Cost to Replace a Pool Heater

Updated: January 2017

Pool Heater Replacement Cost CalculatorZip Code
Item detailsQtyLow  High
Pool Heater Cost 
Non-discounted retail pricing for: 150,000 BTH/HR heat output. 84% thermal efficiency. Requires electrical and gas connections at unit.
1 heater$1,149.81$2,167.20
Pool Heater Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to replace pool heater with favorable site conditions. Disconnect and remove existing heater. Mount and secure new unit. Attach inlet and outlet connectors to existing plumbing. Connect vent (fuel powered unit). Connect power and verify operation. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
1 heater$1,149.81$2,167.20
Pool Heater Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to replace pool heater including: job surfacing materials, connection fittings and minor components.
1 heater$1,149.81$2,167.20
Pool Heater Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: Pipe cutting and threading, tubing cutter, brazing kit and pipe wrenches. Daily rental. Consumables extra.
1 heater$1,149.81$2,167.20
Pool Heater Debris Disposal
Costs to load and haul away old materials, installation waste and associated debris.
1 heater23.62526.875
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
Totals - Cost To Replace Pool Heater   
Average Cost per Heater  

Get an INSTANT, detailed estimate of the cost to Replace a Pool Heater! Our free calculator uses up-to-date, trusted data to estimate typical subcontractor costs for a Pool Heater Replacement project. For a basic 1 heater project in zip code 47474, the benchmark cost to Replace a Pool Heater ranges between $1,550 - $2,666 per heater.

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Cost to Replace a Pool Heater - Notes and General Information

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS!

These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Pool Heater Replacement, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Costs for job cleanup and debris removal at project completion.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Pool Heater Replacement jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Pool Heater Replacement. Add 15% to 23% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

Cost to Replace a Pool Heater - References

Pool Heater Replacement - Average Cost Per Heater

Expect to pay in the higher end of the price range for a licensed, insured and reputable pro - and for complex or rush projects.

To lower Pool Heater Replacement costs: combine related projects, minimize options/extras and be flexible about project scheduling.

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