Nothing beats jumping into your pool on a hot summer day, but the price of refinishing a pool can leave you wondering if it was worth it. It may surprise you how expensive a concrete pool can get, so keeping it properly maintained should be a top priority.
Why is that?
Besides the usual prices to maintain your pool throughout the year, repairs and utilities can sneak up on you. The surface on your pool is what seals it and keeps the water from leaking into the ground.
Even though taking good care of the surface can last up to 20 years, you may need a repair earlier than that. We’ll be going over the cost of resurfacing a pool in the Dallas – Fort Worth area, and why calling Willsha Pools is a good step to make sure your pool stays in good health for years to come.
Determine the cost to Refinish or Replaster your Concrete Pool
Willsha Pool has resurfaced hundreds of pools in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and has over 10 year of experience.
Determining how much it costs to resurface a pool depends on several factors:
- Size of the pool
- How damaged the surface is and if any leak detection or crack repair will be needed
- What material you want to use for the new surface
There are several types of pool finishes you can choose from when resurfacing a pool.
The three primary types of pool surfaces and the cost per square foot are:
- white plaster – $4 per square foot
- aggerate/quartz finish – $5 per square foot
- pebble finish – $10 per square foot
We have also created a pool resurfacing calculator to help you quickly get an estimated based on the linear feet of your pool.
Simply plug in the measurements of your pool and get an instant resurfacing estimate.
Cost to Refinishing Pool with White Plaster
The cheapest pool resurfacing option is a basic white plaster.
Plaster is being used less and less as more options come in the market, but it is still the simplest choice for a refinish. This will cost you around $4.00 per square foot.
It’s especially a good choice if you have a large pool or don’t have much to spend.
White plaster will help your pool get that classic blue shine to it. Some negatives to plaster are it can tend to stain easily. It also has that rough feeling on the surface that some people may not like.
White plaster also has the shortest lifespan of around 7-10 years.
Cost to Refinishing Pool with Aggregate-Quartz Finish
The middle pool resurfacing option is an aggregate finish. Many customers request resurfacing finishes like SGM or Pebble Tec.
This is a mixture of concrete and finely crushed pebbles. The mixture is then dyed and smoothed over the concrete on your pool. This style can give your pool a nice creek bed look.
Some downsides to this style are some people find the pebbles hard to walk on. This will also cost you a little more than white plaster at $5.00 per square feet.
Although it is a little more expensive, many people like this choice for the Diamond Brite look. Diamond Brite can give you that finish that gives your pool that unique color you want.
The color can range from an ocean blue to a light teal that’s certain to impress.
Aggregate and Quartz style pool finishes have a lifespan of around 10-15 years.
Cost to Refinishing Pool with Pebble Finish
The most expensive yet luxurious option that includes larger aggregate stones. It’s an extremely smooth surface that is highly reflective. It gives your pool a shine that reflects beautifully on a hot summer day.
This option also has far more colors to choose from. The pebble finish is more expensive coming in at $10.00 per square feet.
The Pebble style pool finish has the longest lifespan of around 15-25 years.
Pool Plaster & Surface Warranty
All of these materials are unique in their own way. Each material has its own look and feel.
Depending on the surface you pick for your pool, the warranty will vary from 3-10 years.
All resurfacing projects completed by Willsha Pools also include all new plastics(jets, drains, rope anchors), new brush head, start-up chemicals, and a filter clean.
If you’re interested in an estimate to refinish you pool, Willsha Pools offers free estimates and consultations.
You can also call to set up an appointment for our team to come look at your pool.
Why is my Pool Surface Changing Colors?
Even if you take good care of your pool, sometimes damages to the surface can still occur. One common cause of this is improper water chemistry.
A chemical imbalance to the water can sometimes happen on the first filling of your pool. You’ll want your pool to have a pH of 7.2-7.6. This is an ideal range to make sure the surface stays healthy.
Damages could also occur due to rain, which can disrupt the balance of pH in your pool and create an environment that can hurt your surface. There are a lot of problems that can happen if this is the case so make sure to test your water.
It could also be fertilizer or other rust that gets in your pool and causes stains. Anything from trees, leaves, and plants can cause your pH balance to change and leave your pool open to damage.
Cost to Fix Pool Cracks and Leaks
If you see cracks in your pool, make sure to keep an eye on your water level. As the soil shifts under your pool, it can make your pool surface start to crack.
A majority of the time this is just a cosmetic issue, but in some cases, this can be a structural issue that needs to be fixed as soon as possible.
Review our pool leak detection page to read further information.
If you notice anything, don’t wait. It’s important to call Willsha Pools early so it doesn’t cause damage that could be even more expensive in the future.
Maintaining your Pool Surface
Besides testing your water chemistry, other common steps to take care of your pool surface include:
- Clean your pool at least once a week
- Keep your water level balanced
- Circulate your water
Once a week cleaning can sound like a chore, but it’s the safest way to avoid unwanted damage to the surface. You can use a pool skimmer to keep leaves and debris out. This will help your filtration system be able to properly keep your pool clean.
The water in your pool can evaporate, causing your water levels to change. If this happens, and water is added, it can raise or lower your pH balance.
Make sure to monitor your water levels.
You should also circulate your water throughout the day.
Contact Willsha Pools
Pools can be the best addition to your house, but they can also be the most expensive. Identifying problems with your pool early is the best way to save as much money as you can and maintain that summer fun.
It’s important to check your water chemistry to make sure it’s not going to damage the surface. Things can get in your pool without you knowing, and before you know it, damages and problems start to show up.
Make sure to check the pH balance regularly.
When it comes to repairs, it’s important to find out exactly what the issue is first. Some repairs will only require fixing the cracks on the surface without repairing the whole surface. But if it’s been having problems for a while, or the damage has gone to the concrete behind the surface, you’ll likely need a whole repair.
It can get overwhelming when deciding what to do with your pool surface and other pool issues.
Willsha Pools can help you plan and get a quote to fit exactly what works for you. We have a team of professional pool remodelers to make sure your repairs last for many years.
Willsha Pools knows how stressful damages to your favorite summer spot can be, and that’s why we make refinishing as stress-free as possible.
To get an exact quote and to discuss your options, contact Willsha Pools today.