Our team of building designers has worked on several renovation projects that involved existing swimming pools. A pool renovation is often worth the investment. Aside from renovations often being more affordable than installing a new pool, a well-renovated pool can significantly boost the value of your property. While renovating a pool often requires a large initial investment, it is entirely possible to renovate your swimming pool without breaking the bank.
Here are some budget-friendly pool renovation tips.
Work with a Professional
It is best to work with a professional to help you generate a detailed plan for your pool renovation. A professional would know best what sort of work can be done to your pool with your budget, the type of pool you have, and the type of site your home stands on. Whether you want to add goodies like waterfalls and other water features or use landscaping to highlight your pool, a professional can help set the direction of your renovation.
No More Chlorine
Natural pools are currently growing in popularity for a variety of reasons. Some features of these pools include the use of plants or saltwater for sanitation, as opposed to using chemicals. Saltwater systems use salt to create chlorine in the water, allowing homeowners to save money on having to purchase and store chlorine. Additionally, saltwater pools can also be more affordable to maintain.
Use Energy-Efficient Equipment and Fixtures
Many energy-efficient pool features have recently become available. While most of them are initially expensive, they can help homeowners save significantly on energy bills.
Solar pool heaters are among the most cost-effective examples of solar energy in many climates, and they can be used alongside a traditional pool heater for added performance. Another piece of equipment to consider is a variable speed pool pump, which uses less electricity than a single-speed pump. You may also consider LED lights, which come in a wide variety of colours and can be installed anywhere in or around the pool.
Pool Resurfacing and Retiling
Resurfacing is among the more expensive renovations for swimming pools, but it provides excellent value for your money. Resurfacing can improve the look and function of your pool. You can upgrade your pool’s look and replace worn finishes to prevent leaks. Combined with a retiled waterline, a resurfaced pool can look significantly more sophisticated.
Consider Automation Systems
Automated pool systems make maintaining your pool easier on you. Some technologies worth looking into include robotic cleaners, automatic pool covers, and all-in-one pool automation systems. You can run these systems only when necessary, allowing you to save energy and money, and the headache of finding someone to maintain your pool for you.