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Swimming Pool Water Pump Costs

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Having a swimming pool can help everyone to keep nice and cool throughout the summer. It can be one of the focal points of your property, but you need to make sure that you are taking good care of the pool. While pool water pumps are built to last, they will eventually need to be replaced. The pump is one of the most important parts of the pool and needs to be in good working shape at all times.

Some of the indicators of a problematic swimming pool water pump include leaks, when the pump stops moving water, and when the pump begins to make strange noises. There is also the possibility that the pump could fail entirely. In some cases, it might be possible to replace only the motor. Other times, the best option will be to replace the entire pump.

Pool pump installation: variable speed swimming pool water pump.

Item Cost
Pump $900-$1,500
Labor Cost $250
Total Cost $1,150-$1,750

Other considerations and costs

  • The cost of the installation can increase based on the type of pump used and the brand, as well as the addition of other features, such as solar panels to help supply power, waterfalls, and fountains.
  • Consider adding a pool pump timer, which can help to put your pump system onto a schedule. This can help to reduce maintenance time. They can typically be found for less than $60.
  • To save money on the cost of electricity used by the pump, you might want to consider choosing a two-speed or variable speed pump. It can add to the initial cost, but there will be energy savings that can last for years.

DIY considerations

  • Replacing and working on a swimming pool pump and motor should only be conducted by those who are familiar with working with electricity and wiring.
  • Many states will require that only a licensed professional take care of the installation of the pump.
  • DIY may be possible in certain locations. You will want to check with your local laws.
  • For those who are able to install the swimming pool pump on their own, you will first need to make sure that you have turned off all power to the pump. You will then disconnect it and remove it.
  • Once the old motor has been removed, you can replace it with a new one and hook up all of the wiring. Make all of the proper attachments and then turn the motor on and prime the pump.


  • Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2019.
  • Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
  • Literature review of DIY Web sites.
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Cost by city

  • New York, NY$2,329
  • Bronx, NY$1,914
  • Brooklyn, NY$1,595
  • Philadelphia, PA$1,990
  • Washington, DC$1,727
  • Atlanta, GA$1,562
  • Miami, FL$1,421
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL$1,489
  • Minneapolis, MN$1,746
  • Chicago, IL$2,035
  • Houston, TX$2,099
  • San Antonio, TX$1,409
  • Austin, TX$1,595
  • Denver, CO$1,348
  • Phoenix, AZ$1,422
  • Las Vegas, NV$1,561
  • Los Angeles, CA$1,758
  • San Diego, CA$1,596
  • San Jose, CA$1,927
  • Seattle, WA$1,411

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