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Is your inground pool looking a little worse for wear? Do people avoid swimming in it? While a backyard swimming pool can be a great feature, it’s time to spruce things up if it’s not enjoyable. That’s when a pool renovation comes in. Done right, they can transform an ugly duckling into an elegant swan.
But it takes planning and research to get the pool paradise you deserve. And that means learning from other’s mistakes. Keep reading to learn what those top mistakes are.
Mistake #1: Thinking It’s a DIY Job
This is perhaps the biggest mistake homeowners can make. Pool renovations should only be undertaken by pool contractors with the experience and know-how to turn a drab inground pool into a fabulous pool paradise. Homeowners can do more harm than good and can permanently damage their pool.
Mistake #2: Hiring the Wrong Pool Renovations Team
Sadly, some pool companies profess to also do pool renovations. But then they get in over their head and skip town on you, leaving you with an unfinished product and a big mess in your backyard. Do your homework, and only hire pool design and build contractors to handle the renovations. You’ll save yourself some headaches.
When we 1st decided to have our swimming pool remodel completed back in 2021, we had a nightmare experience with another pool company.
We are so grateful that we found Woodfield! They came in and were very fair in pricing. They cleaned up the mess that was left behind from the prior company and did an incredible job all around. From beginning to end, they were responsive and accountable. Easy to work with, dependable, and the best quality of work. The team stands by their quality and it is top notch. Highly recommend to anyone searching for a new pool or remodel of an existing one. -Ashley B.
Mistake #3: Failure to Budget Correctly
Before starting any pool renovation project, you need to set a realistic budget. After meeting with your renovations team, you can have a ballpark budget and refine it. They can help you determine the most critical safety, operation, and aesthetic upgrades.
A good renovations team will also advise you to budget an extra 10% for the unexpected. If the unexpected doesn’t arise, that means more money in your pocket or a little extra for some added features you’ve had your eye on. Failure to budget for the unexpected or fully fund your project means you overspend.
Mistake #4: Using Cheap Materials
You’ve heard the old adage, “You get what you pay for.” It’s well-known that cheaper materials will save you money upfront, but they don’t last as long and are prone to fail or break down much sooner than high-quality materials.
Pool renovation experts will recommend using high-quality materials so that you can enjoy your investment for years to come without worrying about something deteriorating after the first season of use. This can include things like a variable-speed pool pump, automatic pool cover, pebble finish, pool tile, water features, and more.
You also shouldn’t try and skimp on the design and installation fees of the pool renovation team. Low-ball estimates often don’t account for the unexpected or include high-quality materials.
Make It Exceptional. Make It Woodfield.
If you’re looking to upgrade your inground pool, hire an experienced pool renovations team with the expertise to bring your vision to life. You deserve an exceptional experience from the first consultation to the pool upgrades all the way through to decades of pool parties.
We design and install custom pool renovations for homeowners throughout the Baltimore area, including Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Cecil County, Harford County, and Howard County. Schedule a call today.