When Is It Time to Remodel Your Swimming Pool?

Pool builders can help you construct the brand-new pool of your dreams. They can also help you ensure the pool in the property you grew up in, inherited, or bought won’t be the stuff of nightmares.

Here are a few signs and scenarios when remodeling your swimming pool might be in order.

Faulty mechanics and equipment

First and foremost, you should remember remodeling isn’t confined to a pool’s design; it’s often done to serve a pool’s function. An older pool is likely to have dated (and probably faulty) filters, pumps, drains, and pipes, which could lead to problems ranging from leaks to contaminated water.

Deteriorated design elements

Perhaps you like the design of your old pool. Who needs all the modern minimalism with zen gardens and sleek glass enclosures? To you, kidney-shaped pools and mosaic-tiled steps are the best.

That doesn’t mean you should skip a fixer-upper. Cracked deck tiles, loose flooring, and rusting handrails all compromise swimmers’ safety. Thankfully, they can be upgraded quickly.

An outmoded look

And, then, perhaps, you don’t like everything about your old pool’s design. For example, you may want to keep the shape but add a few modern touches to its color and surroundings.

Add newer lights, water features, safety enclosures, a deck, a bar – any of these elements can breathe new life into your backyard.

Happy mediums

Once you start adding modern design elements, the safety and functionality of your pool can also improve. New pool deck paint would have ultraviolet ray and weather protection. Tiles could have non-slip protection. Lights and rails would help avert accidents.

You’ll have a modern, 21st century pool – without actually having to build one.

Pool Fun and Safety Should Go Hand in Hand

Spring is the time for plenty of pool fun! However, your enjoyment shouldn’t be an excuse to be negligent. When it comes to swimming pool safety, pool owners have an array of issues to worry about.

The first thing you must focus on with regards to pool safety is the average depth of your swimming pool. Knowing the depth of your pool from end to end will inform you on the amount of chemicals you need to use to treat the water. Too much chemical in the pool can cause skin and eye irritations, and too less means your pool isn’t as clean as it should be. To be sure, consult Orange County pool contractors to know how much chemical your pool needs.

For safety reasons, it is advisable to buy the proper safety accessory for your pool, whether it be an automatic cover, fence, or safety net. When choosing a safety accessory, consider the design of the pool and the seasonal changes that occur in your geographic location. Different covers have different applications. For example, leaf-catching covers are great for spring but not much of help during winter. Covers with thermal barrier are ideal for cold seasons.

As for safety while swimming, goggles are mandatory for children and beginners. Don’t let your young ones swim in your pool without adult supervision. Disallow potentially hazardous activities such as running around the pool, diving in the shallow end, and excessive horseplay. These must be avoided to minimize the risk of someone injuring themselves.

Swim belts and inflatable arm bands are great safety accessories to have if you have kids. Your child will rapidly get the hang of swimming if you equip him with these.