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Pool Painting — less ….

Pool Painting — less than 4 percent of survey participants from this region said they offer pool painting as part of their service package. The data was insufficient to report an average charge.

Winterizing — 76 percent of survey participants from this region said they offer winterizing as part of their service package. The “Average” charge to winterize a pool: $425; High, $500; Low, $209.

Spring Openings — 98 percent of survey participants from this region said they offer Spring Openings as part of their service package. The “Average” charge to open a pool in the spring: $225; High, $600; Low, $209.

Pool Startup — less than 4 percent of survey participants from this region said they offer pool painting as part of their service package. The data was insufficient to report an average charge.

For this next portion of the survey, we asked our readers to tell us how much they charge — in labor fees only — to do the following tasks: replace a pump motor; replace a pump; install a heater; install an automatic cleaner; install a salt cell; and replace a vinyl liner.

Pump Motor Replacement —

“Average” $200; High, $275; Low, $139.

Pump Replacement — “Average” $200; High, $275; Low, $109.

Heater Installation — “Average” $365; High, $575; Low, $275.

Cleaner Installation — “Average” $130; High, $175; Low, $85.

Salt Cell Installation — The data was insufficient to report an average charge.

Vinyl Liner Replace — “Average” $3,500.

Midwest

The Midwest region of the country represents 6 percent of those responding to our survey. For the purposes of our survey, this region includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Survey responses from service firms in the Midwest provided information on over 1,800 swimming pools. These pool maintenance companies have a median account size of 90 swimming pools that are serviced each week. Service firms from this area reported that 50 percent of pool finishes tend to be vinyl lined with about 40 percent of pools made of cementitious material and 10 percent fiberglass.

The full breakdown of seasonal services and labor charges is as follows:

Acid Wash — 67 percent of survey participants from this region reported offering acid washes as part of their service package. The “Average” charge for an acid wash: $1,000.

Pool Painting — 10 percent of survey participants from this region said they offer pool painting as part of their service package. The “Average” charge for pool painting: $3,000.

Winterizing— 97 percent of survey participants from this region said they offer winterizing as part of their service package. The “Average” charge to winterize a pool: $320; High, $450; Low, $235.

Spring Openings — 88 percent of survey participants from this region said they offer Spring Openings as part of their service package. The “Average” charge to open a pool in the spring: $350 High, $600; Low, $199.

New Pool Startup — less than 4 percent of survey participants from this region said they offer pool painting as part of their service package. The data was insufficient to report an average charge.

For this next portion of the survey, we asked our readers to tell us how much they charge — in labor fees only — to do the following tasks: replace a pump motor; replace a pump; install a heater; install an automatic cleaner; install a salt cell; and replace a vinyl liner.

Pump Motor Replacement —

“Average” $148; High, $175; Low, $130.

Pump Replacement — “Average” $200; High, $300; Low, $190.

Heater Installation — “Average” $485; High, $700; Low, $120.

Cleaner Installation — “Average” $70; High, $100; Low, $40.

Salt Cell Installation — “Average” $156; High, $210; Low, $100.

Vinyl Liner Replace — “Average” $3,000.

Information contained in this survey is presented for informational and historical purposes only and is not meant to encourage readers to set prices in restraint of trade or in violation of any laws.

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