Swimming Pool Renovation and Restoration

Fairfield County Pool Blog

Inground Pool Renovation Ideas

– Resurface!

Look at all the surfaces around your pool, starting with the pool deck and coping around the pool edge. Stone, wood, stampcrete are just a few of the options for pool deck refurbishment.

Interior surface choices are endless for concrete pools, plaster with additives for color and light reflection. Smooth pebble surfaces, glass tile and quartz aggregates all add texture and interest to your pool surface.

Inground liner pool owners can install their own liners, or hire a local company, and change up the look completely with new shades and patterns. For a larger vinyl pool rehab, replace the pool deck and coping.

– Modify!

Changing the shape of your pool qualifies as a major pool renovation, but some changes such as adding or enlarging walk in steps, or raising the floor to create a shallow water tanning shelf, may be less expensive than you think.

Adding a spa to the pool is another popular idea – attached to and spilling over into the pool. Now you have double the reasons to get out and enjoy your pool.

– Upgrade!

Every 10 years or so, you may want to upgrade some items around the pool, starting with the filtration system. VS pumps can save 75% in energy costs. Mineral purifiers or salt chlorinators maintain better chemistry. New valves will make management easier. Heat pumps heat inground pools for half the cost of gas heaters.

– Landscape!

After 10 years, many backyards become overgrown, especially if they have not been pruned regularly. And there’s probably at least one tree on your property that makes a mess of the pool.

Re-landscape around the pool, with ornamentals, perennials and evergreens of different colors and sizes. And don’t forget to consider outdoor lighting!

– Splash!

Adding water features to the pool is one of the most dreamed about pool renovations. From small bubblers and fountains, to large cascades or water falls, if you can dream it, it can be built.

– Cook!

Outdoor kitchens have been all the rage for the last 10 years. A pitmaster’s dream, it’s more than just a BBQ grill, with a full kitchen. This one below has added an outdoor sectional sofa, fireplace and flat screen TV.

– Fire!

Outdoor fire comes in many forms, from small tiki torches, fire bowls or fire pits, to full size outdoor fireplaces – adding the element of fire to your aquatic paradise warms the night and really makes the evening glow.

These are just a few ways that you can rehab your swimming pool. The best way to get started is to begin viewing more pictures, and start setting aside money for your next pool remodeling project!