Pebble Tec Resurfacing Cost

How Much Does it Cost to Pebble Tec a Pool?

Last Updated on May 5, 2023
Written by CPA Alec Pow | Content Reviewed by Certified CFA CFA Alexander Popinker

If you’re a proud swimming pool owner, you should think about pool maintenance, to avoid periodic repairs or fixes. If you notice splits or uneven pool surfaces, you should consider resurfacing, to avoid water spills.

It isn’t something to worry about, as in their life span, most pools will go through resurfacing a few times, due to damages or degradation. You shouldn’t think about resurfacing only when your pool suffers degradation. It could revive it, give it a great look and make it safer. An aggregate finish is a more accurate name for the pebble finish.

If you’re one of the hundreds of people that have a pebble tec pool, you should repair your pool, whenever necessary, with a pebble tec patch mixture. If you aren’t the type to start a DIY project, you’re probably interested in how much will it cost to hire someone to fix your pebble tec pool.

Pebble Tec is a mix of large pebbles with cement and stone aggregate.

How Much Does it Cost to Pebble Tec a Pool?

One of the most important aspects you need to take into account is the product that you will use for the interior surface of your pool when you start a pool resurfacing project. When you pick the product, think of elements like cost, durability, and the size of your pool.

One of the most famous brands for pool resurfacing is Pebble tec, which has become more and more known all around the world in the last decades. Although the cost of pebble tec projects is somewhat bigger than the market average, the overall quality of this product, its life span, and its power to hide synthetic substances is well over the average cost, which makes it worth its cost. But how much will it cost you to resurface a pool using pebble tec?

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For a rough coating, expect to pay anywhere from $3,000 to $9,500 on your pebble tec pool resurfacing project. If you opt for the polished finish instead, then your pebble tec project might be more expensive, reaching prices of $4,500 to $11,000.

The price of the pebble tec material will be influenced by multiple factors like its style or color. If you think you can’t afford pebble tec, then you should know that marble dust plaster can be cheaper, with prices anywhere from $2,000 to $6,000, with the pool deck replacement not included in this price. This makes the price of marble dust pool plaster lower than the price of pebble tec for the same resurfacing project.

Do you need a full pool to upgrade with pebble tech, then expect to spend anywhere from $8,000 to $24,000 or even more. This price includes any plumbing issues, fixing of electrical problems, and replacement of waterline decking and tile.

There are different levels of finishes using pebble tec, all of them featuring different prices, but you can’t get an exact price, unless you do the numbers, having in mind the square footage for floors and walls and the type of finish you’re going for. Here are the different pool finishes you can opt for, using pebble tec:

1. Small and large pebble finish

If you opt for a pebble tec resurfacing with small and large pebble finish, then expect to pay around $7,500 to $18,000 or even more. The price will be influenced by the color of the pebbles, with black and blue pebbles costing slightly more than the lighter materials.

2. Glass mixture pebble with stone pebbles

The estimate for a pebble tec project with glass mixture and stone pebbles is slightly higher, with prices around $8,500 to $25,000 or more. It’s a better-looking mixture, with the glass sparkling in the pool water, which explains the higher price.

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Pebble Tec Pool FinishWhen you feel that it’s time to resurface your pool, first off figure out if you’ll be able to do it yourself or need to hire a professional. The price of professional labor will depend on the size of your swimming pool and the type of resurfacing you’re going to get. Although the price will be higher if you get professional help, if you have no experience in pool resurfacing, you should hire an expert, to avoid any permanent or expensive degradation of your pool.

Additional Costs When You Resurface a Pool

If what you’re really after is a full remodel and renovation of your entire pool area and not just the pool’s surface, then you should be prepared to pay somewhere between $10,000 and $22,000. This should include electrical and plumbing repairs, replacement of the decking, and changing the waterline tile.

If you have an in-ground spa, then you can renovate it at the same time as the pool as a way of saving money per square foot both on labor and on bought materials. You will usually spend around $1,500 and $1,900 to renovate your spa. Keep in mind that this is an estimate of the price you will pay for the re-plastering alone. Tiling and coping will both be considered additional work, which also means they will add to the final cost.

Don’t be shy about asking for a discount, especially when going for big pool beautification projects that involve a lot of work. Some pool builders might be willing to offer discounts of $1,000 or even more.

Cost Factors

  • Pool condition and prep work

Prep work will be the first phase of any pool resurfacing job. When prep work is done poorly, it can open the path to a lot of problems that would raise the final bill. You will eventually spend a lot more than you can save if you cut corners at this point.

The current condition of the pool will influence both the labor needed and the materials that have to be bought. A very damaged pool will need several different repairs, which means the prep work will also require more time.

  • Shape, size, and depth of the pool

The depth, shape, and size of your pool will also influence the overall Pebble Tec costs. This is because these factors will influence the time needed by the contractor for the work. They will also influence the type and amount of materials that you will have to buy and install. Of course, it’s obvious that a pool with extra features like an inground spa or one that is particularly large will take more time and can easily cost more than your average-sized pool.

  • Style and colors of pebbles

The original Pebble Tec design is not the only one you can use. There are other textures as well in the Pebble Tec portfolio. As each style comes with different characteristics, it will also come with its own price. As a general rule of thumb, pebbles that have a smoother texture will also be more expensive. Depending on how rare it is, the color of the pebbles will also influence the cost.

Should the average working Joe Pebble Tec a Swimming Pool?

If you want to include a more natural and rich look for your swimming pool’s interior then you should think about resurfacing it with pebble tec material. The purpose of pebble tec is to consolidate many minor stones and to wire them into a plaster that will be connected to the interior of your pool. The light will be reflected from many of the pebbles in the water, creating an amazing rainbow of hues. Having a pebble tec pool brings a lot of advantages over a normal pool, some of them being:

  • Natural, appealing look

Pebble tec materials are made with real rocks of different shapes and sizes, that give a nice look to your pool, with perfect shading and texture.

  • Durability

The pebble tec will look the same for a long time. Its composition is very tough and it will protect your pool from degradation, damage, and tears. It will be a great choice especially if you have children, as the material is tolerant to stains and non-slippery.

  • Cost-Effectiveness

Although Pebble Tec isn’t the cheapest material you could use, its durability ensures that you won’t need to resurface your pool for a long time, which will help you spend less in the long run. t also doesn’t need a lot of maintenance, another aspect that will help you save money.

Alec Pow
2 replies
  1. Shannon
    Shannon says:

    I have a 16 year old pool. The plaster has seen better days. I’m thinking about pebble tech but I was told the price goes up because they have to tear out the old plaster. Is this correct?


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