- The cost of having a swimming pool -

It is nice to have a garden swimming pool and watch the small (and not so small) children playing.

Of course, there is a cost associated to purchase a swimming pool which it is relatively not that high if the swimming pool is frequently in use.

But, the water cost has to be also taken in consideration because depending on everyone’s personal situation, it may be worth to start looking to ways on how to save water and reduce the water bill costs.

Swimming pool water cost

If you are considering to purchase a swimming pool or if you already have one, on the manufacturer’s website you should be able to find out the water capacity.

We are paying to our water provider 2 euro per every cubic meter of water we consume. If we were to purchase a swimming pool with a 10220 litres capacity, we need to consider that every time we were to fill up the pool it would cost us around 20 euro on water.

Water usage and cost calculator

Once you know the water capacity of the swimming pool, this calculator can be used to find out the yearly water cost.


For example:

  • If a swimming pool has a capacity of 10220 litres
  • We refill it 3 times a years
  • We are paying 1,3 euro (or pounds, or dollars, or…) per cubic meter 

The swimming pool would add around 40 euro (or pounds, or dollars, or…) to our water bill.

We know that not everyone uses liters so if you are from the US or UK you can have a look to our water consumption calculators page for calculators that will convert liters to you water units.

Convert liters to US gallons


Convert liters to UK gallons


A few other examples from our Water usage calculators page:

Dishwasher electricity usage calculator
Water tap water usage calculator
Water tap
Shower head water usage calculator
Shower head
Toilet water usage calculator

Additional information

We have created some posts and a video to explain what a cubic meter of water is and how to read a water meter. If you are not familiar with the terms or you have doubts, have a look to this information.

All our videos can be found in YouTube, in both English and Spanish languages.

Additionally, you may want to have a look the the post where we review what is more efficient, if washing the dishes by hand or using the dishwasher.

Water conservation - Save and conserve water

Water conservation can be defined as the decision and the act of using less water 

Water conservation both benefit you and the environment 

The act of saving and conserving water does benefit you because you will be paying less on your water bills. 

And it also does benefit the environment because conserving water prevents any unnecessary waste of natural resources.

Now, at individual level it may not look worth to try to save a few litres or gallons here or there. 

Still, every little counts and if hundreds or thousands of us do save a little every time, it will make an important contribution towards conserving our natural resources.


For example, if 9000 households would manage to save as little as 5 litres of water per day:

  • Collectively, we would be saving over 16,000,000 litres of water per year!
  • Collectively, assuming a cost of 2 euro per cubic meter of water, we would be saving nearly 33,000 euro per year.
It is clear that small water savings do really count when looking into the bigger picture.

We hope that you have found the information on this page informative and of value. 

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