Clients tell me all the time that they want a home with a pool, but they are so expensive to maintain. I usually follow up with questions like how much would you use it? Do the kids know how to swim? is there money in the budget to maintain it?
Monthly expenses of keeping a pool maintained don’t have to break the bank. You can maintain your pool by yourself, DIY style, and not worry about having to pay the expensive monthly service fees that the pool companies charge. How?
Check out this video to learn how to maintain your pool and not spend a fortune by doing it yourself!
If you can take a little time each week to skim the surface, clean out the baskets, scrub the walls (the most time consuming), you will be in good shape. Just take the pool water to the store for testing every couple of weeks and you are ready to splash away!
There is the cost of buying the chemicals and any equipment maintenance like rubber gaskets and brushes, etc. But that is nothing compared to what you would spend every month on a pool cleaning service. Local area pool cleaners charge anywhere from $100-$175 per month, depending on the size of your pool and the condition. You will NOT spend that on chemicals each month if you use my tips and don’t let it get away from you.
If you are in the market for a pool home, check out this list of area pool homes that are for sale under $300k!