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Thread: Ballpark cost to replace a leaking skimmer

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    Feb 2013
    Pleasanton CA

    Ballpark cost to replace a leaking skimmer


    I live in Pleasanton CA where ironically it seems very difficult to get a reputable quote for replacing a leaking skimmer (crack on the side, plus also at the joint below it). After dozens of phone calls I got one quote for $2500 which seems outrageous considering I'm reading online it should be ~$1200. I currently have a very old U-3 blackbottom skimmer. This is the what they told me is included in the quote:

    Skimmer replacement includes:
    - Saw cutting the pool Kool Deck
    - Skimmer and cement collar removal
    - Drilling the pool wall to install new steel rebar
    - Skimmer installation
    - Epoxy new steel into the drilled pool wall
    - Installation of a steel reinforced cement collar
    - Plaster the skimmer throat
    - Patch the Kool Deck to match as closely as possible

    Is there something special about the work or my skimmer that could make it over 2x the cost??? Or am I incorrect and skimmer replacements are usually around $2500? If anyone also knows of someone reputable around the Pleasanton CA area I could contact for another quote, I'd greatly appreciate it.


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    Oct 2014
    Sacramento, CA

    Re: Ballpark cost to replace a leaking skimmer

    I work in your area and thats around what i charge as well most companies i know charge around 2200-2500.00 its a lot of work and a pain in the butt.\
    David Randolph
    Warranty Station
    Owner Sac Pool Pros

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