Pool Maintenance Costs

Asked by Jane, Chesapeake, VA Wed Jun 3, 2009

How much is the average monthly maintenance cost (electricity, chemicals, etc.) for a pool in the Keller, Southlake, Colleyville, Flower Mound, TX areas? Thanks in advance!


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T.E. & Naima…, Agent, Dallas, TX
Fri Jun 5, 2009
Without going to an outside service, you can buy the chemicals for about $30 a month, unless you have some incontinent swimmers. Chemicals to lower pH and prevent algae would run another $10.
Electricity, compared to your A/C bill, would be negligible (less than $5). Only a pool heater in winter would actually have an impact on your bill.
The big drawback to do-it-yourself pool maintenance is the time. First you need a couple of hours every week, preferably a little time each day too, to check on the skimmers. Weekly checks on chlorine and pH are required, and some adjustment is usually required. Topping off water level and backwashing doesn't take that long, but scrubbing any algae from the sides of the pool can take hours. So, keeping the pH and chlorine right takes periodic checking to avoid having algae.
Handing it off to a pool service, once you failed a couple of times, is what often happens. They charge anywhere from $100 to $200 a month, some including chemicals, some without. You have to negotiate.
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Wow, that sounds like more work than I am looking for. My children are begging me for a pool, and I was hoping that the maintenance requirements would be minimal. I think I will still have a pool installed for Christmas, but I am definitely going to hire a pool service.

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lynnnchase9, , Omaha, NE
Mon May 4, 2015
I think it depends on a couple variables mainly the service you hire, where you live, and the type of pool you have. I would try calling the services around your area and ask for their prices. This could give you a good idea of what you're going to be paying and what the services are going to cost. I would highly recommend doing this to start getting an idea of what this is going to cost. http://www.kriscoaquatechpools.com/services.htm
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The Jones Te…, Agent, Richardson, TX
Wed Feb 18, 2015
I would say about 150.00 per month. I have a pool in the Mid cities area and servicing runs a bout 150. This is only servicing and no repairs or start up services are included in that price.
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lewisremingt…, Home Owner, Rochester, NY
Wed Feb 18, 2015
It would depend on the size of your pool, and what kind of maintenance you're looking for. Some companies charge a bit more, but may have a more efficient service than those that charge less. I would call a few different companies to get quotes from them so you know what to expect. http://www.brightandclearpools.com
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Mark Leach, Home Buyer, Pine Bluff, AR
Thu Jan 29, 2015
There are a lot of factors that go into the cost of a pool. It depends on how large the pool is, how well maintained it is, what types of chemical s you use, etc. Obviously, the larger the pool, the larger the bill. I would contact a few pool contractors for some quotes.
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Gary Birtles, , Scottsdale, AZ
Tue Nov 25, 2014
I think it depends on the type of pool and the size. I know it can vary quite a bit depending on the pool. I recommend having a pool service company give their two cents. They will be able to give you a rough estimate. http://www.sanfernandovalleypoolservices.com
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I agree that it would greatly depend on the size of your pool. Generally, smaller pools will cost less to maintain. It also depends on the type of pool cleaning service that you hire. Some pool cleaning services will cost more, but they might do a more thorough job.
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thedeanreese, Home Buyer, Dundee, IL
Wed Aug 20, 2014
I was also wondering what pool maintenance costs as well as to where to hire pool maintenance. My wife and I put in a pool over the summer and need some help with the upkeep during the school year. Any ideas?

Dean Reese | http://www.imperialpaddock.com/
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Jason Todd, Agent, Frisco, TX
Wed Apr 9, 2014
If you maintain your pool yourself you can do it for around 30 to 40 dollars a month. If you hire an outside service it can vary a lot depending on the level of service you choose.

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John Straub, Agent, Fort Worth, TX
Fri Dec 7, 2012
Good Evening Dan
My pool costs me an average $20 per month in electricity and it is about 16,000 gallons with a water feature. I spend about $30.00 per month in chemicals and I use chlorine in my pool. The big factors for you are going to be the equipment newer is more efficient and the type of pool you choose fresh or saltwater. Swim season for a pool with no heater runs from mid May until October most years. Hope this helps. Best of luck to you!

John Straub
Keller Williams Realty

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Lillianne "L…, Agent, Southlake, TX
Wed Dec 5, 2012
Hello, Jane and Dan! Pool service pricing depends on the type of services you want be it full service, chemical service, brushing, gas. I suggest you shop around and base your decision in aspects beyond finding a "good deal". This is a long term relationship and stability and service are important - believe me - you want your pool in the right hands!
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Carmen Sanch…, Home Buyer, Mineral City, OH
Mon Nov 19, 2012
Pool service can vary depending on location. I pay around
$125 a month for the maintenance on my pool during the peak season. I would look into different companies and comparison shop for the best deal. Good luck!
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