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“What is the average cost to fill a swimming pool?” It’s just one of the commonly asked questions here at Gold Coast Swimming Pools as new clients are trying to find out more about building a pool before they take the proverbial plunge! Today we’re going to cover the answer to this question as well as others!

What Is The Average Cost To Fill A Swimming Pool?

Before we move on to any other questions, let’s start with this one – how much does it cost to fill a swimming pool?

The cost of filling your pool is going to depend on a few different variables, for example, how large is your pool? A pool that takes up more space or that is deeper is going to cost more money to fill! Likewise, if two pools are the same size but one is deeper than the other, the deeper pool is going to require more water to fill it!

Unless your pool is all one depth, the easiest way to determine how much water you will need to fill your pool is to use an online pool volume calculator like this one. This calculator takes into account the differing depths in your pool.

For example, a rectangle pool that measures 12 feet x 6 feet and has a shallow end of 3 feet and a deep end of 8 feet will need 2,970 gallons of water to fill it! To find out the cost to fill your pool, just multiply the volume in gallons by the cost of water in your town – you can find this on your utility bill!

Do You Fill My Pool Or Do I Fill It?

The answer to this question depends on the pool installation and renovation company you choose and what you would like to be done. Most pool companies will fill your pool with water following your installation or renovation – this is a good way for us to make sure that everything is structurally sound and operating as it should be!

Can I Have a Saltwater Pool?

Yes! There are three varieties of pool – the typical chlorinated pool, the mineral pool, and the saltwater pool.

A typical chlorinated pool uses chlorine treatments to keep the water balanced and free from algae and bacteria. This type of pool requires you to keep chemicals on hand to treat your water. Many people prefer this type of pool because chlorine is the easiest way to kill off bacteria and algae.

Mineral pools use a combination of minerals and chlorine to keep your pool free from bacteria. This type of pool system has been used for a long time and is becoming more popular because of the way that the minerals make the water feel. This is a more eco-friendly pool option than chlorine, but it does have a steeper learning curve compared to more traditional pool styles.

Saltwater pools use pool salt to keep the water clear from algae and bacteria. This salt is not going to make your pool taste salty – there is much less salt than you would imagine! Salt water pools can be a little trickier to balance and keep clean at times, but they do have fewer chemicals.

Should I Renovate Or Start Over?

Once in a while we have clients ask us whether they can renovate their existing pool or whether they should do a completely new installation after tearing out the old system.

Honestly, the answer to this question is up to you! Well…it also depends on the age and quality of your existing pool. For example, if your pool was build fifty years ago and is in pitiful shape, it’s probably going to be more cost efficient to get a new pool put in so that you can replace all of the old and outdated components. If your pool is more recent, however, a renovation could be a cheaper option since the mechanical components of your existing pool are likely to still be in good shape!

Looking For Help Building, Maintaining, or Even Filling Your Pool?

If you are in the Long Island area and you are looking for someone who can help you with various aspects of your new pool, our team here at Gold Coast Swimming Pools can help! Give us a call today at (516) 759-3000 to see how we can be of service to you!