Concrete Pool Renovation and Repair

Modernising an older concrete swimming pool is a cost-effective way to give your outdoor area a new lease on life. Whether you want a simple upgrade or a complete makeover, Watchman Pools can provide the solution. Concrete pool repair and renovations are second nature to us; get a quote today, and we’ll revamp your pool to suit your requirements.

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Look for cracks, chips, and peeling across your pool’s interior surface. Though they may seem minor, this type of surface damage can lead to water loss, structural issues, and impacted visual appeal. A concrete pool renovation will restore its look and ensure a structurally sound pool that’s safe to use.


Leaking can be a costly issue for pool owners as it can lead to a large amount of wasted water. If you notice the water level of your pool dropping significantly in a short period, it’s an indicator of a leak. Concrete pool repair professionals can locate the source of the leak and repair it.



Structural problems, such as a shifting pool shell, bulging walls, or sinkholes in the pool area, are serious concerns. These issues can compromise the pool’s safety and integrity. Renovating to address structural problems is crucial for maintaining a safe and functional pool.



Though concrete pools can last for decades, they can eventually wear out or become outdated. Renovations are the perfect way to refresh your old and worn-out pool. Our team can resurface your pool, add new tiles, and upgrade the overall look and functionality of your pool.



Outdated or inefficient pool systems and equipment can increase operating costs and decrease water quality. If your pool’s filtration, heating, or circulation systems are no longer performing optimally, it’s a sign that a renovation may be necessary. Upgrading to energy-efficient and modern equipment can improve the pool’s efficiency and water quality. Get in touch to discuss your possible upgrades with our team today.

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Over time, concrete pools can become damaged, discoloured, or outdated, affecting their functionality and appearance. Concrete pool renovations and repairs can improve the pool’s lifespan, ensuring it remains a safe and enjoyable place for swimming and relaxation for many years.

No matter what upgrades you require, renovating your pool is a worthwhile investment that will boost the value of your home in the future.


Unsure about your pool’s condition? Our experts can inspect your concrete pool to determine the best course.


We can discuss your renovation options and plan the project to meet your needs, ensuring the ideal pool for you and your family.


We offer complete pool renovations to breathe new life into outdated or worn-out concrete pools.


We can assist post-renovation, providing expert tips and care advice to ensure you get the most life out of your pool.


Our renovation and repair services can help improve water and energy efficiency, equipping your pool with the latest technology.

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Pool repairs and renovations can enhance both water and energy efficiency. By fixing leaks, upgrading equipment, and implementing automation and timers, you can conserve more water, reduce heating costs, and minimise overall running costs.

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If your existing pool features outdated technology and equipment, we can help. We can improve energy efficiency through lighting upgrades, efficient heating systems, smart automation, improved insulation, and modern filtration. These changes reduce operational costs and environmental impact.


Whether you want a brand-new architectural wonder or a refresh on your old pool, we can help you create the ideal indoor or outdoor pool, customised for your needs. With over 30 years in the industry, our team know the ins and outs of concrete pool building, renovating, and refurbishing. With our specialist contacts, we can also construct the perfect surrounding area to complete your pool.

Ready to renovate your concrete pool? Get in touch today to begin your project!

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Here are some of the most common questions we get asked. If you have any specific questions please get in touch!

Can you renovate any type of concrete pool, regardless of its age or condition?

Whether or not you can renovate a concrete pool depends on specific circumstances. In most cases, concrete pools can be renovated, even if they are quite old or in suboptimal condition. Renovations can address several issues, including resurfacing, repairing structural damage, updating equipment, and improving aesthetics.

However, the extent and cost of renovation may vary based on the pool’s condition, the availability of replacement parts, and local regulations. It’s advisable to consult with a pool professional to assess the feasibility and cost of renovating a specific concrete pool. Sometimes, your pool may be too far gone, requiring a complete replacement. Talk to our team today to discuss your options.

Can you upgrade the aesthetics of my pool during the renovation?

Yes! Though renovations and repairs may be necessary to improve technology and efficiency, there is ample opportunity to enhance the pool’s aesthetics. We can resurface your pool, add features, and update the pool’s overall design.

What is the expected timeline for concrete pool renovation?

The time necessary to complete your pool renovations will depend on a few factors. Smaller repairs or resurfacing jobs can take approximately one to two weeks to complete. For more substantial changes and upgrades, you should expect the project to take a few more weeks.

Based on your project requirements, we can provide an estimated timeframe for your renovations.

How can I maintain my renovated pool after completion?

After your renovations or repairs are complete, you can enjoy your pool for years to come. However, regular cleaning and maintenance are essential to keeping your pool in its best condition.

Use a skimmer and vacuum to remove dust and debris, regularly clean the surfaces, and clean the pool’s filters and other components. Regularly test the water chemistry and use chlorine, shock treatment, and balancers to ensure proper balance. With proper cleaning and maintenance, your pool will remain in shape for a long time, providing endless memories for your family.

 Our team will guide you through post-renovation care upon project completion.

What are the benefits of renovating a pool compared to building a new one?

The current condition of your pool will be a big determining factor in whether you opt for a renovation or to build a new pool from scratch. Here are some of the advantages of choosing a renovation:

  • Affordability: Generally, renovating a pool is more affordable than building a new one. With the existing structure, there are reduced expenses associated with excavation and construction. Plus, you can customise your existing pool with new features without having to design and install a new pool from scratch.
  • Faster Completion: Renovation projects often take less time than building a new pool, allowing you to enjoy your updated pool sooner. Depending on the extent of your renovation, many key components will already exist, reducing the overall completion time.
  • Retain Property Value: If you’re planning to sell your house, renovating your older or outdated pool can help maintain or increase the property’s value while adding modern amenities and aesthetics that make your property more appealing to potential buyers.

Get in touch with our team; we can inspect your pool and help you determine the best solution for your home.

Can you handle compliance with local regulations and permits during the renovation process?

Yes! The team at Watchman Pools are extremely familiar with New Zealand’s pool rules and regulations. Throughout the renovation or repair process, we will assist with obtaining the relevant consents and permits and ensure the project complies with all local regulations.

Can you change the depth of a concrete pool?

Through renovations, we can change the depth of your concrete pool to your desired level. However, changing the depth of a concrete pool is a complex and costly undertaking, and it should only be done if there are compelling reasons for the alteration. Our experienced pool professionals and structural engineers can assess the project’s feasibility and ensure it complies with local building codes and safety standards.

How do you fix a crack in a concrete pool?

Our concrete pool renovations typically involve:

  • Draining the pool.
  • Assessing the structure’s condition.
  • Repairing cracks or leaks.
  • Resurfacing the interior.
  • Updating any outdated features or equipment.

Upgrades may include adding new tiles and/or copings, a new plumbing or filtration system, or a new heating system.

More comprehensive renovations may involve stripping the pool back to its original shell and selecting a completely different colour scheme and finish. We can also add new decking or paving to enhance its overall look.

How long does concrete last in a pool?

Concrete is a strong and durable material, perfect for pools. The time your concrete will last comes down to several factors. When properly maintained, your pool’s concrete can last up to 50 years.

How do I get started with a concrete pool renovation project?

Starting a concrete pool repair or renovation project is simple; just contact us! We can help you determine the best way to breathe new life into your pool. Contact our team today to discuss your renovation ideas.