Swimming pools and hot tubs will, at some point, need to be repaired. The deck and furniture could require replacement. Pool equipment might be more cost-effective if you lay out the cash and upgrade to newer technologies. In this rough economy, you may wonder how to afford swimming pool repairs.

The swimming pool contractors from Tipton Pools is your first source for a conversation. Ask what would make the most sense to repair or replace. Ask for an idea of a cost for the purchase and installation then you can start budgeting for it. We can also tell you the life expectancy of your current equipment and that might put your mind at ease that you don’t have to repair or replace it immediately.

Or, he may tell you that if you don’t plan for a quick replacement it could lead to potential damage to or harm to the pool and it could even cost you more money to run the pool and you’d get a higher ROI with new equipment.

How to afford swimming pool repairs

Swimming pools have never been an inexpensive undertaking. From the cost of construction, and increases in utilities and maintenance, they are heavenly and if you have a pool in your backyard you are never more than a few steps away from a staycation hotspot.

It’s hard to say exactly what a pool repair will cost because what you need to be done with your pool will vary compared to what someone else may need to be done on their pool. Ask us what you need and what the potential cost is and you can prepare from there.

Your pool contractor may advise you to start a savings fund for upkeep, maintenance and potential repairs as soon as you become a pool owner. That way, you won’t be taken by surprise if a repair or replacement emergency arises.

Here are pieces of equipment that will at some point need to be repaired or replaced

  1. Filter
  2. Pump
  3. Pool replaster
  4. Liner
  5. Motor
  6. Heater
  7. Deck

The pool contractors from Tipon Pools note that the most common repair or replacement item they deal with is the motor in the pool pump. The motor has a six-year life expectancy and will cost you close to $700 to replace, but it is the heart of the pool and needs to be properly cared for.