Just bought a house that comes with a pool, do I have an option to not use any electricity on the pool at all ?


New member
Jul 27, 2019
Modesto, California
Hello guys,
Sorry for silly question :<
Basically we just bought a house, which comes with an in ground pool. However, I don't want to spend too much money on electricity on such pool, since I know for a fact that we will barely be using it.
From my little to non knowledge about swimming pools, it needs its pump in order to work, which runs on electricity. My question is can i turn it off completely to save electricity ? WIll it make the pool turn into a horrible show ?
In other words, what can I do to minimize my electricity bills on the pool ?
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Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
Northern NJ
Welcome to TFP.

You have to run the pump and filter for a minimum time. Read ...

Tell us more about your pool and equipment for us to provide more guidance.


Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 7, 2014
Bedford, TX

If you don't run the pump and keep the pool water sanitized, you will have a giant green mosquito-laden swamp..

What were you thinking?? What was your plan?

It will cost more to fill it in that run it and enjoy it..


Jim R.


LifeTime Supporter
Oct 20, 2012
Mandeville, Louisiana
What kind of pool is it? If it has a vinyl liner you might be able to easily fill it in. If it is Gunite you will need to check to see what it would take to remove it. Most areas of the country will consider it a nuisance if you do not maintain it.