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How much does an outdoor pool cost in terms of energy consumption?

How much does a private swimming pool actually cost in terms of energy consumption? And is an outdoor swimming pool still as interesting now that energy prices are skyrocketing? In this blog, we guide you through the costs involved and give you tips on how to optimise the cost of running your swimming pool.


Cost of an outdoor pool

We cannot tell you exactly how much your outdoor pool will cost in terms of energy consumption, alas. This depends on a large number of factors, as you will discover later in this blog. If we had to give a general estimate, we would say that the average running cost is around €1,500 per year. Would you like to save on this? Then be sure to read on.

Factors that influence the maintenance cost of your swimming pool

There are not only factors that determine what the construction of your outdoor pool will cost, but you can also take a number of things into account that will influence the maintenance costs later.

Depth of your swimming pool

If you have a swimming pool with a depth of 2 metres, it will be less budget-friendly in terms of energy consumption than a swimming pool with a depth of 1.5 metres. The good news is that 1.5 metres is the general average and certainly more than sufficient.

Solar panels

Solar panels significantly reduce the cost of running an outdoor swimming pool. After all, they generate energy during the time when you use your pool most: the sunny days in summer. So your electricity consumption will be almost 0.

Although you get less benefit from your solar panels in the winter, that is also the period when you are less likely to be tempted to take a dip in your pool. Heating your pool is therefore not necessary then. So your electricity consumption will be almost 0.

Simmingpools regenwaterput met buffertank

Rainwater cistern with buffer tank

In addition to solar panels, you can go directly to the next level with a rainwater cistern combined with a buffer tank if it needs to be as energy-efficient as possible. This type of buffer tank collects the rainwater, after which the excess water overflows into the infiltration tank. Finally, the water is infiltrated into the soil.

Did you know that we can provide the technical means for solar panels, heat pump, rainwater cistern and buffer tank ourselves? This means we can ensure an entirely sustainable and energy-efficient end product when constructing your outdoor pool.

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Surroundings of your swimming pool

The location of your swimming pool also affects the operating costs. If your swimming pool is surrounded by shrubs or trees, this will be a lot more interesting in terms of energy consumption costs than a swimming pool in a wide-open space, where the wind can blow at will. 

Energy-saving tips for your outdoor pool

You have had your own private pool installed, taking the above-mentioned factors into account in order to save as much as possible on energy consumption costs. On the right track! We have a few more energy-saving tips for you.

Cover your swimming pool with solar slats

If you want to choose a wallet-friendly pool cover, solar slats should be at the top of your wish list. They capture the rays of the sun, ensuring that your swimming pool water will warm up or at least maintain the water temperature on slightly less sunny days. In addition, a swimming pool cover prevents the evaporation of the pool water, which in turn benefits your water bill.

Not going for a splash? Then keep your roller shutter closed

Another easy way to save on energy consumption is to keep your pool shutter closed as much as possible. You’re not using your pool? Then just leave it covered. This ensures less evaporation (so savings on your water bill) and less cooling (so lower heating costs).

One degree cooler is also okay

Perhaps an obvious tip, but just as many people are turning down the thermostat in their home by one degree this winter - this is also possible with a swimming pool, of course. You will notice that you can still fully enjoy your swimming pool with the water one degree cooler. Where it will make a big difference is on your energy bill. And that's a nice bonus, isn't it?