7 Quick Ways to Give Your Pool a Refreshing New Look
There are many ways that you can improve on a backyard pool area that might be showing its age to turn it into the amazing retreat you have always envisioned.
By adding even one or two new features, not only will you be able to give it a fresh look, you will also enhance the usability of your space while adding value to your home.
This could be something like upgrading your lighting, or a pool refresh with new surfacing or tile, or even add-on items like fountains, water features, fire elements and new seating.
Here are 7 of our most popular ideas to consider.
New Liner or Resurfacing
Resurfacing or replacing the liner of your pool will make a bigger difference than you realize.
Over time, pool liners can tear, stain, or get scratched, resulting in an unsightly mess. By replacing the liner, you can bring your pool back to life with a smooth and glossy new finish.
If you do not have a pool liner, you could simply choose to resurface with a material like stone or pebble for a distinct and unique look.
This can really add a beautiful element to your backyard. You definitely don’t have to stick with the default white plaster either – there are a myriad of options, from the subtle to the bold, to suit every style.
You can also upgrade the look of your pool by focusing on the area around your pool: the decking.
When your decking gets damaged, discolored or faded, a revamp here will be able to completely change the look and feel of your whole pool area.
Choose from a wide variety of finishing options, from the decorative to the minimalist, with an endless palette of colors to play with.
Poured concrete can be stamped and colored to give it a fresh new look, or even to make it look like other materials.
A classic wood deck is also a great option, along with the more durable tile, stone, or pavers.
The possibilities are truly endless and the end result will make for the drastic improvement you’ve been craving.
Have you considered automating your pool systems? It could save you a lot of time and effort in taking care of your pool.
From automatic pool covers and robotic cleaners to all-in-one pool automated systems that can be controlled through your smartphone, these tools are rapidly being developed and can also be fitted into older pools.
Keep up with new technology and you’ll find yourself saving money and time in the long run.
For more energy-efficiency, it would be wise to switch to LED lighting. LED lights help you save on electricity costs, whether they are used for floodlights or other forms of pool lighting.
They can also be installed anywhere in and around the pool, in many different colors.
Tasteful lighting improves the atmosphere and ambiance of your pool area, as well as being easier on your wallet.
Consider adding water features like waterfalls, sprayers, and scuppers. There is just something about falling water that helps create a relaxing environment, plus kids love to play in it.
These are easy to add on to your pool design and there are many options to be found to suit a range of budgets.
You will want to take into account the possible increase in the cost of pool maintenance due to the extra electricity used, but for most homeowners the benefits outweigh those concerns!
Strategic lighting can significantly change the appearance of your pool. Whether under the water or above the pool, the ambiance of your pool area can be improved dramatically.
LED lights, as recommended above, give you the option of playing around with the color of your lights, switching it up to suit holiday themes or celebrations.
Sick of the chlorine smell in your pool? Salt water is a lower maintenance option that is easier to keep clean, so you have that sparkling look with less work.
Freshwater pools are less costly to install at first, which is why many people often prefer to get go that route; many homeowners end up switching to a salt water system later.
Make your pool the envy of the neighborhood with a few simple tweaks, and hosting your friends and family with a pool party will become so much more enjoyable than before!
Most importantly, no matter how you decide to improve the appearance of your pool, always consult with the professionals at Pleasure Pools to make sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck!