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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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