The True Cost of a Swim SpaPosted: July 27, 2022
Installing a swim spa in your home can be a life-changing experience. The combination of exercise and relaxation you get to enjoy from one of these amazing products needs to be experienced to be believed.
However, just like so many other products, swim spas come at a price beyond the sticker, and we want to make sure you’re fully prepared.
To help you determine how much your swim spa will cost to install, maintain, and enjoy to the fullest, we’ve created this easy cost guide. Once you’ve calculated an accurate cost, you can more easily determine whether one of these amazing products is in your future. Let’s dig into the details!
Delivery Cost and Crane Installation
Getting your brand-new swim spa to your home and ready to use will likely cost you a pretty penny. A number of variables come into play with delivery and installation that can affect the overall pricing, but in general, delivery can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $4,000 depending on whether or not you need a crane to drop in your swim spa. It isn’t always necessary, but it is in a lot of cases.
The Cost of Filling the Swim Spa
Filling up your swim spa will undoubtedly cause your water bill to rise with the water levels. Obviously, the size of that bill will depend on a number of factors. If you fill with city water, it will likely be between $200 to $400 each fill. If you have the water hauled in, it will be more expensive. How much depends on who you contract to do it.
The Cost of Energy Usage
We’re guessing you’ve done a lot of thinking about what a swim spa might do to your energy bills, but it’s not that easy to calculate that sort of thing on your own.
Each swim spa model requires a different amount of electricity, but in general, you can expect a fully insulated, 85-degree swim spa — used between one or two hours a day — to burn between 150 to 300 kilowatt-hours every month. A
At an average price of 10¢ per kWh, that calculates to approximately $15 – $30 per month.
The Maintenance Costs of a Swim Spa
Keeping your swim spa in great condition with regular maintenance will help prevent serious issues and save you money in the long run, but that doesn’t mean regular maintenance is free.
The necessary chemicals to keep your spa in working order will run you about $20-30 per month, and you’ll have to replace your filters occasionally, which is another expense to consider.
You can clean your filter to keep it working better and longer. Even so, they are recommended to be replaced once every 12-18 months. Filters usually range from $75-$150 depending on brand and style.
It’s also recommended that you keep about $150 per year as a safety net for any surprise maintenance costs that may occur. Saving that money will help keep you prepared if disaster should strike.
Ready for a Swim Spa?
As you have been able to tell, there are a lot of start-up expenses with owning a swim spa, but upkeep costs are relatively low. We hope you found our guide informative and were able to calculate the true cost of your swim spa!