Renovation Ideas To Modernise Your Swimming Pool

by Pool Builders on 08-14-2012 in Articles

With Australia's weather, swimming pools get a lot of use. From summer pool parties to everyday wear and tear from constant swimming, a pool can quickly start to deteriorate. Older homes may have outdated swimming areas that need resurfacing, new filtration or electrical systems, or added water features to modernise the look and feel of the pool. Here are some ideas to help you renovate your existing pool to get it ready for summer:

Resurface the Existing Shell

The biggest part of the renovation is resurfacing the existing shell. Many concrete pools will need an upgrade after 25 to 30 years (although some need it much sooner if the pool hasn't been well maintained). Resurfacing your pool is easier than ripping out the existing shell and starting over, and since designers can build a new pool inside of an existing concrete shell, resurfacing saves you money.

You can work with a designer to create the ideal swimming pool for your backyard. A variety of colours and tile designs not only modernise your pool but complement your outdoor décor. Recessed lighting and waterfall features take your pool from mundane to fabulous and increases the wow factor of night time swimming.

Add a Spa to Your Pool

A renovation is the perfect time to add a spa to your existing swimming area. You can choose to add a low-depth spa that doubles as a hot tub and a children's pool, or add a fully loaded water jet spa with custom tiles and lighting. It's easiest to add a spa during the construction, but if you're undergoing a major renovation a good pool builder can easily add a spa.

Renovate the Filtration System

Even the most beautiful swimming pools can look outdated if the filtration and electrical systems aren't renovated. The pump and filtration system are the most important part of keeping your pool area clean and sparkling. A pool builder can look at your current plumbing and filtration system and recommend the best upgrade.

Many pool owners are switching over to salt systems that use automatic injection systems to keep the pH levels balanced and the water clear. There are also automatic injection systems for chlorinated pools. A mineral sanitiser is another option for keeping the water clean and clear. Installed in the return line, a sanitiser kills water clouding bacteria automatically.

Once you have your filtration system updated, consider switching over from a manual to remote controlled pool system. This allows you to monitor and control all of your pool's features with the touch of a button. Automatic controls even allow you to set the pump and other maintenance features so that your swimming area is maintained even when you're not home. No matter how large of a renovation you want to do on your pool, a reputable and reliable pool company can help you envision and redesign your current pool area.

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