Looking for a home with a pool in Mesa? Homes with swimming pools are in high demand right now especially as we are coming out of last year’s pandemic lockdowns. Homeowners are looking for a safer way to enjoy swimming and getting a chance to cool down in hot summer temperatures.
A smart thing to consider before purchasing a home with a pool or looking into installing a pool in your home is what it would cost to maintain a pool at your home. The national average price for each professional pool cleaning is about $229 according to the website homeadvisor.com.
The Cost to Own and Maintain a Swimming Pool in Mesa Arizona
Here are some general cost figures to help you get a better idea of the expense you can plan on paying for a home swimming pool.
Average hourly rate of pool cleaning services
Most professional pool cleaning services will charge a rate of $75-$100 per hour. Some of these services include regular cleanings, equipment checks, and opening and closing the pool at the beginning and end of each season. The exact rate you will pay is most likely going to depend on the type and size of pool that is at your home.
Average saltwater pool maintenance costs
Yearly salt and chemical costs range from $70-$100. You should expect to pay an additional $200-$800 every 3 to 7 years to replace the salt cell in a saltwater pool. The price to build a saltwater unit will cost more in upfront charges and maintenance cost will be lower to help balance upfront costs out. Corrosion from salt can shorten the lifespan of pool equipment including the seals and heaters. Professional maintenance technicians can perform inspections of salt water pool equipment and suggest preventative measures like placing a zinc disk in the skimmer these disks absorb corrosion and cost only about $15.
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Average monthly professional maintenance costs
If you are planning to have a professional do all of the labor and maintenance to keep your pool in its best shape this can cost anywhere from 80 to about $150 per month. Many professional services will charge based on the amount of time it takes to maintain the pool as well as the specific tasks that are performed. Some of these tasks can include testing the water pH, checking filters and equipment settings, brushing the walls of the pool, emptying traps and baskets, checking any robotic cleaners to make sure they are functioning properly, vacuuming, and skimming. It may seem like having a more frequent weekly cleaning would cost more but it can actually save money with preventative measures that are taken by more frequent cleanings to help ensure that larger maintenance projects do not need to be performed when cleanings are spread out over longer periods of time.
What to expect and electricity costs
Homeowners can pay as much as $300 per year in electricity to operate the equipment in their pool such as the pool pump and the heater. The exact cost of electricity will of course depend upon the type of equipment in your pool. Of course you can invest in newer equipment if the equipment in the pool at the home is old and consumes a large amount of energy, but this will be a significant upfront cost to help you save money on your electricity bills in the future.
What to expect in water bills
Homeowners should expect to pay between $60 and $120 to fill a standard 15,000 to 30,000-gallon pool with water provided from your home’s utilities. After the first fill up a homeowner can expect to pay about $.004 per gallon when they need to add water due to evaporation. This fee does not include any overuse fees that may be charged in certain areas.
The thought of having your own private pool with no special rules seems intriguing it can also require a lot of physical maintenance or a significant amount of money to pay someone to maintain your pool as well as utility costs. It is always a good idea to consider what it would take to own a pool at your home before purchasing a home with a pool in Mesa. It may be in your best interest to look for a home that has a community pool as the costs and maintenance requirements are much lower.
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