When installing a new pool, very few people actually consider the cost to remodel a pool. That’s because companies that build and install pools like to make the potential owners think that the whole is going to last for decades. While this CAN be true, it has a lot of variants. It also depends on how well you take care of it, how well the pool is built, where you live, what materials were used, etc.
If you want to give your pool a nice facelift with a remodel, the cost to remodel a pool can be much higher….but it might be worth it if:
- You plan to sell your home
- You want to create a new look
- You want to “upgrade” and update the materials used
- It needs a new system
What Is a Typical Cost To Remodel a Pool?
When it comes to remodeling a swimming pool, there are a lot of different options available to you, but here is a list of the most common changes.
Deck Resurfacing: This can be as simple as repairing cracks and stains in the deck, or it can be a little more complex such as installing a brand new material.
For example, instead of concrete, you can resurface it with travertine – it’s more expensive, but it’s the most used stone for the pool.
Concrete usually costs around $5000 to $10,000. Once you start to get into stone decking, this can cost more.
- New Filter: A new filter and pump might cost you around $500 to $1500.
- Change Of Pool Depth: If you have a shallow pool you want to make deeper or a deeper pool you want to turn into a lap pool, this is also an option, but it’ll cost you! This is between $10,000 and $50,000. Likewise, you can also change the shape and size of the pool as well which will be configured into the price.
- Addition or Removal Of Pool Slide/Diving Board: If you want to add a slide or a diving board or you want to remove them this will cost around $1000. But, you can also do this on your own if you find a guide to help you.
- Addition of Water Features: If you want to add bubblers, scuppers, or even a waterfall, this is also possible with a pool remodel. A typical waterfall runs around $7000 to $10,000, but a more intricate design could cost upwards of $30,000.
- Adding A Swimming Pool Fence: if you have a pool but you also have kids or live in a neighborhood with kids, getting a pool fence is going to be beneficial, unfortunately, it will also cost you money. The average pool fence costs around $15 to $19 per linear foot. Gates will also cost you an extra $325.00 each. The average cost of a fence with a gate will cost you around $1,125.00, but you do need both.
- Hot Tub Expansion: You can also add a hot tub or spa to your pool. This is a popular option and the cost to remodel a pool could come in around $5000 to $10,000 if you decide to go this route. Once you start adding on features or make it bigger than average, the price will start going up.
All Factors Considered
In the end, you’re looking at around $35,000 to $62,000 depending on the features you choose from above, how big the pool is, and of course, where you live. Beyond the features of a pool, you also need to consider taxes and maintaining the pool as well.
Maintaining a pool isn’t cheap, but it might be a necessary evil if you don’t want to do all the work yourself. If you plan on getting a new pool or remodeling an old one, make sure you’re aware of all the costs, both obvious and unforeseen costs.