the pH, TA, and stabilizer in normal range but fc is zero. Missed one day of add chlorine
Value For Your Money. Planning to install a swimming pool in your home?
The calcium hydochlorite will not dissolve in our pool. It is suspended in the water and clings to the tile line in our gunite pool. Ph is at 7.5 Everything