The Summer Splurge: The Running Cost of Your Pool

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Telling Australians that their pool is a bad idea is a bad idea. The pool isn’t just a luxury, but a necessity in sweltering summers. Telling Australians that their pool may be costing them too much on utility, on the other hand, may not be the worst idea.

Pool owners may be in for penny pinching. Pooled Energy, an electricity retailer, revealed that operational costs for swimming pools might rise by an average of 53% because of the energy hike.

Even today, the $800 to $1,200 yearly running cost of a pool is a bit much. But before you lose your head about the hike, you must understand the source of your pool’s expensive operation. Doing so will help you identify where you can save or what you can upgrade for a truly enjoyble swim.

Whirlpool of Expenses

Heating the water and operating the filter pump already cost money. Tradition plays a role in that, because you probably still use a gas heater. Your filter pump is not free of blame either; running it constantly along with the gas heater will raise your utility bills sky high.

Another source of cost is water loss. Water evaporation is a cruel reality for Australian pool owners because when it gets hot, pool water dissipates. So then you spend money on filling up the pool. Water loss will mean more maintenance cost.

Eliminating Inefficiency

Spending may not fit your plans now, but the return will justify your investment. On that point, pool owners from Sydney to Perth could switch to pool heat pumps. Though, Pool Solar and Spa remarks that a good price is not always a good deal. An appropriately sized heat pump is still a better option to provide appropriate heating.

You can also add a multispeed filter pump to your pool. It can save you hundreds of dollars per year because you don’t have to run the pump at full speed all the time.

Another solution to your costly pool operation is a pool cover. It’s simple, but it prevents water from evaporating and limits sun exposure, which eliminates the growth of bacteria.

Your swimming pool doesn’t have to cost more money. Identify inefficiencies to save on bills. And choose the right heating systems.