You spend a large portion of your life at home, and deserve to enjoy your surroundings. That’s why we sometimes remodel to make a house more comfortable and attractive. But your backyard and especially your swimming pool are an extension of your home, and provide a place for entertaining and relaxation. And so, you might wish to remodel your pool area so that the atmosphere is just perfect.
Now that summer has arrived, you might be spending more time in your pool than ever. These ideas can help you revamp it and turn it into your dream backyard oasis.
Revamp the pool’s surface. The pool’s surface can be the most important aspect of its visual appeal. If your plaster is older, dingy, or cracked, it is probably time to redo it. Re-plastering the pool can make it look brand new again.
But why stop there? You could also choose a brand new surface for your pool. Pebble surfacing has grown in popularity, because pebble provides so many different style options. You can choose from a wide range of colors and textures, and even create a multicolored surface. Tile provides another great option, and tiles are available in just about any color or design that you could imagine.
Pebble and tile resurfacing are both time-consuming projects, but if you’re draining the pool to re-plaster anyway, they are both worth considering. Either option will beautify your pool for many years to come.
Restructure your pool. Does your pool function the way you prefer, or would you enjoy the addition of a few structural elements? Are you tired of climbing down a plain metal pool ladder? The addition of steps, a baja shelf, or beach entry could increase your ease of access to the pool, as well as your enjoyment.
Add decorative elements. Wouldn’t it be nice to relax by the sound of a waterfall that cascades into your pool? Or how about a fire pit to light up those nighttime gatherings? Even just a new ribbon around the pool will completely change its look; swap out that old stone or brick ribbon for something more contemporary.
Replace the deck. Your pool deck provides a significant portion of your backyard fun. Other than an attractive frame for your pool, it also serves as the perfect spot for relaxing or socializing. Replace an old, worn out deck with a new, more attractive one. Or, enlarge the deck space so that you can host larger pool parties.
Before you plan a pool remodel, do check on whether you can obtain the appropriate permits. Some of the above jobs will require one, and others will not (generally speaking, purely cosmetic changes will not require a permit). Give us a call to discuss your ideas, and we can help you decide what is possible in your situation, and will increase your enjoyment of your pool area.