Over the many years of your pools’ existence, trends, safety regulations and efficiency ratings have changed. The backyard swimming pool was traditionally rectangular in shape but as far back as the late 1940’s less conventional shapes began to emerge such as the Kidney shape, along with the trend of adding a spa, lighting and heating. Safety regulations have changed and improved dramatically and all current standards should be adhered to.
The construction methods of pools have become more varied as have their fabric. Some of the most popular pool surfaces being painted render, pebblecrete, fiberglass, tiles, marblesheen and vinyl. A painted finish being the cheapest option initially, but even if PH levels are strictly maintained the paint will only last 5-8 years.
Resurfacing your pool doesn’t mean you have to replace the existing surface with the same product. For example a painted surface or old pebblecrete can be replaced with a fully tiled surface. The removal of the old surface will of course be factored into the cost of the renovation. You can add or update the lighting and heating of the pool. You can improve the access to the pool, change the depth and the filtration system from say chlorine to salt or mineral. Any structural repairs can be carried out before resurfacing and the surrounds, fencing and landscaping can be remodeling to compliment the new surface of the pool. The choice of colours available will vary depending on the product you choose to surface your pool. There are many hues of blue and green that will help transform your pool and surrounds into a tropical oasis, your own resort, Balinese tranquility or the clean lines of a simple contemporary open space.
The esthetics of your pool have probably changed considerably over time. By renovating and updating it you will not only be enhancing your leisure and entertaining lifestyle, but adding much value to your property. As always do your research and get a few quotes from professional pool installers to ensure you have the right company and product for your job.