If you have an old pool that’s seen better days, it could be time to start thinking about pool renovations. These aren’t always easy, but they are certainly more cost-effective than installing a brand new pool, especially if the main part of the pool is still there.
For us, it’s always best to speak with a professional pool builder and an experienced pool fencing installer to ensure you’re getting things right from the beginning. However, there’s no harm in thinking about things yourself ahead of time, which is why we’ve put together the following list of tips for renovating your pool.
- Use a Natural Pool System
Traditionally, residential swimming pools have used chlorine to disinfect them and keep them clean. However, chlorine is a toxic chemical with known health effects, so it’s a good idea to avoid it where possible.
Because of this, natural pool systems using plants and/or salt water have dramatically increased in popularity over the past few years. Alongside being more eco and health-friendly, these systems tend to be more affordable to maintain as well!
- Go for Energy Efficient Lighting and Equipment
Things like pool fencing, lighting and equipment are constantly being improved. It’s worth having a close look at the technology that’s currently available to ensure you’re using the best available.
Ideally, you should be going for gear that’s energy efficient. At the same time, you should think about installing a solar pool heater to cut heating costs, especially if you live in a warmer part of Australia.
- Use a Professional!
We can’t stress the importance of this enough. Although it can be tempting to perform your own pool renovations – especially if you’re something of a handy person – this is not a good idea!
Start by speaking with a design expert who can help you put together a clear blueprint for your renovation. Then, work with an experienced pool renovations team to ensure everything is done right.
- Look at Automatic Cleaning Systems
Automatic pool cleaning systems are becoming quite popular, and they can dramatically decrease the workload associated with maintaining your pool. Consider looking at things like robotic cleaners, all-in-one automated systems and automatic pool covers.
- Go for Retiling and Resurfacing for a Brand New Look
If you’re spending time and money renovating your pool, you may as well do it properly. With this in mind, we’d highly recommend both resurfacing and retiling your pool during the renovation process.
Basically, you should try to resurface everything below the waterline to ensure worn, potentially leaky areas are covered. Additionally, adding new tiles on and above the waterline will help bring your pool back to life and make it the envy of your friends and family for years to come.
All things considered, pool renovations are a great way to bring your backyard back to life without spending a fortune. Although there are numerous important things to consider before you start the renovation process, the most important are arguably finding the right designer and the right pool building team for your needs. Good luck!