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Old 05-09-2008, 08:34 PM
 
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I installed a pool at the end of 2007 & have a pool heater, that can run your bill up since it is equivalent to running your air conditioner; it is a salted pool and it runs $60 per month. Having a pool entails having the pool pump run daily from 5-8 hours, so that impacts your electric bill, but not as much as the heater would. It gets extremely hot in Florida and to me it is well worth the money.
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Old 05-11-2008, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Punta Gorda and Maryland
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Since it gets so hot in Florida, why would you need to heat your pool? I lived in NY for many years, and we never heated our pool.

What is a salted pool?
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Old 05-11-2008, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Florida
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A lot depends on how you heat the pool and to what temp you like it. Personally I enjoy the temp at roughly 95 and with a heat pump, that will set you back a few hundred a month just for the elec portion.
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Old 05-13-2008, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Indiana and Cape Coral
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I installed a pool at the end of 2007 & have a pool heater, that can run your bill up since it is equivalent to running your air conditioner; it is a salted pool and it runs $60 per month. Having a pool entails having the pool pump run daily from 5-8 hours, so that impacts your electric bill, but not as much as the heater would. It gets extremely hot in Florida and to me it is well worth the money.
I PM'd you with a question about your pool. Thanks
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Old 05-13-2008, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Broward County
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A pool is a like a boat. Great when you first have it and you enjoy it a lot ! Then the novelty wears off and you don't use it anymore and it just sits there.
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Old 05-13-2008, 03:31 PM
 
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Our pool will never sit there after the initial installation at least in this household. Why would anyone spend from $30k plus just for cosmetic reasons & not use it. In Central Florida, we do get cooler temperatures and that is why we had a heater installed for the off season. Salt takes alot less chemicalization than Chorline & is so much better on your suits/body. Have had both & would never go back to a chorline pool again.
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Old 05-13-2008, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Punta Gorda and Maryland
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GoodToGo,

Thanks for answering my question about a salted pool. Does it actually have salt water running through the filter system? If you can use less chlorine, that sounds better.
I thought the gulf side in central Florida it was still pretty warm in the winter. I guess there are times when you still get cooler temps. - Thanks
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Old 08-23-2008, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Minnesota, and The Cape
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Hi
I also live in the Cape.....may I ask which service you changed too?
I have the pool dr. too, and am not so sure they do the job for me
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Old 08-25-2008, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Arctic Tundra, MA
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Well, it adds $90 to my mothers electric bill, and $40 for water monthly. THEN chlorine is $60 a bucket for tablets, shock, all other chemicals for balancing the water. $225+ monthly give or take.
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Old 08-25-2008, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Fort Myers, FL
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i have a salt pool. my pool company runs $60 a month. and my electric costs me about $50 a month. i have never needed to add more salt to my system or chemicals, even with all the summer rain.
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