Remodeling – Bring Life and Luxury to Your Pool Area

Everyone has a vision of their very own relaxing pool retreat. To successfully turn your vision into reality, you’ll need to take it step by step – rushing through the process or handling tasks haphazardly often results in a subpar pool project.

Here are some of the important steps and things to consider when installing a pool or remodeling your area.

Professional consultation and assessment

  • The consultation phase is one of the most important steps when designing a pool area. Professionals will evaluate your land and discuss design options that fit your requirements and preferences.
  • It always helps if you have a clear vision in mind. Be sure to determine an ideal budget, and let your consultant know the reason behind your investment.
  • Remember to trust the opinion of the professional you’re working with. They know what to look for when evaluating an area for an installation or remodeling project.

Resurfacing

  • Sunlight and proper pool chemistry are main factors that can damage your pool finishes. Be sure to regularly check chemical levels in your pool, and keep a detailed log of the results.
  • If one section of your pool deteriorates, expect other areas to follow. Avoid patching, as it never guarantees a sturdy bond between old and new materials.
  • Many pool owners assume resurfacing will take up a lot of time, thinking it can take weeks or months. Typical resurfacing only takes about three to four days.

Variety of choices for finishes

  • Plaster – Has the shortest lifespan, but can last for a long time when properly maintained. It is very affordable, but the least customizable as well.
  • Pebble – Made out of pebble aggregate, it’s one of the most durable pool finishes available.
  • Glass – A vibrant, smooth, and durable pool finish. Very low maintenance for the owner.
  • Stonescape – Very versatile, as stonescapes are available in a variety of colors and textures. Gives a pool a natural look.

Decking

  • A well-designed deck can conceal a pool’s less attractive features by drawing the eye to other features.
  • Designs can be made out of a variety of materials, including pavers, wood, composite decking, or natural stone.
  • Annual pressure washing is recommended if you want to keep your deck in pristine condition. Use deck sealers to protect custom finishes, and to avoid staining from dirt, leaves, etc.

Pavers

  • Using a light, neutral colored paver can make pool areas appear larger, reduce heat by reflecting sunlight, and complement outdoor décor.
  • Large pavers are best for pool areas, as it can enhance the size of any space.
  • Pool paving is a tricky task, as pavers are installed around and inside the pool. Hiring a paving expert is recommended.

Lighting

  • Use low-voltage lighting to help you save on electricity bills, while also adding a softer look to your outdoor living spaces.
  • Floating lights are an easy-to-use and affordable option for pool lighting. They are powered by rechargeable batteries and are available in different styles and colors.
  • LED lights are an environment-friendly option that can last for around 30,000 hours, compared to about 5,000 hours for incandescent bulbs.

Need help with remodeling? Get in touch with us by calling 813-948-9091 (Lutz) or 813-345-8596 (Land O’ Lakes).

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