How Much Does Pool Resurfacing Cost?

As Summer approaches, thoughts about outdoor fun and relaxation in your personal oasis will start to enter your mind. However, after a while the surface of your pool will start to degrade from wear and tear, chemicals, sun exposure, and more. To give your pool a new look, make it feel brand new, and get it ready for the Summer time, a pool resurface may be just what it needs.

In this blog, we will explore how much it costs to resurface your pool.

What is Pool Resurfacing?

Before diving into cost, it is important to understand that swimming pool resurfacing is a process where the existing top layer surface of your pool is removed and replaced with a new one. This is not to be confused with pool replastering, which involves replacing the bottom layer of your pool. Of the two, pool resurfacing is more cost effective for homeowners. This process also helps to get rid of cracks and wear while also adding to its visual appearance.

Size and Shape of the Pool

Naturally, larger pools will cost more to resurface as it will take more time and materials. Pool material costs are typically calculated at a per-square-foot basis, which we will go into more detail shortly. In addition to size, the shape of your pool will also play a factor in the cost. Irregular shapes and pools with intricate designs may involve more complexity in the resurfacing process, adding more to the total cost.

Types of Resurfacing Material

Common pool resurfacing materials and their associated costs include:

  • Plaster: The most common and cheapest option is a simple plaster, it costs around $5 per square foot but has a shorter lifespan than other options.
  • Pebble: Offering a durable and aesthetically appealing finish is pebble, it is a mixture of rock pebbles and plaster, average cost is $10-15 per square foot and has a longer lifespan than plaster.
  • Tile: The most durable and long lasting option is tiles, coming in forms such as glass, ceramic, mosaic, and more, it will on average cost $25 per square foot but can go as high as $35 per square foot.

Preparation Work

Before applying the new surface, preparatory work will have to be done. This includes draining the pool and cleaning it, removing the top layer, and repairing cracks and other flaws in the bottom layer. This prep work will add more onto the final cost, but is essential to ensure longevity of the new surface. 

Remodeling and Additional Features

If you are thinking of resurfacing your pool to make it feel nicer and look better, you may be wondering if you can add additional features during the process, and the answer is yes. You have the option of adding other features such as decorative tile designs, accents, lighting, and more. But note that these additional features, depending on complexity, will add more to the total cost of your pool resurface.

Labor Costs

Labor costs will vary depending on the contractor’s experience, location, and project complexity. On average, you can expect to pay $50-$100 per hour in labor expenses.

Giving a new look and feel to your personal oasis before Summer comes can be done with pool resurfacing. As stressful as it may seem to navigate the cost of such a project, working with a trusted company such as Omnia Outdoors can help.

Our experts are happy to help guide you through the costs of resurfacing your pool. You can get a free quote today. Also, feel free to check out some of our past work and testimonials.

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