Does Your Swimming Pool Need A Facelift? Start Here.

Does Your Swimming Pool Need A Facelift? Start Here.

Renovating a Pool? Get Started Here


Are you looking out your family room or kitchen window and looking at an eyesore?  Maybe there are tiles missing from the perimeter, or the coping is cracked and chipped in several places.  Maybe more drastically your deck is lifted in areas, or the deep end and diving board doesn’t make as much sense for you and your family now that the kids are all out of the house.  Renovating an inground swimming pool can be costly and complicated, but taking the correct steps will save you time, money, and sanity in the long run.  This post from the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals gives you a step-by-step guide to getting started on planning your inground swimming pool renovation the correct way, which will keep you sane, and will be easier on your pocketbook in the long run.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

Need a make-over? With an APSP member professional at your side, you can enhance your home’s value and reveal new opportunities for enjoyment with a refreshing upgrade or new treatment. Here are seven ways to renovate or restore your pool:

1. Resurface

Resurfacing an in-ground concrete pool restores beauty and comfort to cracked or roughened surfaces and extends the pool’s functional life. For pools with a vinyl interior, a replacement liner in a new pattern can transform your pool overnight. Fiberglass pool owners can also consult with an APSP member professional for the product that will make your pool look like new.

2. Add a water feature

Install a waterfall or fountain to bring the sound and beauty of moving water to your outdoor environment. Water features like a dramatic spillover create a strong focal point and provide a dynamic addition to an otherwise ordinary pool.

3. Add a hot tub

Experience the relaxation of a soothing soak or the health benefits from warm water therapy. There’s a hot tub for every need, every setting, and every budget.

4. Install new tile

Just as a new backsplash transforms a kitchen, new tile can set the tone for your beautiful new look. By selecting from the vast tile options available, you’ll make the most dramatic improvement in appearance for the greatest value.

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