Real costs of building and running a pool in Spain

11th April 2023

Who hasn’t thought of having their own private pool in Spain? But what does it really cost?

So as most of my followers know i have built my own house here in Almeria and I also put in an inground pool at the end of the build so heres what it really cost and also what i have paid to run it after 1 year.

Below is my pool. 9m x4m and 1m at shallow end and 2m at deep end with a swim up seating at the deep end. Later i will build a pool bar at the end of the pool where the cement base is now ready.

elastic belt for swimming on the spot great idea.

After a lot of research we decided on what i feel a real pool. an inground cement pool.

We paid a guy with a digger 200 to dig out the ground in 1 day.

Then I paid 2 guys to build the cement block walls and rebar. they fitted loads of rebar mesh and reinforcing to the floor and walls.

Then we had 4 guys spray on cement to the walls. it was a pool cement that has fibre in it for strength.

Then i painted the walls with a sealer paint and later tilled it myself.


Dig out hole 200

build walls and cement spray 6,000

I did the tiling and the tiles cost 1200. that includes the capping tiles around top edge.

It is around 50,000 litres of fresh water and we paid a tanker 400 to fill it up.

Pump filters and lights another 1000.

So in total around 9,000 euros.

I did have a few quotes much higher and my neighbour paid 12 k for his pool thats the same size as mine.

filling up with tanker is cheaper as if you use the hose pipe, once you pass a certain amount the water company charge a lot more.

Running costs after 1 year.

People say its expensive but heres what i pay.

I have the pump on every night on a timer to come on at 1am for 2 hours and at weekends when electric is cheaper i have it on a few hours in the day when we use it.

Chemicals cost me around 10 euros a month .

I do use the vacuum hose to clean the pool most days and would like a pool robot but they are around 1200 euros so maybe next year. it only takes me around 20 mins to do a good clean.

Worth it?

Hell yes we have had so much fun this last year and with it being really hot having your own private pool is a real treat.

Have you paid around the same as i did? let us know below.

heres a great tip watch video below..

See all my dream house pics here

David’s Dream House In Spain

NEWQ Members site helping positive members get what they want

Heres the podcast version of this post from me..

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