Is your pool stuck in the ’90s? Retro parties, music, and clothes can be fun, but nobody wants to hang out in or around a pool that hasn’t had a makeover since the millennia changed. Even renovations that took place in the last decade need a cosmetic boost and functional upgrade.
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Like anything else in your home, a pool remodel may consist of a few touch-ups here and there to a complete overhaul. If you’re ready to go back to the drawing board and start over from scratch, our demo and design teams are just waiting for your call.
But if you or your pocketbook are not quite ready for a total redo, you may be wondering where to start with a pool remodel. We’re here to help you with that too.
We know that there are people out there who need to weigh the pros and cons before you set off on a new project. As always, you’ll need to look at your budget and then prioritize the work that needs to be done.
First, you need to address any safety concerns, major structural, and mechanical problems. Next, comes the fun stuff!
Here’s a Quick List of Remodels You Might Consider for Your Pool
- Safety upgrades
- Pool equipment replacement and plumbing upgrades
- Technology upgrades
- Pool coping
- Custom pool lighting and LED lighting upgrades
- Aesthetic features like waterfalls, spas, fountains, or slides
1. Safety Upgrades
Although most pool owners have already got safety covered, it’s always good to do a safety review of your pool. Here’s a list of questions you can use for your pool safety review.
- Does your pool meet local ordinances and codes for safety requirements?
- Have non-slip materials been used for the pool deck, and on diving board and ladders? Are there any non-slip materials that are worn out and need to be replaced?
- Do you have a ladder at both ends of the pool? Are the ladder steps at least three inches wide? Do the ladders have handrails on both sides small enough for a child to grasp?
- Did a licensed electrician install your electrical equipment following local safety codes?
- Is the pool depth sufficient for a diving board or slide?
- Do you have a fence surrounding the pool that is at least four feet high with a locked gate? Is the fence difficult for children to climb? Are lawn furniture, trees, and shrubs far enough away from the fence that kids can’t use them to provide an easy?
- Are water depths conspicuously marked? Do you have a safety float line where the bottom slope deepens?
- When was the last time you checked the pool and equipment for cleanliness and good maintenance? Are all sharp edges and protruding bolts covered? Are there any rickety or broken ladders and railings that need repair?
The most common pool remodeling project is replacing the pool lining. Because they tend to crack, concrete pools need to be resurfaced every 10 or 15 years.
You can resurface the pool with basic concrete, or, if your budget can handle it, you can add some fun or sophistication to your pool by using quartz or tile to create patterns and add color and texture.
3. Pool Equipment Replacement and Plumbing Upgrades
The next most popular pool remodel is upgrading plumbing. If you have an older pool, you already know what we are talking about.
Leaky pipes and old filtration systems may be causing problems, not to mention high utility bills. Although it isn’t necessary, upgrading plumbing is often done in tandem with having the pool resurfaced.
4. Technology Upgrades
There are all kinds of energy-efficient parts, variable-speed pumps, and modern filtration systems on the market now that can improve your pool’s efficiency and make maintenance easier for you. Installing a smaller, higher efficiency pump can decrease costs and keep your pool cooler.
You can also have automatic timers for your pool heater and your pump installed, which will allow you to run them in several short cycles during the day rather than running them continuously for several hours a day.
5. Pool Coping
Concrete pools need coping. Coping is simply a cap for the edge of the pool that separates the swimming pool shell from the surrounding surface area. This protects the pool by keeping any water that is splashed out of the pool, flowing away from the pool and down into the deck drains.
Although pool coping is a functional remodel, it can also bring an aesthetic improvement to your pool area, depending on what materials you choose to use for the coping.
Travertine is a popular choice because it is slip-resistant and cooler to the touch than many other stones. If you have the budget, natural stone is a high-end aesthetic choice that looks amazing once installed.
6. Custom Pool Lighting and LED Lighting Upgrades
Pool lighting serves a variety of purposes, including:
- Increased safety
- Basic illumination
- Enhancing existing pool color
- Drawing attention to artistic decor
- Highlighting features like waterfalls
- Showcasing your pool landscaping
If you are looking for some excitement in your pool, LEDs are the way to go. You can get them in a variety of colors. And you can even have a system installed that will allow you to change the color of the light with a flip of a switch!
LED lights also have a longer life cycle and use lower wattage than the lights you probably already have in or around your pool, which makes them the perfect choice if you want to make your pool more energy efficient.
7. Aesthetic Improvements
This is where it gets fun. If you have the budget, the sky is the limit. Maybe you have always dreamed of having a water park in your backyard full of slides and rock walls and diving boards.
Or perhaps you’ve been dreaming of a sophisticated spa getaway right outside of your back door filled with beautiful waterfall fountains, ledges, and an infinity edge.
You could renovate the decking or patio, with custom stone, brick or tile, or even change the shape of your pool! Whatever your ideas, big or small, they can be achieved with the right know-how and team behind you.
How Much Will This All Cost?
The average cost of pool remodels typically runs somewhere between $4,500 and $15,000. The low end of the spectrum would include essential resurfacing and repairs.
Resurfacing combined with plumbing and technology upgrades swings to the higher end of the spectrum (or above it). The cost of aesthetic improvements depends on what you choose to have done.
Some people have invested $100,000 or more for a complete transformation of the pool and backyard. Investing in a pool remodel is a good choice here in Texas.
Your pool can be a relaxing and fun oasis for you, your family, and friends, but it can increase the value of your home.
Now We’re Talking!
These remodel ideas are just the tip of the iceberg. We hope this article has gotten you excited about remodeling your pool.
Whether you want to make a simple upgrade to increase the ambiance or you need to do some major remodeling to get your pool looking and functioning better, a pool remodel is an excellent opportunity to add that extra zing! to your existing pool.
We Can Help
It’s never too late to get started on a pool remodel. That’s one of the beautiful things about living in Texas – we have an extended swimming season, even without a pool heater.
And if you enhance the landscaping around the pool, then you have a beautiful place to hang out year-round. One of our favorite summertime projects is pool remodeling.
Whatever you are looking for, whether it’s a simple remodel or a full pool and landscape overhaul, we’ll turn your retro-throwback into a thrilling, updated space.
Our team has the vision, experience, and resources to give your pool the makeover of your dreams. We’ll combine the best design elements with high-quality materials and excellent workmanship to make your pool remodel something you can enjoy and be proud of for years to come.
Ready for a remodel? We’re ready to assist! Call us today for a consultation!