How Much Does A Liner Change On An Inground Swimming Pool Cost?
Here we are again back to this money thing, and how much does something cost. With good reason though, that’s what makes the world go around. Liner changes on vinyl in ground pools, how much do they cost?
There will be a few different factors that will affect the cost on a liner change.
Size of pool. Pretty obvious with this one. The bigger the pool, the more square footage. Now you need more material for a liner, which costs more.
Shape of pool. When you have a freeform style of pool this will add some costs to the liner.
Depth of pool. Up to 8’ deep will let you fall into the standard category. If your pool is over 8’ deep, now you get into more costs with the liner.
Vinyl covered steps or bench areas. This is a big one in the cost department. Vinyl pools look great with steps and benches covered by the liner, but it definitely drives the liner price up.
Now that we have covered some of the things that can affect the price on a liner change let me give you some averages to go off of. Because there can be so many different situations out there, I am going to stick with your standard rectangle shape pool.
- 16x32 rectangle. Your average size pool. With nothing like vinyl covered steps or an extreme depths you should be in the $2400 to $2800 range. This would be the cost of the liner and installation.
- 18x36 rectangle. Average cost - $2600 to $3000.
- 20x40 rectangle. Average cost - $2800 to $3200.
These are costs for the liner change only. As with most things there can be additional costs. Maybe the bottom of your pool is messed up and you would like to have some patch work done on it. Don’t forget about water to fill the pool back up also. Are you in a situation where you can fill it out of your hose? Will you need to have water hauled in? It is far cheaper to fill the pool out of your hose, even if you are on city, or county water.
One last thing to think about when having a liner change done. Whoever you have change the liner, make sure they install all new gaskets and faceplates. Your skimmers, returns and main drain outlets will need new gaskets. If you have a light in the pool that requires gaskets make sure those get replaced also. If your pool is only a few years old, 95 percent of the time the faceplates will have hairline cracks in them. It is not a good idea to try and reuse them at that point.