Have you been feeling a little dissatisfied with the your backyard swimming pool? Possibly, you moved in a home that already had an existing dream pool, but it wasn’t the pool of your dreams. Or maybe you installed the pool many years ago when certain styles and standards were different. Let’s face it, you never acquired the swimming pool you really wanted because your installation budget was quite limited.
Whatever may have happened to put you in the current situation, we are here to give you pool remodel ideas. The cost of a major pool renovation is more than likely, more than you’re willing to pay (unless money is not a problem). Thankfully, it is doable to make very dramatic changes to your swimming pool without spending a fortune. In fact, some pool remodels can actually save you money in the long run by enabling your swimming pool to run more effectively and efficiently.
Here are a few swimming pool remodeling ideas to contemplate if you’re looking to get the most bang for your buck….or if you’re on a budget. Although, if your swimming pool has some serious structural or equipment problems going on that need to be fixed, there’s no way to avoid getting it fixed without embarking on a costly renovation project.
Read on if your looking to make an outdated, yet still functioning, swimming pool’s appearance and operative side much better and efficient with minimal investment.
1. LED Lighting – Energy Efficient Lights for your Swimming Pool
If you currently have a simple floodlight or other basic pool lighting, why not consider upgrading to LED lights? LED pool lighting is more energy efficient than any other traditional pool lighting options. Which in the long run will somewhat offset the higher cost of installing them into your pool. There’s probably no cheaper option to transform an ordinary pool into a glamorous, and bright backyard oasis. LED lights can be installed below the water level or can be installed anywhere in the pool area, and the best part, they come in a variety of colors. These lights make it extremely easy to add your own personal sense of style to your pool’s ambience.
2. Pool Resurfacing – Changing the Appearance of your Pool
Pool resurfacing is not the cheapest option by any means, but resurfacing a swimming pool can be a standard approach to use your remodeling budget. The reward is, it improves the overall look and feel of your pool, while also serving a practical purpose of replacing something that wears out over a the course of time.
If your current swimming pool has a simple plaster finish, an update could make your pool appear more modern. More of the popular choices that people choose these days are an aggregate finish. It comes in different colors and incorporates stones, shells, and other materials that provide an impressive and beautiful swimming pool once completed.
3. Waterline Tile – Keep your Pool Fresh Even When the Water is Low
It’s this simple. Updating the waterline tile can give your swimming pool a more contemporary look, as well as give it a facelift. Combine this renovation with a deck and/or pool resurfacing and you will be left with a completely new pool, figuratively of course. This is about affordable upgrades, right? We wouldn’t steer you in the wrong direction.
4. Salt Water System – Who Doesn’t Love the Ocean in their Backyard
A new trend in swimming pools is a move towards salt water systems instead of the regular old fresh water. These particular systems use salt to create chlorine in the water, so now you never have to add it via traditional methods. Word on the street is that the water in salt-water pools is easier on the skin and eyes; we guess you will just have to find out for yourself! Taking the cost of chlorine completely out of your budget will save you quite a lot of money in the long run. But what really makes this a cost-effective upgrade is the fact salt-water swimming pools are cheaper to maintain.
5. Water Features – Dazzle Your Company with Water
While this may be a stretch and may not seem necessary, features like waterfalls, scuppers, and sprayers are relatively easy to add into an existing pool design. So if the price is right, and installation is affordable, go ahead and breathe some life into a lackluster swimming pool area with water motion and relaxing sounds. One thing to keep in mind with these is that they may increase the cost to maintain your pool. Oftentimes they use extra electricity and increase water evaporation (which causes the water to cool).
6. Energy Efficient Equipment – Save Money and While Going Green
If you’re looking for a practical update, there is a multitude of features that are designed to make your pool less expensive to operate – many recently became available due to technology. One of the main ones to consider is a variable speed pool pump, which uses less electricity and could qualify for an energy rebate. Other possible options are; efficient filters and solar-powered features.
7. Automation Systems – Technology Advances the Features
Swimming pool technology continually evolves, and some of the newer features can easily be retrofitted to older models of pools. A large amount of this high-tech pool equipment makes life easier for a pool owner. Items to consider are; robotic cleaners, automatic pool covers, and all-in-one pool automation systems. Technology has brought the swimming pool servicing to a whole new level of cool and easy to manage. Some items let you control swimming pool features through a smart phone!
Give us, Arizona Pool and Remodeling Services, a call if you need more suggestions on how to make your swimming pool or backyard new and remodeled without breaking the bank. We are here to help you with all of your remodeling pool services.