6 Easy Ways To Refresh Your Pool Before Selling Your Property

Adding a pool to your property is a great way for boosting the resale value of your home. But what most homeowners do tend to forget is that pools come with their own unique maintenance requirements (and costs!). 

Failing to keep your pool in good condition can end with you spending thousands on what’s basically a glorified backyard pond. And resale value aside, you want your family to be able to enjoy their very own swimming pool while you’re living in that attached abode. 

Lucky for you, this helpful article will share six easy ways you can refresh your pool before your home hits the market. Continue reading to learn how you can give your pool some much-needed TLC, both for your own enjoyment and to maintain its total value over the long term.

1. Replace Your Pool Fence

If your pool fencing is old, worn out, damaged, or looks shabby, then replacing it with some glass pool fencing is a great start to giving your pool a makeover. Glass fencing looks fantastic, all polished and gleaming, and will make your outdoor space seem brand new. 

On top of this, pool fences are required by law in most parts of the world, so you’re ensuring that your property stays compliant with local or state regulations. Pool fencing is undeniably an essential safety measure to keep kids, pets and even adults safe from risks of drowning, slipping, or other pool-related injuries. 

2. Remove Stains

Over time, your pool can develop unseemly stains caused by calcium buildups or even residual stains left by algal growth. Surface stains don’t look great and may cause potential buyers to hesitate when considering your home for purchase.

Thankfully, you can remove surface stains easily with a range of products available from your local pool supply or hardware store. These stain removers work on a wide range of stain types and can be effective when treating vinyl, plaster, and cement pools. Getting rid of old, dirty stains will make your pool look clean, well-maintained and healthy. 

3. Caulking Replacement

Caulk is a vital sealant that is applied between the pool deck and coping, which helps to keep water out during winter and prevent the joint from filling with grit, sand and other dirt and debris. Pool caulking is a simple DIY job. All you need to do is cut the old caulking out using a tool like a Stanley blade and apply a self-levelling caulk that doesn’t require a trowel. 

Once this has been done, your new caulking should dry fast and will give your pool a fresh, clean look. If you’re time-poor and can’t do it yourself, you can engage a professional to provide this service. 

4. Replace Broken Parts

If any parts of your pool are broken, such as your ladder, replace it before putting your home on the market. A replacement ladder is not that expensive, and it will make a significant difference when selling your property. Any other old, worn out, or torn items, such as the solar cover, pool poles, pump motors, cleaners or liners, should be replaced if they are in a state of disrepair. No home buyer wants a pool that requires immediate attention to get ready for a casual dip in summer, so ensure yours looks unique and enticing for those home seekers. 

5. Sort Out Your Pool Chemicals

Swimming pools rely on a healthy balance of chemicals to stay clean. For a new or potential pool owner, all the chemicals required to keep your pool in a perfect state can be confusing and overwhelming to navigate. You can make this particular facet of pool maintenance far less stressful by having a cool, secure and dry space to store your chemicals. Fitting this shed with scales, containers, and measuring cups or jugs can help you keep track of chemical quantities when treating your pool, as well as help you determine when you may be running low on any of these vital pool supplies.

Of course, whenever you do use chemicals in the home, you also need to consider the safety of pets and children. A locked box, shed or cabinet or in your garage is a good place to store pool chemicals and other household cleaners with greater security. Families with children looking for their forever home could view a cluttered, unsecured collection of pool chemicals as a hazard they’d rather avoid. So if you’re able to sort, organise and secure these dangerous items prior to organising an open house, you can showcase just how family-friendly your property is – all ready for another family to move in, if you’re looking to sell as promptly as possible.

6. Tidy Surrounding Areas

It’s essential that homeowners clean and maintain the areas immediately surrounding their pool as well. This includes lawn spaces, garden beds, and any other garden elements that may impact the cleanliness of your pool due to winds carrying plant matter or other debris. 

A good place to start is by weeding the concrete and garden beds around your pool to make everything look neat, clean and well-presented. If you have a tiled area or the concrete around your pool is faded and dirty, get the pressure washer out and give it a solid blast. You’d be surprised by just how much grime you can remove with a powerful pressure washer on hand.

If your pool tiling is looking a little worse for wear, however, or it’s responded badly to your pressure washer (i.e. experienced chipping or cracking), then you may want to consider replacing this flooring entirely. This can be done by repaving or even by simply installing composite decking over damaged tiles or concrete. 

Be sure to also trim back any trees, bushes or shrubs surrounding the pool. Look for anything that looks overgrown, untidy, or dirty, and give the area a thorough cleaning. And once this ‘deep clean’ has been done, we also highly recommend developing a maintenance routine so that you can stay on top of your tidying a little bit every single week.


This helpful article has shared six easy ways you can prepare your pool when putting your home on the market. Follow these tips to ensure your pool and backyard look amazing for prospective buyers. 

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