An Insight into Cost-Effective Swimming Pool Renovations


Does a quick glance at your swimming pool beg the need for a much-needed touch-up, a bit of renovation and restoration to bring it back to its former glory or perhaps, even update the unit to the newest standards? The idea itself is fine in theory, but you can’t help but worry about the costs of such an undertaking, after all, owning a pool is not cheap.

Fortunately, modern pool building and maintenance processes have made it infinitely easier for the average homeowner to take care of, and even upgrade their unit without busting the bank. Here are the most cost-effective swimming pool renovations you can do on a budget.

Add salt water systems

One of the more popular trends among pool owners in recent years is installing a salt water system in order to naturally create chlorine in the water without having to pour it manually. This is not only a sound investment in terms of convenience, but it is also cost-effective, as salt water pools are cheaper to maintain and require less overall upkeep on an annual basis.

What’s more, anecdotal testimonies from salt-water pool users suggest that this type of water is significantly easier on the skin and eyes, as opposed to traditional, chlorinated water. This can prove to be extremely useful to people with skin problems and those who are prone to eye irritations.

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Resurface the pool

Your pool, much like anything else around the house, is prone to the wear and tear. While pool resurfacing is usually not considered a cheap project, it is a great idea to invest your renovation budget in giving your unit a fresh new look. Fortunately, you don’t have to resort to extensive renovations.

Simply stripping away the old, cracked paint job and applying a coat of contemporary, special swimming pool paint will restore your pool to its former shining glory, without breaking the bank. Be sure to empty and clean the pool thoroughly before starting your repainting project, and give at least two days for the new paint to settle down in order to ensure longevity and durability.

Creative water features

Water features such as fountains, waterfalls, sprayers, and scuppers are becoming increasingly affordable, and while they might have made a significant dent in your budget just a few years ago, you can now incorporate them into your unit for a couple hundred dollars. They might stretch your budget, but they are beautiful and timeless additions to any pool area.

Think about adding jets and bubblers to create a personal spa right in your backyard, and introduce a waterfall the following season, as waterfalls are the priciest of all pool features.

Introduce colourful LED lighting

LED lights are not only energy-efficient, but they also come in a variety of vibrant colours while becoming increasingly more affordable with each passing year. What would once have been a costly project can now be done on a budget, as you can find LED pool and floor lights at your local home centre. If you still find them a bit pricey, start by introducing one bulb at a time - it might take you a bit longer, but you will get there eventually.

You can even install rotating lights so that your pool can change colours to suit your current mood and create a unique ambiance, whether you are throwing a poolside party or creating a romantic setting for an evening date.

Automation systems

Finally, pool automation systems are becoming increasingly popular, and for a number of reasons. By investing in automated machinery, you will significantly cut down on your pool expenses and conserve more precious resources such as water and electricity.

Look for robotic cleaners, automatic pool covers, and all-in-one pool automation systems that you can run only when you need to and thus avoid the chore of regular maintenance, hiring professionals, and even make substantial financial savings in the long run.

Owning a pool is not cheap, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t upgrade or restore your unit to its former glory without busting the bank. Use these essential tips to make your pool renovation project as cost-effective and efficient as possible.

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