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Wilkes / Gibraltar  – Pool Liners + Sales & Service

For fast service and answers to your questions regarding Gibraltar pools, pool liner replacements, or other services, just give us a call. The rest of this page details my services and provides resources for ordering Gibraltar pool liners and parts.

Wilkes / Gibraltar Pools

Most people who own a Gibraltar swimming pool, know it is actually a Wilkes Pool, the only difference being the name. Because of a deal with Wilkes Pools, the Gibraltar family control the whole New England territory.

Gibraltar Pool Service

I am one a very few companies that service Gibraltar swimming pools here in Massachusetts, other than Gibraltar that is. We repair filters, pumps, and plumbing. I have built up a large base of Gibraltar customers. I open and close pools for them in Chelmsford, Lexington, Winchester, and North Andover (see video below), to name a few.

The only services I do not perform anymore is pool relocation and deck replacement.I also do not build Gibraltar pools. I am glad to say; they finally came out with an aluminum deck a couple of years ago. But for that, you will have to call them down in Springfield.

Pool Winter Covers

Loop Loc Cover Pricing

  • Gibraltar Loop Loc Pool Cover12 x 20 $700.00
  • 12 x 24 $790.00
  • 16 x 24 $924.00

I have never seen a Gibraltar pool covered with any other winter cover other than a Loop Loc.

This is another significant component made for Gibraltar by another manufacturer I can get for you at a discount.

Gibraltar 3-Way Valves

Anyone that has had a Gibraltar pool for a couple of seasons has probably had to have the valve connected to their skimmer replaced. I am glad to say that Gibraltar has finally gotten away from the inferior ones, and gone with a Hayward three-way valve.

I usually charge $150 for the parts and labor to replace their old valve.

Gibraltar Pool Liners

We sell premium pool liners that fit Gibraltar swimming pools. Gibraltar and Wilkes have never made their own pool liners. They made deals with various manufacturers that make them. They send the pool measurements to liner manufacturers, and they make pool liners for them. We have done the same thing with our Brighton Prism print, except we have asked to have it made with thicker premium vinyl.

Most Gibraltar swimming pool liner sizes come in 16/18 mil, meaning 16 wall thickness, and 18 on the floor. And while we sell those too, we also have a 17/20 mil pool liner. These thicker Gibraltar pool liners are made to spec to fit like a glove. Latham makes all my Gibraltar replacement liners.

Below is a video of a pool I was closing at the end of 2016. I replace this pool liner earlier in the spring. You can see the Brighton Prism Liner Print in the video.

 

Replacement & Installation

If you have one of their old wooden decks, and it is in bad shape. You should not replace the pool liner without replacing the pool deck. The deck is part of the pool structure, and they often fail when badly worn.

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Gibraltar Liner Replacement Cost (Liner + Labor)

Pattern/Thickness 12×20 12×24 16×24
Solana 16/18 Mil $1030.00 $1080.00 $1120.00
Brighton Prism 17/20 Mil $1180.00 $1220.00 $1270.00

As part of a liner replacement, it is important to smooth the sand bottom and make sure the bottom drain is the proper depth. Also of supreme importance are the wall panels. You should replace any wall panels that are rotting out or weak before installing a new liner.

If you think our fees reasonable, the next move is to have us do a free inspection of your pool, to see if there is any additional work that will be required.

Gibraltar Plumbing And Filter Repairs

All Gibraltar pools came stock with hard pipe pool lines – “non-flex – Black” which ran from the filter to a big T junction with a valve.  The valve controls water from the skimmer, the bottom drain. These lines frequently leak and need replacing.

These pools also came stock with sand filters, usually mounted under the deck. It boggles my mind why they would sell a quality pool, and then package it with a sand filter. If it has been 4 or 5 years since the pool filter has been serviced, I highly recommend upgrading it to a cartridge or DE filter.

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