How Much Does it cost to operate a swimming pool?

The running of the filter pump is the main cost. A 750 watt pump will cost approximately 10c an hour to run and needs to run for approximately 6-8hrs per day for 365 days a year. The salt water chlorinator requires constant level of salt (approximately 1/10 the consistency of sea water). Rain water will dilute the salt level and most pools require approximately six bags of salt per year costing around $10/bag.

The total balance of water should be checked monthly; some stabiliser, bi-carb and calcium hardness may need to be added.

The average pool should cost approximately $450 to operate yearly.