When you the swimming pool contractors from Seahorse Pools & Spas in Fort Worth, Texas what does it cost to own a swimming pool? You may be surprised when he says, “there is one one-size-fits all” answer because all pools, all pool use is different and weather conditions and so many other factors go into it.

When you own a swimming pool, consider the costs of chemicals, upkeep, filling the pool, the increases in utility bills and extraneous costs to run the pool, it is all an estimate on your unique pool costs.

When you work with a swimming pool contractor prior to the construction of your pool you can get an estimate on what pool ownership will cost before, during and after pool construction. The initial installation costs of a swimming pool can run in the tens of thousands of dollars, but you need to budget for the long-term because your pool enhances your life for decades.

What does it cost to own a swimming pool?

  • The initial construction is, naturally, one of the first costs of owning a swimming pool. The cost for the pool construction is determined by the size, construction material, equipment, accessories, landscaping, outdoor amenities and more.
  • Add in the cost of licensing and construction permits you may need to obtain for your project.
  • Don’t forget to factor in — and your pool contractor will let you know the costs — of heating, lighting, plumbing, running electricity, etc.
  • Talk with your homeowner’s insurance agent and see if a pool is allowed under the policy, or if you need to look for a different provider. Your policy may cover it but your company may require you raise your liability limits — be prepared for this as a cost you may not have considered.
  • How much excavation will your project require?
  • Ask us for an estimate on how much you may expect your utility bills to increase with the installation of the pool.
  • Don’t forget about ongoing upkeep and maintenance costs. You can clean and maintain the pool yourself but that will require you buy all the chemicals up front and find a safe place to store them and learning how to interpret the chemical balance readings on the test strips. Many pool owners find they pay less money when they hire a pool pro than when they try to DIY their cleaning.
  • Ask us about potential incidental costs, cost overruns and even increases in the project cost because of weather delays.

Know what you can afford for your pool project as a monthly payment/payback amount. From this you can subtract the cost of increases in utilities, pool service, insurance increases and then your monthly payback for the financing you may have required for the project. If all of this seems overwhelming, give us a call and let’s talk about the costs of a project and your project in particular.