How Much Does It Cost to Remodel a Pool?

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Swimming pools provide fun and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. However, as a pool owner, you know they require a lot of care and attention in order to maintain their cleanliness and functionality. And there comes the point in most pools’ lifetimes when they could do with a little remodeling.

The average homeowner can expect to spend between $10,000 and $15,000 to remodel their swimming pool. Of course, this number can vary depending on a number of factors:

  • Repairs: On the lower cost end of a remodel are repairs for leaks, cracks, and tile replacement. While this may not be a total remodel, a pool in desperate need of repairs will look fantastic after being serviced.
  • Additions: This could mean adding a waterfall, slide, diving board, or cover. The cost of an addition varies widely based on the product.
  • Shape or Size Changes: If you’re looking to make a big change to the size or shape of your pool, it will come at a higher price tag.

Cost to Install a Tanning Ledge

One addition that is becoming increasingly popular is a tanning ledge. These shallow shelves are installed about 9 inches below the surface and serve as a place to sit, relax, play, and, of course, tan. The average cost of installation ranges from $5,000 to $15,000.

Factors That Influence Cost

For concrete pools, something that may influence cost would be the depth of the pool where the shelf will be added. If your pool is deeper, it will cost more money to add more concrete and support it. Depending on customization, size, features, and labor, tanning ledges for fiberglass or vinyl liner pools will see varying costs.

Difference Between Adding Fiberglass Versus Concrete Tanning Ledge

Each type of pool has its quirks when it comes to remodeling projects. In the case of a tanning ledge, a fiberglass option is pre-fabricated (“prefab”) and cannot be modified. This may mean a new area must be dug out for a fiberglass tanning ledge to be added, increasing your costs.

A concrete tanning ledge can be built and modified to fit specific shapes. This makes it easier to install for many pool owners. In some cases, however, a new area must also be dug out for installation.

Cost to Add a New Spa

Custom Spa: Integrated with Current Pool

Looking to make your pool a little more relaxing? Add seating and jets to your pool, and suddenly, you have your own little oasis. A custom spa will cost anywhere between $15,000 and $50,000.

Prefab Acrylic Hot Tub: Separate from Pool

Who doesn’t love a good, long soak in a hot tub? Installing a prefab hot tub separate from your pool could cost from $3000 to $10,000.

Factors That Influence Cost

For a custom spa, the design type will be the main factor influencing costs.

  • Level Spa: This spa design is level with your pool and offers easy transitions between the two. This is often the most affordable option.
  • Elevated Spa: As the name suggests, this spa is built above your pool and can have waterfalls or other features incorporated into the design.
  • Perimeter Spill Spa: This spa is a showstopper! Thanks to an invisible ledge, it blends into the rest of your pool, creating a seamless look you’ll love.

Cost to Add a Pool Slide

Average Costs

The kids — and the kids at heart — will love sliding down into the cool water on a hot summer day! If you’re looking to add a pool slide to your setup, it will cost between $4,000 and $20,000.

Luxury & Customized Slides

If you want your pool slide to be a real statement piece, a customized luxury slide is the way to go. With options to create natural rock-like formations, integrate foliage and lighting, and even designs that fit your chosen theme, there is no limit to what your imagination can dream up. These luxury slides often begin at $100,000 and increase depending on specifications.

Cost to Add a Motorized Pool Cover

A pool cover will go a long way in keeping your pool clean and the surrounding area safe for everyone. It can also help with water evaporation loss and cut down on heating costs. A convenient, motorized option will cost between $10,000 and $20,000.

Factors That Influence Cost

What causes this range of pricing? A few things:

  • Fabric Type: Polyethylene, polypropylene, and vinyl are a few options for pool covers that vary in cost and quality.
  • Size: Larger pools will need more materials. The larger the pool, the higher the cover cost.
  • Shape: Standard-shaped covers are much more affordable than those for uniquely shaped pools.

Cost to Install Pool Heating

Having comfortable, warm water to dip your toes into is one of the best parts of owning a pool. If you’re ready to add a pool heater to your setup, it could cost you between $1,700-$10,000 depending on the heater chosen.

Factors That Influence Cost

Did you know that your location can have an effect on the cost of your pool heater? Some areas of the country don’t have easy access to the proper utilities, meaning their installation costs will be higher. Permits that allow you to lay wiring or pipes will also impact costs by $50 to $500.

Kind of Heating System

There are four types of pool heating systems. From most affordable to most expensive, they are electric resistance, gas, heat pump, and solar.

Size of Pool Determines Unit Size Needed

As with most remodeling projects, the larger the pool, the more expensive it is! A larger pool will require a larger heating system, increasing the cost.

Cost to Transition to Saltwater

Many homeowners are transitioning to saltwater pools as they require fewer chemicals, are gentler on your skin, and are easier to maintain. A conversion will cost you between $1,000 and $5,000.

Cost to Add Water Features

Water features are a great way to beautify and customize your pool. These features can cost anywhere from $500 to $10,000+.

Pool Waterfall

Whether you go for a natural look or a modern water wall, waterfalls are a fun addition for any pool. The average cost falls around $5,000 to $10,000, with luxury options reaching upwards of $30,000.

Standard Jets

Keep the water flowing and add standard jets to your pool for $500 to $1,000 each!

Laminar Jets

A laminar jet does more than shoot out water. Their streams are uniformly shaped, unbroken, and typically have LED lighting. These will cost around $2,000 each.


Have some fun getting bubbly by installing bubblers! These run from $500 to $2,000 each.

Cost to Remodel a Pool Deck

Let’s step out of the pool, dry off, and take a look at your deck. If it’s looking a little worse for wear, it might be time for a remodel. The average pool deck remodel will cost between $10,000 and $30,000, depending on size and materials.

Natural Stone Decking

Natural stone costs $15 to $30 per square foot or $9,000 to $27,000 total for the average-sized pool deck.

Concrete Pavers

Concrete pavers run a little cheaper, at $14 to $26 per square foot, or $8,000 to $23,000 for the average-sized pool.

Pressure-Treated Wood Decking

Love the wood look? Install pressure-treated wood decking for $25 to $40 per square foot.

Composite Wood

Go a little higher-end with composite wood at $55 to $75 per square foot.

Cost to Resurface a Pool

Unpolished Aggregate

To give your unpolished aggregate pool a new surface, you can expect to pay $3500-$20,000.

Polished Aggregate

A polished aggregate resurfacing will increase that price to $5000-$30,000.


Tile pools are beautiful; however, if you’re looking for a resurface, expect to pay a bit more to get the job done. The average tile resurfacing costs $15,000 to $70,000.

Factors That Influence Cost

In addition to the materials needed for your resurfacing, there are other factors that influence the cost of this project. As you’ve learned, the larger the pool, the more expensive the project. The same goes for pool resurfacing.

Where you live can also affect the costs of materials and labor.

Cost to Modify Shape or Size of Pool

Sometimes, pool owners are looking for something completely new. This is the most expensive of renovations and will often cost the same amount as installing a brand-new pool. Changing the shape of your pool or modifying its shape will cost between $30,000 and $60,000.

Call the Pool Remodeling Experts at ASP

When remodeling your pool, you want the best of the best at your service. The ASP team is here to guide you through the design and installation of your remodel to create the pool of your dreams. Find a location near you and give us a call to get started today!