Swimming pools, like anything, have a life-span. While newer pools can help improve the value to your home, an aging pool that hasn’t been properly maintained can equally de-value your home. In addition to improving the aesthetics of your swimming pool, a pool upgrade and remodel can introduce new technology that is more energy efficient which means less maintenance as well as saving you money in the long run. It also gives you the opportunity to fix mistakes from the past and re-invent your whole pool area. Here are some of the ways an upgrade can improve your pool.
Plaster dries out as it ages which causes cracking and peeling. In the past few years, companies such as Pebble Tec have developed finishes that are stronger, scratch and chemical resistant, and come in different colors to help customize the look of your pool.
Decking, like plaster, can dry out and crack. Especially if you’ve had ‘cool decking’ installed around your pool. You have many options when it comes to pool decking such as concrete, wood, composite, stone, and tile. Your budget and aesthetics will be the major factors when it comes to choosing your pool decking upgrade.
Pool Filters and Pumps
If you choose to do a complete remodel of your swimming pool, you will have some decisions to make regarding your pool pump and filter. In addition to traditional chlorine systems, you can now opt for newer salt-water systems that actually generates chlorine instead of using tablets or powders. There is a lot of debate on which is actually better so we suggest doing some research before making a decision.
Pool pumps have made many advances in recent year as well with many pumps now receiving an Energy Star rating to signify the pumps energy efficiency. Determining the right size pump for your pool is key. A pump that is too small will not properly circulate the water and a pump too big will simply waste energy. It’s probably a good idea to talk to the pool contractor to help decide which pump will be right for you.
Water Features and Accessories
Seems like in the past your only options for features for your pool were a diving board and possibly a slide. These days you have many options to choose from such as multi-colored lighting, spillways, fountains, rock formations, and grottos just to name a few. These options can dramatically change the look and feel of your pool from a boring, traditional pool to a resort-style oasis.
More and more people are opting to have a spa attached to their pool when doing a remodel. Spas not only look great but offer many health advantages as well. It also gives you an option for winter-time use when the water in the pool is too cold to swim in.
Platinum Pools and Spas specializes in swimming pool upgrades and remodels. We can transform your basic pool into the dream pool you’ve always desired. Our experts will walk you through the entire process from designing your new pool, changing the landscaping, and rebuilding your entire patio area. Call us today to get started!