Consider these when Planning a Pool Remodel

Unless you had your home built for you before moving in or you bought a home and had a pool constructed for you, then you are in the same boat as most Florida homeowners in that the design and look of your pool and pool area was suited to somebody else’s taste. Not only that, but the pool may be some 30 years old, it may be outdated, it may have stains or areas where paint of finish has chipped or worn away, or it may be in decorated in the colors or designs that you detest.

You are not the only one, and you are not stuck with what you have! Pool Pros of Pasco LLC has a finish crew and a deck crew whom when put together can provide you with limitless options with YOU being the designer!

Here are a couple things to consider…

  1. Do you like the color and type of your pool finish?- The color hue of your pool water is affected by the color of the pool finish on your pool. Bluestone is common finish selection because it causes your water to appear blue and refreshing. But there is also a green hue you can have for more of the look of seawater which someone may want if they have a walk in entrance to give the appearance of the beach. Or there are options like sandstone which leaves the water simply looking clear and natural like when looking through a glass of water. Some people prefer a dark unnatural look by going with a dark blue finish or even a black finish.            You also have to consider the material of finish you choose. Maybe a previous owner fiberglassed over a concrete pool, but you want to go back to concrete because the fiberglassed pooled does not give you the same color options. This can be done through hydroblasting. Or maybe a previous owner drained and painted the pool with pool paint, but you want a stone look with a finish that will last much longer than pool paint. This can be done as well.                               That brings us to the other factor to consider- How long do you want your finish to last before needing another refinish? People commonly go with diamond brite or marquis finishes which can last 10-20 if cared for properly. Other finishes like Pebble Tech can last 3 to 5 times as long when cared for properly. 
  2. Do you like of does your pool tile match your desired look?– When having your pool refinished, you are at the best time to have a different pool tile installed for you as well. There are solid color pool tiles, but usually pool tile is where people add in flair for their pool and it is usually the piece of design that sets the entire look.  Pool tile can also often be the determining piece for the color and type of finish you choose and the color and type of decking you choose as well. Many people like to go with a theme for their pool area. Whether it be dolphins or diamonds or they even have a cowboy themed tile line. You name it and they have something for you to fit your taste.     
  3. Do you want to add mosaics to your pool? – The only time you should ever let someone add mosaics to your pool is when you are having your pool refinished. It is the only time to cost effectively add them to the professional level of being completely blended in instead of showing the it was done afterwards like copy and pasting. This is an option with similar features to pool tile described above. In that mosaics often time are placed to accent your pool tile in setting the stage for your overall desired look. They have palm tree mosaics, dolphins, turtles, Hawaiian flowers, and more. You can put little ones on the steps or large ones on the pool floor or walls. Pool mosaics can be great at setting your pool apart from others and making your pool a one of a kind. 
  4. Pool Decking – The last topic of pool area remodeling which is almost limitless is your pool deck. The different option are in the style, the layout, and again, the colors. As far as styles, they tend to go with the time. A lot of deck crews simply do not install the old styles anymore. But there are new beautiful styles you can choose from. Acrylic decking is a common choice. Acrylic decking involves the crew spraying a texture on your deck and then staining it the color of your choice. That is where your limitless option comes in again. The benefit of this staining process is that in the old days decks were painted. These painted decks would age and get worn down and you would then have the paint start peeling off in chunks leaving a very patchy looking deck. Being that acrylic is stained, you will not come across this problem because it actually is absorbed to become the color of the deck not a color placed on top of the deck. The other range of option with acrylic is that there is decorative acrylic.  This is where the expert can apply multiple colors of stain you choose in a uniformed manner to make it look like you have a tile deck, paver deck, stone deck, and more. This is why acrylic is so popular. There are so many options to mix and match your preferences to customize the look you want. Another common choice is pavers. Pavers have the benefit of being able to replace areas as needed. Other decks can develop cracks from age and ground movement. When this occurs the cracks have to be filled, the deck leveled, and the area reworked to match the existing deck. But with pavers cracks hardly ever occur because the deck is flexible in that is it many smaller pieces of decking so there is nowhere for the crack to go. In the case that a paver cracks by something being dropped on it or something of that nature, a paver or area of pavers can be removed and replaced without having to have the whole deck redone in order to regain a uniformed look. Pavers also come in a variety of colors and shapes to meet your individual desired preference.

All in all, with all the options and pros and cons of the deciding factors, for the ABOSLUTE BEST OUTCOME be sure to hire a Pool Professional to guide you through your pool remodeling experience. They are the ones with the knowledge and experience of taking the different factors of remodeling and joining them together for a uniformed complete look.