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Pool Resurfacing Cost


How Much Does Pool Resurfacing Cost?

 
low costRe-plastering: $2,500-$5,500average costResurfacing with an Aggregate Finish: $3,500-$10,000high costComplete Pool Upgrade: $8,000-$22,000+
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Although an in-ground concrete pool is durable, over time its inner surface can chip, crack, fade or discolor. Refinishing or resurfacing can extend the life of a structurally sound pool by repairing surface imperfections.

Typical costs:

  • Re-plastering the interior surface of an average residential in-ground pool (10,000-20,000 gallons or 14'x28' to 16'x32' and 3.5'-5' deep) with standard white plaster or marble-dust plaster (marcite) typically costs $2,500-$5,500, depending on the size, depth and shape of the pool, and local rates. This does not include replacing waterline tiles or the pool deck.
  • Resurfacing with a pebble or quartz aggregate finish (like PebbleTec or Diamond Brite can cost $3,500-$8,500 for a rough finish or about $5,000-$10,000 for a polished finish, depending on the style and color.
  • A complete pool upgrade, including refinishing the interior surface, replacing the waterline tile and decking, and fixing any plumbing or electrical problems can cost $8,000-$22,000 or more, depending on size, local rates and what exactly needs to be done.
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What should be included:
  • Typically, after the pool has been drained (usually with a submersible pump) the existing inner pool surface is either acid etched several times or sandblasted/jack-hammered away; the area is treated to prepare it to bond correctly with the new material; and then the new surface material is applied. A time-lapse video[1] by CDC Pools in Arizona illustrates the resurfacing process.
  • Resurfacing typically takes three days, but a complete pool upgrade takes an average of 11 days, according to Southern Pool Plasterers[2] in Florida.
  • Although do-it-yourself is resurfacing is possible, it is a labor-intensive and demanding project, and most experts recommend against do-it-yourself pool refinishing.
Additional costs:
  • Refilling the pool with water and appropriate chemicals typically costs $15-$50.
Discounts:
  • Painting the pool surface with epoxy paint to restore its appearance can cost $1,200-$2,500 for do-it-yourself materials, or $3,000-$5,500 to have it professionally painted. Epoxy paint typically comes in two parts that must be applied quickly once they are mixed together; requires careful surface preparation (usually power-washing and acid washing, then rinsing thoroughly); and must be applied thickly, generally requiring two coats and possibly a primer first. If correctly applied, epoxy paint typically last about 6 to 10 years, while a plaster or aggregate surface can last 10-20 years or more, depending on pool water quality.
Shopping for pool resurfacing:
  • Decide on the type of resurfacing material that fits the pool and the budget. A&M Tile & Plastering in Texas describes pool surface pros and cons[3] .
  • Ask family, friends or the pool service for recommendations for a pool resurfacing company, or search for local members of the National Plasterers Council[4] .
  • Request and check references; if possible, view previous resurfacing projects by this company; verify that the company is properly bonded and insured; and search for any complaints with the Better Business Bureau[5] .
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External Resources:
  1.  www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykYX3vMQQ7Y
  2.  www.poolredo.com/faqs.html
  3.  www.amtile.net/selecting_pool_finish.pdf
  4.  www.npconline.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=37
  5.  www.bbb.org/us/Find-Business-Reviews/
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