Pool remodeling can be a very involved yet rewarding process. Remodeling your home can add thousands of dollars to its value as well as making your home feel like an entirely new place. The same can be said for your pool and yard.
Have you had your swimming pool for a long time?
Is the interior surface showing wear and tear?
Are the tile and coping materials out of date?
Do the size, style, or features no longer suit your lifestyle or personal taste?
Are you interested in learning how to transform your backyard pool into a great space that friends and family will enjoy?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, then you need to check out these popular pool remodeling ideas.
Some of the most commonly remodeled elements of swimming pools are the pool deck, coping, and waterline tile. After many years of use, your pool deck can become cracked and/or sunken. Also, the tile and coping can chip, crack, or even fall off. When this happens, it takes away from the beauty of your pool, but also presents dangerous safety hazards. Broken tile and coping are often sources of water leaks, which can end up increasing your water bill and creating a mess in your backyard.
Let’s face it, nothing says “old pool” like dated tile from the 1980’s. Fresh new tile, coping, and decking is perhaps the most powerful face-lift for an aging pool. These elements are what largely define the style of a pool. By replacing these, you can dramatically improve the look and feel of your pool. Decking options such as paving stones, slate or stamped concrete can effortlessly elevate your pool to a new level of class and elegance. Also, spray decking has now become a popular option and is a clean look that offers increased traction for safety- as well as being cooler to the touch than many other materials.
Cracked plaster presents the most significant danger of pool leaks, which put all nearby structures, including your home, at risk. Not to mention that the old standby white or even pale blue plaster are indicators of a pool’s age. There is an exciting new world of pool surfaces available today that can absolutely revolutionize the look of your pool.
Imagine choosing from dozens of colors in materials ranging from traditional plaster to quartz aggregate and even pebble-based products with shimmery bits of abalone mixed in! Whichever you choose, prepare to be wowed by the results!
Don’t forget while you are resurfacing your pool to remove or replace rusty or rickety handrails and ladders as well as weak or ineffective pool lighting. New energy-efficient, color changing LED lighting adds changeable ambiance to the pool and spa as well as increasing safety and extending pool use into the evening hours.
Perhaps your pool just doesn’t meet your family’s needs anymore. Why not consider a complete overhaul? AN overhaul could include changing the size and shape of your pool, adding a beautiful rock waterfall complete with a fun slide, or even building on a spa for endless hours of relaxation. The great thing about remodeling is that you get to decide what you do and do not like. This is an especially good idea for homeowners that have purchased a home that already has a swimming pool. Remodeling the swimming pool will allow you to add your own personal touch to your home, and to have a pool that your family enjoys for years and years to come.
Pool remodeling may seem like a nuisance, but it will save you time, money, and headaches in the long run.
It is true that adding and upgrading features of your pool will cost money. However, by ensuring your pool is in tip-top shape, you can avoid expensive pool maintenance and service fees. By taking the time to ensure that your pool looks and works great, you can avoid larger maintenance projects. Also, pool remodeling is a great way to keep your pool modern and take advantage of beneficial new technology, such as energy efficient pumps, cell phone apps and keypad controllers.