Vacuuming a pool can require a significant amount of energy. Now, before you go out and buy the biggest vacuum cleaner you can find, know that it will probably cost you more in the long run to power it than it would to simply vacuum the pool.
The Cost of Power Vacuum
Pool vacuum cleaners require a lot of power to function. In most cases, pool vacuum cleaners use electricity to turn the rotary pump and the fan. A typical pool vacuum cleaner will use anywhere from 100 watts to 500 watts of electricity. This means that it can cost anywhere from $10 to $50 per month to power a pool vacuum cleaner.
Some questions you should find out before you buy a pool vacuum will help you estimate the monthly electricity costs.
What type of pool vacuum do you need?
Vacuums come in different types, each with its own capabilities and price range. A typical pool vacuum will need a power source (either an electric or gas-powered pump) and a hose to reach the pool surface. The cost of a pool vacuum will vary depending on the model, but generally, they range from around $200 to $1,000. The smaller and shallower your pool is, the cheaper and simpler a pool cleaner you will be able to purchase, and it will probably also consume less electricity.
How often do you need to vacuum your pool?
The frequency of a pool vacuum cleaning will depend on the type of pool and its condition. However, most pools need to be vacuumed at least twice a month. If your pool has a filter, you may need to clean it more often.
Equipment Costs of the pool vacuum
Pool vacuum equipment can range in price from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. The price of the equipment depends on the type and features of the vacuum cleaner. Some of the more common features that affect the price of a pool vacuum include suction power, filtration capacity, and cleaning radius. Pool vacuum cleaners with high suction power can be more expensive than those with lower suction power. Pool vacuums with greater filtration capacities can be more expensive than those without filtration capacities. Additionally, pool vacuums with larger cleaning radii are typically more expensive than smaller pool vacuums.
It can cost anywhere from $100 to over $1000 to power vacuum your pool. However, there are some more expensive options that can be used for this task.