There is nothing better than relaxing in your own backyard in the swimming pool while drinking your favorite beer brand or cocktail. But, if you want your time to be enjoyable, you will have to constantly maintain it. This will ensure that the pool will last as long as it should.
Not maintain it properly can result in algae growth which might ruin your tiling, if the water is not filtered properly, any kind of bacteria can live in it which is dangerous for you and anyone else who will enter it.
People who do not have a lot of experience in this area usually forget to maintain their pools, especially when they are busy. Not enough maintenance will require frequent repairs.
While one repair might cost just under a hundred dollars, several repairs might cost a lot more than just a few thousand dollars. A time comes when fixing the pool is just as expensive as remodeling it. This is why we recommend people to do a renovation instead of trying to fix what’s not fixable.
Why you should remodel it?
There are hundreds of different reasons why you should renovate your own swimming pool. Whether you want to do it to give it a fashion upgrade or because you want to deal with all the problems you faced in the past. The number one reason why a lot of people decide to do a remodel is because they simply do not have any other choices left.
For example, you notice that the water has been draining and you can’t find where the leak is no matter where you look. Finding the problem is almost impossible because the leak is probably in the mechanical system underground which is usually inaccessible. This means you will have to go do a bit of demolition just to reach that part of the system. Fixing that hole you have made in your own pool can be quite expensive which is why many people decide to remodel it instead.
An architect will always tell you that it is better to rebuild a house from scratch then try to fix a very old house.
Now that we have gone through the reasons why you should consider renovating, here are some of the best remodel ideas we found.
Change the waterline tiling
A waterline tiling is where the pathway in your backyard ends and the pool starts. It is above the water level and it is where you will be moving mostly when getting in and out of your swimming pool.
Most people will have two options to choose from when it comes to waterline tiling. The first option is a vinyl liner which is the cheaper option because it is like a stick-on variant. You won’t have to worry about removing the old tiling because you can just stick them on top of your old one. This is usually done to cover any sticky parts or old stains that cannot be removed for a cheap price.
The second option is a border tile. This is a bit more durable, more expensive and takes a bit of time to install. It can be made in several different materials such as ceramic, glass, mosaic or porcelain. Yes, it is a bit more expensive, but they also look a lot better than the vinyl liner. They are also a lot more slip-resistant, especially if you go with the porcelain or ceramic option. Slip-resistance is very important if you have children who run around the backyard having fun. You don’t want them to slip and hurt themselves, right?
If you want to completely change the look of your swimming pool then you could completely demolish your old tiling and then consider ordering a fiberglass shell. Once you remove all the debris from the hole, all you will have to do is fit the huge fiberglass shell into the hole and you are done. You have created a brand new look without having to pay tens of thousands of dollars. If you are looking for such a fiberglass pool, click here to find out what kind of designs are available.
Decorate it with art
One of the best ways to give your pool a brand new look is to implement art into it. How does that work? Well, you have two options to do this. With the more expensive option, you will have to remove all of your old tiles and add in new ones that need to be properly sorted (like a mosaic) to form the art. The other option is much simpler and cheaper. All you will need to do is drain the water and then get an artist that will paint directly on your old tiles.
Keep in mind, the latter option won’t last as long as the other.
When talking about remodeling a pool, it does not mean that you have to demolish the entire thing and rebuild it from scratch. Sometimes, even the slightest changes could give your entire backyard a brand new look. One of the easiest ways to get that new look is by installing led lighting underwater.
All you will have to do is drain the water, hire an electrician to install the LEDs on the sides of the pool or on the bottom and you are done.
What’s great about LEDs is that they can work 24/7 for years and years while spending a tiny amount of energy, so you won’t have to worry about expensive energy bills. You can also choose which color you want to be installed or you could even get LEDs with the option to change into any color you want.
They also provide a safety measure, so people don’t fall accidentally into the water because of poor lighting.
A deck jet is an awesome element that you could add to your backyard. These jets are installed anywhere in your backyard and shoot jet streams of water right into your pool. This creates a beautiful atmosphere while you are relaxing in your sunbed right next to the jet streams.