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Pool Painting — less than 1 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 —Participants in our survey do not provide data for this service.

Spring Openings — Participants in our survey do not provide data for this service.

Pool Startup — 89 percent of survey participants from this region reported offering pool startup as part of their service package. The “Average” charge to start up a pool: $450; High $1,250; Low $200.

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” $156; High, $310; Low, $89.

Pump Replacement — “Average” $249; High, $750; Low, $150.

Heater Installation — “Average” $500; High, $1,,500; Low, $450.

Cleaner Installation — “Average” $55; High, $100; Low, $0.

Vinyl Liner Replace — 0 percent of survey participants from this region said they offer liner replacement as part of their service package. The data is insufficient to report an average charge.

Southeast

The Southeast region of the country represents 18 percent of those responding to our survey. For the purposes of our survey, this region includes Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

Survey responses from service firms in Southeast provided information on just over 2,500 total swimming pools. These pool maintenance companies have a median account size of 70 swimming pools and spas that are serviced each week. Service firms from this area reported that 60 percent of pool finishes they see tend to be cementitious, with about 1 percent of pools made of fiberglass and 40 percent vinyl lined.

Survey respondents from the Southeast reported among the highest incidence of additional services such as winterizing, spring openings and vinyl liner replacement. This is due to the seasonal weather variation experienced in these areas.

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

Acid Wash — 36 percent of survey participants from this region reported offering acid washes as part of their service package. The “Average” charge for an acid wash: $650; High, $1,200; Low, $400.

Pool Painting — less than 1 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 — 82 percent of survey participants from this region said they offer winterizing as part of their service package. The “Average” charge to winterize a pool: $275; High, $350; Low, $200.

Spring Openings — 91 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: $300; High, $350; Low, $225.

Pool Startup — 82 percent of survey participants from this region reported offering pool startup as part of their service package. The “Average” charge to start up a pool: $290; High $1500; Low $135.

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” $212; High, $410; Low, $115.

Pump Replacement — “Average” $230; High, $2,500; Low, $150.

Heater Installation — “Average” $600; High, $1,500; Low, $300.

Cleaner Installation— “Average” $130; High, $200; Low, $0.

Salt Cell Installation— “Average” $255; High, $1,350; Low, $115.

Vinyl Liner Replace — “Average” $3,900; High, $6,500; Low, $1,200.

Northeast

The Northeast area includes Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. This region represents 6 percent of those responding to our survey.

Survey responses from service firms in Southeast provided information on over 4,500 total swimming pools.

These pool maintenance companies have a median account size of 325 swimming pools that are serviced each week. Service firms from this area reported that 70 percent of pool finishes tend to be cementitious, with about 10 percent of pools made of fiberglass and 20 percent vinyl lined.

Northeast service professionals spend a lot of time readying pools for freezing conditions and winter storms and then opening the pools up in the spring for the swimming season. A full 99 percent of those responding to the survey reported pricing for these services.

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

Acid Wash — 25 percent of survey participants from this region reported offering acid washes as part of their service package. The “Average” charge for an acid wash: $300. 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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