National Pool Opening Day is this Saturday, April 29! That means that pretty soon (if you haven’t already), you’ll be outside prepping your backyard paradise for another season of fun in the sun!

And while that fun is something you’ve been waiting on for months, it can also come at a pretty significant cost. Like any major household feature, a pool is an investment that requires skillful care all year round. 

This summer, use these tips to help you create a luxury experience while saving a few pennies along the way!


Best Ways to Save Money On Your Pool This Summer

  • Use a Solar Pool Heater

Did you know standard pool heaters cost between $1,500 and $3,000? Plus, the energy cost to operate them can be between $50 and $500 a month, depending on where you live, the type of pool heater you have, and how warm you want the water to be. A solar pool heater can cut those energy costs to nearly $0! Saving you hundreds or even thousands of dollars per year while maintaining the perfect swimming temperature.

  • Conserve Pool Water

The cost to fill an average-sized pool ranges between $4 and $10 per 1,000 gallons of water. It’s easy to see how those costs can add up quickly! Try conserving your pool water by using a cover to stop evaporation, checking for any leaks, and maintaining a low water level to reduce water loss from splashing.

  • Maintain Chemical Balance

By staying on top of your pool’s chemicals and cleanliness, you can save money on water costs as you’ll have to drain and fill your pool less often. Additionally, a cleaner pool will need to be backwashed less often, which will decrease your water and energy costs.

  • Improve Your Pool Pump

Try using a variable-speed pump. This will regulate the pool filtration as needed, so the pump is not running constantly and racking up energy bills. Additionally, consider running pumps less throughout the day or when less cleaning is needed.

  • Regular Maintenance and Cleaning

As mentioned above, a clean pool can significantly reduce the need for water refills. But also, a well-maintained pool can help prevent costly repairs in the future. It’s best to perform regular maintenance checks on your pool to ensure there are no problem areas that could lead to a hefty bill later on.

  • Proper Storage

During the summer, you’ll likely be using your pool cover less and your pool accessories more. Keep both properly stored when not in use. Keeping them where they’ll be safe and protected will mean less chance of damage and costly replacements.

  • Use LED or Solar Lights

LED and solar light fixtures can help you cut down significantly on energy costs. Some estimates claim that solar lights alone can help you save, on average, up to $150 annually. Plus, they have the added benefit of being a little more friendly to the environment!

  • Find Local Deals

Dealers usually have spring deals on all your pool essentials. Be sure to research and find the best deals for the products you need. This is an easy way to save a few dollars on items you were already going to buy anyway!

Saving Today Means More Fun Tomorrow!

Whether you’re a seasoned pool veteran celebrating another summer in your pool or if you’re just getting started with your first year, there are always simple and smart ways you can save a little extra money. Plus, the money you save can be put toward your next backyard project! Did someone say fire pit 👀?
Need a little guidance? Remember, you’re not alone! Reach out to your local pool professional to see how you can save time and money reopening your pool this year. You can also visit our Pinterest Board to get even more inspiration and tips