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Cost to Maintain and Repair a Swimming Pool

Along with providing a great place to swim, relax and splash with friends on a hot day, a swimming pool can be a huge boost to a home's curb appeal, and it may even increase the total value of your property. Unfortunately, most swimming pools also require maintenance and extra attention over time. Whether you have an inground pool or an above ground pool, use this guide for more details on the costs of maintenance and repair.

National Maintain a Swimming Pool Costs

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National Maintain a Swimming Pool Costs
Average reported cost $254
Number of Cost Profiles 2878 cost profiles
Minimum reported cost $55
Maximum reported cost $700
Most homeowners spent between: $176 to $285

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Average Costs of Swimming Pool Maintenance

If you are thinking about adding a swimming pool to your property, then understanding the average maintenance costs is a smart move for your budget. Homeowners who want to save money should spend time skimming debris off the pool regularly to avoid filtration problems, or you might prefer to invest in a cover that protects the pool's surface. However, maintenance also includes chemically testing the pH balance of the pool and checking the heating and filtration systems. On average, expect maintenance to cost $178, but know that the costs will be heavily dependent on the size and quality of your pool.

Cost of Liner Replacement for Above Ground Pools

Above ground pools are a more affordable option that can still provide plenty of fun for kids and adults. Over time, however, even these pools may need substantial repair. The biggest problem is a ripped liner, which will have to be replaced entirely. Expect to pay $700 for this replacement, with $500 going to the costs of labor and $200 going to the replacement liner itself.

Cost of Resurfacing a Fiberglass Pool

Gouges, chips or cracked fiberglass pools are unsightly, and they may even be unsafe for children to use. Rather than replacing the pool entirely, bringing in professionals to resurface the material can be an effective way to give the pool a fresh new look. On average, resurfacing costs between $655 and $744.

Maintenance Costs of a Natural Pool

Natural pools are often chosen because they use fewer harsh chemicals and create a peaceful look on your property. While they do require less maintenance overall, they are not cost-free additions to the home. Expect to pay a minimum of $78 monthly for the maintenance of any plants in the pool, keeping the filtration system operating efficiently and cleaning debris from the surface.

Last updated on May 18, 2016

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