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How Long Does a Concrete Pool Last?

by | Jul 14, 2023

Whenever someone wants to install a pool at their house, they usually imagine a concrete swimming pool. Inground concrete pools are the golden standard.

Concrete pools present unique challenges, and other pools have slight advantages. Still, a concrete pool is the best, hands down.

When customers ask us questions, the most common is: “How long does a concrete pool last?” To serve our customers better, we will answer that question here. Concrete pools last 75 years on average, depending on the materials.

Why Do They Last So Long?

Different types of pools have different lifespans. For example, above-ground pools only last for about 11 years. While they have the same vinyl liners as some inground pools, the structural integrity of an above-ground pool is relatively poor.

Inground pools feature higher-quality materials and are more resilient to the elements than above-ground pools. Concrete pools are even more durable and, with the proper maintenance and care, will last for many decades without paying for a new one.

What Maintenance Does a Concrete Pool Need?

How long a concrete pool lasts depends on how well you maintain it. Some pools last decades longer than they should just because someone cared enough to maintain them. We’ve also replaced pools prematurely because pool owners didn’t maintain them as well as they should.

Regular maintenance is key to a concrete pool’s survival. You must deep clean and acid wash the entire pool every five years. 

While the pool itself will last for years, its surface will not. Plaster, tile, and aggregate surfaces all wear out eventually, between five and 20 years, depending on the material. Call us at (407) 521-6260 or visit our website to schedule pool deck resurfacing in Orlando, Florida, by Classic Marcite.

What Are the Benefits of Owning a Concrete Pool?

While there are hidden costs to owning a concrete pool, there are also some substantial benefits to owning one:

  • Increased home value: People like pools but don’t like paying to install them. A concrete inground pool will have a massive impact on the value of your home since it’ll be there when the new owners move in. The bigger the pool, the higher the resale value.
  • Longer lifespan: A concrete pool should last the better part of a century with proper maintenance.
  • Unparalleled customization: Concrete pools are fully customizable when building them. There’s no design or idea too extreme. The only limiting factor is your budget.

Why Should I Have My Older Concrete Pool Resurfaced?

Prior to 1990, it was common to use asbestos in swimming pool concrete. Asbestos is harmful to humans. So for this reason, if your pool resurfacing is older than 30 years it is best to get it resurfaced immediately.

Concrete Pools Are the Best Pools

So, how long does a concrete pool last? If you maintain it well and treat it like gold, it will last as long as you stay in your home. If you don’t, you’ll be replacing it very soon.

Call Classic Marcite at (407) 521-6260 or visit our website to learn more tips on swimming pool resurfacing.

About Mike Folta
Mike Folta has served the clients of Classic Marcite for more than 15 years. He has 20+ years in the pool industry servicing large hotels and theme parks in the Greater Orlando area, as well as expertly turning backyard pools into an island oasis.