Here's my problem, it's just one thing after the other...
Personally I think you're going to hear another story next time.
You know, the kind that starts with yeah but...
That swimming pool alone would most likely run north of $100 a month.
It needs a ton of chlorine starting out, and that may eat into the surface but one time will probably be all right, then it needs cleaning on a regular basis...
The leaves and other surface debris has to be 'fished' out with a net on a handle, this is best described as a labor of love because while it's not hard work but it is time and labor intensive, and it has to be done every few days, daily in fall.
Once the surface of the water is good the bottom or floor of the pool also needs to be vacuumed, folks nowadays like to use those little robot vacuums that scurry about all day, but I am sure they are not cheap... The cheap vacuum (which isn't truly cheap either) is hand operated and comparable to push mowing as it takes a slow, steady approach two hours to clean that bottom, going faster only stirs up the dirt.
For all that to work the filtration system has to be turned on, and most likely I would get a pool specialist to come take a look at said filtration system before I'd even hit the ON switch to make sure it's all working because an ounce of prevention...
Assuming all that works, the filtration pump and system will tack on around $100 a month to the electricity bill.
Oh, the filtration system is called that because it has filters, I'm not sure if those have to be replaced or if they can be cleaned but I do know it requires something as well. On top of the chlorine that I think has to be added daily, this process is fortunately quick and relatively cheap.
Yes, cheap in pool terminology is a relative term.
And that's from spring to fall.
Another program goes into effect for winter.
You could try draining the pool but before doing that you'll again want to consult with a specialist because the water causes pressure on the walls and in some pools you can't drain the water because doing so can cause the walls to cave inwards.
That's just the pool now.
But you can see if anyone's really going to show up about the roof and the fence.
Last edited by herler; 07-11-2013 at 12:11 AM.