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Cost of Swimming Pool Tiling

Last updated: 14th May 2019

The average cost of pool tiling is $87.50/m2. For an easy tile installation on a small pool, you can expect the rate to be lower at about $60/m2. However, if your pool is quite large and requires complex tasks, prepare to pay as much as $90/m2.

Where does this pricing data come from?

All prices stated in the above article are based on FY 2016 pricing data compiled by The figures resulted from a comprehensive analysis of quotes submitted by Pool Tilers on the site from July 2015 to July 2016.

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Factors involved in pool tiling costs

When it comes to pool tiling, project costs will naturally vary because no two pools are exactly the same. Every pool has a different shape and a different size, so the only way you can get an accurate quote is by asking a pool tiler to do a site visit. A pool tiler will then take into account several factors in order to provide you with a reasonable quote.


The kind of tile you choose will have a major impact on the final cost of your project. Porcelain tiles are the cheapest and most common tiles available, and they are easy to install and require little maintenance. The drawback, though, is that they tend to break easily. Meanwhile, for aesthetic appeal, mosaic tiles are are a good option. They’re a combination of different colours and designs, and they can be used to enhance the design of your pool. If you’re not particularly concerned about your budget, consider getting glass pool tiles. These are the priciest tiles available — and for good reason. They are very durable and can last for a really long time.

Size and shape

Since plenty of pool tiling businesses charge on a per square metre basis, the size and shape of your pool will matter. It definitely won’t cost much if you have an average-sized rectangular pool. On the other hand, you may need to prepare a bigger budget if you have a large pool that is unevenly shaped or is curved in some areas. Installing tiles on this kind of pool is harder and will take longer time to complete.

Additional services

Expect to shell out more cash if additional services are required prior to installation — for instance, if you want old tiles removed before installing new ones. Removing and disposing of tiles can be pretty labour-intensive, so tradies will certainly charge a little more than the average rate.

Your location will affect the cost of your job

If you live in Queensland, now is a good time to get started on your pool tiling project since businesses in the state charge around $44/m2 for their services. This rate is more than double in New South Wales, where pool tiling installation costs approximately $90/m2. Meanwhile, the same type of services costs about $60/m2 in Western Australia.

To guarantee that you get your money’s worth, hire only fully licensed and qualified pool tilers at

Pricing information correct as at January 2018.

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