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Old 10-30-2019, 08:20 AM
 
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We've finally purchased a wonderful home in the Fishhawk community and are excited to move!

One major project we'd like to have done right away is a pool renovation. At the very least, resurfacing the pool. Then, depending on costs, potentially adding a tanning deck. And if we are adding the tanning deck and it wasn't too much more crazy expensive, even potentially expanding the pool a bit. I don't have a set budget in mind for this overhaul, it's really going to depend on how much we could get done at what cost. The pool is concrete and about 15 years old.

Has anyone overhauled their pool and have a rough idea of costs?

Are there any good companies in the area that anyone can recommend?
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Old 10-30-2019, 11:01 AM
 
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i went with Swimscapes & Surfaces when i did my renovation. Found them through HomeAdvisor, and they turned out to be great, and at the lowest price compared to a bunch of others that i got estimates from.
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Old 10-30-2019, 03:57 PM
 
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No such thing as a "good pool company". They're all lousy, and that's coming from a buddy who was in the business for 15 years.

The best thing you can do is to find someone that has been around for the longest time first. Then be sure to have an attorney review the contract. Then give them as little deposit as possible and only pay out as agreed upon at specified times based on the percentage of completion.

And it's not going to be cheap to re-engineer an existing pool. We're talking 10s of thousands of dollars. Depending on the size, a resurface for a gunite/plaster pool depending on the material used will probably be north of $5,000.

RM
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Old 10-30-2019, 04:26 PM
 
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Thanks for the company recommendation! I will definitely check them out.

I have prepared myself for it not to be cheap. I'm picturing the pool being my sanctuary and I'd like to give it some "wow" factor but I also don't want things to get ridiculously out of control in terms of costs.
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Old 10-30-2019, 05:23 PM
 
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Thanks for the company recommendation! I will definitely check them out.

I have prepared myself for it not to be cheap. I'm picturing the pool being my sanctuary and I'd like to give it some "wow" factor but I also don't want things to get ridiculously out of control in terms of costs.
You need to be prepared, as pool construction costs are all over the map, mainly because there's no standard that exists due to the variations in the end product.

Granted, you have an existing pool, but to give you an idea, a new pool at an existing house consisting of a basic rectangle, the slab/decking, related equipment and screened enclosure is at minimum $50k. And that's for a bare-bones simple pool setup. Get fancy with a unique shape or a spa with a spill over and the price goes up exponentially.

I realize this is what a new pool would cost, but the point is to give you some idea of scale as it relates to costs in general. Start ripping up an existing pool and I can't imagine what it would cost.

Good luck. I think you're in a for a big surprise.

RM
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Old 11-30-2019, 08:48 PM
 
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Just thought I'd update this thread, in case anyone else was wondering.

Very ballpark figures, but I spoke with a number of local pool companies, and to resurface a medium sized pool, and adding a sundeck, I'm looking at roughly $10k.
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