Eventually, even something as cool as a swimming pool can eventually lose its charm. When you get tired of the inside of your home, you can repaint the walls or move around the furniture, but what do you do when your pool and pool area have lost their charm? Here are some different pool update ideas to give your outdoor area a fresh look.
Deck or Pool Resurfacing
Thinking about updating your pool? One of the best ways to do that is to replace that old plaster finish with an updated aggregate finish. Aggregate finishes come in a variety of colors as well as looks that can mimic tile, shells, stones or other materials. While not cheap, this can be a great way to update the look of the pool.
Another thing that can be resurfaced is the deck around the pool. Many different kinds of top coat and paints exist today that can give your old deck a brand new look. These can even help to fill in cracked or splitting boards.
Add Accent Lighting
Another great way to update the look of your pool is to add or update the lighting that is in it. Replace those old inefficient incandescent lights with updated LED lighting. LED lighting can create an entirely new pool atmosphere by adding different colors that accent the pool and the area surrounding it. You can even create color changing effects if you wish.
If you are going to upgrade or resurface your pool deck, why not add a waterline tile to the pool? This can be a great way to change the entire look of the pool area and tie it all together. Use the idea above about LED lighting to add further accents to your waterline tile and customize it to your taste.
Salt Water System
One of the reasons that your pool may have lost its luster is how much time you have to spend treating the water. Traditional chemicals are harsh and expensive. That is why many people are moving away from those chemicals and installing a salt water system.
A salt water system uses the salt to create the chlorine in the water that keeps it clean. Chlorine created this way is much easier on the eyes and skin for swimmers and also means that you don’t have to buy, store and handle those pool chemicals anymore. As an added bonus, salt water pools are easier to maintain.
If you are looking to add something different to your pool area, why not add a water feature? Fountains, waterfalls, scuppers and sprayers are all easy additions to existing pools. They can add some excitement and life into an older pool area and can even be combined with music. They may increase the energy cost of your outdoor area, so be aware that this is not the most cost effective pool update idea.
Contact Tampa Bay Pools to have some life put back in to your pool by adding this or another upgrade today!