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 2018-19 prices
 20,000 litres $79 - $83
 30,000 litres $120 - $126 
 40,000 litres $159 - $167 
 50,000 litres $199 - $210 
 60,000 litres $239 - $251 
 70,000 litres $279 - $293 
 80,000 litres $319 - $335 
SPA
approx. volume
Estimated cost
based on 2018-19 prices
750 litres $2.49 - $2.64 
1000 litres $3.32 - $3.52 
1500 litres $4.97 - $5.29 
2000 litres $6.64 - $7.04 

Top-up guide

Hose running time Estimated cost
based on 2018-19 prices
 30 minutes $1.77 - $1.86
 1 hour $3.53 - $3.72 
 2 hours $7.06 - $7.43 
 3 hours $10.59 - $11.15 
 4 hours $14.12 - $14.85