Above ground, in ground, indoors, outdoorsevery pool needs repairs now and then. Pool repair professionals help with all kinds of pools, including chlorinated or saltwater, concrete, fiberglass, plaster, vinyl or tile. Problems can be long-running or new emergencies. Pool owners frequently need help with leaks, cracks, flaking surface tiles, loose tiles, nonfunctional pumps, nonfunctional heaters, filter replacements and damage to a vinyl lining. Several factors affect the cost of pool repair.
Many pool repair professionals charge hourly rates for their labor. Rates usually vary based on the company, geographic location, experience, training and regional competition. For example, Standard in Dallas, Texas, charges $85 per hour for pool repair labor.
Some pros charge flat rates for certain standard repairsusually when they know, more or less, the amount of labor, parts and expertise required to complete the job. For example, Standard charges a $170 flat labor rate to replace a motor. Parts for this job cost extra.
Repair service costs depend on the type of pool system as well as the specific repair needed. Below are pricing examples for common pool repairs including replacement parts from Standard. Keep in mind that each job is different, so prices vary depending on each unique situation:
Pool or spa light socket assembly: $450
A common call for help is with pool heaters. Its a good idea to work with an experienced pro who is competent with electrical work for this type of repair. Reputable, established companies can often rebuild damaged heaters or pull parts and repair broken ones, which can save customers the expense of buying a new heater. Here are some examples of heater repair costs from Standard:
Repair a heater: $400$1,000, depending on the availability and cost of parts
Install refurbished heater: $2,000
Install a new heater: $3,000+
Costs for repairing leaks or cracks in a pools surface material vary widely, depending on the grade of material being used, how extensive the damage or repair is, and the hourly rates of the pool pro. Here are pricing examples for surface repairs, including parts and labor, from Standard:
Remove and replace all the tile in a 100-foot pool: $2,000$2,500
Remove and replace standard-grade plaster: $3,500$4,000
Remove and replace high-grade plaster: $7,000$9,000
Some pool repair professionals charge a service fee for arriving at a customers location and diagnosing problems. That fee is usually deducted from the total cost of repairs if the pro does the recommended work. Other pros dont charge a service fee.