So, you are thinking about having your swimming pool resurfaced? Then you are likely wondering how much the process is likely going to set you back. Well, one this is for certain: it’s going to be significantly cheaper than having a brand-new swimming pool installed entirely. And the best part about that, is the fact that a resurfaced swimming pool can indeed feel as though you have a brand-new swimming pool so it’s a win-win.
When it comes to money, giving an accurate estimation as to how much it will cost is impossible, given how many variants they are.
- Where are you based in Australia?
- How old is your swimming pool?
- How big is your swimming pool?
- What materials do you want to use?
- What time of year do you want to refurb to take place?
- Do you want to do the job yourself?
- If not, which pool renovations company will you choose?
There are so many factors at play, which is why we can only offer you pool resurfacing cost estimates. So please be aware that the figures shared in this article are merely speculative. At the very least, it should give you a rough idea as to how much you will be looking at for your refurbishment project. If in the event that you are serious about moving ahead, you should reach out to the best pool resurfacing company in your local area and request a quote. In the meantime, let’s take a look at some averages for you.
Please note that all of the averages for pool resurfacing costs have been calculated in Australian Dollars.
Average Costs for Resurfacing a Swimming Pool
The national average for pool refinishing costs is somewhere in the region of $8,600 AUD. This can range from anywhere between $1,300 and $132,500, including the materials and labour. On average, the labour charges can range between $60 and $80 an hour. That said, it really depends on the location and size of the project.
Most commonly, a pool resurfacing gig could cost $3,300 and take 5 days to complete.
Regarding materials, you can be looking at anywhere between $1,300 and $80,000, again depending entirely on you. From the low-cost plaster all the way up to high-quality glass tiles, there is a style to suit every budget.
Fibreglass pool resurfacing cost
Fibreglass pool resurfacing costs can average $8,600 to resurface. It is important to note that excluding plaster, all types of finishes can be applied to fibreglass as well. The base type will not vary the cost of the application, so the different finishes (mentioned below) should remain the same.
Diamond brite pool resurfacing cost
One of the major benefits of using Diamond Brite for your pool resurfacing is that it can last anywhere from 8 to 12 years before it begins to spot and fade. You should, however, aim to give it an acid wash after approx. 5 years to keep it fresh and bright. In any case, it style and colour will have a different price, ranging from $6,600 to $13,200.
Gunite pool resurfacing cost
Gunite pools will typically cost around $8,600 to resurface. There are many types of concrete pool finishes available for you to choose from:
- Paint (cheap, large variety, can be DIY)
- Plaster (low cost)
- Pebble (durable, aesthetically stunning, some colour variety)
- Tile (high price range, but the most durable with many varying options)
- Aggregate (stunning with textured or smooth options)
Marcite pool resurfacing cost
Finishing a pool with plaster (aka Marcite) can set you back around $7,200. Here are some of the pros and cons for choosing this options:
- Pro: it is one of the cheapest options
- Cons: It is prone to cracking, staining, and wearing rather quickly
When it comes to spot-treating any cracks, chips, or bubbling surfaces, we do not recommend it. Here’s why: as confident as you might be, it is all too easy for amateurs to mix paster wrong, or to simply apply it incorrectly. Another thing is that attending a couple of cracks likely means that more will follow afterwards. Ideally, your best bet is to simply have a professional address the issue for you, particularly if you’d like to avoid costly repairs in the future.
Once again, do not take these figures as gospel. You may be put off by some of them, though there is a good chance that you can save yourself a bit of money by shopping around or indeed opting for one of the cheaper materials. That said, you should indeed factor in the longevity of your pool resurfacing project. You may save yourself a bit of money in the short-term, but the more expensive options tend to be so because they last far-longer.
And of course, what might feel like a lot of money is certainly pale in comparison to the cost of a brand-new swimming pool entirely. Think about how much use you can get out of your swimming pool and the enjoyment that you and your family have when you share it together. Keeping your pool in excellent condition is not only important for keeping you interested and enjoying your pool but safe as well.
In any case, we hope this article has been useful for you. Do your research, shop around for a number of different quotes from your local pool resurfacing companies and then make a informed decision as to how you wish to proceed. Enjoy!