Having a pool in your home or grounds might seem like an exotic idea, and factors such as costs and upkeep might be off-putting, but it doesn’t have to be.
There are several expenses associated with having a pool, some of which are recurring costs, for example, refinishing and resurfacing. Concrete pools themselves can get pretty expensive, therefore keeping them properly maintained should be your top priority.
Other than the usual prices for the general maintenance of your pool throughout the year, repairs and utilities can add to the bills.
The surface on your pool is responsible for sealing it and helps keep the water from seeping into the ground. With proper care of the surface, ideally it can last you for up to two decades, but in most cases, you would need to repair it earlier than that.
Figuring out how much it would cost to resurface your pool depends on several factors.
- The size of your pool
- The extent of damage to the pool’s surface
- The need for any additional repairs such as leaks or crack repairs
- The type and quality of the material you wish to use for the new surface
When it comes to choosing the type of pool surface, there are several options. The three basic types of pool surfaces and their average cost per square foot are as given below.
- White plaster – $4 per square foot
- Aggregate quartz finish/ Diamond Brite – $5 per square foot
- Pebble finish – $10 per square foot
So as you can see from the above, the aggregate quartz finish provides a good balance between affordability and quality. It’s a mixture of concrete and finely crushed pebbles, which is then dyed and smoothed over the concrete on your pool.
NOTE: Sometimes you can prolong the life of your diamond brite finish by patching your diamond brite pool. Read our diamond brite repair guide to learn more.