Is it time to renovate your swimming pool? Here are a few signs that your pool could use a facelift, added features or mechanical upgrade.
- Your lifestyle has changed and you use the pool space differently.
- Your household has evolved, either grown or downsized, and you want your pool to function for who is using it today.
- You have made other home and landscape renovations so now the pool looks really outdated.
- You desire additional pool features like a sun shelf, waterfall or jets.
- The quality is compromised or you notice foundational issues such as a slow leak.
- Mechanicals like the filter, heater and lighting is not working properly.
- You want to update the technology to include automation.
Pool renovations require expertise because you’re working with an existing structure that must be evaluated. If the plan is to keep the current pool and improve it, there are design parameters and engineering considerations to ensure the pool that’s there now can support added features.
At Neave, we begin the pool renovation process by exploring ideas to improve the appearance and functionality of your outdoor living space. You can completely overhaul the existing pool or update features. Sometimes, even a new vinyl pool liner will improve the appearance drastically.
Here are some of the possibilities and luxury features that will improve the way your pool looks and works so it will function better for your lifestyle.
Just Add Water
We’re talking about water pool water features like a waterfall that spills from a natural rock grotto appeal to the senses, offering serene sounds and beauty that blend with your property’s surroundings. In fact, this idea of a pool fading into the landscape as it was always there is one reason why clients want to renovate an outdated or basic swimming pool.
On the other hand, customizable jets project a sleek stream of water that looks artistic and will instantly modernize an existing pool.
Modernize the Pool Structure
By adding features like an infinity edge or sun shelf, you update the look of your pool — and in the case of a sun shelf, you can use the pool in a way that might work better for you. Updating your pool to include a zero entry can accommodate young children and those who prefer to lounge in the shallowest water.
At Neave, our pool experts assess your pool and determine how the structure can be altered to include any of these three luxury features
Add a Spa to Your Pool
A relaxing spa can be integrated into the pool with a waterfall edge, or it can include an entry. A standalone spa can also update your outdoor living area without reconfiguring your pool or the surrounding deck. You might choose the integrated spa if you are making other pool renovations that require demolition — and if you want an upgrade with less construction, the process for designing and building a stand-alone space is similar to getting a new pool.
You’ll select the material for construction (drop-in precast fiberglass or shotcrete) and select tile and other features like automation and lighting.
Update Pool Mechanicals for Efficiency
When you think about swimming pool renovations, the first thing that comes to mind for most of us is updating features you see, like adding a sun shelf or incorporating a jacuzzi. But you can significantly reduce the cost of operating a pool by renovating the pool’s mechanicals like pumps or heating.
A Neave pool professional can walk you through the variety of pool pumps available and suggest options based on noise, energy efficiency, maintenance and life expectancy. Keep in mind, pool pumps run around the clock, so replacing an outdated pump with a new, higher-performing model with automated controls can save you money on utility bills and reduce maintenance expenses.
Heating systems include propane, natural gas or electric options, and a Neave pool expert can also explain eco-friendly heating options that run off of solar power or geothermal dynamics.
An auto cover can not only provide safety and keep your pool clean when not in use but it is also one of the best ways to prevent heat loss.
Enhance Poolside Landscaping
If your pool is in good condition, operating smoothly and still lacks something special, maybe you need to give it new life: an updated pool deck, a pool house or updated landscaping. As for the surrounding deck, a range of available materials can complement your home’s architecture and the overall design of the pool space — modern, traditional, and natural.
A pool house can function for storage, include changing rooms and even become a guest house or entertainment spot. Landscaping can provide privacy and set the tone for the overall space.
Take the Plunge with Neave Group
Schedule a consultation with a Neave Pools expert, who will guide you through our pool renovation process and offer suggestions to update, upgrade, and elevate the appearance and functionality of your outdoor living space.
Whether you’re considering a pool or ready to dive right in, we’d love to answer your questions. Let’s talk.