Wow, your electricity is pricy. Here in Ottawa it is far more reasonable. We swim from mid-May to mid-October. Leaves are the hassle in October. We use a natural gas heater (and our gas is fairly reasonable too). I knew when we bought this place it would be a luxury and an extra expense. I just consider it as part of the budget that we will spend more on natural gas during swim season.Here in New York the pool season is so short and if you try to extend it, your dealing with keeping the leaves out or keeping the heater on. Electric is so expensive. Our electric bill in winter can be as low as $200. Now it’s $600 and can hit $800. We love our pool.
We did. Actually it was a must when we were house hunting (since no bloody way was I going to pay to have one installed, and hubby and I both love to swim). Ours gets used pretty much every day during the 5 Months it is open We are in it for hours most nights.True. I know the answer with real estate. No one wants a pool.
Your pool is huge, so I can imagine vacuuming takes awhile. Ours is 20 x 40, and since it has been opened this year (with a new liner and freshly filled), I only vacuum about once a week. When we had a white liner (old one) I vacuumed daily but it only took about 10 minutes.cost and amount of work maintaining it the tfp way, is just a no brainer to me...like mowing the lawn. It is like mowing the lawn.——————— We been having so many storms up north. I just vacuum the pool yesterday- vacuum this large pool takes 2 hours. I had the hose in it all day to fill water line past top of skimmer because I vacuum to wast. Had it looking good then this storm came last night. OMG!! Do I vacuum again ? I did leave the pump on all night and that helped but it’s a mess. Owning a pool is lots of work. It’s easy if no wind storms come but now I’m getting frustrated.
Can I ask- what did it cost for new liner- install?Your pool is huge, so I can imagine vacuuming takes awhile. Ours is 20 x 40, and since it has been opened this year (with a new liner and freshly filled), I only vacuum about once a week. When we had a white liner (old one) I vacuumed daily but it only took about 10 minutes.
For the OP, in the time since we've opened the pool this year with a new liner/fresh water the only thing I've done is add stabilizer at the beginning, added salt at the beginning, and turned on the SWCG. I test it, but have had zero issues. Haven't had to add anything. I take some time with the net before swimming to scoop up the debris left by a big tree near the pool, but that is it other than a weekly vacuuming.
We were just talking about that new electric pool vacuum. No hoses to mess with. It has its own built in filter ? How does it clean bottom? Leaves I know it can clean what about the very fine black stuff on bottom? How do you think it will clean the deep end ? 5 ft drop to 9 ft deep ?Hi everyone
I live in the UK and have an outdoor pool, 32 feet x 14 feet. When we bought the house the pool was already in and working... kind of! I tend to maintain to myself which keep costs down. Have installed a new gas heater, Hayward Sand Filter and new pump.Just bought an automatic electric pool cleaner which is worth its weight in gold.... get one.
Would I want a house with a pool when I move? No! A pool looks good but in Northern Europe (UK) its really a waste of money. Kept my current one as the estate agent said it could be a selling feature to a family with kids.Refurbishment was more cost effective than filling it in a landscaping the area.
A pool is a "must have". In my area, when we put our pool in, the neighbors were like, "the park with a pool is around the corner". Then they'd walk away shaking their head. Within 2 years, 4 neighbors put in pools. The park didn't close but I didn't say anything, either.