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What is the average life expectancy of a concrete swimming pool?
Saturday, December 28, 2019
How long does a concrete swimming pool last?
You can expect a concrete swimming pool to last about 25 to 40 years, average 30 years. The quality of construction and maintenance, specifically maintaining balanced pool chemistry, are the variables that affect pool lifespan the most. For a comparison with fiberglass and liner pools, see our blog post What are the pros and cons of vinyl liner vs fiberglass vs concrete in-ground pools?
Here’s a bar graph comparing the life expectancy of concrete to other types of pool construction.
Go to our blog post What is the average lifespan of the parts of a house? for rating of other house components. To understand the basis, potential use, and limitations of lifespan ratings, see our blog post How accurate are the average life expectancy ratings of home components? Are they actually useful?
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Also, here’s links to a collection of some of our other blog posts about pools and spas:
NOTE: These life expectancies are based on data provided by InterNACHI, NAHB, FannieMae, and our own professional experience. Because of the numerous variables that can affect a lifespan, they should be used as rough guidelines only, and not relied upon as a warranty or guarantee of future performance.
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