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pump; install a heater; install an automatic cleaner; install a salt system; and replace a vinyl liner.

Pump Motor Replacement — “Average” $185; High, $418; Low, $100.

Pump Replacement — “Average” $307; High, $1,200; Low, $190.

Heater Installation— “Average” $450; High, $1,000; Low, $235.

Cleaner Installation — “Average” $94; High, $450; Low, $0.

Salt System Installation — “Average” $275; High, $600; Low, $250.

Vinyl Liner Replacement — “Average” $4,500; High, $6,000; Low, $3,000.

Florida

Florida captures a huge share of the pool industry and is thus treated as its own region, accounting for 9 percent of those responding to the survey.

Survey responses from service firms in Florida provided information on nearly 2,000 swimming pools. Service firms from this area reported that pool finishes tend to be cementitious, 96 percent, with 2 percent of pools made of fiberglass 1 percent vinyl lined.

The full breakdown of the seasonal services and labor charges is as follows: General Hourly Labor — “Average,” $100; High, $140; Low $60.

Acid Wash — 50 percent of survey participants from this region said they offer acid washes as part of their service package. The “Average” charge for an acid wash: $1,150; High $1,300; Low $500.

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 — 70 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: $588; High $1,800; Low $100.

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 system and replace a vinyl liner.

Pump Motor Replacement — “Average” $240; High, $550; Low, $125.

Pump Replacement — “Average” $228; High, $400; Low, $135.

Heater Installation — “Average” $530; High, $800; Low, $285.

Cleaner Installation — “Average” $168; High, $600; Low, $60.

Salt System Installation — “Average”$400;High,$800;Low,$75.

Vinyl Liner Replacement — Results on liners were insufficient from the region to be able to include it in this portion of the survey. Southeast Northeast

The Southeast region of the country represents 12 percent of those responding to our survey.

Survey responses from service firms in Southeast provided information on nearly 2,000 total swimming pools. Service firms from this area reported that they see a greater variety of pool surfaces than in other areas of the country. Roughly 53 percent of the pools serviced are cementitious, with about 11 percent of pools made of fiberglass and 36 percent vinyl lined.

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

The full breakdown of seasonal services and labor charges is as follows: General Hourly Labor — “Average,” $110; High, $240; Low, $75.

Acid Wash — 53 percent of survey participants from this region reported offering acid washes as part of their service package. The “Average” charge for an acid wash: $625; High, $1,400; Low, $500.

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 — 85 percent of survey participants from this region said they offer winterizing as part of their service package. The “Average” charge to winterize a pool: $350; High, $495; Low, $220.

Spring Openings — 85 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, $660; Low, $220.

Pool Startup — 62 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: $750; High $3,300; Low $145.

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 system; and replace a vinyl liner.

Pump Motor Replacement — “Average” $330; High, $650; Low, $175.

Pump Replacement — “Average” $430; High, $1,000; Low, $250.

Heater Installation — “Average” $1,000; High, $1,266; Low, $375.

Cleaner Installation— “Average” $153; High, $250; Low, $110.

Salt System Installation— “Average” $335; High, $500; Low, $250.

The Northeast area represents 7 percent of those responding to our survey.

Survey responses from service firms in Northeast provided information on over 1,500 total swimming pools. Service firms from this area reported that 86 percent of the pool finishes they see are vinyl lined, while 11 percent are cementitious, and 3 percent are fiberglass.

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 100 percent of those responding to the survey reported pricing for these services.

The full breakdown of seasonal services and labor charges is as follows: General Hourly Labor — “Average,” $160; High, $235; Low, $90.

Acid Wash — 29 percent of survey participants from this region reported offering acid washes as part of their

Vinyl Liner Replacement — “Average” $5,000; High, $7,500; Low, $1,300. service package. The “Average” charge for an acid wash: $1,225.

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 — 100 percent of survey participants from this region said they offer winterizing as part of their service package. The “Average” charge to winterize a pool: $375; High, $450; Low, $275.

Spring Openings — 100 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: $375; High, $450; Low, $275.

Pool Startup — 28 percent of survey participants from this region said they offer pool painting as part of their service package. The “Average” charge to start up a pool: $375; High, $600; Low, $150.

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” $335; High, $504; Low, $125.

Pump Replacement — “Average” $318; High, $600; Low, $150.

Heater Installation — “Average” $438; High, $820; Low, $325.

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

Salt System Installation — “Average” $458; High, $666; Low, $250.

Vinyl Liner Replacement — “Average” $4,750; High, $6,000; Low, $4,500.

Midwest

The Midwest region of the country represents 7 percent of those responding to our survey.

Survey responses from service firms in the Midwest provided information on more than 1,000 swimming pools. Service firms from this area reported that pool finishes tend to be vinyl lined, 46 percent, with about 42 percent of pools made of cementitious material and 11 percent fiberglass.

The full breakdown of seasonal services and labor charges is as follows: General Hourly Labor — “Average,” $95; High, $125; Low $85.

Acid Wash — 28 percent of survey participants from this region reported offering acid washes as part of their service package. The “Average” charge for an acid wash: $2,000.

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— 100 percent of survey participants from this region said they offer winterizing as part of their service package. The “Average” charge to winterize a pool: $345; High, $600; Low, $285.

Spring Openings — 100 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: $500; High, $1,000; Low, $200.

New Pool Startup — 57 percent of survey participants from this region said they offer new pool startups as part of their service package. The “Average” charge to startup a new pool: $922; High, $1,500; Low, $400.

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” $238; High, $308; Low, $125.

Pump Replacement — “Average” $270; High, $356; Low, $213.

Heater Installation — “Average” $500; High, $600; Low, $380.

Cleaner Installation — “Average” $110; High, $125; Low, $95.

Salt System Installation — “Average” $308; High, $406; Low, $250.

Vinyl Liner Replacement — Average” $4,750; High, $6,500; Low, $1,080.

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