Like most things in your house, your pool needs to be updated from time to time. Upgrades help to improve your pool’s aesthetics and functionality. There are plenty of ways to remodel your pool, from a quick face lift through basic resurfacing to major reconstruction that can transform your yard’s entire look. Understanding the pool remodeling costs goes a long way in helping you make the right choices.
Pool Remodeling Costs
This article helps you to understand the costs involved in remodeling a pool. It highlights the costs involved in upgrading your pool including everything from simple remodeling jobs to more complex upgrades.
A typical pool remodeling job costs anywhere from $4000 to $15000 or more. Technology and plumbing upgrades will fall on the higher end while pool resurfacing will run on the lower end. Your budget, preferences and pool’s condition will determine your best option.
About Swimming Pool Remodeling
One of the most common pool remodeling projects is replacing or resurfacing the pool lining. A concrete pool, for example, needs to be resurfaced every 10 to 15 years because they’re prone to cracking. You can choose to finish the pool with tile or quartz to add some texture, color and pattern or opt to resurface the pool with basic concrete. If you have a vinyl pool, you’ll need to replace the pool liner every 10 to 15 years or so.
Another popular remodeling option is to upgrade the technology or plumbing, particularly with older pools. This may or may not be done in combination with resurfacing. You might want to upgrade to energy-efficient parts or such as modern filtration systems, variable-speed pumps or saltwater chlorination systems or simply replace leaky pipes. Another option is to add digital controls and lighting, as well as a firepit for those cool nights.
There are also aesthetic improvements, such as pool features and landscaping. This is where you have endless possibilities. For instance, you can add features such as diving boards, slides, fountains, rock walls or waterfalls. You can even change the size of the pool, the shape, or build an infinity edge or beach entry, tanning ledge or sun shelf. Most of these improvements can be quite costly. Another way to update your pool is to upgrade the landscape design around it.
Pool Remodeling Costs
Since every pool remodeling project is different, estimating the cost of a pool remodel can be difficult. The cost really depends on the extent of the renovations as well as the size and location of your pool. your best bet, therefore, is to seek multiple quotes from several pool builders in your area.
That being said, here’s a breakdown of some of the costs you can expect to pay for a pool remodeling project.
- Minor repairs to tiles or decorative stonework might cost about $1,000 or less.
- Upgrading your pump and filter might cost between $500 and $1,500.
- Purchasing plus installation of a new vinyl pool liner costs about $3,000 – $5,000.
- Basic concrete resurfacing costs $5,000-$10,000 though you can expect to pay more for fancy features such as tile or quartz.
- Redoing your deck can cost over $15,000.
When it comes down to determining pool remodeling costs, you want to make sure your contractor is experienced, fair and trustworthy. You also want to get the best prices possible. Find a pool contractor that specializes in pool renovation, and make sure they’re familiar with old and new pool systems and how they work.