Home renovation is a topic you can watch in TV shows, read in blogs and magazines. But did you know you can remodel swimming pools too? Like any other room or area in your house, you might find that your swimming pool is not what it used to be.
If you have neglected your swimming pool, or if you moved to a new house with a swimming pool that’s less than satisfactory to you, remodeling is a good idea. You can restore the beauty and functionality of your swimming pool as well as add more value to your property. Here are some ideas to consider when renovating your swimming pool:
- Add water features like fountains, slides, and waterfalls
- Update the fence around the pool
- Concrete to vinyl pool conversions
- Improve the landscaping
- Complete pool renovation
What happens during pool remodeling?
- Drain out of the swimming pool.
- Chip out the old pool tiles.
- Replaster or retile the surface of the swimming pool.
- Apply pebbles or another aggregate exterior.
- Fill the swimming pool with water.
Adjust the chemical balance of the water in the swimming pool.
Reshaping a swimming pool is a significant remodeling project. Owners of outdated swimming pools often want to reshape their swimming pools to achieve a more modern look.
A contemporary swimming pool adds more value to your property. Aside from the shape, you can also change the depth of your swimming pool. You may choose to install a diving board and other water features.
Depending on how long you’ve had your swimming pool, you may start seeing flaws like chalky buildup, cracks, peeling paint, flaking plaster, or mineral stains. When you notice any or all of these, it’s time to have your pool checked by professional pool specialists before they get worse.
Different surfaces have different resurfacing needs. A fiberglass pool’s surface can last anywhere between 15 to 30 years with the proper care.
You will need to resurface a concrete pool if the plaster has been more than 10 to 15 years. You don’t have to wait until cracks or other imperfections begin to show. You can proactively resurface your swimming pool to maintain its looks and functionality.
Landscaping the area around your swimming pool is more than just choosing plants and trees. Sometimes, it is about adding features to add visual appeal and practical functions to your swimming pool. These additional features may include any of the following:
- String lights around the pool
- Underwater LED lighting
- Fire pits
- Stone walkway
- Rock garden
- Wood pallet furniture
- Lounge area
Cost-Effective Pool Remodeling
Owning a swimming pool is an investment beginning with its installation and upkeep through the years. Regular cleaning and proactive maintenance will keep your swimming pool in its best condition. Neglect is your swimming pool’s worst enemy.
Remodeling doesn’t have to be expensive. Typically, homeowners only have to resurface or replaster their swimming pool every ten years or so.
When you take care of your swimming pool, it wouldn’t require costly repairs all the time. Taking care of minor repairs at the onset has a two-fold advantage. One, you keep problems from becoming worse. Two, minor repairs don’t cost as much as major ones.
Pool Remodeling Timeframe
Your pool remodeling project will depend on the size of your pool. Typically, it takes at least 20 to 30 weeks for a regular remodeling project. Planning the renovation on the part of a homeowner can take two weeks, including the time it takes to consult with a few contractors and choosing the best one for your project.
After that, you have to consider how long it will take to procure all the necessary permits and materials. A renovation project requires permits from your city or state. A quality swimming pool remodeling project can last as long as 15 years or more.
If you have a new swimming pool, you have more than enough time to prepare for your next major remodel. We can help create a fun, safe, and relaxing atmosphere in your swimming pool and entire backyard.
Call us today and schedule a consultation with us to discuss your pool remodeling options. We deliver award-winning designs at a price you can afford and within the timeframe you require.