Pool Remodeling Cost

Last Updated on September 16, 2023
Written by CPA Alec Pow | Content Reviewed by Certified CFA CFA Alexander Popinker

Every pool needs to be improved and upgraded from time to time due to functionality and aesthetic reasons. You can choose to remodel your pool in more than one thousand ways, from a rapid facelift to a whole reconstruction that changes the design of your backyard radically. It all depends on your preferences, budget, but also on the condition of the pool.

How Much Does it Cost to Remodel a Pool?

In case you are thinking about completely remodeling your pool, be prepared to spend anywhere between $4,600 and $15,500 on average. The less expensive jobs are those for basic resurfacing, while you will have to pay the most for technology upgrades and improvements done to the plumbing system. You will have to pay around $100,000 for a complete backyard pool transformation.

There are many ways in which you can remodel a pool and the costs depend on the type of repair or transformation. For example, you may spend only around $550 to repair a broken part or some thousands of dollars to resurface the entire pool, redo the patio and upgrade de plumbing.

You might also like our articles about the cost of a pool house, water delivery for your pool, or an endless poop addition.

As all the projects are different, it is not an easy job to estimate the cost of a pool remodeling job. The price is influenced by a few factors such as your location, the size of the pool, and the complexity of the renovations. It is recommended to ask for multiple price offers from pool builders in your area to get an idea about how much you would have to pay if you want to remodel your pool.

However, you should be prepared to pay around:

  • $1,000 for minor repairs to decorative tiles or stonework;
  • anywhere between $3,100 and $5,100 for installing a new liner at a vinyl pool;
  • $550 to $1,600 to upgrade your pump and filter;
  • up to $15,500 to redo the deck;
  • anywhere between $5,500 and $10,500 for a basic concrete resurfacing, but much more for fancy features like tile or quartz;
  • anywhere between $2,100 and more than $10,500, for redoing the patio, depending on the type of concrete and the size of the pool; expect to may more for the decorative concrete than for the plain concrete.

Swimming pool remodeling overview

pool Remodeling New FeaturesThe most common remodeling project is, maybe, the replacing of the pool lining or resurfacing. For instance, concrete pools are prone to cracking and have to be resurfaced every 10 to 15 years. When resurfacing the pool, you can choose basic concrete or go for a fancier option like tile or quartz. Also, the liner of the vinyl pools has to replace every 10 to 15 years.

Another popular pool remodeling job is represented by upgrading technology or plumbing. Usually, this is common with older pools. In most cases, these jobs are combined and done both at once but this is not a must. Some may have you only adding lighting and digital controls or replacing a leaky pipe.

When talking about aesthetic improvements the possibilities are endless. Characteristics such as diving boards, waterfalls, slides, rock falls, or fountains can be added. Some may want to build in an infinity edge, a sun shelf, a beach entry, or a tanning ledge. Also, the patio or the decking can be improved by adding custom tile, stone, or brick. Of course, you can change the entire shape of the pool.

Tips on how to choose a contractor

Obviously, you want to hire the best contractor to remodel your pool as this is a hard and expensive project and you don’t want anyone to start working on it, but you want to get a reasonable price as well. Below you will find some tips to help you get the best possible contractor.

Make sure you ask your family, friends, or neighbors for recommendations. You will be more serene knowing the company you are going to hire has a good history, good reviews, and can do a good job.

Try to find a professional that is not specialized only in pool building, but also in pool remodeling. These processes are different and you need someone who knows enough things about the old types of pools and how they work.

Before signing a contract make some background research on the company and be wary about the companies that don’t have an actual office or a website. Ask each time for proof that the company is insured and licensed to make sure you will not be responsible for any accidents or damages that could happen. Also, be sure that you will have the cost of the project and the period of time in which it is completed clearly written in the contract.

Ask for price offers from at least three contractors and eliminate those who offer suspiciously low or high prices.

Alec Pow
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