Replacement Pool vs Rehab


New member
Feb 28, 2018
Chesapeake, VA
Looking to bounce some ideas off of you folks. I am buying my childhood home (Indiana) that has a 16x36 Foxx Vinyl Pool that provided me many years of enjoyment as a kid. This pool was built in the early 80s and starting to show its age...coping, decking, plumbing. I am looking to put some money into the pool, but wondering if anyone has any insight into rehabbing, or is it better to drop in a new pool. Looking to go back the same size, contemplated fiberglass but if I want the same size and depth it gets expensive quick. Wondering if any of you have faced the same dilemma, and what made you choose your outcome. I haven't engaged pool builders yet...just fishing for ideas right now.


Well-known member
Jun 16, 2019
Welcome Teri !! I’ve seen his response several times so I have a good idea, but you might as well get it from the source. @jimmythegreek will be around at some point to bounce ideas off.


TFP Expert
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In The Industry
Aug 10, 2017
Morris Cnty NJ
Replacing a liner pool is 90% the cost of new. All you save is the primary excavation and handling of the spoil dirt. The rest is all the same you cant save anything it's all a replacement deal. How is the structure itself?