In ground pools—like most great things in life—don’t last forever. Liners rip, equipment fails, and more. But an aging in ground pool isn’t the end of the road for your beloved backyard entertainment source. A good remodel, repair, or update can help breathe life back into it and extend its life by a decade.
To help you decide if it’s time to give your in ground pool a little professional TLC, here are 5 indicators…
1. You Don’t Like It
Many items on this list will be about extending the life of your pool, but this one is purely about preference. If you aren’t in love with your pool, either due to its aging style or due to the fact that you purchased your home with the pool already installed—an update can modernize its style. If you’re in the Philadelphia area, contact us for design ideas and pricing on what it would cost to make you love your pool (again).
2. Feature Upgrades
In ground pools really have come a long way in the last decade. New technologies have emerged, and bring with them new features. Possible features to upgrade your in ground pool with include fountains, waterfalls, grottos, hot tubs, children’s areas, walk-in beaches, swim-up bars, caves, in-floor cleaning systems, lighting, steps, accessories, and more.
Your pool’s surfacing (lining and/or exterior) is the biggest indicator of your pool’s age, as it degrades the most over time. Refinishing your pool’s surrounding area (whether it be concrete, tile, or another material) and the lining will immediately make your pool brand new. And with the wide variety of finishing options available, it will not only look as good as it did the day you installed it…it will look better.
Whether you just moved into a home with a pool, or you have had a pool for a while—having kids around changes your needs. Safety is a critical element if you have children, grandchildren, or other children regularly around your pool. Updating with safety in mind can vastly decrease the chance of an accident without breaking the bank. Pool safety updates include elements like a non-slip surface, a softer surfacing, and an alarm and/or a pool fence.
5. Energy Efficiency
Pool pumps and heaters can use a surprising amount of electricity. If you have an older pool pump…then you know this already. By replacing an aging pump with a new and modern one, you can save yourself between 30-45% off your pool-related energy bills. Add a pool cover at the same time and you’ll boost your energy efficiency even further.
If you’re in the market for pool repairs and/or updating, call the pros here at Blue Tree. We can help you make your pool into the oasis you’ve always dreamed of.