Monthly Archives: October 2013

Swimming Pool Remodeling and Renovations

Gunite swimming pool builders and renovation specialists agree that after time all pools need to be upgraded.  As with your home, your pool and its surroundings can become dated in appearance. As a homeowner you will find that there are several different upgrades to choose from when it comes to technology and changes in pool materials often making the decision on what to begin with difficult.  It is overwhelming and easy to go over bored making my first recommendation in pool upgrades so important: create a budget and stick to it.

One pool renovation to consider is the addition of lighting to the pool area, LED and fiber optic lighting to be specific.  The installation of lighting to the pool area, under water and within the landscape help to enhance the natural beauty the pool brings to your yard.  Lighting helps to create an outdoor living space that is functional and encourages outdoor entertaining.

A newer concept to pools is a purification upgrade creating a pool using a salt water chlorinator.  This will remove the need for the use of chlorine.  The salt water chlorinator adds convenience to pool ownership as well.  When the pool needs to be cleaned a simple chemical process is which the salt in the chlorinator is converted to chlorine.

Another common upgrade that really enhances the visual aspect of the pool is the use of aggregate-finish pool plaster.  This plaster also helps to protect gunite pools from damage by creating a durable pool finish.  With aggregate-finishes you can choose from a variety of colors and designs.  This renovation enhances the pool visually and helps to extend the life of the pool.

Stone coping is another common pool renovation.  Whether looking to add contrast, compliment or create something bold, stone coping can help.  The nice thing with adding stone coping to the outdoor living area is that it also helps to create a safe, non-slippery surface over a stamped concrete alternative.  It also holds up well in the sun with fade resistant qualities.

Outdoor renovations should be planned for just as you would any upgrade to your home; budget money and time wisely to ensure that the space is out of commission for as little time as possible.  Fall and spring are two of the best times to have work done on the exterior of the house.  You won’t be missing the part of the year when the most enjoyment is had, summer and it won’t be bitter cold, winter.

Pool plastering companies and swimming pool professionals will work with you to schedule a time that is convenient to accomplish the work that needs to be done for your pool renovation.  To minimize down time get a list of supplies you are responsible for and make sure to have purchased them long before the actual work is scheduled.  It is also a good idea before any renovations are started and to ensure that you are staying within a proper budget to check for issues with how the pool is functioning prior to any visual upgrade.  This will prevent any unwelcomed surprises.