Pool filters perform an important job by removing contaminants and keeping the water crystal clear. After 15 years of seasonal use, consumable parts, such as valves, O-rings and fabric-covered grids, may need replacement. At that point, it might make more sense to replace the entire pool filter to enjoy optimal water quality with minimal maintenance.
|What you can expect|
|Range per filter:||$1,799.22||$2,094.97|
|Range for this type of project:||$1,799||$2,095|
Pool Filter Cost
Cost of residential-grade, cartridge-based pool filter unit with 30-micron rating. Easy-connect plumbing fittings included.
Pool Filter Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for a complete replacement. Existing heater will be disconnected and removed, and new unit mounted. Inlet and outlet connectors will be attached to existing plumbing, power restored, and optimal operation verified. Fee is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of project site, and meticulous cleanup.
Pool Filter Job Supplies
Requisite supplies for the job, including surfacing materials, connection fittings, and minor components.
Pool Filter Equipment Allowance
Daily rental of specialty equipment for maximum quality and efficiency. These include pipe cutter and threader, tubing cutter, brazing kit, and pipe wrenches. Consumable equipment elements not included.
|cost to replace a pool filter|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per filter||$285.53|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 1 filter||$1,915.89|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 1 filter||$1,770.39 - $2,061.40|
Homeowners may choose from several products depending on the size of the pool, their budget, maintenance tolerance and desired filtration capabilities.
The filter assembly accounts for the lion's share of the cost. However, estimates should also factor in labor, parts and supplies. Unless the homeowner has purchased an identical replacement model, the contractor will likely have to install new inlet and outlet pipes to accommodate the unit. Additional lines might be needed to link the pump and filter to a pool heater and other optional accessories, such as a chlorination system.
Pool filters operate at high pressure levels around 10 to 20 psi. All fittings must be carefully installed to avoid leaks, prevent equipment damage and withstand the stress. Plumbing skills and experience installing pool equipment are helpful to ensure that the system performs optimally every summer.