Costs involved in renovating a pool

Below are the various items involved in renovating a pool that influence overall cost, our handy online calculator can guide you through the cost estimate once you have selected the items required.

Simply put in the pools size in litres and select the items that are required and you will receive an instant estimate. Depending on the pools age a full or partial renovation may be required. The scope can involve resurfacing of the interior only or complete removal of all cosmetic items and even addition of new steps/spas or surrounds.

As a minimum the following should be considered

Condition of the structure

Are there any major structural issues/rust or cracking present and if so, are these likely to be able to be successfully repaired. In some cases, we will build a completely new pool in place of the existing pool as this will be the most economical long term solution. If undertaking a renovation a life expectancy of between 10-30 years should be achieved so if the structure will likely not survive this period it is time to demolish and start again.


Are there any leaks or damages to skimmer boxes, return or suction lines. These items if presenting an issue can be pressure tested and fault checked to ensure there will not be ongoing issues. If surrounding areas are being renovated it is always wise to replace any accessible pipe work.

Coping and waterline tiles

What condition are the tiles in and is there any noticeable cracking or delamination noticeable. If the coping tiles are not being replaced consideration should be placed on the likely lifespan of the coping. The new interior will have a life expectancy of 10-20 years so if the existing coping is not going to last this period it is advisable to seriously consider replacement as replacing coping whilst trying to salvage an existing interior is not advisable.

Interior Surface

Is the surface degraded, lifting, cracking or leaking. If so, it is time to resurface the pool. Pools that predate the 1990s will require sampling of the interior surface for traces of asbestos as the old marblesheen interiors can contain asbestos. This will affect overall cost if asbestos is present.


Is the pool accessible and usable for your stage of life, if not we can add stairs, handrails, benches, spas and other accessories to make the pool more user friendly.

Fencing and safety

Is the pool currently up to modern standards for fencing and safety, if not it will require the fencing and any other safety related items to be addressed.


The addition of modern LED pool lights can totally transform a backyards atmosphere at night. If replacing coping and surrounds this is generally a quiet simple undertaking.


Is the filtration suitable for the pool and have you investigated the alternatives available. There are many ways to treat pool water using chlorine, salt, minerals, ozone, copper and silver anodes or combinations of these. When renovating it is the perfect time to convert your pool to a new alternative. Modern energy saving pumps can also be considered along with robotic pool cleaners to make looking after the pool very trouble free. If you are considering renovating feel free to use our online calculator to get a budget estimate for the works required and when ready get in touch and discover the difference, we can offer.

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The Pool coping is the first row of tiles on top of the pool this is usually replaced with a stone or porcelain tiles approx 400mm in width.

waterlineWaterline Tile

Waterline tiles are several rows of tiles between the coping and pool interior, whilst not essential the addition of waterline tiles will make ongoing cleaning of the waterline much easier.


Pebble interior finishes have evolved greatly over the years and can provide some very natural water colours. The stone is 1-2mm in size and very fine grain allowing for a smooth and tough pool interior finish.


Glass bead interiors can be utilized as an alternative to pebble interiors to provide a very striking water colour. These products have a similar texture to pebble interiors and a similar service life but can provide much more intense and deeper water colours.


Our filtration packs provide an upgrade of all pool equipment including new sand or cartridge filter, new pool pump and a new salt chlorinator connected to the existing plumbing lines.


Our range of single or multi colour lights will provide another dimension to the pool once the sun sets. These are possible in most renovations however an onsite inspection is required to confirm viability of an addition of lighting.

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