Thinking about jazzing up your pool experience? Why not consider some popular pool renovations to create an outdoor living space and pool area that will have you loving your pool more than you ever thought possible.
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Here are seven popular pool renovation ideas that will turn your pool into a true outdoor oasis.
Replastering your pool is a great way to give it life in a way that will make it look and feel like new. Replastering is basically having a new surface put on your pool. The traditional plaster is white and is made of cement and marble aggregate. But there are plenty of other options from which you can choose such as a colored plaster that will match your pool area and decor, a special colored aggregate which is ceramic-coated sand, or perhaps you might prefer a more textured surface. If so, then you might consider a pebble surface which also comes in a wide variety of colors.
2. Stone Walls
There’s nothing better for creating a natural water backdrop than stone. Adding stone walls, stone fountains, or other stone features will turn your plain pool into a tropical oasis. A place you can go to relax and unwind with a drink in hand after a long day. A place where you can have a romantic dinner with the soothing sound of water in the background while watching the sunset.
3. Tile & Coping
Tile and coping might not seem like anything spectacular, but nothing could be further from the truth. Tile and coping can transform your pool into a luxurious resort-like amenity that everyone will love. The easiest way to change the look of your existing pool is by changing the tile and coping. There are so many colors and varieties to choose from so you can create just about any look you want. Do you want natural stone, a travertine-cast stone, or something else? Ask your local pool company for advice and recommendations for creating the paradise you’ve always wanted.
If you are thinking about expanding your living space, why not transform your pool area into an outdoor living space. Adding onto or building a new deck around your house and out to your pool will instantly give you more living space, it will just be outdoors. You could design it with paver or other decking, or add a designated outdoor kitchen, built-in seating area, entertainment corner with an outdoor TV, built-in fountain, or really anything else you can imagine. Enlarging and/or enhancing your deck will also give you more space in which you and your family can entertain because you will be able to accommodate more people.
5. Slide / Diving Board Additions
Nothing will give more life to your pool than adding a slide, diving board or other fun and game features. You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy a pool slide or that invigorating feeling of diving through the air and plunging into the crystal, clear, bubbly water. Not to mention both are great exercise as well. And if you do have kids, your house will be the favorite hang-out for all their friends and your kids will love you for it. Not to mention, you will have them close to home where you can keep them active versus sitting around somewhere playing video games all day.
6. Equipment Upgrades
Pool equipment has changed over the years, so it might be time to upgrade your equipment to something more convenient, easy to use, and energy efficient. You can easily do this by installing some new pumps. For example, why not replace your old pumps with the Pentair IntelliFlo and IntelliPro variable speed pumps?
Because they will give you about a 90% energy savings, they’re much quieter, have programmable speed settings, built-in timers and diagnostics, they’re compatible with other pool systems, and so much more!
What’s not to love about that?