Estimating the current yearly cost of your pool, in money and also in time, may give you a bit of a shock. To do the math for yourself, add up the following:
- The yearly cost of pool chemicals
- The cost of any professional cleaning for this year
- How much you’ve spent replacing pool parts this year
- The yearly cost of pool repairs
- Inflated utility costs for heating the pool and running the pump
- Inflated water bill costs, including overage charges
- Inflated home insurance costs
- Buying and maintain pool safety equipment
For most homeowners, a pool is costing them more than they expect. You might also compare this amount to how much it would cost you to get a year’s pass to a nearby public pool or the transportation costs to a local beach. Chances are, this is significantly lower than what your pool costs.
You might also consider the time you put into cleaning, maintaining, repairing, closing and opening your pool. What could you do with all of that time if you didn’t have a pool?