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Kneetrembler

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Can anyone enlighten me as to the running costs of a pool in the U.K.

Also recommend any good traditional Pool Construction Companies in the South of England

danyeates

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These guys have their offices on my route to work. Might be worth talking to them. I've never seen any of their work, but they serve all the big houses around Beaulieu so must be pretty good!

http://www.pbspools.co.uk/

Kneetrembler

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danyeates said:
These guys have their offices on my route to work. Might be worth talking to them. I've never seen any of their work, but they serve all the big houses around Beaulieu so must be pretty good!

http://www.pbspools.co.uk/
Thanks very much,could be very handy as it will be on the IOW.

caziques

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Basic running costs of a saltwater pool (where the chlorine is stripped out of the salt with electricity) are very modest - just the cost of the circulating pump to generate enough chlorine and a few bags of salt each year. 2-3 hundred pounds?

Make sure you have an opaque cover to help stop sunlight turning chlorine back to salt.

The big cost is of course heating.

Integrate a large solar collector with the pump and heating is almost free.

Next best alternative is heat pump - don't under circumstances install some sort of fossil fuel boiler.

Mobile Chicane

17,765 posts

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My neighbour has a pool and reckons it costs him £7k a year to run.

That's £5k for the maintenance contract, £2k for heating. The pool is only operational from about May to October.

However it is quite some pool. Cost £80k to install.


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CharlesdeGaulle

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64 months

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That's a nice pool, but at 1k a month (maintenance costs for usable period alone) I guess it should be.

danyeates

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Christ, is that how much they cost to run! It's not even a very big pool! Can't imagine how much leisure centre pools must cost!

My dad has a 30,000 gallon pond with lots of special koi in. Although its obviously not heated, it does have very big pumps and clever filtration systems which do cost a lot to run. He's just had solar panels fitted which reduce the running costs of the pumps to zero during the summer, when they're needed the most.

dazzalse

302 posts

63 months

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5k for an outside pool - ours is open march to october and heated to 30
10k for a indoor pool

Orbin

216 posts

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that's a hideous pool; it looks like a pond. biggest mistake they made is not making the floor a bright blue colour.

in the answer to the question, as an isolated installation they can be quite expensive. if you are doing it as part of an extension/development then the costs can come down a lot.

however, as others have pointed out, the running costs are rather high.

caziques

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Not sure what planet some people are on, how any sane person would pay 5000 a year for a maintenance contract I can't imagine. And 80,000 for a pool without a cover!!

I have a fibreglass inground pool, 8m x 4m, 55,000 litre. 8000 to install ten years ago. Solar heater only.

Total power usage is 750 watts when the circulating pump is running - which it has very little this summer as the weather has been pretty bad. Hence it's about 7p an hour - or perhaps two hundred pounds a year.

If the walls go a bit green, (sunlight round the edges of the cover) a few hours work gets it all scrubbed off - then a couple of days to get the water totally clear again.

7000 a year! I could just about live on that.

Mobile Chicane

17,765 posts

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caziques said:
Not sure what planet some people are on, how any sane person would pay 5000 a year for a maintenance contract I can't imagine. And 80,000 for a pool without a cover!!

I have a fibreglass inground pool, 8m x 4m, 55,000 litre. 8000 to install ten years ago. Solar heater only.

Total power usage is 750 watts when the circulating pump is running - which it has very little this summer as the weather has been pretty bad. Hence it's about 7p an hour - or perhaps two hundred pounds a year.

If the walls go a bit green, (sunlight round the edges of the cover) a few hours work gets it all scrubbed off - then a couple of days to get the water totally clear again.

7000 a year! I could just about live on that.
It does have a cover - which cost £18,000 - this is motorised and retracts underneath the paving at the far end.

It's also heated to 35C - hence the eye-watering cost.

I know... I know... rolleyes

herewego

6,584 posts

97 months

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Mobile Chicane said:
caziques said:
Not sure what planet some people are on, how any sane person would pay 5000 a year for a maintenance contract I can't imagine. And 80,000 for a pool without a cover!!

I have a fibreglass inground pool, 8m x 4m, 55,000 litre. 8000 to install ten years ago. Solar heater only.

Total power usage is 750 watts when the circulating pump is running - which it has very little this summer as the weather has been pretty bad. Hence it's about 7p an hour - or perhaps two hundred pounds a year.

If the walls go a bit green, (sunlight round the edges of the cover) a few hours work gets it all scrubbed off - then a couple of days to get the water totally clear again.

7000 a year! I could just about live on that.
It does have a cover - which cost £18,000 - this is motorised and retracts underneath the paving at the far end.

It's also heated to 35C - hence the eye-watering cost.

I know... I know... rolleyes
I suppose the cover explains why the water level is so low.

hyperblue

2,385 posts

64 months

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Our heating and chemical costs are in the hundreds, not thousands, for a 10m x 4m 60,000 litre pool. £7k a year is mental!

Kneetrembler

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The reason I am interested is that my 11 x 5 mtr x 2 mtr deep pool in Ibiza costs me £5000 p.a. excepting any maintenance.
As it was a Chlorine pool every 10 yrs we would check the tile grouting and change the filter sand, but this was/is something that I have always done myself.

I now wish to build one in the U.K. and as I haven't lived here for over 24yrs would like to know how much to construct a pool, typical running costs and any recommendations for pool companies who build traditional pools, not Fibreglass.

The costs seem to vary immensly

CharlesdeGaulle

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Kneetrembler. Not sure I can add much of value on pools, but can I please come to your house-warming?

Kneetrembler

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Any more decent answers then ?

amccan10

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Kneetrembler said:
Any more decent answers then ?
Send me PM with your number and I'll give you a call.

Andy

Kneetrembler

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amccan10 said:
Send me PM with your number and I'll give you a call.

Andy
You have mail,Thanks

amccan10

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Kneetrembler said:
You have mail,Thanks
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cuneus

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Mobile Chicane said:
My neighbour has a pool and reckons it costs him 7k a year to run.

That's 5k for the maintenance contract, 2k for heating. The pool is only operational from about May to October.

However it is quite some pool. Cost 80k to install.

More money than sense and taste then - that's hideous

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