How Long Does it Really Take to Renovate a Pool?

How Long Does it Really Take to Renovate a Pool?
September 16, 2021 sdcdesign

So, you’re considering renovating your pool? We’re sure you have many questions: How long will it take? What will need to be repaired or replaced? What will it cost me? We’ve got the answers for you! That’s why our experts at Alan Jackson Pools created this comprehensive guide to answer all your questions and more!

What you need to know before starting pool renovation

Pool renovations are a lot more than just a new coat of paint. Pool renovation needs to be done with precision to ensure that the renovation they do is not going to cause any structural damage. A pool renovation can include things like painting the interior or exterior of the pool, replacing tiles, repairing decking and coping, fixing leaks in pipes and drains, as well as replacing broken equipment such as pumps or filters. One of the key things you will need to consider before starting a pool renovation is your budget for the project. The size of the project needs to be taken into consideration as well, along with how much time you have before you’ll need to use your pool again.

The cost of pool renovation

Pool renovations should not be undertaken lightly and are an investment that most homeowners undertake only once in their lifetime: it’s important to have a clear vision for what you want your pool to look like so that you can budget accordingly. While a pool renovation can be an expense, it’s a great way to increase your property value. A pool renovation can cost anywhere from $25,000 – $50,000 or more. This is the cost of the construction and equipment installation. But more importantly, this is also the price for a well-designed and well-executed pool reconstruction project.

Planning your pool renovation timeline

It is always important to get an idea of how much time you will need before starting your pool renovation project. A good estimate is to plan at least four months of the timeline for construction, as well as six weeks to clean and prepare the pool before any work can begin. These estimates allow for two months of dry time after construction, in which no one can use or enter the pool area.

How to create a pool renovation timeline?

Creating a pool renovation timeline is vital to ensure that the project does not take longer than it should and that all deadlines are met. First, you’ll need to determine the size of your pool and the scope of the renovation project. Next, you will need to get a quote from a qualified pool specialist to estimate how many days or weeks are needed to complete the project based on these two factors. Finally, you will need to add a buffer time for unexpected delays such as bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances, which can add up to 2-5 days on average, and this will be your ideal timeline for your renovation project!

Are there ways to shorten the pool renovation process?

If the pool is old, then the renovation process would be more complicated. But if you are looking to renovate an existing pool and not build a new one, then there are ways that can help shorten the process. The first step is to identify what needs to be done. You need to get an assessment of what needs to be repaired or replaced before you can make any decisions on how to go about the renovations. If you find out that everything can be repaired and replaced, then repairs will take less time than if you had found out that everything needed to be replaced. Another way of shortening the renovation process is by using a professional contractor for your work rather than doing it yourself or hiring friends for help. Doing projects yourself or hiring friends to help can be time-consuming and expensive. Hiring a professional contractor for your renovation job will provide you with an accurate quote, a timeline, and help you avoid the mistakes that can come from not having enough experience doing the work yourself.


You’ve spent all summer planning for the family to spend their time in your new inground pool, but now it’s time to take things to the next level and renovate it. Contact us today for a free consultation to get your swimming pool back to its original beauty. We specialize in commercial and residential renovations, so contact us as soon as possible for more info!

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