Today, we will look at how much having your pool repairs will look like in the final bill and we’ll let you in on one tip how you can make these costs easier on your wallet. Let’s begin.
Common Swimming Pool Issues
To help us understand how much it will cost to have your pool repaired, let’s first look at some of the common issues you’ll have to deal with when you own a pool. Let’s start with the cheapest, a broken skimmer.
The skimmer is the part of the pool that’s designed to help draw the water from the surface where it can be filtered from floating debris like leaves, twigs, and dead bugs. It’s kind of like your pool’s first line of defense from any floating object before it sinks down the bottom of the pool. These skimmers will have baskets that collect the aforementioned debris. On average, skimmer repair will cost around $125 to $2,000 for full replacement. Having the skimmer seal which prevents leaks alone can cost you $125 to $2,000.
Pool Light Repair
Adding light features on residential pools have been a growing trend as many pool owners see the beneficial advantages of having lights installed on the pool. While they do provide an aesthetic improvement to an otherwise boring pool, lights can serve as a safety feature allowing homeowners to see if anyone needs help in the pool even at night. It also lets swimmers see better at night when they lounge around the pool so they don’t trip and fall into the water. The average pool lighting repair costs anywhere from $150 to $500 per light while having it replaced can range to around $750 per light. Traditional lighting costs less while colorful LED lights with different functions will obviously cost more.
Pool Pump Repair
The pool pump is considered one of the most important components of your pool. The pump is responsible for sucking the water in so it can run through your pool pump’s filters and heater. Without the pool pump, your pool is at risk of pool water circulation which is the cause of most pool water problems. If you’re not careful enough, you could be facing algae development, bad pool water chemistry, and deteriorating pool equipment. That said, keeping your pump in good condition and having it repaired or serviced the soonest is vital. Labor costs of having the motor repaired can cost anywhere from $225 to $275 with replacement parts adding a bit more depending on what’s damaged and what can be salvaged. If your repair man can’t fix the issue, you could have a new motor installed, which could be anywhere around $500 to $1,000 depending on the make and model of your pool pump. Having the actual pump replaced costs even more with the lowest at $900 to anywhere to $1,900.
Pool Heater Repair
Your pool heater can run into different issues like leaks, not reaching set temperature, won’t ignite, and many others. These call for repairs as your pool heater also plays an important role in keeping your pool in optimal condition. It can even reduce, and in some cases prevent, winter damage. So making sure these problems are addressed immediately is key to saving you from more financial commitments in the future. Having the heater repaired can cost you around $175 to $750. Prices may change as there are different kinds of pool heaters from conventional gas heaters to ones that use solar power. If your service man finds that the heater is beyond repair, you will be looking at a bill from $2,500 to $3,800.00 to have it replaced.
Pool Plumbing Repair
Pool plumbing is one of the major repairs you’d have to deal with once in a while. That’s because the pipes deteriorate as they age and this delamination can be influenced by how well you maintain your pool. In short, it has to be repaired or replaced more often if you don’t pay attention to pool and water maintenance. Your plumbing can leak and leak repairs can cost you around $300 on average. The main drains may also be damaged and can weaken overtime which could cost anywhere from $400 to $2,500. Having the entire plumbing system replaced is more expensive, but that’s a different quote altogether.
Pool Interior Repair
Ironically, the part that looks the easiest and the cheapest to repair is the most expensive. Your pool interior can wear out and can get damaged overtime. Just like how the plumbing can deteriorate with improper pool maintenance, your pool’s interior surface does, too. The only difference is that you see this part every day as opposed to the plumbing hidden in the concrete below. That said, damaged pool interior surfaces can be annoying, but there’s a better reason why it should be repaired the soonest. The interior separates the pool water and actual concrete which supports the entire in-ground concrete pool. With it damaged, water can penetrate the concrete below compromising the structural integrity of your pool. That said, it’s important to have your pool’s interior surface as soon as possible. For minor cracks, it can be repaired using a patching solution you can purchase from your local pool store. More serious damage should be addressed by a contractor. The average cost of having a pool resurfaced with the option of using pebble as the interior finish can average to $8,000.00. For pool owners that have an attached spa, this can add $900.00 more to the bill.
Expensive Pool Repair
Sometimes, you just can’t help it. The damages you will see on your pool keep piling up to the point that the cost of having it repaired becomes too expensive. Don’t be concerned; you’re not alone. There are some homeowners who are facing the same problem and are having difficulties making the numbers meet. Luckily, there are ways to ease the financial burden of having your pool repaired. You can take up a pool loan from different places like banks, financial institutions, credit unions, lenders, and even from the pool contractors themselves. You don’t even have to think about computing the monthly payment costs because they often have online tools like a pool loan calculator. A pool loan calculator is a simple online tool where you’ll have to enter specific values based on your pool loan term. It will automatically calculate the said values so you can get an estimate of how much you should be paying on a monthly basis.
You don’t even have to perseverate about having to deal with too high of a bill – at least for now. These companies and institutions can provide you with an easy solution to help you repair your pool.
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