What To Consider When Planning Your Pool Budget

What To Consider When Planning Your Pool Budget

If you’ve made the decision to finally put in a pool in your Tampa Bay backyard, there’s much more to consider than just the design of the pool. Many potential pool owners make the mistake of solely budgeting pool construction costs and not considering the other aspects of pool ownership that will affect your budget. There are many things to consider when planning for your backyard pool, and we’re here to help you make sure you make the right decision when it comes to the design, equipment and care of your Tampa Bay pool.

Whether you’re looking for a simple, budget-friendly pool design or something more elaborate for a full backyard retreat, your pool’s design plays a huge role when planning for a new pool. What are you looking to incorporate into your design? Are you looking for a more traditional pool or one with more features like fire and water, an additional spa, waterfalls, or a grotto? Working closely with your Tampa Bay pool designer will help you determine what features can be added while staying within your set budget. Whatever your budget may be you’ll still create a beautiful outdoor living space your family can enjoy for years to come. 

Energy-Efficient Pool Equipment
While the upfront cost may be a bit more expensive when investing in quality energy-efficient pool equipment, you’ll be saving money on the operating costs in the long run. Many of today’s top manufacturers of energy-efficient pool equipment boast a savings of at least $450 in energy costs per year, as well as the fact that the equipment will pay for itself within two years of ownership. Not only are you saving money, but you’re also helping your pool to run more efficiently and effectively. Today’s energy-efficient equipment uses up to 65 percent less energy, runs quieter and helps prolong the life of your pool’s filtration system. When considering a new pool, be sure to put thought into investing in energy-efficient equipment that’s designed to help offset pool operation costs throughout the life of the pool.

Water & Electric
These pool ownership expenses will vary greatly depending on your local rates and if you outfit your pool with a heater. For a more detailed look at what it will cost to run your pool, be sure to contact your local municipality to get the estimated rates in your area, however, you can expect to spend on average $30 to $50 each month to run your pool pump. 

Service & Maintenance
Like most things, caring for a pool takes time and attention. During the planning process of building your pool, also consider the regular service and maintenance costs that you will incur to keep it pristine. Between regular chemicals necessary for clear and healthy water to a pool cleaning service or investing in the right equipment to clean the pool on your own, pool ownership is a monthly expense. It’s estimated that pool owners should expect to spend between $20 to $50 a month on chemicals and roughly $100 a month on professional pool maintenance if you decide to go that route. 

Having your own backyard oasis is worth every penny, but oftentimes people just starting to look into pool ownership only budget for the construction of the pool itself and overlook regular operating and maintenance costs over time. Give the pool construction experts at Tampa Bay Pools a call today to schedule your design consultation or to learn more about the pool construction process and pool ownership expectations.

About Tampa Bay Pools

Tampa Bay Pools is a custom pool builder serving Tampa Bay, Brandon, Riverview, Lithia, Valrico, Odessa, Lutz, Plant City, and Seffner areas, who understands the importance and value of your own backyard escape. That’s why we build spectacular new inground swimming pools that are easy to maintain. We offer a wide variety of custom projects including residential or commercial swimming pool building, stunning custom features to customize your pool, outdoor enclosures for your backyard oasis, and custom spas. Our pools can be designed to fit any style or budget; we even offer swimming pool financing options.

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