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How much does it cost to replaster a pool?

Are you considering remodeling your pool since most of us are home all summer? 

After about 10 years, an in-ground swimming pool with a plaster finish may start to show signs that it’s time to have the plaster redone. Warning signs include mineral stains, worn spots where the concrete or gunite shows through, and roughness on the surface that makes it uncomfortable to walk or sit on. Keeping your pool’s plaster in good shape is also important because the plaster increases the pool’s structural integrity. 

The typical cost to have a pool replastered is between $45.00 - $50.00 per linear foot (plaster only, not including premium surfacing ie. pebble stone, hydrazzo)  Assuming an average pool size of 16 feet by 32 feet, 4 feet deep on the shallow end and 8 feet on the deep end, that’s total of 1,088 square feet. If the cost is $5 per square foot, replastering would cost $5,440. If you are unsure if replastering is called for, you should have a pool repair company such as TC Pools in servicing Palos Verdes Estates, Manhattan Beach, and surrounding cities. 


Replastering a pool is best done by an experienced, licensed professional with appropriate expertise and equipment. The typical process is as follows:

  • Demolition  the pool surface to create a smooth surface that helps the new plaster adhere.

  • Apply the new plaster in small sections, allowing each to dry completely.

  • Refill the pool with fresh water and adjust the chemicals.

  • Ensure filtration system is at it’s optimal level to filter the water. 

Pool condition

If the plaster on your pool’s surface is in really bad shape, your cost will go up to cover any additional repairs that may be required. Other repairs, like retiling, will add to the cost as well. If your pool has stains from minerals in the water like copper and iron, your pool pro may recommend that you deal with the problem if its source can be identified.

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