Is remodeling your pool on the top of your honey-do list? If it’s not, maybe it should be. A pool is supposed to do more than hold water. It’s a place to gather with friends and family, to relax after a hard day at work, and maybe above all, to make lots of fun memories.
If your pool is old, worn or unattractive and uninviting, remodeling is a great solution. Pool remodeling gives new life to old pools — and there are lots of other benefits, too. If you’ve been wondering if it’s time to remodel your swimming pool, here are 10 great reasons to make it a priority.
1. Your Pool Needs A Face Lift
Just like a fresh coat of paint gives your home a new, inviting look, giving your pool a much-needed facelift can breathe new life into your investment, making your pool look — and feel — a lot more inviting. Whether you use your pool for exercise, relaxation or both, improving the aesthetics is a long-term investment in enjoyment. And because you’re more likely to use a pool that’s nicer to be in, improving the way your pool looks can ensure you get the most value from it, too.
2. You Want To Prevent Problems
Nothing lasts forever, and if your pool is older and well-used, there’s a good chance that before long, something is going to fail. By having your pool remodeled now, you can plan for your costs and help reduce the chances of unexpected repairs that can take a much bigger toll on your budget. Think of it as preventive care for your pool — and your budget.
3. It Needs A Safety Upgrade
Just about everybody loves a swimming pool, and that means pools get a lot of use — by people of all ages. Cracked tiles, worn or peeling surfaces, and old electrical components don’t just compromise the way your pool looks and functions — they can pose serious safety risks, too. All new and remodeled pools must also be VGB compliant to prevent drain suction entrapment.
A pool remodel can identify potential hazards and offer solutions that can make your pool a safer place to play and relax — for everyone.
4. You Can Save Money (And Energy)
Pool technology has evolved during the past decade, and today’s pumps and pool electrical components are a lot more efficient. Upgrading pumps and filters offers a few benefits: First, using less energy means you reduce your environmental impact, which is good for the planet. Second, an updated filter and pump keeps your water cleaner, so you can really enjoy those relaxing dips. And finally, by using less energy, you also benefit your budget with lower energy costs overall. That’s three big benefits from one pool upgrade — not a bad return.
5. Remodeling Increases The Value Of Your Pool And Your Home
If you’re planning on selling your home in the next few years, upgrading and updating your pool is an investment that can yield big rewards when you put your home on the market. Lots of buyers want a pool — but no one wants a pool that’s old, worn and expensive to repair or maintain. Upgrading your pool’s finish and electric components makes your home a lot more valuable to buyers who want a property they can start enjoying from the moment they take ownership.
6. It’s Out Of Style
Pools have changed a lot over the years, and what was in style even just a decade ago can look old and dated now. Since your pool probably serves as a focal point for at least part of your property, if it looks rundown and tired-out, your whole property can suffer. Remodeling your pool keeps it stylish and attractive and gives the rest of your property a boost, too. And if you’ve remodeled your home’s exterior or upgraded your landscaping, a pool remodel helps maximize that investment while tieing in all your property’s features for a more polished, high-end result.
7. You Want More Staycations
Sure, traveling the globe can be fun, but it can also be stressful — and expensive. And let’s face it: When it comes to really relaxing, there’s just no place like home. If you’ve got a pool, you’ve got a great reason to take more staycations, leaving stress behind and banking more cash at the same time. Plus, if you’ve got kids, staycations are a wonderful way to make memories of a happy childhood without leaving your own home. Remodeling your pool makes it more inviting and attractive, so it can serve as the focus of your next staycation.
8. You Like To Entertain
Do you find yourself hosting friends and family for special gatherings? Or would you like to entertain more? Then remodeling your pool is an investment that can pay off big time. Everyone loves hanging around a pool, whether they indulge in a dip or just get comfy on the deck or under a nearby pergola. A pool provides built-in entertainment. Plus, you can add “extras” like a fire feature for evening dips or a pergola or pavilion for hanging out and relaxing.
9. It’s Not Kid-Friendly
When your kids are little, they probably won’t care much about what your pool looks like. But as they reach the middle school years, your pool’s aesthetics and features suddenly become important. Kids love to hang out with their friends — and you love to keep an eye on what they’re doing. When your pool is the best in town, it becomes a natural place for kids to hang out, all the way through the teen years and even through college. Not only can that give you more peace of mind, but it can do wonders for your child’s self-esteem and help them create meaningful friendships that can last a lifetime.
10. You Want More Peace Of Mind
Finally, there’s something to be said about the peace of mind that comes from knowing your pool is modernized and well cared for. When you have your pool remodeled and refurbished, it’s one less thing you need to worry about — and that means you can spend more time swimming, playing and just plain relaxing in your beautiful, upgraded pool.
At Platinum Pools, we specialize in pool remodels using the most advanced materials and equipment so you can count on beautiful results — and a more enjoyable swimming season, too.