If you have a pool, chances are you will eventually need to replace the liner. Liners usually last between 5 and 10 years, but they can start to show wear and tear sooner if they’re not properly cared for. Replacing a pool liner is not a cheap project, so it’s important to understand the costs involved before you decide to take on the job.
The average new pool liner replacement cost is between $2500 and $3,500. This price range includes both inground and above ground pool liners. The specific type of liner you choose will also affect the price. For example, patterned or printed liners tend to be more expensive than solid-colored ones.
Replacing your pool liner is a big job, so it’s important to factor in the cost of labor when budgeting for the project. Many pool owners opt to hire a professional to install their new liner, which can add another $1500 or more to the total cost. If you’re handy and have some experience with home improvement projects, you may be able to save money by installing the liner yourself. However, this is not a job for beginners – one mistake could result in an expensive repair bill.
The cost of your pool liner replacement will vary depending on your pool size, the type of liner that you buy, and the contractor that you hire to replace it (unless you decide to DIY the job).
Overall, you can expect to pay around $3000 or more for the vinyl liner plus the labor to replace it, along with chemicals, and water to refill your swimming pool.
While changing your liner its always beneficial to replace your faceplates and gaskets. Gaskets are particularly important as they create a seal between your skimmer, drains, lights, and jets. Without replacing these, it could cause your pool to leak costing you hundreds of dollars before you even realize you have a problem. Estimated costs for new faceplates and gaskets is about $150.00