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Top Pool Renovations to Transform an Old Pool

As pool season approaches, it’s time to look at your inground pool and the surrounding area. Does it live up to your expectations? Is it looking a little washed out and in need of repair? If you have an older inground pool, this may be the year you schedule pool renovations to bring it back to life. Keep reading to learn about some of your options, many of which are top trends for brand-new pool projects.

Pool Resurfacing

This pool renovation is for concrete pools only. If you have an older pool that has been painted multiple times, has cracks in the plaster, or looks stained and gross, pool resurfacing can transform the look of your pool.

After making any necessary repairs, your options for pool resurfacing include the following:

  • New pool plaster
  • Pebble pool finish
  • Pool tile

The pool finish you choose will depend on your tastes and budget.

Related Reading: How to Choose Between Pool Finishes for Your Concrete Pool

Add a Spa

If you don’t already have a spa in your pool area, adding one can give it a luxurious feel. A standalone spa can be in a different area, slightly away from the pool itself, or built next to the pool to create a spillover effect. 

Replace and Expand the Pool Decking and Pool Coping

If you have plain gray concrete pool decking and pool coping, it’s time to upgrade. You create an outdoor oasis by replacing and expanding the pool decking and coping and coordinating it with your patio.

Some of the pool deck upgrades our clients are asking for include:

  • Textured or stamped concrete
  • Pool deck pavers
  • Travertine
  • Stone
  • Brick

Add a Pavilion

If your pool area gets full sun most of the day, an umbrella might not be enough to keep you and your family comfortable. So, if you’re thinking about pool renovations, consider adding a poolside pavilion where people can get a bit of shade and have a bite to eat. If you wire it for electricity, people can also charge their phones here.

Add Fire and Water Features

Consider adding a pool waterfall or fire and water bowls to your pool area for added visual interest and soothing sounds. Give your pool a sophisticated look or the feel of a tropical paradise, depending on the style of water features you add. 

Related Reading: Types of Swimming Pool Waterfalls

Add or Update Pool Lighting

To get the most use of your pool, you’ll want pool lighting for nighttime pool parties or quiet moments. LED pool lighting is available in various colors to suit the mood. 

Upgrade the Pool Pump

If you haven’t upgraded your pool pump recently, now is a good time to do so. Newer variable-speed pool pumps are more energy efficient, do a better job circulating pool water, and help keep your pool clean.

Related Reading: Upgrade to a Pentair Variable Speed Pool Pump and Get Cash Back!

Opt for Pool Automation

If you upgrade some of the inner workings of your inground pool, you’ll find that the newer systems are compatible with pool automation. This simplifies the whole process of keeping your pool water balanced, as well as cleaning your pool and lighting your pool. Pool automation systems can be controlled through a poolside station and from your smartphone.

Related Reading: Cool Pool Tech: Pool Automation 

Update Pool Landscaping

Lastly, if you’re going to update the pool interior, pool decking, and update systems, don’t forget to update your pool landscaping. Choose low-maintenance plants, shrubs, and trees that can upgrade the overall look and add privacy to the area.

Related Reading: From Dull, Dingy, and Drab to Fresh, Fun, and Fabulous: A Case Study

Make It Exceptional. Make It Woodfield.

When it comes to pool renovations, Woodfield Outdoors is the number one choice for an increasing number of families in Maryland. As experienced pool builders, we have all the expertise and equipment you need. Our fantastic team of employees is ready to transform your old pool into something fabulous.

We turn your ideas into reality, delivering a pool paradise worthy of your home. Check out our Portfolio for examples of some of the pool projects we have completed for our clients. 

We have over 30 years of experience, so you can trust our process. We work with homeowners throughout Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Cecil County, Harford County, and Howard County. Schedule a call today.

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