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Concrete Pool Renovations vs Removal
Granted that you have a concrete pool in your backyard, eventually, it will need pool renovations. If you just moved into a house with a concrete pool in the backyard, you don’t know much about it. Can pool repairs and renovations restore it to its former glory? Or should you go with full-on pool removal?
The answer, as with many things, is it depends.
If Your Inground Pool Is Structurally Sound
In most situations, a concrete inground pool is structurally sound. Cracks can be taken care of with simple pool repair. You’d be amazed at what pool renovations and pool remodeling can do to turn an old, dingy pool into a glorious pool paradise.
Some examples of what you can do:
Redesign the Pool
Redesigning your pool is a major undertaking known as pool remodeling. In this scenario, you can reconfigure your pool design to do one or more of the following:
- Enlarge the pool
- Change the shape of the pool
- Change the depth of the pool
- Add a tanning ledge or splash pad
- Add an in-pool bar
Perhaps the previous owners who installed the pool created it with a deep end that you don’t want because you have small children. Maybe you want a free-form pool with a tropical vibe as opposed to the rectangular pool you have now. If you have the budget, we can create a pool remodeling plan that will bring your ideas to reality.
Renovate the Pool
Pool renovations encompass functional and aesthetic upgrades. Some of your options include:
- Upgrading pool plumbing and drainage systems
- Adding a pool heater
- Converting to a saltwater pool
- Pool resurfacing (plaster, Pebble-Tec)
- New pool tile
- New pool coping
- New pool decking
- Adding a water feature
- Adding a pool slide or diving rock
- Add pool lighting
- Changing the pool area to reflect your new aesthetic
We can go over your ideas and come up with a plan for pool renovations that exceeds your expectations.
If You Decide to Remove Your Inground Pool
Given you decide you don’t want an inground pool at all, you could probably hire someone to fill it in. It would be cheaper than pool removal.
However, if you do want an inground pool, but the existing pool is beyond repair/renovations, you could have it removed. This will leave you with a large hole in your backyard. But that means much of the excavation for a new pool is already complete.
Before you’re looking at a gaping hole, you will have consulted with your pool contractor and decided if they will place a fiberglass pool (a design you have already picked out) or construct a new custom concrete pool.
Whichever path you choose, you are well on your way to enjoying your new pool paradise.
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Make It Exceptional. Make It Woodfield.
The pool installation and pool renovation teams here at Woodfield are one and the same. With an onsite visit, we can tell you if pool renovations and pool remodeling will work to bring your pool into the 2020s or if pool removal and a whole new pool might be the better solution.
Given you choose to have an existing pool removed, you have the choice of replacing it with a custom concrete pool or a fiberglass pool. Our team can install either one, with exceptional results. We have more than 30 years of experience, so you can trust our process.
We work with pool owners throughout Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Cecil County, Harford County, and Howard County. Schedule a call today.