How Much Will A Pool Increase My Electric Bill?
This is a question that anybody thinking about a pool wants to know. How much will my electric bill go up with a pool? It is a tough question to answer. The only thing I can go off of is my personal experience.
I have had a pool at two different houses which helps me to have a complete picture. What do I mean by that? Simply that I personally have had two different experiences with electric costs, and both were completely different. Just so everybody understands I leave my pump run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can read more about that in this blog article.
- The first house I had that had a pool, our electric bill averaged $100 more per month.
- My second house where I am currently at, our bill averaged $35 more per month.
As you can see that is a pretty good difference. I did nothing different at either place. I had the same type of filter system. The pump I use is a 1 ½ HP pump. As I mentioned before I let the pump run all the time. So why the difference? The only reason that I would know of is that my electric provider was different at each house.
So how much will it cost you? Take an average based off of my experience. You would be at $67.50. This is what your bill would increase per month. Now keep in mind that this is an average based on my experience. As you have already read I was paying more than that at my first house. Your electric provider and where you live will be the biggest factors for you personally.
You may choose to set your pump on a timer. This will cycle it on and off, and help you save on electric costs. Maybe you will be like me and leave it run all the time. Whatever you choose, will effect the cost.
As you can see there is no easy answer for this question. Your bill may be more than the $100 per month average I seen. It could possibly be less than the $35.
I hope that this at least gives you an idea of what you could be looking at for electrical costs with a pool.