Refresh Your Old Swimming Pool with a Pool Renovation

With warmer months not far away, many families are looking out into their backyards at their swimming pools and thinking about how they will spend the long summer afternoons. Unfortunately, many families are also realising that their pool isn’t quite up to scratch. If you want to give your outdoor area a facelift, then a pool renovation might be just what you’re looking for.

Pool Renovation

Spend some time thinking about what you like and dislike about the area, and how to make it safer and more efficient for your family. We’ve outlined some of the most popular renovation ideas that we’re seeing across Melbourne – take inspiration from here, then get in touch with the team at Eco Pools.

Structure and Accessories

This refers to the shape and materials that make up the pool itself – and the easiest way to give your swimming pool a drastic revamp.

  1. Resurfacing the shell will instantly refresh your pool area and remove the signs of wear and tear – making it look brand new. This is usually done by chipping away any damaged areas, applying a new finish and acid washing the surface.
  2. If you don’t have the budget for an entire pool resurface, consider redoing the waterline. This can be repainted or tiled over, and can be a great way to modernise the area.
  3. For a more in-depth pool renovation, consider adding features to the shell or pool area. These can include underwater benches or gradual steps, or even a diving board if the water is deep enough!

Plumbing and Electrical

To get more use of your swimming pool throughout the year, consider updating (or adding) plumbing and electrical components.

  1. Investing in a new electrical pump can keep your pool cleaner and lower your energy bill by up to 30 to 40% less than a standard model.
  2. Unless you live in a very hot climate, you may find your pool isn’t as warm as you’d like it to be. While undertaking a pool renovation, consider adding a heater – from gas to electric, or even solar and thermal.
  3. Under water lighting can be a great way to use your pool into the evening, or turn it into a beautiful garden feature to appreciate from your home or decking.

Decking and Landscaping

A pool renovation isn’t the only way to transform your swimming pool area – decking and professional landscaping can work wonders, and create an area that you love to spend time in, even when you’re not planning on swimming.

  1. A decking area or paved patio is a great way to tie your pool in with the features of your home and architecture. It also means you have a more functional space, which is ideal if you like to relax or entertain outdoors.
  2. Plants are another great way to breathe new life into the area. Look around at the plants already found on your property, and work from there – for example, consider a tropical oasis, bright natives, or even an old English garden.

As you can see, there is a huge range of modifications and updates that you can take on board, depending on your budget and what you want to achieve. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, reach out to the expert team at Eco Pools & Spas. We’re skilled in pool renovation, and can offer tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your swimming pool area.