6G's to replace liner?

bboehm

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Apr 7, 2007
31
Cary, IL
I have a 20x40 IG pool and just received a quote to have the liner replaced.

Replacement includes:
- drain, remove old liner, chlorine rinse for bacteria control, smooth out any rough spots, patch any large cracks, caulk seams, clear debris, install liner

- 27 mil liner

- new faceplates and gaskets (I have 4 returns)

- 1 load of trucked in water

Total cost is $6000

Does this sound about right? I have no idea but am thinking of getting 1 or two other quotes. This particular quote came from our pool builder and we do trust them to do good work but I want to make sure I'm keeping them honest!!

Thanks!
 

lulupalooza

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Mar 29, 2008
330
Evans, GA
Yeah definately shop around. We replaced the liner in my moms 18x36 I/G about 3 yrs ago and it was about 2k.

You can rent a sump pump from Home Depot and drain it yourself and also refill it yourself. That is what we did.
 

bboehm

LifeTime Supporter
Apr 7, 2007
31
Cary, IL
Thanks all

Here's the breakdown:

Labor $2800
Liner $2600
Faceplates and gaskets $400
1 truckload of H20 - $200

The 27mil liner is more expensive than traditional 20mil liners but we really wanted to go with something that's going to last this time around. But even at that, $2600 seems a bit high. And from what I'm hearing, $2800 in labor is WAY too high.

1 truckload of water is just enough to set the liner. I don't remember how many we needed when we first built the pool but probably 3 or 4 truckloads total.

I'll definitely be getting a couple more quotes.

Thanks for the insight!
 

Hotrod30

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Dec 22, 2007
504
Central New York
bboehm said:
This particular quote came from our pool builder and we do trust them to do good work but I want to make sure I'm keeping them honest!!

I don't know what area of the US you are from: but if the other quotes you get are in the ballpark of the first, I think your last sentence says it all.
 

bboehm

LifeTime Supporter
Apr 7, 2007
31
Cary, IL
We are in the NW suburbs of Chicago. If anyone knows of a good, reputable installer that they would recommend, I'm all ears!!

I called Arvidson today (another local pool co.) and they said roughly $3500 to do the liner replacement. That's alot more in line with what I had originally envisioned.

I'll be getting a couple more quotes.