Costs vary depending on your house
In recent years, the price of installing a swimming pool has become more and more affordable. You can now enjoy the pleasures of having a swimming pool, including its maintenance costs, for the price of a car. Nowadays, many options are available: the above ground swimming pool, priced at around 1,500 euros, the monohull polyester structure at 20,000 euros and more that needs to be built by a professional and the middle range model to dig and to assemble yourself.
The equipment represents a significant cost for the investor. The pump, skimmer, disinfectants or filters are essential to keep the pool in good condition. Safety tools and the protective lip, if they are not always mandatory, are necessary, especially in the case of a rental. For all this equipment, you have to plan to spend between 2,000 to 10,000 euros, sometimes more with the installation of a heating solution.
Finally, operating and maintenance costs, including insurance and a possible surplus of housing tax are to be added on a case by case basis, depending on local legislation and the size of the pool (usually between 500 and 3,000 euros). The renewal of accessories (pump, filters and liner) should also be taken into account in the overall budget for the pool.
For exceptional villas or houses with luxurious pools, equipped with the latest accessories such as a robot cleaner or spotlights illuminating the waters at night, prices can soar and therefore so does the overall price of the property. Professionals recommend spreading the cost over long periods to get a clear idea of their impact. Surprisingly, it represents between 80 and 200 euros per month, which seems rather low.