We've done some sums to help you work out how much it will cost to fill or top up your pool or spa.

Tips for using this page:

  • Please use these figures as a guide only.
  • These amounts are an estimate of the extra charges you can expect to appear on top of your typical bill.
  • Filling a swimming pool will not have a large impact on your sewerage usage charges as these are capped at 740 litres per day
  • The average garden hose uses 25 litres per minute.
    Running your hose for 1 hour = approx. 1500 litres.

Fill guide

POOL
approx. volume
Estimated cost
based on 2017-18 prices
 20,000 litres $78 - $82
 30,000 litres $118 - $124 
 40,000 litres $157 - $165 
 50,000 litres $197 - $207 
 60,000 litres $236 - $248 
 70,000 litres $276 - $290 
 80,000 litres $315 - $331 
SPA
approx. volume
Estimated cost
based on 2017-18 prices
750 litres $2.46 - $2.61 
1000 litres $3.28 - $3.48 
1500 litres $4.92 - $5.23 
2000 litres $6.57 - $6.97 

Top-up guide

Hose running time Estimated cost
based on 2017-18 prices
 30 minutes $1.75 - $1.84
 1 hour $3.49 - $3.68 
 2 hours $6.99 - $7.35 
 3 hours $10.48 - $11.03 
 4 hours $13.98 - $14.70