It has been some time since you built your pool. Your swimming pool looks outdated and could do with some renovation. Don’t worry. There are plenty of methods to upgrade your pool without breaking the bank. We give you some expensive as well as inexpensive methods to upgrade your pool.
- Addition of pool seats.
If your existing pool does not have ledges or seats then adding a couple of pool seats is a good idea. These seats are manufactured using a unique plastic which is resistant to chemicals used in pools. You can easily install and remove these economical chairs. You can also place loungers in the shallow areas of the pool.
- Installing LED lights.
Here you can spend as little or as much as you wish. You have a wide range of choices from adding a few lights here and there to more professional installations which alter the look and colour of your swimming pool. LED lights are available in a range of colours, and they can be customized according to your requirements. LED lights are long-lasting and make the pool area safer. Replacing your regular lights with powerful LED lights can also reduce your electricity bills.
- Incorporating a spa.
Addition of a spa will give a luxurious touch to your swimming pool. You can warm your muscles after swimming. A spa will enrich your entertainment experience. You can choose between the expensive inground spa or the economical above ground spa.
- Installing water features.
Waterfalls, water fountains, water walls, bubblers, sconces and deck jets are some of the water features available for pools. Water features are immediately noticeable, and they alter the look of your pool. They also enhance water circulation in your pool. Their bubbling sound can turn your backyard into an oasis.
Simple water fountains are economical. Faux and natural waterfalls and water sprouting sculptures are highly popular among swimming pool owners. But the suitability of water features will depend on the up-gradation of your deck. Some water features may require additional plumbing lines. Your pool builder will advise you about the water feature most suitable for your pool. You can go for advanced water features according to your budget. You can also highlight the water features using LED lights.
- Arranging for outdoor seating.
Adding outdoor furniture depending on available space will make your pool area a spot for entertaining guests. Outdoor furniture can be as simple as adding a couple of chairs and a simple table. You can also choose couches, ottomans, sun loungers and other furniture made from superior materials to turn your pool area into a recreational space.
You can even add a pergola or umbrellas above your seating area. It will provide shade and privacy.
- Remodeling your pool’s hardscaping.
This can be expensive but it is guaranteed to give a modern and luxurious look to your pool. Natural bluestone, composite wood, stamped surfaces and travertine are some materials available for renovating your hardscape. Reconstructing your hardscape can bring about a transformation in the pool area without affecting the pool.
- Adding plants to your landscape.
This is an easy and inexpensive way of upgrading your pool area. Adding plants to your pool area provides greenery and improves the ambience of your pool area. But you must be careful to choose plants which require low maintenance. Plants such as garlic, mint and rosemary can act as natural pest repellents. There are plenty of flowering plants, ornamental grasses or vines which are suitable to be planted near the pool. Placing lights in between the plants can make them more attractive during sunset.
- Replacing the waterline.
You can replace your waterline tiles to give a makeover to your pool. You have a wide range of choices from fluorescent teal glass tiles to sea blue marble tiles. Replacing waterline tiles can be expensive but the result makes it worth the expense.
- Installing slides or diving boards.
Slides, diving boards or diving rocks bring about a fun element to your pool area. Your kids will love this addition. But your pool must have the required depth to support this addition.
- Adding a fire pit near your pool.
Water and fire is a good combination. A fire pit will provide some warmth to your pool area. Basic fire pits are inexpensive and easy to install. The elaborate and permanent options cost more and will require the services of a professional for installation.
- Creating pool enclosures.
Pool enclosures and fences can provide privacy and protection from pests. They also keep your pool clean. There are plenty of options when it comes to pool screens, enclosures and roofs. Pool enclosures are available in glass or polycarbonate material. The roofs can be in various styles like flat roofs, dome roofs or shed roofs.
- Replastering the pool surfaces.
Your pool surface will suffer wear and tear over the years. Especially if you have a concrete pool then replastering becomes a necessity after a decade of use. A chipped plaster can look ugly and hurt your skin. There is a wide range of plaster finishes available in the market. Quartz aggregate finish, colored pebbles, tiles, ceramic coated crystal or glass finishes are some options available for replacing your pool plaster.
- Upgrade your pool equipment.
You can go for a solar pool heating system which will save you money. You can install equipment like a pool monitoring system and automatic leveler. These devices save time and help you to maintain the pool. If you are using a single-speed pump then you can switch to a variable speed pump. It makes your pool circulation system more efficient. You can also install powder-coated handrails for safety and convenience.
There are endless temporary and permanent options for swimming pool upgrades. You can add outdoor kitchens, sound system, floating toys, floating music speaker and floating lights to deck up your pool. Your requirement will change with time. There will always be innovation and new products. Pool up-gradation if done correctly can improve the look and health of your pool.