Your pool is a place to relax and unwind during the hot days of summer. Keep the swimming pool looking great and working efficiently by checking out these different ways to update your pool.
Update Your Pool with New Tile
Tile is one of the most visible parts of your swimming pool. It is walked on and exposed to sun, wind, rain, and chlorine. Over time, the tiles in the pool may chip, fade, and become stained. No matter how diligently you maintain it, exposure to the elements will start to take a toll.
Installing new tile instantly improves the appearance of your pool by making it look new again. You’ll find tile in many different styles, colors, and designs to personalize your swimming pool.
Install New Coping
Coping is the decorative border around the edge of your pool. Adding coping if you don’t have it, or changing the coping that you do have, is a great way to update the look of the area. Coping that contrasts in color with your tile will act as a frame for your pool.
Update the Interior of Your Pool
A more significant way to update your pool is to redo the interior. The plaster finish inside the pool will chip and discolor as it ages. New plaster makes your pool look clean and sharp and you aren’t limited to just plain white. Choose a colored pebble finish, install a mosaic pattern, or use shades of blue or green for a forest pool effect.
Add Decorative Features
There is no limit to how you can decorate around the pool. Build a gazebo to provide shade and hang solar-powered string lights inside. Plant flower beds with bright blooms for some color. Install a fountain in the grass or a waterfall in the pool. There are plenty of ways to make your backyard pool unique.
Include a Diving Board or Slide
Diving boards and slides enhance the fun of any pool. If you prefer a natural look, consider installing a diving rock instead of a traditional diving board.
If you choose to tackle this project, make sure your pool is deep enough to safely accommodate the diving board or slide. The current trend is to build shallower swimming pools, but those aren’t safe for diving and sliding.
Improve the Function
Not every swimming pool update involves its appearance. Some improvements make care and maintenance easier. New technology makes cleaning simple and the pool more energy efficient.
Salt sanitation systems are becoming popular and require less work on your part than chlorine sanitation. A salt system provides soft, silky water that is easier on your skin, hair, and eyes than traditional chlorine.
Modern, variable speed pool pumps use much less energy than traditional pumps. LED lighting can also significantly lower your energy use. Invest in a robotic pool cleaner to reduce the time you spend cleaning your pool.
With many options to update your pool, you can make a functional and welcoming space for years to come.
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