We all know that owning a pool comes with maintenance costs whether that means chemicals needed to keep the water balanced, or pool cleaning. While everyone and every pool operates a little differently, there are regular maintenance costs to keep in mind between monthly cleanings to repair or replacement of parts.
Pool Maintenance Costs
There are several maintenance activities to account for when it comes to owning a pool. One of the biggest is cleaning. Pool cleaning is an important task for any pool owner or pool company to stay on top of. It ensures that the water is clean and safe for use. Monthly cleanings can vary based on pool size and usually includes balancing out chemicals, skimming the pool and clearing out debris, checking water levels, and minor repairs.
In addition to your regular seasonal cleaning, you’ll also need to account for the cost of opening and closing your pool each summer. This can end up being a a little bit more costly because it includes all the tasks needed to prepare your pool for use or storage.
Pool Repair Costs
The cost of repairing a pool is something that needs to be factored into maintenance. The cost of pool repairs can range widely depending on the issue. On average, most people spend anywhere from $500 to $1,000+ on repairs. These are the most common kinds of repair projects you may encounter:
- Leaks. These can be caused by a number of problems and could be a small leak or a huge leak. Smaller leaks could be addressed with an inexpensive repair kit. However, on the higher end, leaks that require a professional like Georgia Pool Cleaning to come in and drain you pool could cost a few thousand dollars.
- Pool filters. Filters in our pool keep the water clean and safe for use. Repairing a filter is much less expensive than replacing one. A complete replacement may be up to $2,000.
- Pool pumps. A broken motor is not going to do your pool any good. To repair a motor can
require anywhere from $50 to $300 and then, a replacement can cost more, especially if the plumbing system is also damaged.
Factors Affecting Costs
Where you live in Atlanta or the surrounding areas, and the type of pool you own, both play a factor into costs. For example, if you live somewhere warm with long summers, you’ll naturally have a longer pool season. This means more maintenance cleaning than someone who only keeps their pool open for two months out of the year.
In addition, some pools require more upkeep than others. A saltwater pool will need less attention than a chlorine pool and indoor pools can sometimes be maintained for an affordable amount. At the end of the day, you can expect to pay around $100 a month to maintain your pool, combined with the cost of opening and closing, and any repairs.
For more tips, or to set up an appointment for pool maintenance or repairs with Georgia Pool Cleaning, visit the website or call us today at (404) 895-9120.