A swimming pool is a beautiful addition to a backyard, but like any other part of the home, it requires periodic maintenance to look its best. Over time, the painted surface of a pool can flake or peel. Homeowners may opt to repaint the pool to restore it to its original appearance. Painting a pool a new color can also help update the look and feel of a backyard.
|What you can expect|
|Range per square foot:||$1.63||$1.92|
|Range for this type of project:||$488||$576|
Pool Painting Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete project. Pool will be drained, cleaned with muriatic acid wash, and rinsed. Rate is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of project site, and meticulous cleanup will be provided.
Pool Painting Job Supplies
Requisite supplies for the job, including surfacing materials, connection fittings, and minor components.
Pool Painting Equipment Allowance
Daily rental of specialty equipment for maximum quality and efficiency. These include 3,000-plus PSI, 4 GPM, gasoline-fueled power washer. Consumable equipment elements not included.
|cost to paint a pool|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per square foot||$0.90|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 300 square foot||$523.58|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 300 square foot||$479.93 - $567.22|
Before a pool can be painted, it must be completely drained of water. All debris, including leaves and dirt, should also be removed from the pool. For best results, the concrete should be cleaned to remove loose paint. If the pool is in poor condition, it may also be necessary to repair cracks or holes in the concrete.
Many factors influence the cost of a pool painting project. The most important factor is the pool’s size, as larger pools cost more than their smaller counterparts. The amount of preparation required also influences the cost. Some pools may need more extensive repairs before they can be painted. Different types of paints are available, and homeowners who opt for deluxe pool paints can expect to pay more.
For best results, it’s important to select the right type of paint for the pool. The pool’s material and its existing paint are essential factors to consider when choosing a new paint. Once the new paint is chosen, it must be applied very carefully to avoid unsightly brush marks. It must be allowed to dry completely before the pool is refilled. To avoid complications, homeowners are advised to seek help from a pool painting professional.