Just like other significant parts of the home, your pool will need a facelift at some point in time. However, how do you know if it’s the right time to remodel?
Remodeling your pool too early might not maximize the money you put into it. But remodeling too late might have you spending more because the problems have persisted for too long. The solution? Know when it’s the right time to remodel your pool, and to do so, look for the following signs:
1. Signs of damage
Even the best Gunite pools are susceptible to damage, what more if you have a low to mid-range pool?
If you see signs of damage, such as cracks on tiles and peeling on the lining, call in a professional to take a look. Sometimes, the damage can be a superficial issue. Other times, the damage can run deep enough to affect the integrity and quality of the pool. In the latter case, you can decide to do a complete remodel if the damage is extensive. Alternatively, you can choose to do spot repair.
2. Aesthetic preferences
If you bought the house with the pool already built, or if you had the pool built way too long ago, you can have issues with its aesthetic quality. The tiles can look too old, the shape out of style, or the size too small. Whatever the problem might be, a remodel is an excellent opportunity to customize the pool according to your new preferences. Moreover, updating the pool can add value to your home and increase its appeal to future buyers.
3. Lack of safety features
Many older pools lack the safety features that newer pools have, such as non-slip stairs, safer railings, a wider shallow end, and more. Updating your pool with these new safety features is an excellent investment, especially if you have young kids in the house.
4. High energy bills
Aside from having more safety features, modern pools are also more energy-efficient than their older counterparts. Thus, the cost of bringing your pool up to date can help pay for itself as you save money in the long run.
5. Frequent repairs
Is your pool equipment breaking down more frequently than before? If so, it can be more economical to have your pool renovated than keep spending money on repair bills. Moreover, having a modern pool with reliable equipment reduces the chances of you losing access to it due to breakages, which is especially important during the summer.
You don’t have to find anything wrong with your pool to have a reason to remodel it. If you simply want to upgrade your pool (and you have the finances to do so), proceed. There are many ways to enhance your pool with a remodel, such as replacing the tiles, adding a hot tub or kiddie pool, and expanding the size.
When pool issues are left ignored, they can quickly spiral into more significant problems that can cost even more to fix. Don’t wait for that to happen. If your pool is lacking in structural integrity, safety, or even aesthetics, don’t hesitate to call in a pool contractor for a renovation.