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    Newbie Here - Please Advise

    Thinking of building a SWG Pool with a Variable Speed pump - How much of increase in my water, sewer, and utility bills will I be looking forward to?

    Thanks in Advance!
    Pool/Spa = 15800 gallons; Depth = 3 X 5 X 4; Pentair 520 SF Cartridge Filter; Pentair 400K BTU Heater; Pebble Surface

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    Re: Newbie Here - Please Advise

    I'd say some where between $25 and $500 a month should be close. But really, there is know way to know without a lot more info. Even then every situation is going to be different. Where are you located? What are your rates? How big is the pool? How long do you plan to run the pump? How much sun exposure will it get? I am sure there is a bunch of other variables as well.
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    Re: Newbie Here - Please Advise

    The SWG is usually a wash compared to adding Chlorine manually. It's more a matter of convenience. Water and sewage depend on what size and type filter you have. A variable speed pump will save electricity but might not be worth the investment and depends on your electric rates.
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    Re: Newbie Here - Please Advise

    In addition to electric rates and water/sewer rates, it also very much depends on how large the pool is.
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    Re: Newbie Here - Please Advise

    Thanks everone! We're looking at going with a 14,445 gallon pool and spa. We pay about $5.03 per thousand gallons on our water. Pre-pool I'm averaging around 70-75 bucks a month in the summer. I live in Dallas Texas and we have sprinkler system. Not concerned about filling the pool. I would like to know how much of increase in my water bill I'll see.

    Electricity -I pay .092 cents per kilowatt.

    Is this enough info? LMK

    Thanks again!
    Pool/Spa = 15800 gallons; Depth = 3 X 5 X 4; Pentair 520 SF Cartridge Filter; Pentair 400K BTU Heater; Pebble Surface

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    Re: Newbie Here - Please Advise

    You're probably looking at a $40 to $60 per month increase in your electric bill and about $5 to $10 a month in your water bill.
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    Re: Newbie Here - Please Advise

    Thanks Bama!
    Pool/Spa = 15800 gallons; Depth = 3 X 5 X 4; Pentair 520 SF Cartridge Filter; Pentair 400K BTU Heater; Pebble Surface

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